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Amplified Quilt

If you ever spot Jenny out and about, take a look around. There’s sure to be a tall, handsome fellow somewhere in your midst. (Sorry, ladies – he’s …

Tutorials

Kids Mini Charm Patchwork Library Bag

Hello Everyone! Hope you are all enjoying spring. We have been slammed with rain for the last few weeks so I have been living in my sewing room …

A Spectacle Simplify Quilt

Happy July!! I made this quilt as a tester when I was writing my Simplify pattern, and thanks to my big kids being at “cousin camp” last week, I had …

Quilting

How Do You Press Your Quilt Seams?

Believe it or not, pressing your seams open or to one side can really make a difference in your finished quilt.

How to Choose Quilt Batting

Cotton or polyester? Low loft or high? The batting choices for quilters can seem overwhelming at times, but they don't have to be! Learn more about …

Quilting

How neuroscience can help us understand autism. | npj Science of Learning Community

I recently published a research paper called: Oscillatory Rhythm of Reward: Anticipation and Processing of Rewards in Children With and Without …

10 Tips to Help Organize your Sewing Room

I’ve been so excited to share this guest post. I’m in especial need of getting my sewing/quilting space organized and Andy has some really useful and …

The Link Between Autism and Sleep Issues

If your child with autism has trouble falling or staying asleep, you're not alone. In fact, studies suggest that well over half of people with …

Simple Patchwork Zipper Bag Tutorial

Hello! Today I’m sharing an update to my simple patchwork bag tutorial from last fall. I had a lot of extra half-square triangles left over from …

A Spectacle Quilt Pattern for Project Linus

Happy Monday everyone! Today I am sharing with you a very happy quilt and pattern that I hope you will use to make a comfort quilt for someone in …

Quilted Accessory Bags in Clover Hollow

Hello and happy Monday! Today I’m excited to share some quilted accessory bags in <i>Clover Hollow</i> with you! These were a spur of the moment project from …

How to install a zipper in a pillow // Video Tutorial

Hi friends, Over the summer I will be working on turning some of my more popular tutorials along with some requested tutorials into videos. Today I …

Sewing tutorial: Upcycled shirt pocket sachets

Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods shows that sachets aren’t just a gift to give at Mother’s Day. They can also make great Father’s Day gifts when they’re …

Sewing tutorial: Beach tote from a towel

Going to the beach or pool means usually bringing lots of stuff with you. Brandy from Gluesticks shows how you can create a cute beach tote – out of …

Sewing tutorial: Pillowcase with a glow in the dark secret message

Sew a pillowcase with a glow in the dark message stitched on it! Sherri from Thread Riding Hood has a tutorial showing how. Glow in the dark thread …

Make a Marble Track Out of Paper Plates

This paper plate spiral marble run is a cool craft for summer that isn’t that hard to make but might require a little help from grownups to get the …

Crafting

April Giant Block Quilt

I hope you guys are still enjoying these tutorials - they have been a lot of fun for me!<br>I made this little wall quilt using the April Block tutorial …

How to Supersize Quilt Blocks

Have you noticed the trend of supersizing quilt blocks? One quilt block, enlarged, can make a huge statement as an entire quilt top. Today on …

Submitting to a Magazine

I have now been submitting patterns to quilting magazines/publications going on 3 years, with at least 4-6 publications a year. I have been very …

Road Trip Pillow Bag Sewing Tutorial

With school holidays coming up, lots of trips (especially road trips) are in full planning mode! We have the perfect little project to keep your …

How to Make a Quilt Label Using Terial Magic and Your Silhouette

I’m a pretty decent seamstress and have made a few quilts in my time, but my mom is the REAL quilter in the family. Her beautiful creations may …

Even-Steven Quilt Pattern - Now Available

I am excited to share that the pattern for my Even-Steven quilt is now available!<br>This is my second pattern that is made with beginning quilters in …

More Projects with Clover Hollow

Hello and happy Friday! Today marks the first day of Spring 2017 International Quilt Market in Portland! I have more projects with <i>Clover Hollow</i> to …

Scrap Reorganizing

I spent the last two weeks reorganizing, cutting and sorting my scraps. They can get so out of control, can't they? <br>I have always sorted my scraps …

On The Fence Quilt Pattern - Now Available

I have a new pattern today - this is my third pattern in my Super Simple pattern series and it has one that I have been wanting to make for a long …

Quilting

Missouri Star Quilting Company: Meet The Family That Built A Quilting Empire By Accident

In a tiny town called Hamilton, Missouri live the Doans, a family who stumbled upon quilting as a hobby and managed to turn it into a Forbes Small Giant. YouTube star Jenny Doan has been called “the Oprah of quilting,” and appropriately so.

100 Sewing Patterns – Tote Bags

These sewing patterns are all of totes or large bags. All of these links will take you directly to the sewing pattern and the sewing tutorial. The …

Sewing

Fat Quarter Cubes - A Short Cut Quilt!!

You all know how much I love Short Cut Quilts so when Fat Quarter Shop asked if I wanted to make their latest Short Cut quilt called Fat Quarter …