Monday, December 5, 2016

Sewing Machine Needles 101


Have you broken machine needles while sewing? Or have you had thread break or ravel? All this and more can happen when you use the wrong needle for your project. The good news is that it is easy to know which is the right needle to use when you understand the types and sizes of needles available.

If you could use a little education on the differences between different sewing machine needles, head over to Sewing Machines Plus to read my article, Sewing Machine Needles 101. I hope it will help you. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Gifts To Sew for Everyone on Your List


Are you starting to think about your holiday list yet? Do you plan to sew gifts this year? If you plan to, it's time to get started. I published a list of ideas for gifts to sew for everyone at Sewing Machines Plus. It includes some of my favorite gifts to sew for babies and kids, ladies, and men.

Click on over and read the list now at SMP: Sew Gifts for Everyone on Your List. I hope you find just the right ideas to add to your holiday sewing project list. I appreciate you reading my work and I hope you have a fabulous week.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

String-Pieced Crib Quilt Tutorial


I hope you all are okay today. I'm feeling blue, to be honest, so I thought I'd show off this blue quilt today. I posted the full step-by-step tutorial on how to make it over at Sewing Machines Plus, check it out: Blue Baby Crib Quilt Tutorial.  This quilt was a lot of fun to make while I waited for a special little boy to be born.  It doesn't have to be blue, of course; make it in whatever colors you like best.



Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Felt Flower Pincushion Tutorial


I posted the tutorial for how to sew this easy felt flower pincushion on the blog at Sewing Machines Plus. This is my absolute favorite pincushion. I also make flowers like this to adorn all kinds of other things, too. This project can also be stuffed with lavender flowers to make a sweet sachet, and it makes a lovely gift either way. Thanks for clicking over to read my projects on the sew blog at SMP.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Color Scheme Primer for Quilters

A color scheme primer for quilters


Hi, y'all; sorry it's been so long! I have been blogging at Sewing Machines Plus for their new blog for a little while now, and have been so otherwise busy that I neglected to mention this here before now! Please excuse me and head over there now to read this in-depth post, which discusses everything you need to know about quilt color schemes. Don't be daunted or confused by color choices; understand how colors work together in teams to make the right fabric color choices for every quilt you sew.

I'll try to pop back in here share my other posts at SMP soon.