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Any Excuse to Buy More Fabric

Any Excuse to Buy More Fabric

Posted by Jen Lopez on Jan 8th 2020

Every quilter I know, myself included, has more fabric than she or he can use in a lifetime. We even have a special acronym for this situation: STABLE – Stash Total Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy … read more
Don't Stress Your DYI

Don't Stress Your DYI

Posted by Jen Lopez on Dec 11th 2019

Much has been written online about the many fine attributes of Handmade Holidays: handmade gifts are more thoughtful; they come from the heart; they are fun to make; they are unique and one could ev … read more
Baste Not, Want Not

Baste Not, Want Not

Posted by Jen Lopez on Nov 27th 2019

When I first started quilting, I was really disappointed to discover that a huge part of quilting is not really sewing so much as it is getting ready to sew, i.e. pinning and basting. I hate basting a … read more
My First Love: A Vintage Sewing Machine

My First Love: A Vintage Sewing Machine

Posted by Jen Lopez on Nov 13th 2019

I learned to use a sewing machine at an early age, around 5 years old. I remember thinking hand sewing took too long (impatient from the start!) and for some reason my mother let me use her sewing m … read more