Monday, November 26, 2012

Mug Bucket closure

Q. Hi! I bought your Mug Bucket pattern in Houston at the quilt show.  Great pattern!   However,  I can’t figure out how to get the Velcro on the Mug Bucket. Is it supposed to stick out from the sides or be flush against the wrong side?  I just couldn’t figure out  how it would go on before the binding and also stick out from the sides.  Can you help me please?  S. Mc.
A. You had it right.  It goes flush against the wrong side and then you pull the ends out from under the binding and lap (and trim if necessary) the Velcro.  Be sure to put the hook up on one side and the loop on the other.  Go to the September 27 blog for an easier way to attach the mug bucket.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Go Bucket is Going Places

Simplicity is going to carry the new Go Bucket in their Fall 2013 catalog. I knew it was a good pattern! You can still buy your Go Bucket pattern now at

Friday, November 9, 2012

Four Hours to Plan

I'm in Monroe to watch my grandsons swim meet at ULM tomorrow. On the four hour drive, I had a lot of time to think about some possible tutorials. After a lot of positive feedback from friends and Facebook about the latest art quilt. I'm thinking about a mini tute on making stencils from photographs.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Back from Houston - Mini Quilt Break

Check my FB page for my newest mini quilt at
This is a practice mini quilt about our summer vacation. I will make another, then tackle the larger one. I learned a lot of neat techniques at the many workshops and lectures I attended at the Houston Quilt Festival. One that I am anxious to try is using rattail to bind quilts.  I will probably use it on this little one, and then try the facing technique that another person taught.  I'll pull my notes and handouts and give the teachers full credit for their great classes. 
My patterns did quite well in Hissyfitz's booth.  Just the Go Bucket and the Mug Bucket traveled.  It was a good showing for sure. I saw some interesting products that I will try in future patterns or in updates.  Some things were just old tricks with new names and prices. LOL