There’s always been quite a debate around whether to thread or glue baste. The very first time I english paper pieced I used thread but for me it’s really time-consuming and takes the fun out of it. So when I started La Passacaglia I gave glue-basting a try and I really prefer it. This is […]
I’ve been meaning to write this paper-piecing tutorial for aaaaaages. I love to paper piece (or foundation piece, depending on your side of the pond). No, not little paper hexies sewn painstakingly by hand, but rather sewing fabric to paper to achieve a level of accuracy very difficult to achieve in traditional piecing. Most often I […]
I was just sitting here thinking, hm, this washi tape in my hand looks like it might be the exact same width as my IKEA Expedit bookshelves. And lo’ and behold, they are! What’s more, I have multiple brands sitting here and they’re ALL the exact same width. So with that in mind, here’s the […]
Over the weekend Jen from Jennifer Moon Quilts tagged me on Instagram to show me her finished spider web block which is the starter block for her traveling quilt. How fun!
I love Target. Who doesn’t? And every once in a while I wander over to the men’s graphic tees and think to myself, “Self, you love those tees, it’s too bad they are made for 5 year old boys.” The sizes do go all the way up to men’s XXL, which is great, but those […]
The people have spoken – I got a couple of requests for alternate sizes for X Plus blocks, so here you go. I’ve done an additional set of templates for both 3″ and 6″ blocks in the same document for convenience. Here’s the button. Clicky clicky! It’s free!
My mom and I are doing a sew along together on the cargo duffle pattern by NoodleHead, free on the Kaufman website. Mom is much further along than I am. Here’s hers. She basically just needs to put the snaps on at this point. I helped her choose the fabric. You can tell. Mine’s in […]
So yesterday I saw this spectacular Apple Pie block by @heyporkchop and I knew I must have it. After a little conversation, googling, and otherwise exploring I’ve found this to be a traditional pattern, but I don’t have any info on the background of it. I’ve ordered Block Base (!!) so hopefully I’ll have more […]