What I Learned Making My First Quilt

I've shared a bit about making my first quilt in my last post. Here's the front finished. And here's the back! During the process I learned some key sewing strategies that I hope will help you on your next sewing venture. The Iron is Your Best Friend: Boy, did I learn this fast and hard. All those little triangles seemed like a lot to iron so I started off not ironing the seams open after I finished a row. But after trying to sew two rows together with unopened seams I … [Read more...]

DIY Tutorial – Paper Mache 3D Letters

Or, if you want to be fancy pantsy about it, Papier-mâché. I decided to make some 3D letters for my classroom this summer after seeing Mrs. Nights Artroom posted on Pinterest. I went shopping first trying to find letters that I could buy and then just decorate, but after looking around and letters that were big enough for what I needed were out of my price range, so I decided to make them myself. The process was easy and cost me under $10! I started off by drawing each letter nice and … [Read more...]

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