• Will You Teach Me To Sew?

    Sometimes Crafter August 29, 2014

    I was actually a little surprised when my 6-year-old son asked me this question a few weeks ago.  “Suuuure…” I said  “What would you like to make?”   He decided he wanted to make a quilt for his Auntie Annie.  I told him to draw what he wanted to make, which of course ended up being this really complicated snow scene, so instead we sat down and looked at photos…

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  • Quilting The Day Away

    Sometimes Crafter February 10, 2014

    It has been cold and snowy here these past few days, but I didn’t mind one bit.  I have been thoroughly enjoying quilting on my new machine.  It has opened up so many more possibilities for me and i’m so excited to explore them all.  I’m really glad to have a quilt waiting in the wings that needed some custom quilting attention.  I am so excited to see this one…

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  • Collage Mini Quilts

    Sometimes Crafter January 24, 2014

    Don’t miss out on the giveaway Modern Sewciety is having for one of my calendars and a set of my PDF sewing patterns!  While you’re there, be sure to listen to our chat on the Podcast. +  +  + Brice and I spent the last week in California visiting family.  Because of his alternating kindergarten schedule, and the holiday weekend, we had a week off school (and then one day…

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  • Happy Houses Embroidery

    Sometimes Crafter September 13, 2012

    Brice (who turned 4 at the start of summer) started preschool last week.  It’s not going as smoothly as I had hoped, but it is definitely an adjustment for him being away from me.  I think he is enjoying himself, but he’s not use to playing with so many kids at once, and Brice isn’t your typical crazy kid, he’s pretty calm and relaxed, at least compared to a lot…

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  • Fabric Scrap Basket Pressing

    Sometimes Crafter May 12, 2009

    As an aside to my Fabric Scrap Basket tutorial, I thought I would talk about how I get my sides so crisp and square.  I press.  A lot. When I first finish sewing the basket together, this is what it looks like.  Very rounded from the top.  Not very “basket” like in the boxy sense. First I start by folding the sides in toward the center and pressing with the…

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  • Disappearing 9-Patch

    Sometimes Crafter February 21, 2008

    It’s coming right along! I got all of my 9-patches sewn…and then I began to cut the “disappearing” part. First down the center one directions… Then across the center the other direction… And I had all of those “disappearing” block pieces (36 to be exact) Then I had to square them all up (tedious!)… And finally, I started sewing them together! The fabrics are really cute, but part of me…

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