Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Crossroads Wall Hanging with Kraft-Tex Faux Leather

Decorating walls is not my strong suit.  I can jazz up a table, shelving, the couch, and even the bed but my walls have remained blank mostly.  There's a framed photo of Paul's old dog and an art photo I took years ago.  The art photo has bounced between our living room and my studio I use for photographing projects.  I struggle because I like to make my stuff but traditional wall hangings make me think of my grandma and that's not me.  So, I designed a graphic geometric square that reminds me of backroads and used the kraft-tex faux leather to sew a new piece of art, because if you frame it, it becomes art.  Mic drop! I sewed art and you can too!  Ready to make the Crossroads wall hanging with kraft-tex faux leather?

Learn how to make this framed art with your sewing machine and a new fabric, kraft -tex by c&t publishing

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Updating Your Cricut Maker Firmware

I have been using my Cricut Maker a lot!  I ran into something though over Christmas that I hadn't thought about before.  You need to update the software that lives on your Cricut!  Firmware is the software that makes the Cricut Maker do its thing.  I guess in my mind it did it automatically since so many things I work with do update themselves. I was wrong!  Cricut support was wonderful walking me through how to do it and I was thankful they were open but I don't want you frustrated and stuck if they aren't open.  It's a really simple process to update your Cricut Maker firmware.

Learn how to update the firmware of your cricut maker to get it back in tip top shape.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Do It Yourself Pillow Forms

I love making pillows from orphaned quilt blocks.  The problem with that is they aren't always the size of pillow forms you can purchase.  If your pillow form isn't the right size then your pillow just looks wonky, so what are you to do?  Just make the pillow forms yourself!!  I like using pillow forms because they make it easier to switch out your home decor.  You can store the pillowcase much easier than a pillow. So are you ready to make some do it yourself pillow forms?

Update any room in your house with new pillows any size you want by making your own pillow forms

Friday, December 27, 2019

2020 Quilting Trends

2020 is knocking at our doors!  I have been scouring the internet to see what is going on in quilting fabric and in home decor.  It's the worst part of the job, I'm kidding it is actually my favorite thing to do.  I love home decor and quilt fabrics!  Keeping up with what's going on in the decorating world is one way to keep quilts from looking dated.  This post will be updated throughout the year as I add links to projects for the various trends.  We will cover new products and tools in another post.

learn how to merge home decor trends for 2020 into your quilt projects

Monday, November 4, 2019

Fingernail Polish Mini Quilt

I love doing new things and when The Fat Quarter Shop asked if I would be interested in doing a mini quilt that looked like a bottle of fingernail polish I couldn't resist.  I love getting my nails done.  This is a remix, the pattern has been out for a while. This fingernail polish mini quilt worked up in no time at all and would make the perfect gift for the nail tech in your life.  You could even personalize it by making it look like the nail tech's signature fingernail polish.  It would also make a great gift for anyone who is obsessed with fingernail polish.

free quilt pattern for fingernail polish mini quilt from fat quarter shop