My machine is in the shop again. I have a back up sewing machine – I just got my daughter’s sewing machine fixed – but I decided that I want to start a project that I can take along with me when I go babysitting my grandson.
English Paper piecing is just that kind of project. I’ve done this type of paper piecing before (not to be confused with foundation paper piecing, which is a totally different monster, and can’t be done without a sewing machine.) So far, I’ve only created some cool appliques to add quilt blocks. Continue reading “English Paper Piecing”
I make a lot of quilts as presents. I’m in the middle of a quilt for my friends daughter. It’s an engagement present, that I hope to finish by the engagement party next week. I’m getting there.
Continue reading “Adding pizzaz with interesting boarders”
I get a monthly present from The Fat Quarter Shop. I pay for a subscription for the monthly sew sampler. It’s a box of quilting goodies that can include thread, rulers, templates, patterns and other notions. It also always includes fabric.
A few months back I got a pack of fat eights, but I had no idea what to do with it. I just assumed that 10 fat eights ( 9″ x 21″ pieces of fabric) didn’t give enough bang for the buck to make an impact on a quilt. Man was I wrong. Continue reading “What can you do with a package of fat eights?”