Handmade Gift Giving Guide

I realized not too long ago, that for the past I-don’t-know-how-many-years, I have given homemade gifts for Christmas. One year, it was a painting, another year I made felt floral wreaths, another year I made a linoleum print. When you are crafty, I think you probably are more inclined to MAKE gifts instead of BUY […]

Using Directional Fabric with Foundation Paper Piecing

One of the MOST frustrating parts of foundation paper piecing has GOT to be working with directional fabrics.  I wrote about it earlier this year, and I discovered today, that I didn’t address directional fabric when working with angles that are on the sides of the pattern.  In the previous pieces, the angles were on […]

EPP Guide for Tiny Pieces

Part 1 English paper piecing is normally used with larger, geometric templates…not small, fiddly pieces.  I LOVE the precision and ease of English paper piecing…so I use smaller pieces to create details that are normally reserved for foundation paper piecing. I’ve discovered an easy way to deal with small or thin templates, so you don’t […]

Make a National Park Quilt

Your quilt can tell a story…where you have been…what happened…the adventures you’ve had…and the memories you’ve made!  I stood on the edge of Bryce Canyon, captivated by the magnificent contrast between the crisp bluebird sky and the warm glow of the hoodoos. I wished there was a way to capture this moment. Out of this […]

Paper Piecing Essentials

This blog post started out as EPP essentials, but truthfully, these are items I use frequently for both foundation AND paper piecing!! Everyone has a different EPP ‘setup’, and you have to find what works for you.  Some people use a plastic box, others use a pouch.  I use a fabric ‘folder’ with a zipper […]