Making a Design Wall

| Quilts, Tutorial

  Since I’ve joined the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild, I’ve made (or at least started) a lot more quilts.  I’m constantly inspired by the people in the group and what they’re working on.   I’ve also learned a lot of tricks and advice and I’d like to pass on some of that to you. A design […] Read more…


Transferring your Patterns

| Sewing 101, Techniques, Tutorial

If you’re like me, you’ve got a collection of books with pattern pages or expensive patterns with multiple sizes and you don’t want to cut into them directly.  Some pattern pages in books even have overlapping pattern pieces and so pattern transfer is necessary.  There is an easy, inexpensive way to transfer them and keep […] Read more…


Gift Bag Tote – A tutorial

| Bags, Totes and Zips, Tutorial

This little gift bag is a simple gift bag to present your friends with an eco-friendly re-usable gift bag which is so elegant it can become their favorite new tote. There are two sizes perfect for a small gift and a standard gift. This project was featured at Pellon’s booth at Quilt Market, Fall 2012. […] Read more…


Make a Nine Patch, then make it disappear

| Quilts, Tutorial

One very easy quilt block to make is the Nine Patch.  You can make a simple and quick quilt using lots of these blocks.  If you’re unfamiliar with the block, I’ll take you through it (and how to make a disappearing nine patch block as well).  If you’re already familiar, there’s a useful table at […] Read more…


Soup Art Homage

| For the home, Tutorial

Here’s a re-post in case you missed it! I’m a big fan of art – all kinds, all periods.  I’ve wanted to do an homage to Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans for a while.  I had thrown around many ideas in my head, but hadn’t really done much yet.  Well, for the 50th anniversary of […] Read more…

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