Hello, my fellow Mojo Quilters! This post is specifically for you – cause I love you and you're special and crazy talented and that color looks great on you and today is going to be a GREAT DAY! Woot! (I may have slipped into some self-affirmations because it's really cold and cloudy here in Chicago and sometimes I just gotta pat myself on the back, you know?
With more modern textile shows in circulation than ever, there is one thing that's hard to avoid sewing – quilt sleeves. If you have ever wanted your quilt in a magazine, quilt show or even if you’ve made so many quilts you’ve now decided to cover your walls with them, sewing a basic hanging sleeve on the back of a quilt is a good skill to know.
So, you finished sewing together the body of your quilt, and you’re feeling like a rockstar. Yeah, I know that feeling. Like you could take on the world… but what you really want to do is just keep quilting. Well, hold on to that feeling, baby, because you still have to finish off your quilt with a killer binding.
Over the Hills is a free pattern you get when you join the Suzy Quilts Patterns Facebook group!
Subtitle: Wabi-Sabi Quilting
What is wabi-sabi quilting? At its core, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death.
You know those songs that immediately transport you back to a place in time? Well this song, this album, sends me back to 1966. And even though I technically wasn’t alive until 20 years later, this groovy summertime music most definitely contains the magical power of time travel.
Subtitle: The Life-Changing Magic of Beautiful Fabric
One aspect of sewing that all quilters deeply experience is the power of beautiful fabric. Beautiful fabric will make us quilters do crazy, irrational...partially erratic things – like convert a guest room into more fabric storage, even though you have lots of company and they would REALLY appreciate not having to spend the first hour of their visit pushing fabric off all of the furniture; like labeling boxes of fabric “MORE TAMPONS” so your husband never fully knows how much you actually have; like buying yardage from your favorite designer knowing full well that you love it waaaay too much to ever cut into it – thus perpetuating the cycle of having stacks and stack of too much fabric.
Make a minky baby blanket in only 30 minutes? YES! You will be shocked that you too can do it. You may continue to be shocked that one baby blanket will not be enough. Soon you will be fully addicted to sewing these sweet wraps and the world will be a better, cozier place because of it.