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FREE Project – Origami Drawstring Bag

Quick class update – the Color Tools & Color Confidence Zoom class is coming up this Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. Click here to register through Lakeshore Sewing. 🙂 Interested in other Zoom classes? Check out the Upcoming Zoom Classes page on this site. Hope to see you soon! And now to the FREE PROJECT! This […]

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Link Love – 4 FREE Projects for the Young & Young at Heart

Quick note: My online Zoom classes are back in session! Click here to see the full list. Coming up next: Free-Motion Quilting Quick-Start I and one of my favorite pattern picks, the Confetti Quilt from Tied with a Ribbon. The cold snowy weather we’ve been having lately is perfect for staying in and sewing – […]

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FREE Project – Festive Holiday Coasters

Hello again, everyone! As some of you know, I went through a cancer scare this fall, and had my hands more than full with doctor visits and subsequent surgery a couple of weeks ago. But I am thrilled to report that my final biopsies came back negative & I’m getting my groove back! I have […]

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The New Zoom Class Schedule is Up!

The new January and February Zoom class schedule has finally been published!I’m excited about the mix of classes I have coming up – some brand-new offerings you’ve asked for, plus a few repeats of popular classes. You can see the full list (and download supply lists) on the Upcoming Zoom Classes page on my website, […]

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Wicked Weaver & My New Favorite Product

The October Java Batiks box from Cotton Cuts and the Midnight Bite Sew Along (#MidnightBiteSAL) from Lillyella Stitchery offered me a fun opportunity to go outside my comfort zone this month. The Midnight Bite pattern bundle has 3 sizes of each of two different patterns – a bat and a spider. I opted to make […]

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Finishing Spree – Take Wing, Foundation Piecing, & Mixing Quilting Methods

A quick note: my fall online teaching schedule is up! In addition to repeating a couple of my most-requested classes, I’ve got some brand-new classes to share with you all. 🙂 And now to the topic at hand – foundation piecing (also called foundation paper piecing) is a great technique for achieving precise piecing and […]

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Finishing Spree! Fireworks, Curvy Quilting & “Disappearing” Binding

A quick note: my new fall online teaching schedule is up! In addition to repeating a couple of my most-requested classes, I’ve got some brand-new classes to share with you all. I haven’t been posting much this summer, but I’ve certainly been sewing up a storm! I’m finding it good therapy. 🙂 Due to the […]

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Link Love – Sewing Face Masks to Help Fight the Coronavirus

When life seems particularly unpredictable and scary, I find it tremendously helpful when I can identify something productive to do – and doubly so when it will potentially benefit not only me and my family, but our community as well. Anyone watching the news lately will be aware of the shortage of face masks for […]

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Finishing Spree – Quilt-As-You-Go

Sometimes projects take a turn or two (or more!) along the way and don’t turn out as originally envisioned. I like to reframe these as opportunities for new “design decisions”.   😉 Earlier this fall, I signed up to participate in the Modern Patchwork Quilt Along – Talk of the Town Quilt with Amy Ellis. Little […]

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Finishing Spree – Matchstick Quilting

Do you know what Matchstitck Quilting is? I didn’t until a few months ago when my friends Ruth and Michele told me about it. Yes, apparently I’ve been hiding under a rock… LOL I had difficulty wrapping my brain around it at first; quilting lines only the width of a matchstick apart? Why on earth […]

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