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.
I started creating handbags like this one day when I had denim pieces too small for my art quilt projects. The bags are sashiko stitched using used leather handles and thrift store belts.
Tip Tuesday yes you can use your quilts for table clothes. Look what a spring like feeling this back yard party has after placing my spring quilts on the tables.
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. 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.
Friday Fun tip. Create a quilt with nursery rymes from my past. This quilt was made using the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. This quilt is a twin size great for my first little grandchild.
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. 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.