• Projects,  Sewing

    A Special Prize – Quilted Swag Bag Reveal

      Special delivery!  Mail days are great, when the mail doesn’t involve bills.  A package arrived on my doorstep today that contained quilter happiness. If you’ve been following my fidget quilt series, you probably thought I was done talking about them.  Nope, this is the 6th and final post in the series!  As I mentioned before, my team was eliminated from the contest after the first round, but I wanted to finish the project.  They had a side contest for the Biggest Loser; essentially anyone who had been eliminated could continue submitting and we’d compete for the side prize. I’m excited to say I won by a hair, 0.2%!  I didn’t…

  • Home Decor,  Sewing,  Tutorials

    Quilted Coaster Tutorial

    I love to make these simple quilted coasters using scraps of fabric. They are a great way to use up leftover quilting cotton and batting after making a quilt (with the added benefit of the quilt draped across the couch matching the coasters on the coffee table). The supplies are minimal for this project: Supplies Fabric, two 5″ squares per coaster Batting, one 5″ square per coaster Thread Sewing machine Iron Cut out your batting into 5″x5″ squares; cut out one per coaster. Cut out your fabric into 5″x5″ squares, cutting two per coaster. (If you’d prefer to make the back and front different, go for it!) Layer the fabrics…