How to Square up a Quilt Block

How to Square up a quilt block

In a perfect world, all my patchwork quilt blocks would turn out perfect. Those perfect squares and strips would come together perfectly to make a 12.5″ block with seams of exactly a quarter-inch and I would not have any crooked edges. Unfortunately my quilt blocks don’t seem to have been created in my perfect world. […]

How to Paint Chairs – Part 2

How to Paint Chairs with spary paint

This post is sponsored by White Knight Paints. Four extras for dinner? No problem. We have four lovely new chairs for them to use at our kitchen table! Don’t you just LOVE the colours!? Remember a couple of weeks ago I shared my painting project: How to Paint Chairs Part 1? I was a little […]

Stitching with a Hoop

how to stitch with a hoop

I have started working on cross stitch again lately and one of the first things I did was go and find my embroidery hoop. This hoop has been used for years now. The ribbon wrapped around the outer hoop was actually the ribbon that I used to wear on my ballet shoes as a young […]

How To Troubleshoot your Sewing Machine

How To Troubleshoot your Sewing Machine

Every now and again my sewing machine gives me trouble. It could be skipping stitches or making a funny sound. Sometimes it chews up the bobbin thread or my fabric – GASP! Like all mechanical things it can sometimes need a service rom a sewing machine professional who really understands how it works inside – […]

Facebook: How to Schedule Posts

facebook schedule posts tutorial

I have written before about how to schedule a post to your Facebook page. I noticed this morning on my page that it has changed just a little bit. This may be something that is rolling out on Facebook over a few days so don’t panic if yours hasn’t changed yet. But when it does […]

How to Cover a Button

how to cover a button with fabric

I’ve been wanting to break out this kit ever since I bought it from The Haby Goddess, but other things have been a higher priority. A couple of days ago it reached the top of the priority list ! Yay! How to make a Covered Button You need a covered button kit, fabric and scissors. Then […]

How to Share a Pinterest Pin

share pin from pinterest

To enter my current giveaway from Fashionable Fabrics, you need to share an inspiring project with me. Some readers have found this tricky. So today I’m going to explain how to share a pin from one of your Pinterest boards. Finding the Pinterest URL Every picture that you pin gets an individual URL. It looks […]