Onward and Upward Quilt



 Hello Sewing friends, I finished a quilt this week!!This quilt was one of those unfinished quilt tops that has been waiting in the closet forever. I love how it turned out!! I love the movement produced by the repeated graduated colors so I named it the Onward and Upward Quilt. 

Make a Half Square Triangle Quilt




Hello Sewing Friends! This is Rachel again, popping in to show you a quilt I've been working on.   I made half square triangles..... now what!? If you are anything like me, you have come across a charm pack full of a new fabric line that you love and you snatch it up, thinking of all the possibilities. Can you relate?

Spring Bunny Bunting

 

Spring Bunny Bunting close up

Hello Sewing Friends! I'm here to share a little tutorial for a fun Spring Bunny Bunting to hang up for the Easter season. I feel like something is missing in my holiday decor if I don't have some sort of banner hanging up. This one is super easy and has hardly any sewing at all. Get together with some friends and make one this week!

Sew Your Scraps Challenge Sewing Progress

Hello Sewing Friends! As you know I have been sewing my way through my scraps and trying to get in at least 15 minutes a day sewing them together. I finished up my BLUE blocks today and I just have to sew up my ORANGES and REDS. then I'll have enough to make my rainbow quilt. 

Lucky Clover Banner Video Tutorial

Lucky Clover Banner - A simple embroidery project for St. Patrick's Day - free video tutorial by Rachel Newson

Hello Sewing Friends! This is Rachel  Newson(Sarah's sister) I'm excited to be here today to teach you how to make this fun Lucky Clover Banner! This hand embroidered banner is sure to brighten up any room for St. Patrick's Day. All you need is a little felt and embroidery floss. It's a perfect beginning embroidery project.

Best Friends Quilt

Best Friends Quilt
 Showing off another little quilt I made years ago that never posted about. (Hence the older photos) This quilt was an experiment, as usual. That's one of the things I love about sewing. Experimenting! Sometimes things turn out well sometimes not. I love how this one turned out but I was very skeptical at first. I challenged myself to choose 2 colors and use mostly old fabrics that I didn't like anymore or thought I'd never use.  I chose pinks for the lights and browns for the darks.

Rainbow Zipper Pouch Tutorial



fill a Rainbow pouch with 'gold' and deliver it to a friend.
 Make a cute rainbow zipper pouch to share some joy this St Patrick's day! I'm not Irish but I'm all for a celebrating a holiday with mischievous leprechauns, gold, and rainbows. At the end of a rainbow you'll find a pot of gold right?  Why not fill a Rainbow pouch with 'gold' and deliver it to a friend.

How to Sew a Prom Dress - Simplicity 8289



Hello sewing friends!  Prom season is upon us again and it's time to start thinking about what pattern to choose if you are making a dress. I thought it would be fun to share the prom dress I made for my daughter a few of years ago. I've been sitting on this post for a while but I'll just post the following as it was written when it was fresh...

Bejeweled Churn Dash Finished Quilt


Bejeweled Churn Dash Quilt on the fence
Hello Sewing Friends!  I've got some big news to share. I FINISHED my Bejeweled Churn Dash quilt! I made this quilt top years ago and it's been patiently waiting  in my closet for me to quilt it. Do you have any projects like that?  

How to Cut out a Sewing Pattern - 4 Helpful Tips

How to cut out a sewing pattern Post title
Hi there!  I've been sewing a lot with patterns lately... lots of pattern testing going on over here.  And can I just say that cutting out fabric with a paper pattern can be frustrating!   It's almost impossible to hold the paper down the whole time while you cut and it's tricky to pin the paper to the fabric. Inevitably the patter paper shifts  as the scissors slide under and then I've cut it wrong. Gah! Anyway today I'm going to show you how to cut out a sewing pattern using the 4 helpful tips I use to help make cutting out patterns way less frustrating.