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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Crazy quilt pillows with video tutorial

I made these crazy quilt block pillows for our couch, and they really inject a bit of character into the room. I love crazy quilts but lack the patience and time for all that embroidery. So, now I use the fancy stitches on my sewing machine instead. My Pfaff is a great machine, but my little Singer has the best decorative stitches, so I use that machine for crazy quilt blocks.

crazy quilt pillows monica curry

Below is a great tutorial by Fons & Porter for creating crazy blocks. (FYI: The quilt in the left background inspired my denim scrap quilt beach blanket.)


Another good crazy block video for beginners. These sweet gals could be anyone's grandma.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

My new studio desk

I'm very proud of this little desk I created from a vintage sewing machine. I think the machine is circa 20s or 30s. I got it free from a friend of a friend, and it sat in my studio gathering dust for over a year until I finally had the time to make it useful. Some may think it's sacrilegious to hack a vintage machine like this, but it makes a great desk. I'm amazed at how much I could fit into those four little drawers.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

My new sewing studio pegboard

I love my new pegboard. While our kitchen is being done, I've been spending a lot of time in my basement, so I decided to organize my little basement studio. Now I have a place for everything and everything in its place.

sewing room pegboard.

Here is a very simple way to pack your bobbins for a sewing retreat. Seven bobbins fit exactly in a lipstick case.

Lipstick Case Bobbin Storage

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Denim quilt made with scrap fabric

This scrap quilt was made with denim and cotton upholstery fabric samples. It's a good strong beach blanket.



Spirit Dancers Art Quilt

This is my art quilt Spirit Dancers. I created this piece for a local art show called Stone Age. It was the first art show I'd been in, so I was pretty excited. I think my piece was the only fabric art in the show.


I sold the piece quickly and then received a call from the gallery curator. Someone from Australia also wanted one before they flew back home. I then had to rush around to make a duplicate. I was lucky to still have some of the hand-dyed fabric I used.

Monica at the Stone Age art show
with her fabric art Spirit Dancers