Saturday, May 30, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Here is a Darling Handbag I made from this pattern by The Quilt Man. It's a very easy, quick pattern and a great purse! A nice size for everyday and it opens really wide so you can see the contents easily. He sells kits with the pattern, but I opted to pick out my own fabrics. I used fusible fleece inside as directed in the pattern. An elastic hair band is the button loop. He includes instructions for a unique fabric button as well. I decided to use a vintage button from my collection. I plan on trying out his button directions soon. The Darling Handbag could actually be reversible. It folds flat for storage. I will definitely be making this one again!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Crazy Quilting with Attitude by Barbara Randle, published by Krause Publications in 2003( http://www.krause.com/ )
This is a great, easy to read book full of colorful photos. Contains the basic how-to's for machine crazy quilting as well as actual project instructions. Loads of beautiful, inspiring pictures by the author and others so you can see the possibilities. A quick read enables you can get on with the fun of creating! See more of Barbara's work at http://www.randledesigns.com/
Saturday, May 16, 2009
A friend of mine picked up a Binding Buddy on a recent trip to Florida. It works great! One end unscrews so you can slip the quilt binding on. You wear it around your neck while you sew the binding in place. What a great simple solution. The Binding Buddy works for couching yarn too. Visit http://www.quilttilyouwilt.net/ to get yours!