DIY Quilted Doggie Placemats and tasty nutrition for your dog!

We are finalizing the move into our RV this week and after finally finding room for their Purina® Pro Plan® dry dog food, I realized that the dogs needed placemats under their dishes.  Why?  Well, for one it will keep the floor from getting messy, but the most important thing is everyone knows that dog food has much better taste when it is eaten over a rug.  Since I want to save my new carpet, a quilted placemat is in order! 

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

These quilted placemats are easy to make!  And they have a little pocket on the side to put a treat in for dessert!  I love creating my own decor and since my motorhome will be featuring teal and red inside, these little placemats will work well!

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Quilt Patterns come to life! A look at readers’ projects!

free quilt pattern windmills at night

I love to design quilt patterns and over the past few years I’ve been sharing the patterns with my readers both on the Sitcom and on websites such as Craftsy.  Every now and then, a reader will send me a photo of their finished quilt and it is so exciting to see what they have created using […]

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Free Quilt Patterns to brighten your day!

8 free quilt patterns for spring color

With the holidays over and the winter upon us, many of us are looking for bright projects to keep us entertained over the snowy season.  I love to quilt and knit, and spend my free time creating colorful diversions to the blustery weather.  With that in mind, I checked out the web and found some […]

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New Quilt Pattern! Sweet Hearts!

Sweethearts quilt pattern

Today I released my latest quilt pattern, available exclusively on Craftsy!  It is a mix of teal, red and white, and I call it Sweet Hearts.  This project has been a long time coming.  I planned it on paper many months ago, but finally was able to put a bit of time aside to assemble […]

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Love to quilt? How about a quilt kit?

batiks gone wild quilt pattern

Three of my most popular quilt patterns are being offered by Discount Sewing Supply as kits!  Kits make quilting so much easier.  All the fabrics are included and precut, ready for piecing. Save yourself hours of work by having them do much of the cutting for you. All the hard choices and cutting has been done for you! […]

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Batiks Gone Wild Quilt Pattern- my latest design!

batiks gone wild quilt pattern

Introducing my latest quilt pattern design, Batiks Gone Wild!  Earlier this year my friends at Discount Sewing Supply challenged me to create a pattern around their collection of premium quality Indonesian Batiks.  This simple pattern brings out the amazing colors of the batiks and is easy enough for a beginning quilter to tackle! Like my […]

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Enter to win a FREE Craftsy Video Class!

craftsy video classes

Did you know that Craftsy.com offers video craft classes in hundreds of crafty subjects?  And now as a reader of the Sitcom, I am able to offer you an exclusive opportunity to win a class of your choice from Craftsy! They have classes for most anything you can think of!  And what is great about […]

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Sleepy-time Door Stop Tutorial

sleepy time door stop tutorial

Create a cute door stop using a brick and fabric scraps!  You can make a miniature quilt following this tutorial, or substitute a quilted hot pad for the blanket.  Either way, this door stop makes a great gift! This project is something I made for the ornament club one year. While it isn’t an ornament, […]

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Fifty State Quilt- The history of a major quilt project!

50 state quilt block swap

Back in 1996, I had the opportunity to participate in a huge quilt block swap representing every state in the United States.  I represented the state of Georgia, and my assignment was to design a quilt block and make 50 of them.  This is my biggest quilting project to date. This quilt is one of […]

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Sitcom Reader’s Quilt Projects and Commercial Break Thursday!

mermaid quilt

I just love getting letters from readers who have created their own versions of my tutorials.  This past week, I received two fabulous quilted versions of two very different tutorials.  Turns out that I have some incredibly talented readers!  So lets check out these awesome quilts! This is a beautiful version of my Windmills at […]

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