Never too early to start on Christmas presents

African Goddess batik quilt

About two year ago I bought these beautiful batik African Goddess fabrics from Hancock Fabrics. I also got a matching purple and intended to turn it all into a quilt for a dear friend who is like a mom and sister and friend to me (is there a word for that?).  Continue reading Never too early to start on Christmas presents

Genius baby swaddle blanket

swaddle fleece blanket

Sometimes the best things are sewn late at night. In one of my Facebook sewing groups, someone posted a picture of a star shaped swaddle blanket. I found the link on Pinterest and here it is.

I didn’t have time to make a pattern but I went by the general measurements given to make sure the size is appropriate. Once I had the five star points, Continue reading Genius baby swaddle blanket

Rag quilt that turns into a sleeping bag

girl rag quilt

So I am in the process of reducing my stash and rag quilts are a great way to do that. I started this girl rag quilt (for my niece) a few weeks ago but only now got around to take pictures.

This is the quilt washed once and put in the dryer 3 times. Continue reading Rag quilt that turns into a sleeping bag

Reusable wine tote – perfect to wrap a gift bottle in

wine bottle rusable gift wrap

I am very much into practical sewing. I like sewing items that will be used. So when I came across this cotton fabric with printed wine bottles on them, I thought I can make nice wine bottle bags – perfect when you’re invited to a friend’s house and you’re bringing a bottle as Continue reading Reusable wine tote – perfect to wrap a gift bottle in