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 […]

Glamping Through the National Parks

Summer will be here before you know it!  Summers mean longer days.  Adventures (whether in your backyard or across the country).  Road trips (down the road, or unplugged from ‘reality’). Choose Your Own Adventure It was a huge mindset shift for me to think of adventures in terms of what I can accomplish.  It might […]

How to Fussy Cut & Foundation Paper Piece

ou might think that foundation paper piecing is limited…you can’t fussy cut …you can’t use directional fabric …and there is SO much waste with paper piecing! Or are these all myths. Myth!  They are all myths! In a group a while ago someone asked if you could fussy cut with paper piecing. “No,” someone said, “You can […]

Half Square Triangles on a Row – multiple hsts at a time

One of my least favorite things to sew are half square triangles. Short of starching, no matter what I do, they turn out off…then my block is off…then the row…then the quilt 😖🤦🏽‍♀️😾 I’m sure I didn’t make up this method, but it works for perfect squares. 1. Cut the squares to the size you […]