A Little Inspiration Goes A Long Way

Inspiration – be it a little or a lot – it’s the magic ingredient that sparks our need to create. If the adage , “Inspiration is everywhere”, is true, then the task of becoming inspired is not so much “where” to find this inspiration but how to recognize the potential of an event/object/idea to generate …

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Easy Fixes For Common Quilting Mistakes

Like death and taxes, mistakes are inevitable. No one likes them but we live in a world of duality – ying and yang, good and bad, day and night, right and wrong, etc. The optimist would say mistakes exist to help us appreciate those times when we have not made a mistake! How we respond …

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Patchwork Quilts – The Hot New Fashion Trend

What an interesting statement. How exactly does a patchwork quilt become – of all things – a HOT fashion trend? My very first encounter – my first ever sighting of a quilt being used as a fashion statement happened while scrolling through images taken during the 2021 Met Gala. Who wore it better? Your grandmas’ …

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The Best Midwestern Christmas Inspirations

For the very first time, ever, I did not sew, quilt, paint, crosstitch or bake even one Christmas Inspired item this year. In the past, my Janome would be humming – stitching, quilting, binding one Christmas inspired project after another.  I would be running to catch the elusive spool of thread as it rolled off …

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Making a Bubble Quilt? READ THIS FIRST!

The “Bubble Quilt” or “Biscuit Quilt” as it is sometimes called, was designed to be a super quick and easy quilt… A “finish it one day or weekend” quilt that you can begin and finish long before you lose interest and send it sailing into the UFO (UnFinished Object) basket. I’ve had my eye on …

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Favorite Fall Projects

Funny how Fall will suddenly jump right smack-dab on top of you. Looking at the calendar I know it’s coming but, it isn’t until it’s officially HERE that I begin to sort through those fall project patterns and fabric bundles. This is when the rubber meets the road and I’m painfully reminded there are only …

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The Best Way to Spend a Monday

And the benefits of mixing tequila and quilt fabric! Hello Sunshine!  The sun has finally returned. The days of below zero temperatures, ice and snow will hopefully remain in the rear view mirror for at least another year! However, this post isn’t about that sunshine, but this one: The Hello Sunshine fat quarter bundle from …

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