Denim Jean Potholder Tutorial

Wow, views have been quite outstanding on the previous posting on my jean potholders. I thought a little tutorial would help you make a few of these for fun giveaways at retreats, party’s or when you suddenly have an unexpected guest. Or make a bunch and donate to a great thrift shop that is non-profit.… Continue reading Denim Jean Potholder Tutorial

Jeans Christmas Pot Holders

Jeans are a nice clothing item to begin reusing and this is one sure fire way that is a great little gift item. My favorite reuse project is pot holders made from jeans. Here’s how you get started! 1. Cut various good sized pieces from the legs of jeans or other denim clothing. 2. Then… Continue reading Jeans Christmas Pot Holders

Corduroy Quilts

I first started playing around with sewing with corduroy in the late 1970’s. I did most of my sewing by hand because my transient lifestyle didn’t allow me to pack my sewing machine. So to start with, its much easier for me to work with corduroy if I sew it by hand, its amazing what… Continue reading Corduroy Quilts

Fall Fair Last Minute Ideas!- Part One

 We started here on Wed Morning August 24th. We had to sweep and vacuum the whole booth. Unloaded and moved around several times as cleaned. We really like the booth we had this year and will secure it for next year. On Tuesday night, I was inspired to make “Mr. Rooster” and determined that the… Continue reading Fall Fair Last Minute Ideas!- Part One

Quilting with Recycled Cloth Tips!

 Sometimes, I’ve had other quilters tell me that they’d never put a T-shirt into a quilt. When I asked “why not?” they replied, “its not like cotton, I tried and it gets all bunched up.” I have taught classes on recycling since the early 1990’s. But fair is fair, its all about knowing how to… Continue reading Quilting with Recycled Cloth Tips!

What you can do with T-shirts and fabric!

 T-shirts can go into a quilt and its all quite simple. Here is an example of what I do with t-shirts, logo from sweatshirts, and other personal items a customer want in this quilt. This location is the Tyhee Provincial Park and Campground.  My client called me about 2 weeks into the project and said… Continue reading What you can do with T-shirts and fabric!