Sewing Companion



A few months ago, I found a tutorial on Popular Patchwork by Brenda Dean called the Simple Sewing Companion.  As I’m getting ready for QuiltCon, I actually got the incentive to put it together.  It was really easy to put together.  It was a bit smaller than I expected.  The scissors shown here are small embroidery snips and fit perfectly in their slot.  I cut down the business card / needle case I created to fit in one of the slots.  It will easily fit in a pocket of a purse or bag.

Melanie, at the Patchwork Robin, also created this case.  You should check it out.



‘Business’ Cards for QuiltCon

I wanted a few cards with my blog and guild information for QuiltCon.  Of course, I’ve waited till the last minute to get them put together, but I’ve finally got a plan.

The cards are tent style with my blog info on one side and the Northeast Louisiana Modern Quilt Guild info on the other.

I created the graphics using PhotoShop and laid the cards out in Word to print on card stock.

And inside is felt to hold needles.  I love things that are actually useful.

I plan to use these during meet and greets for the modern quilt guilds and PileOFabric’s Skill Builder group.

QuiltCon’s getting close!  What are you doing to get ready?

Trying to reorganize my sewing room ….

So today I’ve been trying to reorganize my sewing room.  Let me tell you, that’s a job!  I wish I had thought to photo the room before I started.  Based on the chaos that still exists, you can probably imagine how bad it was.  Here are a couple of photos as it is now after working all day.



Juki DDL 8700H

The reason for rearranging the sewing room is the impending arrival of my new baby.  I just purchased a Juki DDL 8700H to work with vinyl and heavier fabrics.  I’ve been recovering exercise equipment for a local gym and it’s putting a strain on my small Bernina.   Since we don’t have a local Juki dealer, I shopped online and found  They were one of the few shops that actually answered their phone and spoke with confidence and knowledge about the machines.  They dealt with multiple emails and phone calls with courtesy and patience.  Great customer service


I’ve cleared a space on one wall for the table and setup.  I am wall to wall in this room!  It would be great if I learned to actually throw things away once in a while.  I also need to learn to stop buying fabric!!

My Bernina 820 is sitting on a folding table and I’m really thinking I need to upgrade the setup.  I wish I lived near an Ikea, but I may have to make my own.  We’ll see …

I hope you do a better job of organizing than I do.  If you have any great tips, please let me know.