Category Archives: Tools & Reviews

The 2017 Summer Trip Around the World Sew-Along: Coloring Page

For all of the 2017 Summer Trip Around the World Sew-Along posts, please visit the Sew-Along Page HERE Remember, you can find the original tutorial by Bonnie from Quiltville HERE. Hello! Hello, Friends! Welcome back to the Summer Trip Around the World Sew-Along! Today I am here with a very quick post with some suggested “optional”…

  • julie soden

    would love a tutorial for the Canoe Ridges trip around the world variation

  • Tutti

    I would like to try Megan’s look. Could you explain how to accomplish it using strips? I appreciate it!

  • Hi Tutti! I will definitly create a post on how to get a similar look with strips. Stay tuned!

  • You’ve got it, Julie! I’ll get one up soon!

  • […] now you should have already printed out your coloring page and checked out some inspiring Trip Around the World Quilts on Pinterest. If you are doing a true […]

  • tutti

    Thank you, Meg. I’m picking fabrics now and I’m not clear on how many fabrics are needed for the one with negative space. My quilt is not going to be scrappy, but I’m picking specific fabrics to work with. I appreciate it!

  • I guess that depends on how “scrappy” you want to make it, or how many fabrics you want to have on those strong diagonals. I personally use 3-5 fabrics if I am trying to “showcase” them. If I am trying to create a more “scrappy” look, I use a minimum of 9 different fabrics!

Background Noise for Crafting Sanity Volume 1

Whenever someone sees me knitting, sewing, or embroidering in public, it usually elicits a response such as, “Wow, that looks really detailed.” or “How long does it take you to make something like that?” Then we laugh and laugh with how it takes a special sort of person to be able to devote so much…

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Sewing Tools 101 – Rulers

Unlike other crafts, such as knitting, crocheting, and drawing, sewing and quilting require a few more basic tools to get started, and these tools do not come cheap. Sewing/quilting is a craft that requires a bit of an upfront investment. Unless you are planning on doing everything by hand, you will absolutely need a sewing…

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Patchwork in Greens and Blues

Title: Patchwork Quilt in Greens and Blues (This is currently FOR SALE) Dimensions: approximately 82″ x 65″  – a large lap quilt, picnic blanket, and could be used on a twin bed. Fabric: A half yard bundle of Denyse Schmidt Chicopee fabric in the Relish colorway.  You can still find some available on Etsy! The Process: Straight forward patchwork!  I…