Sunday, May 31, 2020

Pincushion parade blog hop

Hi and welcome.   Today is the first day of the pincushion parade blog hop hosted by Crystal of  I am so excited to be a part of Crystal's very first blog hop that she is hosting.

As a seamstress and quilter, I always need pincushions.   I use them at each machine and on my cutting table and at work.   I even keep some in the boxes of projects I am working on, so that they are easy to grab and go.

Today, I am sharing a very fun and easy pincushion tutorial with you.

You will need -
4 -  2 1/2"  squares
1 - 4 1/2" square
Some fiberfill or crushed walnut shells
Sewing machine
Needle if You want to hand sew it.

Start with you 2 1/2" squares and sew 2 together, right sides together on one side.

Do the same with the last 2 2 1/2 squares.

 Now sew them together to make a 4 patch block.


Sew your square to your 4 1/2" square leaving an opening on one side to turn and stuff.  (I leave maybe 2" in the center of the seam open.)

  Turn right side out and stuff.  I like to use a knitting needle, a pen or pencil to help me stuff it.   I usually use fiberfill, as I have it on hand.

Sew the seam closed and you have a fun pincushion.

These make perfect gifts for birthday a , Christmas or I was just thinking about you and thought you would enjoy this.

 I have at least 2 more pincushion to share with you during this blog hop so I will be back later in the month to share with you.  

Please follow along with these other bloggers throughout the month.   Download the form below as a way to track which blogs you visit and which pincushions you make.  Be sure to share on Instagram and tag the blogger.    If you have trouble downloading you can go to and click on the blog to download it there.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

It's cool to be square blog hop

Today is my day for the It's cool to be square blog hop. Thank you Carol @ for hosting this hop and letting me join.   I was going to share a beautiful quilt I am working on, but it is not happening.  I have had to switch to hand piecing as there is no room in my house to sew right now.  We are under major construction at my house right now.    But man it will be nice when we are done.

So instead of sharing a quilt, I have chosen to share some hot pads.  Hot pads are a huge necessity at my house.  I love to cook and bake.

These hot pads whip up fast, and I am glad I had some already done. 

I put 2 layers of batting and 1 layer of insul bright in my hot pads to make them thick for outdoor cooking.  Cast iron dutch ovens get hot.

Here is a link to a tutorial I did on hot pads

I hope to get at least the top of my quilt done this week and I will definitely share it.  Here is a peek of the quilt I am working on

Please join these other bloggers to see what they are sharing. 

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

One monthly goal - May 2020 - metro medallion

Elm Street Quilts

This month is a crazy month for me, as we are remodeling and my sewing room is a storage room for things.  So, my one monthly goal, hosted by, is to get 5 blocks sewn together for my metro medallion quilt by @

I am going for 5 hoping to go for more to be done, but I will be hand piecing most of them as we have limited space right now.

Any sewing I do this month will most likely be done by hand. But, it will be nice to have the remodel done and feel like we have a new home.

You can see all of the goals for this month by following this link

Linking up this week with for Wednesday waitloss