New Quilting Book! Quilting From Every Angle

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Hey friends! November is zooming by! I can’t believe next week is Thanksgiving! While you’re enjoying the holidays and adding some lovely fabrics and books to your letter to Santa, be sure to include Nancy Purvis’ new book Quilting From Every Angle. Quilting Book This beautiful book is written by my lovely friend Nancy whom […]

Not So Wonky Star Tutorial

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I finally made my family a Christmas quilt. YAY! I’ve always had a thing for stars and as soon as I saw the Christmas Dreams fabric from Wendy Kendall for Dashwood Studio, I knew it was time. If I’m not foundation paper piecing, I like having a bit more freedom with my blocks. That’s why the wonky star and […]

Ways to Organize Your Sewing Supplies


Looking for some creative and practical ways to organize your sewing and crafting supplies? I’ve got some great ideas for you! My friends at Modernize are guest posting here today with some nifty storage ideas that will help you keep all the clutter under control! Fun Ways to Organize Your Sewing Supplies For those of […]

Sew South October Giveaway & Recap!

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Sew South was last weekend, and it was fabulous. The girls’ weekend retreat was everything I had hoped it would be: relaxing, creative, inspiring and FUN! I had a permanent grin on my face all weekend and belly aches from laughing so much. Although this was my 4th time hosting Sew South, the small group […]

Giveaways and Prizes!


Sew South is this weekend and I’m all set and ready to go! I can’t wait to hang out and sew with the 13 fun women that are joining me at the retreat. Thanks to the wonderful Sew South sponsors, there are lots of goodies and fun things planned for our weekend. But don’t worry […]

Portable Ironing Stations


Sew South is coming up next week! I’m so excited and have been busy getting everything prepped and ready to go. My sewing room is bursting at the seams with boxes and supplies and snacks and stuff! This weekend I finally got around to making 4 portable ironing stations. Portable Ironing Stations These will be […]

Sewing Social: What to Take to a Sewing Retreat

20 Tips for Attending a Sewing Retreat

Whether you’re gathering with your guild, attending a retreat or getting together with friends, social sewing is super fun. Sewing Retreat There’s something special about getting together with your people- the people that get how exciting that new Heather Ross fabric is or will ooooh and aahhhh with you over the latest Cotton and Steel […]

New Free Embroidery Pattern!

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Hey friends! Hope your September is going well! We’ve had some cooler weather here lately hinting at Fall and I couldn’t be happier. Fall is my favorite season.  I love the crisp air, the colorful leaves, the crunch underfoot and jeans and boots! Fall means football (Roll Tide!) and pumpkins, hot coffee and cold mornings […]

New Fabric Basket Pattern!

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Hey y’all! Everybody getting back into the swing of things with back-to-school? We’ve gotten our first week under our belt so I’ve had a bit of time to sew. Yay! I’ve been having fun planning and prepping for the Sew South Girls’ Weekend coming up in early October. Sewing retreats are the perfect place to showcase your handmade […]