Dec 18, 2012

How To Add a Square End Binding Video

Hooray! After days, not hours, of taping a tutorial it's finally ready to view by the public. I've come to the conclusion that I'll never be an actress. The camera intimidates me. After this confession I share with you this video on how to add a square end binding to your quilt. No mitering corners.
Would love to have comments on my video debut.


Dec 13, 2012

Quilted Christmas Ornament Coaster Pattern Free

Tis the season and as usual I'm running late. The following is my gift to you. A fun and quick project. Wouldn't it be neat to give as a hostess gift? You can tie a stack of four together with a ribbon and include a hot cocoa mix. Just click on the link and print.

Happy holidays,

Nov 16, 2012

Free Baby Quilt Pattern

Baby Blocks
36-1/2" x 36-1/2"
Three colors create this simple pattern designed by me. Just click on the link below to access the pattern.
Thanks to Vanessa Wilson from Crafty Gemini my pattern is downloadable.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me at
Happy quilting.

Oct 21, 2012

A Quilting Fabric And Supply Search Engine

Here is a great new site to search for quilting fabric and supplies offered by hundreds of online stores. Click on this link and have fun looking for that special item
Thanks for visiting.

Sharing a Talented Quilter

Southwestern Placemats
This beautiful version of my pattern was made by Delphia Anderson. The center of the pots are Delphia's original artwork. Her inspiration is based on Acoma pottery. She had a number of differant designs she drew, using fabric pens, and intends to use them in this pattern. What a talented lady. I'm honored that she chose to use my pattern with her artwork. 
Happy quilting,

Oct 4, 2012

Accuquilt Patterns

Are you an Accuquilter? I've designed four patterns, as shown below, for Accuquilt. They're available at for $2.99 each.

Spinning Wheels On The Go!
This wall hanging or table topper measures 47-1/2" x 47-1/2".
Half-Square triangles and strip piecing are all that's needed to create this pattern.

Go! Rhapsody Table Runner
Finished size: 16-1/2" x 40-1/2"
Easy Hourglass units help create this quick project.

Streak of Blue on the Go! table Runner
Finished size: 16-1/2" x 46-1/2"
Half-Square triangles, Flying Geese and strip piecing come together to make this quick and easy project.

Showing Off On The Go! Table Runner
Finished size: 16" x 40"
An easy, all machine pieced, runner using Square in a Square units.

Happy quilting,

Sep 24, 2012

New Quilt Pattern Plus

I've been in my designer mode lately. My latest creation "Flying Solo" is now available at . It's a 34-1/2" x 34-1/2" table topper or wall hanging. An all machine pieced project that sells for $5.99.
I'm in the process of learning to create a video. I would like to demonstrate how to add a square end binding to a quilt on YouTube. Quite an adventure. I've got the equipment, such as camera etc, I just need the knowledge on how to use them.  I'll keep you informed of my progress.
Thanks for stopping by.

Jul 30, 2012

Quick Rotary Cutting

I saw this demonstrated and wondered how I hadn't thought of doing this. It's so simple.
1- Fold fabric in fourths.
2- Square up edge of fabric and cut strips needed. Leave strips as close together as possible.

3- Turn the cutting board not the fabric for this step. Place the acrylic ruler on all strips and square up the edges. Cut the size squares or rectangles needed. Note: For this tutorial I cut two strips. Cut as many   strips as needed or that the ruler will cover. Each strip yields four pieces per cut. My example shows one cut through two strips yielded eight squares.

That's all there is to it. I'm off to my cutting table to whack more fabric.
Thanks for visiting.

Jun 30, 2012

New Quilt Pattern "Quick-n-Easy"

Wanted to share my latest design with you. Quick-n-Easy is a 24-1/2" x 24 -1/2" table topper made with two fabrics less than a yard each. There are no triangles to cut. This looks complicated but is very simple. I've rated it for the advanced beginner and beyond. One of my pattern testers said she made the top in three hours. To view my patterns visit
Thanks for visiting.

Jun 17, 2012

A Young Girls Quilting Talent

I was a vendor at a quilt show where Sarah, an 11 year old, won a drawing for one of my patterns. The pattern she won is "A Little Touch of the Southwest Potholder". She sent me this picture of her version of the pattern. What a great job. She informed me that she intends to make another one soon as a gift. I just had to share it with you. 
Thanks Sarah,

May 10, 2012

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! New Pattern Available.

Here is my latest design. Southwestern Melody is a twelve block sampler quilt that finishes at 44" x 57". It's a 31 page pattern that sells for $14.99. Each block is written on a separate sheet of paper so one block at a time can be pieced or repeated to create your own design. To view all of my patterns or to place an order visit my website at

The image below is a sample made by my pattern tester Vicky Morrow. What a difference fabric makes. Great job Vicky. Thank you.

Thanks for taking the time to visit. See you next time with more news.

Feb 24, 2012

New, Free, Butterfly Quilt Pattern

Need a small, quick, wall hanging? Well this is the block for you. This is a 12" x 12" finished block. Visit my web site at for a free pattern on how to make this block and finish it as a pillow. No need to register or sign in just click Free Patterns on the left side of the home page.


Jan 8, 2012

Quick Pinwheel Quilt Pattern Free

Need a quick gift? This is it. Not only quick but fun. Warning: This could be addictive. Lets get started.
To make a pinwheel: Using 1/4" seam allowance sew a light and a dark 2" strip together lengthwise. Press seam toward the dark fabric. Cut the pieced strip into 3-1/2" sections. See Diagram below.
Using the diagram below as a guide sew four cut sections together to make a
6-1/2" x 6-1/2" pinwheel block. Press seams to one side.

That's all there is to it. Below shows a sample of how to use these blocks. The border strips were cut 3-1/2".
The finished size is 18-1/2" x 42-1/2".

Some ideas:
Use scraps to make each pinwheel a different color.
Holiday fabrics are great for special occasions. 
Make a square table topper or candle mat.
A wall hanging or quilt is easy. Just sew as many blocks together as needed.
Enjoy! Wishing you the best of the new year.