Quilted Dresden Pillow

Pillow of many colors Here’s a little something I made for my day job. The pattern is a Dresden Plate, it has 20 different colored pieces. I got to play in the scrap box and dig out a whole rainbow of color. Most importantly I got to use TOOLS! I have the Darlene Zimmerman – […]

Laminate Love

I just have to share my new found love for Laminate fabrics. When I think of laminates my mind goes to the heavy oil cloth of old, or the sticky plastic coated stuff that finds its way onto picnic tables! Now they are soft and very usable. A while ago I made myself a diaper […]

International Quilt Market – Wow!

I’ve just spent the last three days at International Quilt Market in Portland Oregon. It’s exhausting! So much to see, so many interesting people. Wow! I’m tired but totally inspired. I’ve got so many ideas I don’t know which one to try first. I met an amazing bag designer, Nicole Mallalieu, she comes from my […]


I’ve always found that when I’m ridiculously busy I suddenly have more new and creative ideas running around my head than I could possibly know what to do with. Or have the time to make and test. Busy At the moment I’m getting my house ready to sell. Finalizing curtains, making pretty pillows, painting walls, […]

Dress Boning – Chelsea Sun Hat

Hi all, I’ve had a few questions about dress boning lately, my favorite is Rigilene 1/2″ wide. I used it a lot when I made wedding dresses. Rigilene If you’ve had trouble finding Dress Boning to make the Chelsea Sun Hat. Here are some alternatives… Giant Cable ties available at Home Depot and hardware stores. […]

Sewing Sue

Welcome to my blog. It’s just a glimpse of what runs through my mind from time to time. At the moment I’ve got this great idea for making a fabric covered box. Gee when I say it that way it’s no where near as exciting…But that won’t stop me. Just wait and see, its brilliant, […]