Row by Row Las Vegas 2018: Sew Yeah

This summer I went to three different states and decided that I would go to one or two stores in the area if they had them. I went to Las Vegas to visit my cousin Terry who hosted the family sewing week there.  Last year I visited Sew Yeah and really enjoyed it so we […]

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Texas Row by Row Music 2018

I went to Bandera, Texas for a family reunion. I had a fantastic time seeing family with my daughter Kim plus my son Robert and his family. We had some free time one day and decided to visit Bandera. Bandera is a fun little town. This town has a quilting store, Gone Quiltin’, a stitchery […]

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2017 Sewing Arts Year in Review!

I started my year with a lot of cleaning clearing out my sewing room. The process was encouraging and eliminating as to how I work. I now have lists to help me remember what I stored away for the future.   I believe I started this because I had no control over what was going […]

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Commission Picture Quilt

This wonderful commission was all about family and their uncle who is 92. He is a big Dodger fan and the whole family went many times to games with him. Now that he has turned this age and can’t get out to the games anymore Kim decided to have this quilt made for him. Kim […]

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Ellen’s Row by Row Quilt

All of the rows came from the first year that I found out about Row by Row’s in 2015 except the Ventura one with the miniature quilt on it and the sea horses that came from Simi Valley. I believe Ellen will love this quilt for her couch when it gets cooler out here in […]

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Twisted Frogs baby Quilt for baby Riley

  I called this quilt twisted frog because all of the fabrics have frogs in it and the pinwheels look like they are turning. This pattern is started with an extra-large square and cut down into the shapes into another square with three other colors. You than match up these squares with all three other […]

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Strip Roll or Jelly Roll Quilt for Paul:

I started the quilt with a Patriotic Jelly Roll fabric for the foundation of the quilt. Paul was a wonderful man that died at 96 before I finished this quilt. It was two years before I could finish it and give it to the family. I put him up there as my second husband but […]

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Camping Row by Row for Josh & Lee

Josh and Lee inspired this fun camping row by row experience. They go camping with an infant and two little children. I told them they can use this and have fun with this camping or anywhere they would like too. They have a big custom rag quilt I made them as a wedding gift about […]

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Laser Cut Fabric

Laser cutting is a very precise and accurate cutting method that uses computer controlled light instead of a blade to make the cuts. A laser can be used to cut a simple piece of fabric to a large piece of steel. When I buy laser cut fabric it is for applique and backed with some […]

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Herd of Turtles 2 Fabric Applique Quilt

This Herd of Turtle pattern  is a fun reverse applique quilt that is fast and easy. Please take your time when you sew or as I did quilt it and it will be done in no time at all. The hardest part of this quilt is the marking of your design. Using a great product […]

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Sewing Room Organization Part 4

My sewing room is ready for me to work in! I kept finding more stuff in places that I didn’t remember I had put there or thought I had lost it. With this process I believe I found everything, the believe part is because I never know when I might find something else that I […]

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Sewing Room Organization Part 3

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I am still removing fabric from my many places around my house. I even found one box under my bed that had been there for two years. I had forgotten all about it. I have made a list for anyone that starting this process. Have boxes and big bags for the items you don’t want […]

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Stuffed Fabric and Yoyo Owls

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This Independence Day Bob and I went to a wedding in Arizona. This meant I would have a 6 to 7 hour drive both ways to work on these owls. Deciding to do hand projects while driving gave me a big block of time to work on projects. The stuffed fabric owls I had to […]

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Sewing Room Organization Part 2

This is part to of the Sewing Room Organization Series. Here it has been 2 weeks of going through my books and figuring out if I want them or out the door. This process has been enlightening like said before, but I also felt some remorse at letting go of my books from my youth. […]

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Sewing Room Organization – Part 1

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What to do when your sewing room organization is not working for you? I wasn’t sure of what to write about this time with my room being in such an upheaval. This does not make me feel like sewing but organizing and cleaning. That gave me the idea for writing about this process! My mom […]

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How to make a Table Runner into a Blind

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This blind started out as a table runner. I gave it to my sister Kim when I was visiting her and I thought I was done with it. She loved it and wanted it to be part a window cover. It gets very hot inside the room during the summer so something to block the […]

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A Row by Row Experience Quilt for Kim & Brendan

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This Row by Row Experience quilt has Kim and Brendan all through it. Kim used to ride horses all of the time and is a huge animal lover, hence the top row is from North Carolina in Greensboro  I didn’t visit this store but waited until after the November 1st date and called to have […]

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Kadyn’s Hunting Quilt

This beautiful hunting quilt was made for my Physical Therapist Amy and her husband Mike who is one of my trainers at my gym. They were expecting their first child Kadyn. My dilemma was how to incorporate what they do together into one piece for a baby. Mike is an avid hunter and goes out […]

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How to Find the Right Sewing Machine Repair Shop

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I have been sewing for many years and I can do minor repairs on my sewing machines but if my sewing machines need more than I can take care of I get it right away out to a sewing machine repair shop Kingdom Sewing and Vacuum Center in Northridge California.   This store carries my Handi […]

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Bird Quilt

This little bird quilt started out as a panel with a pane for each of the bird species making them all sitting in a tree. I decided they need to be in a window as I had seen it done where I bought the panel. I also knew it was going to my sister Kim […]

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