Monday, May 30, 2011

Storage solutions for all those magazines

I hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day!

I have collected and saved Quilting magazines for 20+ years.  I have them sorted by each Title - type of magazine and by date.  I have so many it is now impossible to find the article, much less where it is. 

 I found this great article in the Summer 2011 Studios magazine.  It talks about ripping apart the magazines, then saving the pictures and articles that you wanted.  Then recycling the rest.

She suggested ways of storing those pictures and articles so you can find them when you want to see them.
This would save so much shelve space in my sewing room.  Hope you enjoy this!

When you click on link, it pulls up page 20 of my magazine.  It is too small to read so click on the pages that were pulled up.  A black screen with tiny magazine appears.  Say yes to preview article. There you go.  

Instructions to solve problems with saving too many magazines.

Enjoy, Kathy


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Amazing Tutorial.

I love my Pinterest!   I have a huge amount of pins. 

I pin things that inspire me and that I truly love. 

I also pin things that I found on the web that 
I want to remember and share. 

I am going to start sharing weekly highlights of 
beauty and inspiration for you that 
I have found and think you need to see.

This week I am sharing a tutorial from 
Jona (pronounced "John-uh") Giammalva,
 who also lives in Arizona but we have never met.
Her blog is called 
“Stop Staring …….. and  Start Sewing!”

This tutorial is about making 5 yards of bias binding 
from a fat quarter! And it is amazingly ingenious! 

The pictures and instructions are clear with 
enough detail that I think you can do this too.

Stop Staring ..... and Start Sewing

Spread the word about my new blog with your webfriends and leave me a comment.

Enjoy, Kathy

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Great giveaway!

Jennifer is having a wonderful giveaway of all 21 fat quarters of the picnic line released 
by Denyse Schmidt.  It is here:

I really think this is a lovely grouping.  What a wonderful quilt it would make!

thanks, kathy

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Fabric Stocked

I added some wonderful new 100% cotton knits from Joel Dewberry.  They are so soft and have very rich colors.  They will be sold in yards 36" x 60" or fabric cuts, which are good sizes for making diapers or small pieces of clothing.  I got a great deal on these and I am passing that on to you.  

That goes with this

That goes well with this

That goes with this

They are listed at $4 per yard, a steal to be sure.

Go check them out at

Thanks, kathy

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Some of my very favorites from Spring Market

I really have enjoyed reading all the posts about Spring Market.  
All the colors and ideas.

Someday I will go, probably to Houston, because it's closer.

These are the most amazing applique patterns and quilts.  I really love them.  

Don't Look Now.

Cluck Cluck Sew

Jaybird Quilts
This quilt is called Hugs and Kisses

Amanda Murphy w Veranda

Fresh Figs 
Look at those lovely covered buttons!

Which one do you like best?  Thanks for looking,  


Fabrics added to It's Only Natural

I added some of Riley Blake Rainy Days and Mondays.  
Remember the Carpenters?

 Retro Umbrellas Green

Umbrella Tops Green

Raindrop Stripes Green

Thanks, kathy   

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ipad 2 Giveaway!!!

I want to let you know about a great giveaway by MeridaHome at Design For Mankind They are giving away a new Ipad 2 on June 1st.  Go and leave a comment to enter.   Let me know if you win!

Thanks, kathy

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Starting up day!

 I have been thinking about this for awhile as away to share ideas, designs, updates on fabric listings.  

Today I have been watching updates on Spring Quilt Market and found these great pictures to share.

 Sandi Henderson's booth      

  Happy Mochi Yum Yum / Super Zig

    Piece of Cake Designs booth

  blogged at    This little quilt is going to market

             Little Apples by Aneela Hoey 


 Sara Jane's new line Children at Play  really a favorite!

      Riley Blake Sugar and Spice

             Ok, more to follow soon.

Thanks, kathy   

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