Archive | July, 2021

In Praise of Pool Noodles

It’s the end of July.  Sadly, summer is winding down.  There are Back-to-School sales everywhere.  All too soon (too soon for me, because I am a rare specimen – a Southern woman, who despite the vicious North Carolina humidity, loves her some hot weather), all the summer supplies will be on sale.  Yup.  All the […]

Dealing with FOMU

Today’s topic is FOMU – what it is, how it works, and (hopefully) I’ll give you a few steps to get over any FOMU in your quilting world. In case you didn’t know, FOMU is an acronym for Fear of Messing Up.  All of us experience FOMU in some area and at some point in […]

A Rose by Any Other Name

What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet; –William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Roses are one of the most – if not the most – familiar flowers in the world.  They’ve been plied in poetry, sung about in songs, listed in literature, and (depending on the […]

How To Choose the Right Cutting Mat for You

This blog is the last one in the cutting trinity.  We’ve talked about scissors and rotary cutters.  Today we’re looking at the final leg of the cutting tripod – the cutting mat.  Whether you use scissors or a rotary cutter to slice and dice your fabric, chances are you will use a mat with either […]