Thread Storage

My embroidery thread is organized by color on these racks from JoAnn Fabrics. They are mounted on the wall next to my sewing machine. This works really well for thread that I need to grab quickly, but wasn’t convenient for for back-up colors of embroidery thread or cotton for piecing.  Oddly and out of the…

A Bit of Inspiration 

I have been in Cannes at the Lions Festival of Creativity for the past four days, and haven’t had much time for quilting. It has been a great time with lots of learnings for my day job, inspiring creativity, and more than a few glasses of rose. On my flight back yesterday I was cleaning…

A Couple of Sewing Hacks

Maddie just competed at the DECA National competition in Nashville and that required her to buy a fancy DECA blazer. I know it is lame but I didn’t want to screw up the alterations, so we took it to the local tailor.   This is a great hack to have straight and safety pins handy. A…

Getting Organized and a Few Tips

This post feels like it should’ve been written in the first week of January, but it’s already been a busy start to the year and here we are toward the end of the month. One of my goals over the holiday break was to get my sewing room more organized to make it easier to…