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“I was a bad quilter an pressed my seams open,” wrote one of my pattern testers.

If that makes you a bad quilter, then I am the worst of all sinners…because whenever I can, I’ll tell you to press your seams open too. Here’s why I (almost) always press my seams open: (Continue reading…)

Today is the Sew Much Fun Blog Hop & let me tell you–it’s been amazing! 10 amazing bloggers are sharing free quilt blocks with you! I hope you caught Jen’s free block over at Patterns By Jen and our other great bloggers, you’ll be glad you did.

Today I’ve got a simple and wonderful little 12″ quilt block for you—you’re going to be seeing more of it in a few weeks when my free quilt pattern releases—you’re going to love it when you see it all together! (Continue reading…)

A Nautical Quilt for Summer

Coming in with the fresh breeze of summer is my latest design: Shiplap!

Shiplap is a fun, modern, quick-sew for summer; with only two fabrics to choose and simple piecing and appliqué, you’ll be able to sail through this quilt and still have time for fun in the sun!

 

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You might remember a post from a while back talking about The Great Pre-wash Debate: whether or not to pre-wash your fabrics. But, did you know that there is a fabric that you should always prewash!? That’s right — Batiks, with their vibrant dyes will often times bleed onto lighter cottons when washed. Which spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E for your light background! So, what’s a ready-to-roll quilter to do when those lovely, natural, delicious batiks arrive to the sewing room? (Continue reading…)

“I really need to  kick this habit of sewing over my needles…

…when I finish this project.”

*SNAP, ZING, TING*

“Great, now I need a new needle!

…and my machine is clicking.

…and I’ll be on my hands and knees looking for metal shards for the next hour” (Continue reading…)