Halloween Fabric Candy Bowl

Create a spooktacular impression with these… What you need: Fabric of your choosing, thick woven. I chose a thick woven cotton that has been sitting in my fabric stash for quite some time now. Fabric Stabilizer – I highly recommend Terial Magic for projects like this. This fabric stabilizer makes fabrics “paper like” and soContinue reading “Halloween Fabric Candy Bowl”

Against the grain

A practical guide to cutting on the bias When Madeleine Vionnet first cut garments on the bias, nobody had ever before seen garments that draped with such elegant fluidity. The sleek silhouette defined the evening wear of the 1930s, and was revived in John Gallianos’ slinky slip of the 1990s. It’s a sort of sorcery,Continue reading “Against the grain”

The Quilting Cowboy

Quilting just got better looking! When Dale Allen-Rowse made his first quilt, for his niece, in 1999, I’m sure he never imagined that he would become the good looking cowboy of quilting! Making quilts is an expression of love.It’s how I bring a little more comfort into the world.– Dale Allen-Rowse But that’s exactly whatContinue reading “The Quilting Cowboy”

What the Quilt…

Every now and then something new comes along that really ignites my excitement for sewing… this is one of those things. Life just got easier… and quilting has become more exciting! I haven’t made many quilts, but the few that I have made, well… the most dreary and worst part of it all is havingContinue reading “What the Quilt…”

Fabric Clearance Sale

Pineapple Fabrics is having a HUGE clearance sale (CLICK HERE to see it now)… we want to share our top 5 favorite fabrics ON SALE NOW! The unique fabrics sold by unique artists on this site is why we just love shopping here, and here are a few of our favorites… Tainted Love, metallic goldContinue reading “Fabric Clearance Sale”

Holiday Themed Drawstring Bags

This is a quick guide on how to print your own iron on stickers at home to apply to themed bags. This idea is really great for Christmas themed gift bags or Halloween themed Trick or Treat bags. You will need: An east drawstring bag pattern (CLICK HERE to view the one from Boo Le Heart) Thick ironContinue reading “Holiday Themed Drawstring Bags”

Create your own powder puff

. Since the little sponges that come with face powders tend to disintegrate before your powder, this makes an exceptionally good idea. A gently, soft powder puff. It also makes a great stocking filler (the festive season is just around the corner), match it up with a cute, really easy drawstring bag sewing pattern, to make aContinue reading “Create your own powder puff”

Super Easy Oven Mitts

The festive season is just around the corner, and it also means that we will probably find ourselves in the kitchen, cooking up a storm, a lot more often… here’s a great stash busting sewing tutorial for oven mitts to help to get you ready. These also make really great gifts, so why not workContinue reading “Super Easy Oven Mitts”