Building Your Fabric Stash

Building your fabric stash can be a daunting and overwhelming task. I know that we as sewers and quilters have quite the collection of fabrics already but do we have the right type of fabric in our stash that can be easily pulled and used for a particular project? I wanted to share some simple ideas and questions to ask yourself the next time you are at the fabric shop and wanting to buy some...
April 26, 2017 by Jenny

9 Essential Quilting Supplies for Beginners

Whether you've been quilting for thirty years or just a few, you have to start somewhere! 

Don't over-think, over-complicate, or over-spend - keep it simple! Here is a list of basic, but essential, quilting supplies that a person usually needs when starting out in quilting.

1. Sewing Machine
Don't overthink your machine! You could simply purchase a straight stitch machine to meet your basic quilting...
April 14, 2017 by Jenny

How to Sew Curves!

Are you hesitant to sew curves?  Do they seem a little like green eggs and ham?  You’re just not quite ready to try them…. But then you do!  And you like them Sam I Am!!!

Well its time to give it a try!

Watch this video to see an easy step-by-step method to sewing curves.  Give it a try! You can also view this video on Youtube by clicking HERE

Eight steps to an easy curved sewing technique Sew Kind...
April 08, 2017 by Jenny

Tuesday Tips, Chic Country Square Up

Our Chic Country pattern continues to be one of our most popular patterns, for good reason! It's amazing!! :) We've taken a wonderful traditional design and simplified it using the Quick Curve Ruler!! 

Many quilters have had a lot of success and satisfaction with our Chic Country pattern and the quilts they've been able to make using our pattern are breathtaking! 

Some of our customers have had...
March 26, 2017 by Jenny


A few weeks ago Kathy Doughty sent me this lovely bunch of fabric - a bundle of her new line Celebrate with FreeSpirit.  She asked me to be inspired with it and to blog about the design process and some of the elements we use to give a project the "Sew Kind of Wonderful" look.

We have been playing with quilt designs that use a curved half square triangle, so I cut a bunch and began laying them out...
February 20, 2017 by Jenny

2017 - Off To A Great Start!

2017 has already kept us very busy! Just the way we like it! :)

We had a wonderful time in California at the Road to California Quilt Show...even though it was a little too cold for our liking!

We had a lot of extra help this time around! Jenny's daughter, Brittany, was a lot of fun and even learned to sew curves and demo like a pro in no time at all!

While at Road to California, Gammill made their...
February 08, 2017 by Jenny

Road to (Sunny) California - Here We Come!

Next week is a big week for us. We are headed to sunny California for the Road to California Quilt Show.  January 19-22. We are vending and will have all of our new patterns available...

Our new block of the month pattern, Urbanologie

and, Mod Pineapples, which happens to be one of the two classes we are teaching. The other class is Mini Kites.

We look forward to being...
January 11, 2017 by Jenny

Tuesday Tip - Hanging Sleeve

Our Mod Owls wishes everyone a very Happy New Year!! 
These owls are stunning, dressed in gorgeous Island Batik Fabrics!

As this quilt needed a hanging sleeve, we decided to share a picture tutorial for hanging sleeves.

Begin with an 8 1/2 inch wide piece of fabric. The sleeve should fit right inside the binding edges.

Simply lay the strip on the back of the quilt with one edge just inside the binding...
January 03, 2017 by Jenny

Free Mod Ornaments Pattern and Give-away Winner!

We are very excited and happy to share with you our brand new and totally free new pattern, Mod Ornaments! Our gift to you this Christmas season! :)

But first, we're happy to inform Nancy Otto
that you are the winner of the Hand Maker Fabric
fat quarter bundle! Congratulations!
Please contact us at
to claim your prize.

Jenny's fun Mod Ornaments wall hanging turned out...
December 12, 2016 by Jenny

Natalie Barns Hand Maker Fabric Blog Tour - Giveaway!

We are excited to be a part of Natalie Barnes of Beyond the Reef  blog tour and share her beautiful Hand Maker Fabric by Windham Fabrics!

Earlier this year Jenny made a beautiful wall hanging using Natalie's Hand Maker Fabric and our Chic Country pattern.

 This is our version of the traditional Winding Ways pattern. It's fun to play with light and dark fabrics to create the circular movement in...
December 10, 2016 by Jenny