A Cottage, a Porch and lots of Confetti…

It’s August and that means the following is happening on Hutton Drive – hot, humid days.  A warehouse sale.  Lots of new fabric collections

arriving – and shipping – daily.  Market plans are in full-swing.  A retreat for the sewers in the office and a teaching trip for moi.  And there’s this new catalog of new collections…

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Scared of Sewing? (Sometimes)

I’ll admit it. Sewing sometimes intimidates me. I love it, of course but sometimes when I’m looking at social media—blogs, Facebook, and Instagram—I imagine that I’m the only person who doesn’t know how to do needle-turned appliqué or curved piecing.

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Quilt Market Trend: Pointy Things

Detail of a Jen Kingwell quilt

As per usual, Quilt Market was exciting and slightly overwhelming. Everywhere I looked, there were gorgeous fabrics, quilts, tools, books, and patterns. I saw things I knew I needed and things I never knew I needed…but now I do. The bottom line is that I came home inspired to sew, sew, sew. Continue reading