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Quilted Fanny Pack

Quilted Fanny Pack

7th Jul 2022

It has been so interesting to see so many different fashion trends show up with a new “Quilted” look. The latest I came across was this free Flat Pack pattern from the Riley Blake Designs blog. Paired with this Strawberry & Friends fabric by Kimberly Kight for Ruby Star Society it was fun to pla …
 DIY Mug Caddy

DIY Mug Caddy

30th Jun 2022

Organizing my sewing room is an ongoing, ever changing activity as I add new tools and gadgets to improve my craft. I recently came across this free pattern from SewCanShe for how to sew a Mug Caddy to fit a standard 11oz coffee mug. In this tutorial I will show you how I customized the pattern to f …
 Continuous Curve Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot

Continuous Curve Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot

27th Jun 2022

Continuous Curve (also known as Orange Peel) quilting has been around a long, long time, but its gentle curves are still one of my favorite ways to add a lovely soft texture to a quilt. It can be done by hand, with a walking foot, or with a free-motion foot; but the stitching path may differ greatly …
Sunnies Drawstring Backpack

Sunnies Drawstring Backpack

23rd Jun 2022

Summer is sizzling here in St. Louis! Definitely time to head to the pool with this Fun in the sun drawstring backpack made with this free quilt block pattern from Laura at Slice of Pi quilts. This quick beginner pattern features some vibrant Kona Solids that pair perfectly with the Free Spirit Fabr …
Becca’s Advice to Get Back Your Sew-Jo

Becca’s Advice to Get Back Your Sew-Jo

20th Jun 2022

Lost Your Sew-Jo? Let's Get It Back!Ever find yourself in a position where you just lack any desire or gumption to work on the things that brought you joy? With all the changes in my life recently, I've found myself without the 'want' to sew. In today's blog post, I want to share with you some tips …
Fabric Phone Holder

Fabric Phone Holder

16th Jun 2022

It doesn’t take long for my sewing room to get messy as I work on a project and I am constantly losing track of my phone in the process. I found this pattern for a phone/tablet holder that can also double as a pincushion. These adorable Tula Pink Tiny Beast fabrics from Free Spirit found in this mon …