New Notion

I Love My Quilting Friends NEW 2 1/2″ x 6″ Ruler

Isn’t it adorable?

Be the first on your (quilt!) block

with the newest Creative Grids Ruler!

At 2 1/2″ x 6″ it’s another great ruler for

helping to make our 1-A-Day 3″ blocks!

It will also come in handy for cutting

jelly roll strips and charm squares.

Supplies are limited so don’t delay.

You can find them on my website now.

Just Keep (Quarantine) Sewing…


New Notion

Thangles Now Available On My Website

In recent months,

I’ve had several requests for my favorite notion

for making half square triangles,



They make a somewhat tedious task fast & fun!

For just $6.00 +shipping they’re a bargain!

While visiting Mary & Patrick’s Thangles booth

at the AQS quilt show in Paducah last week

I also noticed this interesting ruler.

Although I’m not a “ruler guru” I was intrigued.

It fits perfectly on a jelly roll strip

& helps to cut many sizes of rectangles (or squares if you like).

I only sell notions on my website that I use with my patterns, but…

I have these now too.

I guess I’ll just have to get busy &

make a reason to use this cool new ruler!

The ruler & Thangles are now on my website here.


if you’re sewing my A Merry Christmas To You pattern with us

& you’re making the large version of the quilt,

you’ll want the 1″ Thangles in the upcoming weeks.

Just Keep Sewing…


Dresden Plates, My Sewing Room, New Notion

Sewing In The Sunshine

I love bright sunny days, especially when they come into my sewing room!

This morning I’m making a Tiny Dresden plate with the sun literally on my shoulder!

I love it when the sun comes into my sewing atelier.

It makes me smile.

Much better thoughts than when I’m thinking about summer being almost over and winter on the horizon…ugh.

Happy thoughts, happy thoughts!!!

I have a new fave tool too.

Kimberly Jolly of Fat Quarter Shop mentioned these scissors on one of her IG live sessions a while back so I thought I’d try them.

Very nice!

I know why they’re her favorite now.

They’re perfect for trimming my little Dresdens.

The very small, sharp point gets right up there next to the seam.

No thread tails here!

This morning in the sunshine I also finished sewing the binding onto the two preemie quilts that I demonstrated straight & bias binding on for our guild last night.

I made them quickly yesterday morning with a couple of orphan blocks from my Baby Love book.

Since Sue H. didn’t know I had a “baby” book I’ve added pics of the covers & a link.

It’s on my website’s “Book” page.

Lots of baby quilts including; pieced, appliqued & one of my signature quilt-as-you-go quilts plus a bag perfect for a diaper bag & bonus pillow that the applique is “free” when you make the “Baby” quilt. The letters are the negative shape that results from cutting out “Baby” for the quilt.

The preemie quilts are ready for some TV time.

Do you make charity quilts?

Our guild is very good about making all sizes of charity quilts.

I don’t do as much as I should, but I did make this one and donate it last month.

They can be quick & easy (or not so much)

& fun too when you have nice tools!

I’m so glad I also found this Dritz Might Steam Iron.

It’s so light-weight & HOT!

Perfect for the hours of repetitive ironing on my Tiny Dresden petals.

I just added the scissors ($18.50+ shipping) to my notions page on my website

& the iron ($32.00 + shipping) is there as well.

Back to the sunshine!

Just Keep Sewing…