Lydia Nicholson

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Lydia is the face behind Arve Handmade. She lives in rural North Dakota with her husband, Norman, and daughter, Blake. When she's not sewing during the wee hours of the morning, she's usually working as a photographer, playing Settlers of Catan, or trying to keep her daughter out of the cupboards.

This fabric tutorial shows how to make magnetic fabric swatch cards from the Art Gallery Fabrics Solids color card for your personal use! suzyquilts.com #sewingdiy #sewing

Tutorial: How to Make Magnetic Fabric Swatches for Easy Color Selection

Picking colors for your next creative project doesn't need to be stressful or difficult. Simplify the process by making magnetic fabric swatches for yourself so you can easily visualize color combinations and make fabric selections with confidence!

If you've been in the sewing world for long, there's a good chance you've experienced the goodness of Art Gallery Fabrics.

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This beginner friendly Sugar POP trendy tote tutorial walks you through step by step instructions to create a beautiful quilted tote bag! suzyquilts.com #totetutorial #DIYtote

Sugar POP Trendy Tote Tutorial

This trendy tote tutorial is based on the popular SQ pattern, Sugar POP. In addition to throw and baby sizes, the pattern includes instructions for an 18" pillow, which is what we'll be using today.

An oversized tote bag is necessary because inevitably there comes a point in every woman's life when her purse is simply not big enough.

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This quilted floor pillow tutorial walks you through step-by-step instructions to sew a floor pillow using the Maypole wall hanging pattern. suzyquilts.com #sewingtutorial #quiltpattern

Maypole Quilted Floor Pillow Tutorial

Crafty friends, this quilted floor pillow tutorial is one you'll be bookmarking so you can make it again and again. The reason is because at some point in your life, you've probably had to sit on the floor. It might've been while you were playing with your kids or grandkids, visiting some friends with limited seating, or maybe while you were waiting for a delayed flight at an airport.

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This quilted oven mitt tutorial shows step-by-step instructions to sew a modern patchwork oven mitt – such a beautiful DIY gift! suzyquilts.com #ovenmitt #DIYsewing

Quilted Oven Mitt Tutorial

I wrote this quilted oven mitt tutorial partially for myself - but also so I could share my NEW favorite oven mitt with YOU! Friends, I've reached the point in life where I have a favorite oven mitt. If that isn't one of the most "adult" things I've ever said, I don't know what is.

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