Take two smart little girls, hand them shaving foam paint and plain fat quarters, mix with one creative mom and you get a Trip Around the World quilt. This is how Rachael of Rachael Rabbit is spending the waning days …
Tif of Dottie Angel is retiring her summery patchwork sack in favor of a new version she thinks is a better fit for cooler weather. Using bits of linens, tapestry and ribbons she had on hand, her creations are as …
Christina of A Few Scraps has outdone herself in scrappiness in her latest handmade creation, a patchwork pillow. She explains,
This is the scrappiest pillow in scrap town.
Chuckle. She also incorporated some practice free motion scrap pads from earlier …
Rachael Rabbit shows on her blog this Union Jack blanket she’s making from recycled sweaters cut into 2.5 inch squares. To keep the squares from becoming wonky she said she backed them in cotton fabric scraps. Brilliant! Go HERE to …
Cintia of My Poppet shows on her blog how to make paper pieced hexagons. She explains,
Obviously I won’t be reinventing the wheel here, but I pride myself on finding the simplest way to do things, so hopefully you’ll see
Ever wonder what to do with leftover hexies? Mollie of Wild Olive made this one into an adorable necklace. Totally love how she finished it with the blue stitching around the perimeter. Find out how to make it, get the …
Ever wonder what to do with leftover batting? Made by ChrissieD has a thrifty solution that does not limit their uses to mug rugs and other tiny quilt projects. Sew them together to make a batting sheet. Brilliant! Get the …
What to do with scraps of vintage fabrics? AllThePreciousThings made this quilt with hers and talks about the process of making it at We Sew Retro.
Image credit: We Sew Retro…
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This is Alto, an intuitive sewing machine created by design student Sarah Dickins. She explains in a video how her machine solves three common problems novice sewers experience in learning to use a typical machine. They are threading the needle, …
This summer, Downy produced an online video series “Beyond the Fabric” to celebrate those who make their living with fabrics. The fourth and final episode features fabric designer and book author Jennifer Paganelli. In the video, she says she has …
Nifty Quilts said something told her to make a trip to her local Goodwill. This primitive feeling hand pieced and embroidered bed quilt awaited. What a wonderful find. Go HERE to see entire quilt and many more closeups.
I thought I loved the first Storyboek fabric collection by Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Fabrics, then I saw Storyboek 2, released in June. Shown here, is a swatch of Patchwork. I’ve fallen hard. This would be divine in a baby …
I love this bucket made from patchwork pieces by Chase of 1/4″ Mark. She made two others, all pretty, yet practical. Go HERE to see all her great photos and find out how she plans to use them.
Cintia of My Poppet shares how to add interest to a vintage tea towel with free motion quilting. This sounds like the perfect way to learn machine quilting on a domestic sewing machine – always best to start small. Go HERE …