Starter Project

We all have that one project, the beginner starter project that never did turn out exactly how we wanted. Today, I’m going to share mine.

I started sewing in the summer of 2013. I started basic; pillows, simple curtains and American Girl doll clothing. By Christmas, I really wanted to make a gift for someone. I had been picking up patterns when they…

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Pat Sloan’s Block of the Month Club

Pat Sloan’s Block of the Month Groups

If you’re finding it difficult to find time to sew or want to start quilting but want it in bite size pieces Pat Sloan’s Block of the Month clubs may be for you! We live several states away from each other which makes crafting together difficult. However, with these we…

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Quilting design wall

Good evening!

As a quilter, I have often dreamed of having a large quilting wall to arrange and display blocks I am working on. Prior to Christmas break, I shared my sewing space with a Foosball table that my children never used. Our basement is one big space, with one section consisting of a family area (TV, computer, couches) and the other side my sewing area with a Foosball table. My children are getting older and they didn’t spend any time down there. Over Christmas vacation, I decided to take apart the Foosball table and move the TV into my…

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Guest Post–Christmas Tree Skirt

Editor’s Note: We are so excited to have guest blogger Margit O. of Colorado Springs back! She has been sewing, quilting and crafting for over 45 years. She brings expertise on hand applique and creating her own designs from blocks and patterns. Thanks for sharing, Margit! If you would like to share your projects, please write your post with step-by-step directions and pictures included and send them to If your submission is selected for publication, we’ll get in touch with you!

We missed Christmas in July, but Jenn and…

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Pumpkin Table Runner

I picked this pattern up at a quilt show last year in April and I couldn’t wait to make it! Yes, you read that right, LAST YEAR in April. Sometimes, I’m incredibly slow at projects. Nevertheless, I finished this last weekend and I love the way it turned it. The pattern was incredibly easy to read and understand. Shabby Fabrics are some of my favorite patterns; they are perfect for beginners. To purchase yours, click the following link: