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Best little sewing machine for the price

I was having trouble sewing bags with my fancy (expensive) Pfaff, so I took a little shopping trip on and found this little baby (affiliate link)…


I highly recommend this machine for anyone who is looking for a bit of a workhorse that will sew through layers like a champ!

This baby is so affordable, I may buy another one just to keep at my shop.


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July Mug Rug of the Month (MRM)

I’m starting a new series on Mug Rugs!  These little rugs are a quick easy way to try out a new technic or pattern.  This months theme is Independence Day for obvious reasons.  The quilt patter is called Lemoyne star and it’s from a wonderful book called 500 Quilt Blocks by Lynne Goldsworthy & Kerry Green.  I highly recommend this book.  It chalked full of great quilt blocks new and old.

The Mug Rug measures 6″x6″, a little bigger than I had planned, but I’m new to making these, trial and error is part of the process!

July 2015 Mug Rug Front

July 2015 Mug Rug Front

July 2015 Mug Rug Back

July 2015 Mug Rug Back




1H2015 Scrappy Quilt


Using scraps left from early 2015 quilts, I made this lovely little 2 1/2″ scrappy block quilt. It measures 43.5″ x 55.5″ and is perfect for a baby crib or crawling floor quilt.


It was a lot more fun than I thought and went together really easy, so glad I did it!  Now I’m getting better at saving my scraps and hope to make one of these every 6 months or so.


Available for sale in my Etsy shop1H2015 Scrappy quilt

Enjoy your day!


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Flying geese and sunshine


flying geese 4

What a wonderful weekend!  Full of sun, sun, and more sun!  Made it a little hard to sleep last night and even harder to get out of bed this morning.  But I love these cool mornings after a hot day!!!

flying geese 1

I loved making this quilt.  I thought it would be a lot harder than it was, but it was really easy and quick.  I’ve been trying new FMQ techniques, some I just make up and some I’m trying to replicate.  This one I just made up 🙂  It’s hard to see, but I just made a simple line with a loop through the center of all the geese, quick and easy and different.

This quilt is for sale in my Etsy Shop, please take a look.

Enjoy the day!