The new school year starts in a few days, and as soon as I get the kids' supplies in order, I will start thinking about teacher gifts. With four kids, in this house, we are always looking for a nice gift to welcome or thank the teacher, one that the kids can make and a teacher can actually use! One...
Stylish, practical homemade gifts are welcome anytime, I think. When people know you're a fiber artist, they appreciate that you took the time to make something just for them. Small quilted gifts like this mug rug can be whipped up in an hour or less. I have made bed and lap quilts, holiday table...
13 Aug 2012
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I'm past the stage where I am making baby quilts for my children. This picture shows the first baby quilt I ever made-for my baby Sam (now 13 years old). I love that this quilt is worn and stained. I love that it is well-used and cherished, and that it carries my special message to my baby boy written...
23 Apr 2012
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This festive fused appliqué runner comes with a free sewing pattern. There was a time when the only sewing patterns that crossed the threshold of my studio were the vintage tissue paper kind I gathered to use in my mixed-media artwork or the books of Victorian sewing patterns and needlework I...
Baby quilting is a wonderful pastime. Baby quilts make great gifts to welcome a little one, and the smaller size makes them a perfect project for the beginning quilter. In our latest free downloadable eBook, Designs for Handmade Baby Quilts: 4 Free Baby Quilt Patterns from Quilting Arts , we offer you...
I'm just going to come right out and say it: these stitched holiday cards are so easy to make, it's ridiculous. Plus, by giving, you also get: UFOs (UnFinished Objects) are used to make the design. How great is that? I've whipped up many of these cards since first creating them for the 2010...