I had been a fan of the line myself, so being asked to create a pattern for the typewriter-friendly collection, for a favorite fabric manufacture of mine, was a true honor. I’m excited to let you all know the pattern is available online!
My wonderful friends Bobby Alcott and Paul Hitzelberger of United Photo Works helped me photograph the quilt for the pattern in Detroit. As the collection is all about type, I thought photographing the finished quilt in front of the former Detroit Free Press building, where I started my own journalism career, was perfect.
I’ve lost count of how many years I’ve been a fan Lotta Jansdotter‘s work. From beautiful fabrics to modern notecards, my craft studio is full of Lotta’s work. I’m excited to add her latest book, Everyday Style, to this collection.
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of attending a how-to workshop hosted by Lotta on behalf of Windham Fabrics at QuiltCon. Lotta was showcasing her latest Windham fabric line, Lucky, to the audience and demonstrating how to make simple fabric necklaces. (more…)
This quilt has been more than a year in the making and I’m pleased to report it’s finally done! Ladies and gentlemen, please meet Tetris.
I started putting the blocks together last year as a way to use up my entire scrap stash. I focused on making improv log cabin blocks. Slowly over the course of 2014 I found that I had acquired quite the block stash – more than 100, to be exact. (more…)
Do you have a quilter, sewer, knitter, etc., on your Christmas list this year? Or maybe you’re crafter looking for a new book to add to your crafty library? Either way, here’s a list of some books that I’ve been spending time with lately that double as great Christmas gifts for any fiber lover. (more…)
Making a simple tote bag is one of the easiest sewing projects out there. And depending on what kind of supplies you use, it can be a cost effective way to give your accessory collection a makeover without breaking the bank. I make all kinds of totes: some with linings, some without, some for friends and even some for myself with a monthly theme.
If you’re newer to sewing and think making a tote sounds like a great project to try, it is! Purl Soho has a wonderful collection of easiest, easier and easy tutorials that will guide you through a variety of tote constructing. My everyday tote is similar to Purl Soho’s easiest tote – it’s basically one long piece of fabric folded in half. No lining, no boxed corners. Just a simple bag to carry what you need. But with my bags, I add some different finishing techniques. Where does the $5 come from? I tend to choose less expensive utility fabrics and trims for my totes. By using sale fabrics or shopping with coupons at some of the well-known craft store chains out there, my everyday tote clocks in just under $5 per bag to make. (more…)