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How to Sew a Sawtooth Star Quilt Block

These directions will make a sawtooth star block that is 12.5″ by 12.5″ with 1/4″ seam allowances, so the finished size will be 12″ by 12.”

How to Sew 3.5″ by 6.5″ Flying Geese Quilt Blocks

Follow these directions to make 4 flying geese blocks. You will make slightly large blocks and then trim them to the exact size you need.

Details on our Group Quilt Project for Charity

A local group that I’m part of is putting together a round robin quilt project for charity. Here are the details and fabric requirements.

How to Pre-Wash Quilt Fabric (and Whether You Should)

I have noticed that some people always pre-wash quilt fabric, but others refuse to pre-wash. What do you prefer to do? Haven’t made up your mind yet? I’ll explore the pros and cons of each, and then walk you through steps of pre-washing your quilt fabric. Pros of Pre-Washing Quilt Fabric Pre-washing will: Pre-shrink the […]

Cooking and Baking Favorites

Some favorite recipes that I want to share with my church group: sourdough focaccia, crispy cheesy pan pizza, and chocolate-covered strawberries.

I Have Lyme Disease – Diagnosing Chronic Pain

After 20+ years of dealing with unknown chronic pain, I visited a specialist who could give me answers: I have Lyme disease.

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

These Yukon Gold mashed potatoes are a big hit at my house. There are actually cheers when my family finds out we’re having mashed potatoes for dinner… they usually enjoy the potatoes more than our main dish!

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Spaghetti is one of my ultimate comfort foods: a sweet and spicy tomato sauce with meat and noodles. This recipe has some family history to it, too.

Chicken Noodle Soup

This is a classic chicken noodle soup recipe. It is perfect for a cold winter day, when your family has the sniffles, or when you just want to eat something comforting.

How to Activate a Dried Sourdough Culture

Dried sourdough starter contains bacteria from a specific strain of sourdough. You can activate it at home, then maintain and bake with a starter full of history.