Make A Palm Tree Quilt

| July 3, 2018

I have a palm tree pattern that I downloaded free from Patterns2Go, and have been trying to decide how to use it to show off the beauty of it. The pattern is a counted cross stitch pattern, however because I’m convinced that those of us who sew and do crafts ALSO do other things, such […]

Quilting Solutions

| April 7, 2016

I love to quilt!  My grandmother taught me how to quilt, my daughter is a quilter and we’re teaching my granddaughters how to quilt. As I was growing up I remember my grandmother spending her evenings handstitching quilts together.  Two of my favorites that she made (and that I’ve made for my children) are the […]

Make Memory Quilts

| March 5, 2015

Add New Dimension to Your Sewing — Make Memory Quilts!               Memory quilts, like the one above, can be done several ways.  The finished size of the wall hanging memory quilt shown is 23″ x 32″ tall, and has loops at the top in order to use a dowel […]

AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter

| October 30, 2009

For those quilters, crafters and sewers who generally need to do a lot of fabric cutting, I’d recommend the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter.  For those of us who have some arthritis in the hands / fingers, this machine is really a Godsend!      Not only is this fabric cutter 90% faster than rotary cutting and […]

Ways To Use Stuffed Fabric Tubes

| October 18, 2009

Fabric tubes are very easy to make and there are many ways to use them.  A basic tube could be approximately 18″ long x 4″ wide.  You’d simply fold the fabric in half lengthwise and sew the long side.  Turn inside out, fold under one of the ends and hand sew the opening closed, then […]

Make A Quilt With Your Child

| August 29, 2009

I have several quilts that my grandmother made, and oh how they are so special to me!  She passed away years ago, but the love of sewing and quilting that she and my mother instilled in me will last my lifetime!  My daughter is a trememdous seamstress, quilter, pattern designer — all of it, and […]

Start a Business Recycling Old Quilts

| June 12, 2009

Even if you’re not a quilter, you could still make money in a quilt business by recycling old quilts and giving them new life.  The odds are good that you’ve got some lumpy old quilts around your house that you don’t use anymore, but they’re just too charming to throw out!  Try turning your “vintage” […]

Quilting Just For Fun

| March 29, 2009

While there are many of us that do quilting for a business, there are others of us who just do quilting for the fun of it.  Today I’ve picked a couple of quick and easy quilts that can be made for yourselves, for a child or just to tuck away as a memory!The first quilt […]

The Airing Of The Quilts Annual Outdoor Quilt Show

| October 2, 2008

The population of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania will double this Saturday, October 4th, as more than 2,000 people flock to an unusual and beautiful once-a-year sight. Quilts — hundreds of them — will blanket the streets. The handmade quilts will hang from windows and porches of picturesque Victorian homes and in store displays, flutter from lines strung along the […]

Author Says Quilting Saved the Fabric Business in the United States

| September 12, 2008

Quilting might seem like something Aunt Bea from The Andy Griffith Show would do with her friends, while dishing the dirt about the inhabitants of Mayberry. Princeton resident and former Wall Street Journal reporter Meg Cox begs to differ, however.It is anything but elderly ladies bending over wooden hoops, needles in hand.In her third book, […]