Monday, June 11, 2018

Fiber Tuesday 160

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week?  It's been a really busy week around here.  Lots of projects in the works, trying to cover all the bases since Paul's day job is kicking him in the bootie, and attempting to learn more about the business of blogging to keep this corner of the internet growing and doing it right.
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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Fifty-Four Forty or Fight Quilt Block History and How To

Sometimes the stories behind the quilt blocks are just as interesting as the blocks themselves.  When I first saw the name of the block I figured it was one of those regional names and if I did a little googling I would find it by a name that was familiar to me.  The search did not reveal any other name for the Fifty-Four Forty or Fight quilt block.  It did reveal a very interesting history behind the name though.

The 54-40 or fight quilt block


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Necchi BU Vintage Sewing Machines

As most of you know I am a huge fan of Necchi sewing machines.  Part of the reason is that that's what my mom used.  I also think that they are workhorses.  There is more than one type of Necchi BU sewing machines though and that's where it becomes confusing to some.  So that's what we are covering today, the differences, similarities, and of course the use of these sewing machines that have carved a special place in my heart.



Monday, June 4, 2018

Fiber Tuesday 159

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week?  My herbs are growing but nothing is big enough to use.  I'm so new to the gardening thing but so many of you garden I had to give my hand at it.  Over the weekend I designed a new quilt pattern and I'm excited to get it done.  It's a lot of piecing so it won't be done in the next few days but it will be worth all the work.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

How To Quickly and Easily Make Half Square Triangles

Half square triangles are everywhere in quilting.  Many times you are making lots of them in different color combos so you can't use the method of making eight at a time.  Marking the diagonal on all those squares takes forever.  I have an easy and quick way for you to make all those half square triangles and you only have to draw lines one time. 

Quickly and Easily make half square triangles without marking every square.