As a longarmer I use lots of thread. I save all the snippets from each customer quilt I work on, and it adds up over time. I sure do hate waste, so I started making thread bowls. There are lots of good tutorials out there on how to do this, but I’ve created a Kit for your thread-bowl-making fun.
The Kit includes the instructions, the water-soluable stabilizer, and the thread to make a small bowl. I have lots of thread color options, so when you order your Kit, just tell me what color bowl you are looking to make. I also have multi-color thread Kits available too. I’ll ship it out and you too can have some thread bowl fun! Just go over to my “Shop” page and you can purchase one via PayPal.
Check out this website. It’s a new creation from at Better Homes and Gardens (the people who bring American Patchwork & Quilting to you). Here’s what the folks at Moda had to say about it:
“The learning, and the fun, is enhanced by patterns and tutorials for sewing projects for gifts, accessories, and home décor items. In the process of creating pillows, potholders, and pouches, newbies learn skills that will last a lifetime. “Sewing isn’t in many school curriculums anymore and we see lots of people teaching themselves,” says Jill. “When they get into a jam, they go to the Internet, and we want to be their go-to source for both learning basic skills and improving upon them.”
I do a lot of quilting, but not a lot of crafty things, so I’m always looking at projects and techniques to improve my knowledge base and use different threads, materials, and the like. So the information and projects on this website are on my “go to” rainy day list to check out when I have spare time. (Huh?)
So check it out and enjoy your day! It’s a beautiful day here in Oregon!
It’s that time of the month again! NO, NO, NO….not THAT! It’s the time when Sheila and I put out another free pattern for your sewing pleasure. Silly people….what where you thinking?
This table runner is a quick one. Measuring in at 28″ x 42″ with large pieces, it goes together FAST. Both Sheila and I were able to use stash fabric for this one. So dive into your stash and see what you come up with….that’s part of the challenge of it all. Well, that and you get a really neat table runner out of it as well.
Ladies (and gents?)….start your engines! Click on the link below to download the PDF version.
Summer Star Table Runner