Category Archives: Crafts

Wine Bags

By | August 11, 2018

Both the guilds I’m associated with are having Quilt shows within the next year and I wanted to make something for their respective Quilt Boutiques to help the guilds raise money. I decided I’d make wine bags – who doesn’t love a bottle of wine as a gift? I used this tutorial from Craftsy to make the… Read More »

Lariat for work

By | July 26, 2015

As someone who sews I’ve been pretty ashamed of the state of  the lariat I use to hold my work ID card for quite some time.  Yet I continued to use it. Never really thought making a new one when it came to sewing time.   Pretty scuzzy looking isn’t it. Yet I continued to… Read More »

Mug Rugs

By | July 19, 2015

These were fun to make! And a learning experience. On the stripey mug rug I sewed the binding on the back first and then brought it around to the front. I’m not sure purists would be proud but I used Elmers School Glue to hold the binding down flat on the front. A quick press on the… Read More »


By | April 16, 2015

A fun project using up some leftover squares from my double four patch quilt. I enjoyed arranging these and coming up with a simple quilting pattern that complemented it. I think more placemats are in my future.


By | January 7, 2015

  A simple yet practical project. They make a nice gift. I found the instructions on this web tutorial here Of course, I made a few changes. I changed the size to 8 inches. I found the 10 inches recommended to be too big.  I used some narrow bias binding to create a hanging loop… Read More »