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How to Sew a Pinwheel Star Quilt Block

These instructions will make a 12.5″x12.5″ pinwheel star block, including 1/4″ seam allowances. The pinwheel is super simple to make!

How to Sew Two Hourglass Quilt Blocks

How to create two 4.5″ hourglass quilt blocks from two 5.5″ squares (one in each color). The hourglass block is a building block for larger blocks such as the wandering star block.

How to Sew a Wandering Star Quilt Block

These directions will make a wandering 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 a Sawtooth Star Quilt Block

Make the famous sawtooth star quilt block using foolproof techniques good for any level of quilter. 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!