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Loyal Heights Irish Chain Quilt: A Free Pattern

Loyal Heights Irish Chain Quilt: A Free Pattern

I’ve had a number of requests for a pattern for the Loyal Heights Irish Chain quilt. It’s a very simple quilt, so I thought I’d provide the basics for it here for free. These instructions assume you know some quilting basics. You can download this […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Sewing Through Seam Allowances

Hand Pieced QAL: Sewing Through Seam Allowances

In preparation for the Hand Pieced Quilt Along, Patty and I are posting today about dealing with seam allowances when hand piecing. You might wonder what we are talking about–don’t you sew them down, just like with machine piecing? Actually, no! You sew through them, […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Quilter’s Knots and the Running Stitch

Hand Pieced QAL: Quilter’s Knots and the Running Stitch

In our continuing series to explain the basics of hand piecing, today I wanted to really get down to the actually stitching! I’m excited to show you a couple different knots you can use and the basics of the running stitch. This stitch is the […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Cutting and Marking Fabric

Hand Pieced QAL: Cutting and Marking Fabric

Continuing with our series on preparing for the upcoming Hand Pieced QAL, Patty and I wanted to share our methods of cutting and marking the stitching lines for hand piecing. I created a short video explaining my method. If you would rather read than watch, […]

Tank Top Refashion

Tank Top Refashion

This post  contains affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through this link, I will get a (very) small commission, at no additional charge to you. Rest assured, I only link to products that I love! Apparently, I’m into the “make do and mend” […]

How to Make a Flying Geese Block (5 Different Ways!)

How to Make a Flying Geese Block (5 Different Ways!)

Flying Geese are one of my favorite quilt blocks. They are so crisp and useful in so many quilt designs. But just like their wonderful and useful cousin–the half square triangle–there is more than one way to make a flying geese block. You never know […]

How to Spray Baste a Quilt on a Design Wall

How to Spray Baste a Quilt on a Design Wall

(Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I make a small commission if you buy from them, at no additional cost to you. Rest assured that I only recommend products that I know and love.) I hate basting quilts. All that crawling around on […]

How to Make an Inexpensive and Portable Quilting Design Wall

How to Make an Inexpensive and Portable Quilting Design Wall

I have lived without a design wall for quilting for the past six years. And I have missed it! I think that having a place to try out designs and leave them there, vastly improves the design experience. But, as I mentioned in my last […]

The simplest dishtowel hack

The simplest dishtowel hack

(This post  contains affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through this link, I will get a tiny commission, at no additional charge to you. Rest assured, I only link to products that I love!  My disclosure policy can be found here.) I’m almost embarrassed […]

Free Tea Cozy Pattern and Tutorial

Free Tea Cozy Pattern and Tutorial

I have a deep and abiding love for all things tea. From the ceremony of it, to the delicate tea cups and tea pots, to the beautiful utility of the tea cozy. I have several teapots, all different sizes and shapes, and they all need […]