A Very Busy Week

After cleaning and adjusting my machine several times earlier in the week, I think I finally have everything fixed that the broken needles damaged. Whew! I really do not want to have to do that again. Once it was fixed though, I have run it almost non-stop every day. She really is a workhorse of…

Like Grandma Use To Do

When faced with a new sewing project, many people, with their color swatches in hand, look on the internet or browse through bolts of fabric at their favorite fiber supply store. They may even purchase special cutting devices, templates, rulers, threads, pressure feet, the list just goes on. I am not that way, at all.…

Machine Needles 101

I broke yet another of the Microtex sewing needles while making curtains this past weekend. That makes 3 broken needles in 10 days. Consequently I am not sold on these needles at all. To make matters worse, I damaged the mechanism that holds my bobbin case in place, when the tip of the needle fell…

Microtex Machine Needles

Recently I discovered Microtex machine needles. The person who recommend them, strongly affirmed that they were the go-to needle for ALL quilters. Her argument for these needles was that they are sharper than Universal needles and that the point is longer than Universals, which makes is glide through fabric creating perfect stitches. She also went…

Scrappy Sew Along

I have been having a wonderful time making the Hungarian Posies blocks, but when I got up this morning and saw the pile of backlogged projects that I have going on, I decided to get caught up on a few before I begin the time consuming process of quilting the posies blocks. At the top…

Hungarian Posies

I have been having a wonderful time making the Hungarian Posies blocks that Stephanie over at Quilt ’n Party designed. The pieces are very small with the widths only being 1/1/2”, but it goes together surprisingly fast. And the variations are endless, I love that. So here is what I have completed so far: This…