Monthly Archives: June 2014

Started Framing The T-Shirt Blocks

I got motivated today to sew. I just got bit by the sewing bug, and now I’m on a role. I started framing the shirts in black and brown fabric. I haven’t had time to go get stabilizer r interfacing today, so I’m only working with the thicker shirts right now. I just love this idea! I think I might make one for myself out of some old shirts once I am done with this one!

Doing A T-Shirt Memory Quilt!

I’ve gotten a new project to work on! A dear friend of mine asked me to make a memory shirt out of her late husband’s shirts. I cannot wait to dive in, but I have a question for all of my fellow sewists: How should I stabilize the shirts so that when I cut them I get proper squares, and they stay that way? So far I have 2 ideas about what to do: use iron on embroidery stabilizer, or use iron on batting and use quilt as I go method. Anyone know what else I can do? I really want to make it awesome!

I Am Officially Done With Crazy Quilt Number 2!

I did it! It’s all done! Took me quite a while, but It is all done, and I already gave it to my boss as a birthday present! It is only a couple of months late, but oh well. Crafters and sewists who give gifts understand. I mean, I still have my one cousin’s wedding present to finish quilting, and it has only been a year or so… maybe 2 years, but who is counting! Not me! I just love crazy quilts! I cannot wait to work on my new one. It’s going to be greens, purples, and browns! I’m just so excited! I did tons of free motions work, and lots of embroideries! I’m just really stoked about the way it turned out! I used a red binding to make it pop, and a blur background to be ironic! What does everyone think?

I Think I’ve Become Addicted To Fabric Bowls

Now That I’ve gotten 5 down, maybe I can take a break from them and get back to quilting, but you never know. I might just pop out a few more of them later today. I do already have some fabric picked out, but I do have that crazy quilt to finish! I mean, I really should be working on that, but you know, fabric bowls are super easy and fun! The crazy quilt is a little more complex. Who knows what the rest of the day will bring! Maybe I’ll just end up doing yard work all day!

Confessions of a Quilt-aholic: Least Favorite Part Of Sewing


I don’t know about anyone else, but however much I love sewing, and however much fun I have while sewing, there is still a feeling of dread about it. I hate ironing! I mean, it is literally one of my least favorite things! I wish I could afford to pay someone to just do the ironing while I keep sewing! You know, typically I feel pretty good about sewing, but when I quilt with smaller pieces I know that it means a lot of ironing! I don’t know why I hate it, but I just do. Especially when I sew during the warmer months! In the winter I cn get away with more ironing before I start to get queasy, but during the summer, it is the largest deterrent from sewing!

I guess if it is the only downside to making all of my fun projects, I guess I will just have to deal with it!

So what is everyone’s least favorite part of their craft?

Working On Another Fabric Bowl


I know I have that crazy quilt to finish, but I am just too tired. So instead of quilting that, I spent 2 hours making this, and I am halfway done with an inverted one. I did the quilting in gold and used a few candlewick stitches to add some flair! I’m really excited to see the how both on them turned out!

PS. Satin Stitches take forever!

Confessions of a Quilt – aholic : Strangest Thing You’ve Been Asked To Sew


Now, everyone who knows me knows I am a quilter. I’m not a garment sewer, and I’m not very familiar with craft project sewing, but I still get asked to sew some weird things! I know all sewists do! (Side note: What are we calling ourselves these days… ‘sewers’ or ‘sewists’?) A lot of people have all of a sudden lit up when I told them I sew, and then immediately ask for strange things to be made! What about you guys and gals? What have you all been asked to sew?

Here is a list of Top 10 Things I have been asked to sew! Continue reading

Some Links To Share 6/16/14

50 Plus Things To Make From Old Jeans ………. Saved By Love Creations

Mad Men Season 7 Style Recap ………. Tom + Lorenzo

31 Insanely Easy DIY Projects ………. BuzzFeed

Rare Historical Photos You’ll Never Forget ………. Atchuup

30 Untranslatable Words From Other Languages ………. Bored Panda

Things People Tried On Pinterest ………. Smosh

How to Clean Your Machine ………. The Sewing Loft

How to Perfectly Hem Curtains ………. The Shabby Creek Cottage

How to Take A Normal Button Up From Formal To Fierce ………. Plan B Anna Evers



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