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Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 50  Show Notes + Giveaway!

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 50 Show Notes + Giveaway!

Update: The giveway is closed. In this episode, I making a plan to get out of my quilting slump, a great new book by Minki Kim, including a giveaway for her new book, and the importance of homemaking routines. (Disclosure: Some of these are affiliate […]

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 49 Show Notes

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 49 Show Notes

In this episode, I chat about working through UFO quilting projects, reconfiguring the sewing room, and all the projects that being on lockdown have inspired. (Disclosure: Some of these are affiliate links, which means I make a small commission if you buy from them, at no […]

Book Club QAL: Elizabeth Block

Book Club QAL: Elizabeth Block

I can’t believe it! We’re here! The ninth and final block of the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Elizabeth. Our lovely Elizabeth is from the book Into the Wilderness. It’s a generational story which is represented by the Elizabeth being the corner […]

Book Club QAL: Claire Block

Book Club QAL: Claire Block

Here we are at block 8 out of 9! As I mentioned last week, this month we are tackling curved piecing. We started with some gentle curves with the Emma block. Our next block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Claire. […]

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 48 Show Notes

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 48 Show Notes

In this episode, I chat about visible mending, stitching in the garden, a great podcast, journaling, and thoughts on the new Emma movie. (Disclosure: Some of these are affiliate links, which means I make a small commission if you buy from them, at no additional cost […]

Book Club QAL: Emma Block

Book Club QAL: Emma Block

Here we are at the last month of the Quilt Along! This month we are tackling curved piecing–which I think is easier when sewing by hand. Our next block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Emma. We named this block after […]

How to Hand Piece Curves

How to Hand Piece Curves

In the Book Club pattern, we have several blocks that require sewing curves. It’s not difficult, but there is a technique to it. And the technique is exactly the same whether you are sewing by hand or machine. Here are our next three curvy blocks. […]

Book Club QAL: Jo Block

Book Club QAL: Jo Block

The sixth block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Jo. I bet you’ve already guessed that Jo is from Little Women. Symbolically, there are four triangles, representing the four sisters, all pointing toward a center square, which represents home. (Disclosure: This […]

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 47 Show Notes

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 47 Show Notes

In this episode, I chat about slow quilting progress, sock knitting, some fun reads, a new favorite TV show, and tweaking your environment to optimize for working and learning from home. (Disclosure: Some of these are affiliate links, which means I make a small commission if […]

My Favorite Thread Weight: 80 wt

My Favorite Thread Weight: 80 wt

The Aurifil Artisan Challenge for April is to share all about our favorite thread weight. As a quilter, the most common thread weight that we use is 50 wt, and I love it and use it every day! But the less commonly known weight that […]