Archive for the ‘Handmade’ Category

Trying to Improve Your Quilting? Just Relax!

Is there any worse advice than “just relax?!?” Hearing those words gets me more agitated than I was to start with, and brews up a healthy dose of resentment at the person spewing said advice. Because seriously, if I’m that wound up about something that people are freely giving me advice, the odds that I…

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My Go-To Quilting Resources

  A couple of weeks ago I showed you the beginning of a quilt I was working on, and it’s come together very quickly and easily (I love it when that happens!). The pattern really is just a bunch of rectangles made into blocks, and then squared them up at wonky angles. I’m glad I…

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Let’s Put an End to Selfish Sewing

  Buzzwords – they’re everywhere – you can’t avoid them. Sandwich generation, click bait, solopreneur, amazeballs, I could go on and on (but I won’t, I promise). But of all of them, there’s one buzzword that I’d like to strike out of usage. OK, it’s two words, so maybe that’s a buzzphrase? (look at me…

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Sewing for a Bride On-the-Go

  I imagine that when most people receive an invitation to a bridal shower the words that come to mind are something along the lines of “registry” or “mimosas” or “party games.” Sound about right, yes? Not me though. When I got an invitation to my lovely friend Amanda’s bridal shower, the first word (ok,…

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