Up-cycled Fabric Bolts

Up-cycled Fabric Bolts

Recently I posted a picture of my organized fabric shelves in my craft room, and actually got questions about it, so here I am answering an actual question from instagram! In all honesty, I took these pictures for this post MONTHS ago, the message on instagram just kicked me in the butt to actually get them posted. Continue reading “Up-cycled Fabric Bolts”

Change Transitions & Evolution

Change Transitions & Evolution

I can’t remember the first time I came across a mention of Uppercase magazine… it might have been during my graphic/web design classes I was taking at the community college back 7 years ago. It may be more recent than that. But earlier this summer I FINALLY bought a subscription.

It was way past due. Continue reading “Change Transitions & Evolution”

The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack

The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack

If you’ve hung around for a while, you’ve noticed that whenever a friend has a baby, I make the same quilt pattern. It’s tried and true, I came up with the design and pieces myself and honestly, I LOVE trying the same thing in new color ways. Each time I make it I’m excited to see how it works. Continue reading “The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack”

A Foray Into Handbags

A Foray Into Handbags

So for the first part of this year, the majority of my craft supplies have been packed up tight. My husband and I closed on our new house in mid-February, so of course I started packing in January, and really haven’t unpacked everything at the new house yet. If you’ve been following my instagram (@patchworkaplenty) you’ve seen a few updates here and there about design and organization that’s happening. But just recently, I found a project worthy of breaking out some of my supplies from their boxes in the corner. Continue reading “A Foray Into Handbags”

A Long Year Coming – Two Memory Quilts

A Long Year Coming – Two Memory Quilts

A year ago, a friend from high school, contacted me about making a quilt. Her husband had a box of suits that belonged to his grandfather, and storage space was tight. I think we can all relate. We all have those items that are sentimental and you don’t want to get rid of them, but hate that they just sit in a box on the shelf in the closet. But I told her that I thought a quilt would be perfect! So she shipped me a box from California and I started doing the math. I also confirmed that her husband would not hunt me down and murder me in my sleep for cutting up his grandfather’s suits. Like, if you don’t want to throw away sentimental items, the next worst thing could be cutting them up into small pieces if someone doesn’t want you to. Always get consent. Continue reading “A Long Year Coming – Two Memory Quilts”