From August, 2016

Tuesday Tip – This Old Fabric

Tuesday Tip. What do you do with fabric you don’t know what to do with? Sew aprons and give them as presents. I did and look what I was able to create. I added hand embroidery.

Friday Fun – Lone Star

  Friday Fun Tip. To begin, choose five fabrics for your star colors. All seams in this block should be an exact 1/4 inch seam.  Check your machine to be certain your needle position is where it should be and make sure you know where the 1/4 inch mark is. This pattern is great using a jelly roll.

Tip Tuesday – Teaching Boys to Sew

Tip Tuesday. When teaching children to sew I use 5 key concepts; 1. Teach concepts, not rules. • Sewing Basics • Stitches • Layers 2. Work Together. 3. Use simple fabrics, supplies, and shapes. • Fabrics • Thread • Stuffing • Shapes 4.  Don’t underestimate your child’s abilities. 5. Be Patient. The boys in the picture made backpacks from t-shirits they had out grown. We had fun and they were excited to learn to sew.  

Tip Tuesday – August 9

This is my Tuesday Tip. When you are enlarging a pattern remember to add the proper seam allowance. I tool this pattern which was for a 9″ block and enlarged it to a 45″ x 45″  block.

Friday Fun Tip – August 5

Friday fun tip. I created this art quilt for my family when my children were young. We used it when anyone had a special day. This art quilt brought many years of smiles on each and every family members face when they saw it on the wall expressing happiness and joy. Make an art quilt for your family and see what it can do for you. The quilt was appliquéd with iron on appliqué and machine quilted with a colorful binding.