Three Birds with One Bag!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

If you've been around here for long, you know 3-D sewing makes me all squirmy and uncomfortable. But somehow, I found myself with THREE different 3-D sewing challenges on my to-do list that all needed done before the end of the year!

1. The November Aurifil Artisan challenge was to make a Sallie Tomato bag (the deadline was extended into December!)
2. The December Island Batik Ambassador challenge was 3-D sewing
3. As a Kraft-Tex Ambassador, I needed to make two projects before the end of the year (see the first one here)

Although it seems obvious in hindsight, it was just about a week ago when I realized all three of these challenges could be met with the same bag!

Holly bag by Sallie Tomato using Island Batik fabric, Aurifil thread, and Kraft-Tex

Giveaway Party - December

Sunday, December 1, 2019

It's time to party!! It's a Giveaway Party!!

I sure hope you've bookmarked the Giveaway Party page and keep coming back regularly! There are SO many giveaways linked up here every month!!

Creative Gift Ideas for Quilters & Sewists

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Are you looking for unique gift ideas for the quilters and sewists in your life? Do you need a gift for a secret gift exchange at a quilting retreat? Do you want to get a special birthday or Christmas gift for your best quilty friend? Or maybe you're looking for quilty ideas to put on your own wish list! Here's a great list of ideas grouped by price so you can find the perfect thing!

Looking for discounts and deals on quilting and sewing things from around the web? Join the Quilting & Sewing Deals with Slice of Pi Quilts Facebook group!

Have other ideas that aren't on the list? Leave a comment for others to get ideas too!

Gift ideas for quilters and sewists

Handmade Key Fob Wristlet Tutorial

Friday, November 22, 2019

Welcome to my stop on the Holiday Gifts to you blog hop!

My favorite handmade gifts to make are key fob wristlets! They are so quick and easy, and you can make lots of them at once to really be efficient with your time. I usually gift them at Christmas to the mail carrier, AWANA leaders, Sunday School teachers, and those in my mom group. I always get thanked for them even months later as the recipients use them and remember that I had made them!

Key fob tutorial for making DIY key chains as gifts

As I was making them this year, I thought I would share a tutorial with you so you could make and gift some too!

Island Batik Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Well, for the first time since I became an Island Batik ambassador nearly three years ago, I didn't finish this month's quilt in time. BUT! When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade! So, I'm sharing my *finished* quilt top with you!

Octopus quilt made with circles

This month, many of the ambassadors are sharing the newest Island Batik fabrics with you in the "A Piece of... Blog Hop." Today is my day to share the Blue Sea collection with you!

Giveaway Party - November

Friday, November 1, 2019

It's a new month, so it's time for a new Giveaway Party!

The Giveaway Party for quilting and sewing giveaways

Have you been checking in regularly to see all the giveaways that are added to the Giveaway Party?? There were 123 giveaways linked up in October!! That's an average of four new giveaways every single day!!

Bookmark the Giveaway Party page so you can visit often! You can't win a giveaway if you don't enter!

Start to finish in TWO hours!! + TGIFF

Thursday, October 31, 2019

I have a friend that is a foster mom. One day last week, she got a days old baby boy. I was knee deep in making deadline quilts, but I could not stop thinking about making a quilt for the baby! I continued sewing the quilt with a deadline, and tried convincing myself that I just didn't have time to make one. But then, as I was sewing the binding onto a deadline quilt, I remembered the "3 hour quilts" that I had made before (here, here, here, and here). Surely I could come up with an extra 3 hours!

Quick and easy quilt as you go baby quilt

So just as soon as my needle took the final stitch on the deadline quilt, I threw it in a heap and ran to my fabric stash to pull fabric for a baby quilt! The race was on!