Finding a longarm quilter isn’t easy. Heck, finding a good babysitter isn’t easy, and they don’t even have to know how to bury threads! But here’s what longarm quilters and babysitters both have in common: they have to earn your trust, because you’re placing a prized treasure in their hands.
Welcome to the Mod Mountains quilt sew along! Click here to get your Mod Mountains quilt pattern and scroll to the bottom of this post for this week's prize details. If you are just hearing about this sew along for the first time, I encourage you to read this introductory blog post on all of the details, prizes and schedule.
I learned to hand quilt as many of you have learned most things in adulthood – through hours of searching the Internet. I experimented with different weights of thread, lengths of needles, stitches, basting methods and hoop sizes.
The Mod Mountains quilt pattern is now available! Click here. An online community sew along will start April 10. If you're curious what an SQ sew along looks like, check the Sew Along tab under the Blog section. The sew along schedule and prizes will be posted early next week right before the sew along.
As a first-time mom I'm learning everything through trial and error...mostly error. Now that I'm officially 8 weeks into being a mama, I have very strong opinions on my newborn baby essentials.
I now look back on my baby registry and have a good laugh – because why did I feel the need to register for 3 Solly Baby wraps?
I’m going to make this short and sweet because I just had a baby! Sleep is a thing of the past so it’s almost impossible for me to finish a thought before trailing off onto the next one. Plus I'm typing this while holding a sleeping baby.
As quilters it’s easy to swoon over fabric and shiny machines. It’s fun to fill our thread racks with every color of the rainbow. And it’s such a treat to pop open a new pack of needles knowing that smooth sewing awaits us.
My quilty friends, we’ve talked about many things within the pages of this blog. We’ve covered flannel and linen fabric, cotton and poly thread; we’ve even waved goodbye to conventional wadding and ushered in a new era of bamboo, wool, and midnight-shaded batting. But there’s still one material in which we've barely skimmed the surface, even though it’s a very fine surface indeed.