recently shared that I am now a brand ambassador for the Husqvarna Viking, and am now sewing on the Sapphire 965Q. I have been sewing on the Sappire 965Q for about a month now and am absolutely in love. This is my dream machine. The tiny details the were thought of to make sewing more intuitive are amazing. I just can’t say enough good things about this machine. And when you sew on it, it has a hefty feel to it. The parts don’t feel plastic-y like they might give out while sewing thick layers or break a needle. You know that this machine is going to get the job done. So today I thought I would share with you my 10 most favorite features of the Sapphire 965Q.
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This week I have partnered with Tom’s of Maine to bring you a super quick DIY Toothbrush and Toothpaste Case Tutorial which is perfect to throw in your overnight bag or carry in your purse as part of your everyday dental hygiene routine. I was really excited to have the chance to try Tom’s of Maine’s new Luminous White Toothpaste.
This week I have a sneak peak of my new Plus Baby Quilt Block Pattern. Since it was a holiday weekend I decided not to post any tutorials, although I have been working on some that will be coming up in the next few weeks. I know most of us were out enjoying the 4th of July this week and had to leave the sewing machine all by its lonesome.
This week I’m sharing 5 must have sewing supplies to get started sewing. Last week I showed how to get started sewing by learning how to thread a sewing machine. This week I am sharing the must have notions that any beginner will need to start their first project.
There are so many cool ways to make Half Square Triangles and here is one more that is super easy and really neat. Plus, it totally puts those jelly rolls to good use. Which is awesome because I always end up wanting to make some kind of quilt out jelly rolls that doesn’t seem like it would work. It would be so easy to make cute little pin wheels out of a jelly roll with this method, which is great because jelly rolls have so many different prints of each fabric collection.
When you start sewing the most intimidating part is the sewing machine! Or more specifically how to thread your sewing machine. I hear from my non sewing friends all the time that they have no idea where to start and are scared to take their machine out of the box or that they just couldn’t figure out how to set it up. Sometimes when you have been doing something for so long your forget about all the things you need to know to get started.
If you need to make a ton of Half Square Triangles The Magic 8 Method is the way to go! For this weeks installment of the Half Square Triangle Tutorial Series I will show you all how to make eight half square triangles at one time! This one is great for making lots of them at one time and also if you are making a quilt that uses several blocks with one fabric or print like pinwheels or turnstiles.
I just wanted to pop in with a quick post to introduce my new quilt pattern – Made Modern in this month’s issue of Love and Patchwork Magazine. It is a bright and colorful baby quilt pattern that is a modern take on the traditional old maid’s block. The bright colors and over sized blocks of this quilt are so cheery and scream summer to me.
This last year I began to notice the most beautiful dresses for girls showing up in my instagram feed. They had some really fun details and were made in the most beautiful fabrics, and some had gorgeous flowing skirts that just begged for the prettiest fabric in your stash. And they weren’t just popping up from one maker, but from lots of makers all over instagram. I instantly fell in love and became totally obsessed with these dresses and had to find out who this pattern maker was.
I’m back this week with the second installment of my Half Square Triangle Quilt Block Tutorial series. This week I am sharing a tutorial on how you can make 4 Half Square Triangles at a time! Such a time saver, for sure. I love that you can make so many at once with this method, but can still use lots of different prints. If you missed the previous installment, you can find the first method of making Half Square Triangles here. I love how Half Square Triangles can be used to show bold prints and vibrant solid colors.
Mother’s Day sneaks up on me most every year. I usually end up rushing out to buy some quick gift without putting much thought into it. But this year I am slightly ahead of the game! So I am sharing my quick DIY Mother’s Day Mason Jar Planters and including a Free Printable Gift Tag.
Half Square Triangles have to be one of my favorite blocks to sew. They are simple, look good in nearly any fabric choices, and can be used to make countless combinations. I have several HST Quilts that are currently in the works, so I decided to do a simple Half Square Triangle Tutorial so you can make some too!