Coffee, Cake, and Quilting—the perfect night at the quilt guild to take a project that needs ripped out. Yep—I was in a rush to finish a project, got sloppy, and decided to rip half of it out. If I had to rip seams, I might as well do it among people who know my pain and can chat with me while I endlessly rip. I found a seat, hunkered down over my quilt, and dug into my project. I looked up and saw Diane making her way over to me and she quietly asked, “Do you want me to show you a better way to rip seams?”

“Heavens yes!” I replied—I felt a little sheepish, knowing that I probably just should have googled this long ago, but I gladly took her up on her offer. (Continue reading…)

“I was a bad quilter an pressed my seams open,” wrote one of my pattern testers.

If that makes you a bad quilter, then I am the worst of all sinners…because whenever I can, I’ll tell you to press your seams open! I know that it’s not commonly accepted among quilters, but I think the benefits outweigh the negatives that might come to mind. Here’s why I (almost) always press my seams open:

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Today is the Sew Much Fun Blog Hop & let me tell you–it’s been amazing! 10 amazing bloggers are sharing free quilt blocks with you! I hope you caught Jen’s free block over at Patterns By Jen and our other great bloggers, you’ll be glad you did.

Today I’ve got a simple and wonderful little 12″ quilt block for you—you’re going to be seeing more of it in a few weeks when my newest quilt pattern releases—you’re going to love it when you see it all together! (Continue reading…)

Coming in with the fresh breeze of summer is my latest design: Shiplap! This nautical quilt is perfect for men, beach lovers, and land lovers too! It’s all about your fabric selections.

Shiplap is a fun, modern, quick-sew for summer; with only two fabrics to choose and simple piecing and appliqué, you’ll be able to sail through this quilt and still have time for fun in the sun! (Continue reading…)