Thursday, March 11, 2010


Guess what?...............this quilt has a sister, and boy is she beautiful. You can see it over at Obsessively Stitching . It makes me want to finish mine and curl up with a good book..........BUT. ugh, its spring and I dont know about the rest of you but that = temporary shutdown of all things stitchy. So for the time being It will have to wait. Sunshine trumps sewing. I am slowly bringing this quilt together, now for the dreaded quilt sandwich, basting, and ahhhh onto the fun part :) you can see more pics of this quilt here. I used 2 charm packs of "full moon forest" by Tula Pink for Moda

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Throw pillow Slip-covers

Back in November I bought a pile of brand new dishtowels at an auction and they came with matching placemats. I am not a placemat person. So for the last few months I have been trying to figure out what to do with them. (very sad that it took 5 months for a lightbulb moment) anyways WHY have I never thought of this before! Placemats are readily available nothingness -my apologies to anyone who loves them- I cant tell you how many times I have come across beautiful placemats at yard sales and thrift stores and thought what a waist of cute fabric. Well I will never again want for pillow slipcovers. Below are the simple steps I used :)
Step 1: placemats, seam ripper and a cozy chair

Step 2: Remove the lining, this was lined with an iron-on type stabilizer. It left little pieces of itself behind but no one is going to see the inside of the cover anyways.

Step 3: cut the back into two equel pieces. Then cut about 3/4 th of the way up on the front. Or what ever size you want your pillow to be. The great thing about this is it doesnt require exact measurements

Step 4: Iron out the folded edges on all pieces then fold in twice on the back pieces where you cut them to make a nice seam

Step 5: layer the pieces with Right sides of the fabric together overlaping the two back pieces and pin.

Step 6: stitch all the way around with a straight stitch and then a zigzag to keep it from fraying. Or just surge all the way around if you have a serger.

Step 7: turn pillow case right side out and pop in you pillow!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Help Wanded: Desparetly Seeking Spring

Job requires lots of sunshine and singing birds. Must work long hours and
wear appropriate attire (will be expected to wear green at all times).
Please apply in person at:

Winter Blues
234 Snow Lane
Frigid, N. Y.