The Story Behind the Homestead Star Quilt – Part 1

From the moment I saw it, I loved the Homestead Star Quilt pattern. Featuring an intricate star with 24 points, the mix of modern and traditional spoke to me. So, I resolved to make it as a wedding gift for one of my very best friends and her husband-to-be. I’d picked out my fabric and [Read More]

Making the Homestead Star Quilt – Part 2

I was enamored with the Homestead Star quilt pattern from the moment I saw it, but I am most definitely a beginner when it comes to quilting. I made the Faster Fourteen quilt last year, and was a little worried that the Homestead Star would be way out of my depth. But the skill level [Read More]

You Don’t Need to Work Overtime to Make Something Personal

While I do love making garments, bags and quilts from start to finish, I rarely have the time or motivation to delve into a full project. To supplement my sewing desires, as well as my desire to have unique clothing, I frequently customize my store-bought clothes with bite-sized projects that I can sew by hand [Read More]

Personalized pillowcases – the perfect project!

As those of us who rent know, it can be very difficult to make a space your own. Wood paneling and carpet from the 1970s are a natural a side effect of apartment living, and – try as you might – it’s hard to modernize your living space while also adhering to your prohibitive lease [Read More]

Sewing with expensive fabric doesn’t have to be scary!

When I think about sewing with expensive fabric, I remember the time I accidentally purchased Liberty of London Lawn. I was 22 years old and had just finished college. My mom and I went to the fabric section of the small department store in my equally small town to select patterns and fabric for a [Read More]

Liberty of London – The Crown Jewel of Fabrics

Little known fact, I (Clo) was born in the United Kingdom! So Liberty of London and its unique past is a topic close to my heart. Established in 1875 by Arthur Liberty, Liberty of London is a brand renowned in the fabric industry for its range of quality British designs. Aside from fabric, they are [Read More]

The Kaffe Layer Cake Snowball Quilt

We love Kaffe Fassett fabrics. Bright, quirky and unique, each one is a work of art. So when amazing local quilter Diane Haddon said she was interested in making a quilt using one of our Kaffe 10″ Layer Cakes, we were over the moon about it! She settled on the Pastel Floral Snowball quilt, featured [Read More]

Our Favorite Fat Quarter-Friendly Projects!

10 for $20 fat quarter sale

It’s time, once again, for our annual 10 for $20 Fat Quarter Sale! It’s a great deal, but you may be thinking “once I invest in all these beautiful fat quarters, what do I do with them??”. The options are truly endless, but here’s eight of our favorite fat quarter-friendly projects – several of which [Read More]

Become a Better LGBTQIA2S+ Ally

Existing in a space where your identity goes continuously unacknowledged is hard. It’s also dangerous. Unfortunately, LGTBQIA2S+ folk face hate-based violence every day, as well as attacks on their rights by state and local governments. The good news is there’s a simple – and hugely important – thing you can do right now to become [Read More]