Not all things, like patterns, are created equal. (yes, that could be a math pun, but it's not.) This is unfortunate. What really frustrates me is when I get into a pattern and things just don't add up. No matter how many times I do the math, unfinished blocks minus seam allowances do not equal what the… Continue reading Do the Math……PLEASE
Sometimes I just want to sew. Doesn't really matter what. I decided that I would start a project that I can easily put away and go to whenever I want something to work on. I have a quilt kit called Spring Bouquet. All of the applique pieces are laser cut and pre-fused. How awesome is that!… Continue reading My Go To Project
Quilting would be simpler if there were hard and fast rules, but there’s not. So, now the big question, should you pre-wash your fabric? It’s a choice. When I first started quilting, I prewashed all my fabric. This more often than not resulted in a tangled mess. Then I learned to trim the fabric with… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Pre-Washing
There are two ways to start a project: you can start with a pattern or fabric. I don’t think there is really a right or wrong way to approach this. Quilters collect fabric and patterns. I personally collect notions; more on that at another time. No matter where you start, having a pattern (or a… Continue reading The First Step: Pattern and Fabric
Reflection: I spent yesterday reflecting on 2014. I met my goal of finishing a project a month and blogging about it. Yeah Me! I will admit that there were times I got so caught up in the goal, that I lost sight of enjoying the process. I would say that applies both to my sewing… Continue reading What Now?