Quilting Fuel: A Little Cheesy

What’s a comfort food that’s quick and easy to put together, filled with melted, cheesy goodness, and slides onto your plate in more variations that you ever imagined? Grilled cheese sandwiches! (Classic grilled cheese photo courtesy of Food Network.) There’s nothing like the nostalgic classic grilled cheese, made with white sandwich bread and American cheese….

From the Desert to the Stars

The 2017 Row by Row Experience theme is Row by Row is On The Go, and our Row is headed to space.  “From the Desert to the Stars” is Marsha’s design, and it  gives a tip of the hat to White Sands Missile Range and NASA.  The green chile cowboy’s got his lasso around a…

I Can’t Go to Paris, so I Made a Pillow Instead

Hello, lovely sewists! Carla here, to show you how I made this simple but sharp-looking flanged pillow sham, with  an envelope back opening. When the new Destination Paris fabrics arrived in the shop, I knew I needed some of them to make new occasional pillows for my living room. And since my husband is a […]

Quilting Fuel: Rabbit Season

I first made these salads when my kids were small. They’re all grown up, but as far as they’re concerned, it’s not Easter if these bunnies don’t make an appearance. And our favorite thing? They’re quick and easy to put together! The photo and the recipe come to us from our tried-and-true stand-by, Betty Crocker!…

One More Ladder to Climb

Our final block in our Block of the Month series is Jacob’s Ladder. Another nine-patch, composed of squares, four-patch squares, and half-square triangles, the variations you can create through color choice and block placement are amazing and endless! Jacob’s Ladder has been popular since the late 1800’s. It also goes by the names Road to…

What? Has it Been a Year Already?

On March 31, 2016, we launched our Block of the Month series with the Ohio Star block (shown in photo above), and we’ve never looked back! Marsha had lots of fun choosing fabrics for each month’s block, and honed her pattern-making skills in creating step-by-step instructions. Carla enjoyed researching the history of each block, and…

I Can’t Go to Paris, so I Made a Pillow Instead

Hello, lovely sewists! Carla here, to show you how I made this simple but sharp-looking flanged pillow sham, with  an envelope back opening. When the new Destination Paris fabrics arrived in the shop, I knew I needed some of them to make new occasional pillows for my living room. And since my husband is a…

Fabulous Feet for Fashion Divas

Dear Sewing Friends, we know that quilts are not the only sewing projects you love. We’ve devoted time and space to quilters and machine embroiderers, but what about you awesome garment makers? We have not forgotten you! The Bernina Babes know that you’re out there,  sewing an adorable dress for a daughter or granddaughter, finishing…

Quilting Fuel: Tuscan-Style Roasted Asparagus

Spring winds have arrived in  New Mexico, and when we’re not being blown away, we’re enjoying the sunshine and warmer temperatures. Fresh spring vegetables are making their way to the grocery store: asparagus, peas, fava beans, and greens of all kinds. If you’d like a list of what’s in season you can peek at lists…

On The Fence

  One of the simplest blocks you can learn as a quilter, the Rail Fence is made from three or more pieced strips . Don’t let that simplicity fool you, though: this straightforward block creates varied and unexpectedly beautiful quilts. Rail Fence blocks can be put together to create the Roman Square, Fine Woven or Basket…