Hi everyone! I’m Jann from Newton Custom Interiors. I LOVE to make pillows, and today I’m excited to share with you how to make a flanged pillow. This is a great pillow! The flange adds some interest to this type of pillow, and I love adding cording around the outside … Continue reading →
Working on quilts has proven to be difficult. The slightest rustle of fabric and Oliver is all over it, whether its at the sewing machine, being layered out on the table, laid out for photographs, or freshly out of the wash. He has truly found his happy place. Except not … Continue reading →
It’s been a while since I told you about my ‘evil’ gathered quilt top and my plans to challenge a long-arm quilter with the ‘worst’ quilt top ever made. In the original article about this quilt, I referenced a discussion on our sewing chat group about some ladies warning about poor … Continue reading →
If you have been thinking about quilting you have come to the right place. All that cutting and matching might seem daunting but help is at hand… and it’s in the form of the most fabulous ‘jelly roll’; pre-cut strips in various colors from a single print collection. With … Continue reading →
My jelly roll quilt top was the first thing I sewed with my new serger. It was fun to just run strips of fabric quickly through the machine at varying widths, to get used to using the new serger – putting in the mileage on it. A nice and easy … Continue reading →
For my Grandad Douglass, every picnic had to be perfect, more like an outdoor banquet. Plates, cutlery, a set table, a 3 course meal.. meats, salads, potatoes and of course, all the condiments. One day he hiked a 3 mile round trip for ‘salad cream,’ (an English delicacy), as he just … Continue reading →
Are you hoping to have friends over for parties, picnics, and BBQs this summer? If you are you need to look through these free things to sew for your kitchen. I just love an excuse to sew something new, and there’s none better than sewing something useful. Save the environment with … Continue reading →
I have a new baby at home so the lack of sleep and free time had me itching for a fast project. These bookmarks are great for beginners to try two different techniques and perfect for using up scraps. Bookmarks are a great handmade gift or matching add-on to use … Continue reading →
I had some squares left over from the super-soft and snuggly-wuggly rag quilt I made and showed you last week. Not enough flannel to make anything large, but just enough to create a matching pillow cover to go with my quilt. And oooh, it’s snuggly-wuggly too. It’s made in exactly … Continue reading →
Are you a Mom? What do you want for Mother’s Day? Is something made just for you especially dear to your heart? I love to get gifts that have been made just for me – shows so much extra thought and care. With Mother’s day coming up, I wanted to … Continue reading →
I’m sure you’ve seen these before. I’ve been drooling over all the lovely soft and snuggly rag quilts I see on my Pinterest feed and have been longing to find out how to make one. So I gave it a try, took some photos and a video along the way … Continue reading →
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