Aysha’s Quilt (AKA School Pride)

Okay so it's winter break for Aysha and she's a senior in high school. Yaaaaay her! And I totally think she was a junior when she asked me to make her school colors. Here's her picture of what I'm assuming is a wall somewhere in the school for reference. And...

Improv Poinsettia: FMQ Edition

If you don’t know the world of improv piecing quilt blocks, it is a gloriously freeing experience that gets me all zen-like and makes me feel like a painter with fabric. In a nutshell, I have a general idea of what I want the final image to be (in this...

Embroidered Ornament Tutorial

So I have a confession to make. Prior to this project, I had never done machine embroidery, nor did I think I would be interested. And like it took me like 80 years (not really like a month or so) to finally open the embroidery box to my DreamWeaver™ XE...

Off the Chain Woven Box

Once upon a time in a land far far away, a lovely Queen of Weave named Tara invited this Uber Goober named Mathew to join her on a project with Make Modern Magazine. Since Queen Tara was the bomb dot com and he loved her with all of his heart,...

Beanies Beanies Beanies: Tutorial

To be honest, my desire to make beanies may have partially been motivated by the recent realization that I’m losing my hair. But mostly, every year, as winter approaches, I always tell myself that I’m going to make beanies, but then I don’t. So then I tough it out until...

Blithe Molehills Quilt

Okay so deadlines are gross. And sewing propelled by anxiety of such deadlines is even grosser. It totally sucks the joy out of sewing for me and has led me to start unconsciously pulling out my hair out, so like I'm trying to limit my sewing deadlines as much as...

Playground Hexie Pillows

Snap. Crackle. Pop. From start to finish, these hexie pillows using Amy Sinibaldi's Playground Fabrics were a stream of consciousness journey that I never would've predicted would have ended so stunningly. All I knew when I began was that I wanted a project that used the entire collection. And upon...

Fabric Soccer Ball

I've been wanting to make fabric soccer balls for more than a minute, but the endless queue of projects never created the space for it. And now that I have, I'm super stoked at the final product and even more stoked to share the pattern with y'all.  So there are...