Hexagon Diamonds

Hexagon Diamonds

Sewing these little diamonds into hexagons is a fun and easy project for sewing on the go. We traveled for the holidays so I took my repurposed candy tin with me, filled with  cut diamonds and everything I needed to make my star hexagons. Before leaving, I pre-cut a...
Half-SquareTriangle Units

Half-SquareTriangle Units

Sewing half-square triangle units can be a tricky issue for most of us. Yesterday I tried a product for making them that I’ve resisted up to this point. Just as rotary cutting was coming into it’s own in the mid-80’s, new techniques abounded and many...
Blog hop

Blog hop

Welcome to Day 2 of Ruby’s Treasures Blog Hop! If you haven’t had the chance, you really must read the chapters in Ruby McKim’s book One Hundred and One Patchwork Patterns. I own a copy of her book but hadn’t read it in years. It’s a trip...
Templates

Templates

Sometimes we run across block pieces that are odd shapes not easily measured and cut using a rotary cutting ruler. What to do? Well, it’s not a problem when you know how to make good old-fashioned templates. Buy good pliable acrylic plastic to make your templates...
Binding an Odd Angle

Binding an Odd Angle

Not all quilts are square but no matter their shapes or angles they all need a binding whether table topper or quilt. My new quilt, called Dancing With Blue (named courtesy of Susan Day on FB), was made using all the leftover demonstration visuals from my Craftsy...
Pressing

Pressing

Pressing is one of those ‘boring’ and often neglected subjects that is surprisingly important to the success of your piecing. I have a few tips to help.   Back in the mid-80’s when the world of quiltmaking was undergoing a massive transformation shifting from...