Tangelo Class with Carolyn Friedlander. Paper Piecing {Learn More, Sew More}

Have I told you I’m in love with Carolyn Friedlander?  It really is not a secret.  There might even be some evidence of it online… I wanted an autographed copy of Carolyn’s newest book, Savor Each Stitch, and offered a mug rug and snickerdoodles to anyone who would get me one at Quilt Market!  Yes, that is the proof of …

Penny Layman Interview. Paper Piecing: Week 3 {Learn More, Sew More}

Eight years ago, Penny Layman started her blog Sew Take a Hike .  A dental hygenist by day, she has become an expert in foundation paper piecing.  Her designs have been featured in Optical Illusions,  Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making, Pillow Pop, Modern QuiltsUnlimited, Stitch magazine and more.  Her newest book, The Paper-Pieced Home,  came out on January 9th.  I …

Introduction to Paper Piecing {Learn More, Sew More}

Paper piecing involves sewing fabric to a foundation and creating a precisely pieced object. This gorgeous paper pieced block was made by Freshly Pieced. It looks hard!  All of those perfect pieces sewn in perfect angles!!  But after you make a few blocks, you realize paper piecing is not hard.  With a bit of practice and a few tips, the …

Fabric and Thread. Basics. {Learn More, Sew More}

Fabric and thread are fundamental components of your sewing adventure.  For me, choosing fabric and thread are one of the best parts of the process!  You are choosing fabrics you (hopefully) love to be made into a design you love to create something you love.  (Okay, that was a lot of love!  HA!)  But really, the color options are endless. …

Learn More, Sew More Update

I am soooooooooo excited to update you on the Learn More, Sew More challenge!  Since announcing the skill challenge, I have obtained amazing prizes and secured guests to post.  (Envision me jumping up and down!) Are you wondering what the heck I am talking about!?!  Here is my introduction post and now I can share more of the details. So far, there …

Learn More, Sew More

As a crafty gal, I love creating new projects!  Sometimes these projects require new skills or I decide I want to challenge myself to learn something different.  A big project using a new skill will often lead to a better understanding of the skill but more often, I learn enough to finish my project and then move on. (Please tell …