Thursday, October 20, 2011

Working hard....

This is what I am currently working on.  It's  quilt for my parents.  They commissioned me to make them a quilt for their  home (to cover an unsightly wall).

Full disclosure, this is the "teachers" quilt from a class I took at Quilt Fest.  Mine will look the same but different.

I love taking classes, I don't have to think about the pattern, and this class had the fabric all ready for us.  Pretty awesome.

As I am piecing this though, I keep wishing the whole thing was put together an easier way.  Some parts are stretching, and moving....argh.  But, I am a quilter, I can make it work!  Plus, this is fun to work with.  The colors are amazing, and I can already tell it is going to be perfect for my parents.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hem those jeans

I found this fun and EASY way to hem levi's this summer at a family retreat.  I actually just overheard this way of hemming jeans, so I may do it a little different....and that is okay.

Step  1.  Measure - figure out where you want your jeans to fall.  You'll figure out how to measure once you read the whole tutorial.

Step 2:  Sew -   now sew along the folded edge....just like the picture below.

Step 3 - hey, do the other leg too...

Step 4 - this is how the inside of your pants should look.  YES, you could use matching thread, but I thought you might want to see the thread....also I am too lazy to change the bobbin thread.  

Step 5-   Now,  place the fold on the inside of the pant leg, so you can see the original hemmed pant leg.

Step 6 - tack the fold down.  I sewed along the seam edge just to the top of the fold.  Please, secure your stitches.

You are done!  Sew easy  (ha ha ha).  Seriously, I like this method because there is no cutting, nothing permanent, and it can be done in about 5 minutes.  That is my kind of project.  Happy Sewing.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Congratulations...the winner is....

Congrats to BEV from Mapleton, UT.  She is the winner of the new book....

Which project will she make first?