Pear Pincushion

Isnt this the cutest pin cushion you have ever seen? I have had it cut out for a while but kept putting it aside because it is entirely hand sewn. Well I finally got a small dose of the hand-sewing bug and decided to sew it up and I sure…

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A Thread Experiment

For a while now I have been saving chunks of thread you know bits too big to throw away but too frustrating to use. I just threw them in a bucket and finally got tired of looking at them. I layered them on a piece of water soluble stabilizer, thought…

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The card bug bites again!

For the last ten days or so I have been making cards – lots and lots of cards.  When the card making bug bites I just don’t want to make anything else. So on Saturday I took a big batch to Windway Gallery. I have a private sale in Victoria…

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A Finished Top and Some New Pincushions

Remember this guy? I have worked on this quilt top off and on for a couple of years. Even though it is very simple the pieces are small. Here is a close up. In case you want to make one the process is mindless. Just make four patches from 1 1/2″…

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Mini tutorial for quick zipper bag

You need: Two pieces of fabric 8 x 10 for the outside, two pieces 8 x 10 for the lining, two pieces of flannel 8 x 10, one zipper 9″ or longer, and one zipper pull. Take the two top fabrics, place the flannel underneath and “quilt” or stitch them…

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