Thursday, August 4, 2011


 I needed a curtain for my bath room and i did'nt want to pay a small ment for it ,so i took a 300 thread  full size sheet a measured it  to the right size,turned out great 3.99 for the sheet at the salvation army ,rod for .99ct. four dollars total.
  I have also started using coupons at the gro. store ,its easier than i thought to find them.

                Ever one have a wonderful day.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Been Gone

    I have been out of town,had matters to take care of,lose a first cousin and a friend, so now i get back to giving some handy tips that i have tried and found that they work.
     Did you know ,now don't be shocked ,you can use Preparation H.for burns,it works great ,use the ointment on sun burns,or any other minor burns. go to your Dr.for bad burns.
      If your out side and get to hot wen a bath towel and lay it over your head until you can get in a shade ,i carry one when i go out side,you can put the towel in a grocery bad to keep it most.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

House Hold Tips

                       To stop ants forming coming into  your home sprinkle cinnamon or black pepper and block their trail into the house.they will burn their feet on them and they wont cross.
                        Put a new bar of soap in your winter close keeping them clean smelling while they are stored.
                         To stop microwave order put a box of soda inside while not in use.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


  Don't discard your favorite pull over shirt if it just a plan shirt there are really pretty decals that you can iron on.
if you use the iron on wash in cold water and line dry don't put them in a hot dryer.
    You can monogram your blouses this way to just have fun with your project.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


           Make sure when you decide on a quilt pattern to take your time and plan the length and width carefully.and make sure you have enough fabric to finish your quilt,if you have a color wheel it will help you match you colors .
           Before you make your first cut be sure to wash your fabric to shrink it don't dry your fabric completely take your fabric out of the dryer damp and use a dry iron to press it out.
            Make sure your hands and the area your laying you fabric on is clean this will protect your pattern pices from spots ending up in your finished quilt.
             I am have a problem getting a new cord for my camera,soon i hope to show you different quilt  patterns.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


  If  you have hand made quilts  handle with care don't wash them unless they are real dirty if you must use a gentiel   shop wash on gentile cycle.

   Some quilts you might want to insure,quilt value can be appraised .
    When you store your quilts warp the in non acid paper and store them in a clean storage container, ceder  chest is best .

     Have a fun day.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

How to have three rooms in one.

          As i have said i am in the process of remodeling my sewing room,and i use it for a computer&t.v. so i divided it three ways,this takes time but it can be accomplished,i found a cabinet for my sewing machine it fit a space 4ft.x2ft. it is about 6ft. tall great for a 10x12 ft. room,  looking for a cutting table now may have to build it our self. The closet will be storage for my craft an sewing fabric and notion .
           For mothers day give mom the day just for her,pamper her and let her know just how much you appreciate what she does for you or has all done for you.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

pucker-free applique

  I like  to make appliqued quilts ,i find they are the easiest to master but some time you can have a pucker and there is away to have a pucker free applique place stabilizer beneath the foundation or if you are hand appliqueing put the stabilizer under your pattern piece that your going to attach to your foundation then do your applique with out worry. 
 I hope this helps the beginner or the seasoned sew-er.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mothers day

       Mothers day will be here before you realize it,may i give you some suggestion.
If your mom like to sew she might like a new sewing box, maybe some fabric for her stash,
        Now if she like to garden a flat of her favorite flowers,or some new gardening tools.
        or just think about what she is interested in mom are not hard to please they just want to know you pay attention to them when they hint : )

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bobbin 's

                    I'm in the process of updating my sewing room and i found a bobbin winder as you know it is a big hassle to stop in the middle of sewing to refill your bobbin this prevents that process its a stand alone machine,its compact for easy storage, you can use battery's or electricity .fills any bobbin with a center hole.  

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Have you ever wished there were books on fancy sewing well there is,
The title  is The complete encyclopedia of needlework
You can find it at most stores than sale sewing notions.

The best thimble i have found is a lather one with a small medal insert.

Have a happy sewing day.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


           Blessed day to all.

Don't throw way you old jean's they can be uses for so many other things.

Cut them off at the knee and make shorts
cut the good parts into squares for quilts.
you can make small pocket purse's.
  I will be posting pictures i had to order a cord for my camera.
An other tip if  you have  ever had trouble keeping your bed sheets tight use a safety pin and pin the corner of your bottom sheet, don't do this on a child bed.

Monday, April 4, 2011

My Doggies Bed

 Our Mollie loves her new bed i made for her :)
This is a good way to recycle  old drapes,
1.Size 56x84
2.cut away the top rod holder
3fold in half
sew around leaving an opening for batting,the close the opening by hand (i used snaps so i could get the batting out so i can launder the bed)
measure for the bottom of the bed this depends on what size you pet is,measure 12in from the side and run a tack seam around the bed ,take the bed to you machine and resew the seam.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Plastic canters

Heres a tip that i like, empty jars that you bring home with popcorn or any dry food snack, i recycle them for other dry food like cereal that comes in bags or boxes.recycle the smaller jars for candy.
 hope this will be of help. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Book Cover

        Book covers are good to use to keep your books looking new.
These book covers require stretch stitch and are relatively simple to make ,a great use for those Lycra scrapes.

Materials needed:

2way stretch fabric
Sewing machine with a stretch or serger
Note: Tow way stretch fabric must stretch on the lengthwise ans crosswise grain. Bathing suit Lycra works well .
Your seams must be sewn with a stretch.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Quick and Easy Tie Tack Beach Quilt

I like to buy pillowcases and use them to make beach quilts, it's cheap so if they get messed up over the summer it's no big deal to just throw it away and make am new one, also they make great gifts for grand kids :)

Here's how to do it:

 1. Cut your pillow cases into squares (or what ever quilt pattern you chose)

2.For the size of quilt you want use an old soft blanket for the filler ( this goes in between the backing and quilt patches)

3. For your backing you will use a new flat sheet. (make sure to wash first to allow shrinkage, no puckering after the quilt is together).

4. Use yarn (any color you want) for and make 6 inch strings ( about 15 total) use this to quilt your layers together (quilt squares, filling and backing)

5.Take a large quilting needle and using you 6 inch yarn, insert from top and pull through to the back and loop back up through to the top then take your sting and tie off, repeat this through out until you have quilted the entire blanket together.

6. Make a hem around the edges and you have yourself a easy and cheap beach quilt. :D

Hope everyone enjoys my project for today!

Monday, March 7, 2011

My first post

I'm a new blogger and I just wanted to take this time to post a welcome to anyone that joins. I hope you enjoy my blog and I will try to post interesting stuff.
I'm a grandma so be nice please. :)