Q(uilting) & Answer- My TSA-friendly Travel Sewing Kit

TSA sewing kit


I just got back from a really fun weekend with the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild. On the plane I used my travel sewing kit quite a bit. It was a life saver, in fact. (Those flights were long!) I am paying homage to my travel kit in this week’s Q(uilting) & Answer video.READ MORE

The free Portal Quilt Sewalong

Who is ready to sew a Portal Quilt with me? When I designed this quilt, my newest pattern, I knew it was the perfect project to do an online sew along with. Keep reading to get all the details to join us, sew along online, and make one of these beauties!


Love is Scrappy- free Valentine quilt pattern to newsletter subscribers

Valentine quilt

This value-based happy, scrappy Valentine quilt, called “Love is Scrappy” is a free pattern available to my email subscribers. It’s a very easy make (made even easier with a Ruby Ruler®️). READ MORE

New Q(uilting) & A video up today- What is “squaring up”?

Squaring Up


It’s Thursday! Which means I have a new video for you (this is getting less scary, this video stuff!). Today’s subject is all about the quilting term “squaring up”. What it means and how to do it.READ MORE

Sew Tiny Sampler Holiday Ornaments

Sew Tiny Sampler Tree Ornaments


I have had this idea swimming around in my brain for a while now, and I finally got a chance to do it! Many of you may have heard of my friend Kitty Wilkin, of Night Quilter. She is the master of piecing teeny, tiny Foundation Paper Pieced blocks.READ MORE

Cross Stitch Flower Pattern- Free Download


Fun Fact- I used to be an obsessive cross stitcher. Way back in high school. (I think even then I knew that hand stitching brought me comfort.) I use to buy those preprinted pillowcase kits (Aunt Martha’s, maybe?), the ones with the floral patterns printed around the edge of the pillowcase. It was the 1980’s, what can I say.

I still have some of those. In fact, my daughter is probably resting her head on one of them in her college dorm room, right now.

Hold Tight Sew Along Week 3, Quilt As You Go and Finishing



I’m a little late posting Week 3 of our Hold Tight Quilt Petit Sewalong, but hopefully you are working on your quilts and were able to catch my FB Live last week. How is it going? Last week was all about sewing curves. This week is about finishing and quilting. Or, quilt-as-you-go, to be exact.READ MORE

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