Category: rag quilt

Working on a quilt and pretty fabric!

I’ve been getting a lot of interest in queen size quilts, so I’ve been working on one using the Amy Butler Love fabrics.  They sure are pretty!

fabricblog3But, now I’m waiting for some more backing fabric that I ordered to finish it.  So, I’m making some more table runners to put in my shop.  I didn’t want to unthread my Laura Ashley machine to start them, so I pulled out my Elna 860.  I bought it in early 2015, mainly for embroidery.  I hadn’t really learned much about the sewing side of it until today.  I figured out how to program and save special stitches and how to do twin stitching.  It took me all afternoon to figure it out.  😯   I would try to find info in the manual, but had a heck of a time with that. So, I just started pushing buttons and figured things out that way.  😎  I love this machine!  It’s very quiet and the stitching is perfect!  I’m so glad I finally decided to figure it out.  It’s going to be a great second sewing machine! 

I bought a couple of different fabric collections in the past month or so.  The blue fabrics are from April Cornell.  Aren’t they beautiful?  And the sunflower fabrics are from Wilmington Prints.  More quilts coming soon using these fabrics. 

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Rag quilt candle mat and coaster sets

I’ve been making these candle mat sets for years and they have been very popular in the past, especially during the holidays.  Most customers have bought three or four sets to give as gifts and to keep one for themselves.  I stopped making them for a couple years, just not enough time to get any new ones in my shop. But, I’m back to adding them to my etsy shop and forgot how nice it is to sew something a little simpler than a quilt or tote. I’ve kept them very inexpensive, so you can get more than one.  I love to do custom orders for these, too!

Click here for Christmas Words set ~~


Ask me about other fabrics I have or can order and about reversible sets. Plus, I can always add extra coasters to a set, too. 

Click here for Navy Snowmen set ~~


Click here for Thanksgiving set ~~


Click here for Christmas Trees set ~~


There are a few more in my shop and I’ll be adding more sets in a few days. Now, I better get back to sewing! 🙂 

Fabrics are in for custom order!

The last of the fabric for the Christmas quilt came in yesterday.  I’ve been sewing like crazy today!  Got all the rows together!  I just need to stitch around the outer edge and clip the seams. I’m hoping to get pictures by Friday for my customer.


In the mean time, I sold three totes a couple days ago, so I need to find some time soon to make a few more.  I’m loving all the busyness of life lately.  I’m trying to get up every morning with a set goal for that day.  It’s nice to wake up knowing my day is planned out. 😎

Here’s some pictures of quilts that are available in my shop, ready to ship!

Click here to see this quilt on Etsy

bluequilt3Click here to see this quilt on Etsy

graypinkquilt5Click here to see this quilt on Etsy


Very excited about latest custom order!

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A few days ago I had a customer ask about a custom order.  She searched on Etsy and found a number of fabrics that she wanted to have made into an extra large Christmas lap quilt.  So, I got busy figuring out how much of each fabric I’d need and if each place that I needed to order from would have enough fabric in stock.  I was a little concerned about the cost because we have fabric coming from many different sellers including one from Australia and shipping for each was going to add up.  But, she loves all the fabrics she picked out and decided to go with them all! 😀  We sent messages back and forth for the better part of the day and I really enjoyed the process of working with her! 

I added a new page to my website called “custom orders” and put all her fabrics on the page, so she could see how they would look together instead of a picture here and a picture there. After we got everything figured out, I ordered all the fun fabrics she chose. Two arrived already and the rest should hopefully be here by the end of the week. 🙂 I can’t wait to get started on her quilt!  Pictures soon! 🙂

Pick your own fabrics

I know there are times when customers are looking for the perfect quilt and just don’t see anything ready to ship that has the look they’re wanting. If you don’t see just what you’re looking for in my shop, I’m adding custom, made to order listings for you to “Pick Your Own Fabrics”.  Each listing is for a different size quilt, from crib to king.  I’m still in the process of adding them to my Etsy shop, so please check back over the next couple of days to see them all. 

I’ve put all the information on how to pick your fabrics in each listing.  You get to choose from thousands of fabrics on both and  You’ll put the names of the fabrics in the “notes to seller” box at checkout, I’ll order the fabrics, and get started on the perfect quilt for you.  If you get stuck or have any questions on the process, please send me a message and I’ll help in any way I can.  I want you to enjoy creating your own beautiful rag quilt! 

Click on each link to go to the Etsy listing!

“Pick Your Own Fabrics Lap Size Rag Quilt”


“Pick Your Own Fabrics Twin Size Rag Quilt”


“Pick Your Own Fabrics Full Size Rag Quilt”