This week's tip is a great one. Everyone seems to have an old plastic
shoe hanger laying around. Shoe hangers are one of those household
products that always seem like a good idea at the time, but then when
you get home and try it out, it proves to be more trouble than it's
worth. Especially if you buy the cheapest kind that has the clear
plastic on the front. The good news is: if you are one of the people who
have tried and failed to make your shoe hanger work, there's an
alternative use for it that works so well for organizing your quilt
I am so pleased and proud to be able to show off our first-ever published book Tiny Obsessions! This was a collaborative effort between Connecting Threads and Vicki Bellino and it's absolutely adorable if I do say so myself! It all started with an idea...
When Christmas came to a close on Gifty Galore (QWU) this year, we
really needed something to look forward to making. Gifty Galore offers
six months of wonderful projects with a new one posted each week from
June through December. When the season comes to a close it’s such a
disappointment to be left with nothing to make so, Teri and I put our
creative heads together and came up with a series of candle mats.
When our super snuggly and soft flannel basics arrived, I knew I wanted to create something with them, but was a little hesitant on doing a larger project as I have never worked with flannel before. I wanted a simpler project that would give me the experience that I needed, but also a finished product. The perfect solution for this was the Rookie Quarterback Baby Quilt by the Robinson Pattern Company. While I'm not a huge football fan, I know plenty of people who are so this will make a great gift when the time comes. Or, I'll just hold on to it for the next time the Buffalo Bills make it to the Superbowl (ha!). I might be holding on to it for a while if that's the case...
Have you seen our new line of scrumptious Quilter’s Candy Flannel Basics?
They have fun colors and patterns and are snuggly soft. Do you think I
could resist? Nope! I jumped right in and chose one of our Independent Designer Patterns: Follow Me Baby Quilt Pattern by Robinson Pattern Company.