Saturday, August 13, 2022

Sewing Table Upgrade!


Many years ago, I purchased this foldaway card table. customized to fit a Singer Featherweight 221 sewing machine.  The table folds up and is lightweight - perfect to carry anywhere.  It also has extendable legs so I can adjust the height.

After 17 years, it was looking a little mangy!  Time for a makeover!

I had my husband remove the screws and take off the table tops.  Then I set about taking out all of the staples with a chisel and pliers, so I could replace the old vinyl. #girlswithtoolsrule

I borrowed a staple gun with 1/4" staples, then proceeded to recover the tops with some lovely Naugahyde.  Evan screwed the table tops back on.  #guyswithtoolsruletoo


Here you can see the custom drop-down that fits the sewing machine.  It is shallow enough to fit inside when the table is folded up, and just deep enough for the featherweight to sit flush.



Gorgeous!!


Little Miss "Dolly" is happy in her new home!


Used it last month when I had a booth at the Star Valley Quilt Trail quilt show.  My friend Debbie helped with demos at the booth while I showed quilts and sold patterns.  The table worked great to sew standing up!  

Now I have three featherweights, and I've been looking online for a table of this type, but most folding card tables are no longer made with masonite board, but plastic or aluminum.  Maybe those could work too?  I'll let you know!

Deonn
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Friday, July 1, 2022

Tsunami (A Giant "Storm at Sea")

https://www.etsy.com/listing/193585243/tsunami-a-giant-storm-at-sea-digital
Tsunami (A Giant "Storm at Sea") Lap Quilt  
Printed Pattern and Template available at Missouri Star Quilt Company  
Digital Pattern is available at Quiltscapes  

Oh how I love this quilt design!  It's a supersized "Storm at Sea" quilt, a traditional quilt design.  Once when giving a trunk show, someone asked why the quilt looked like it was moving!  It's the play of the different angles along with the shades and tones of the fabric that move your eyes around the quilt, create an undulating effect, like waves on the ocean!  The best part?  It doesn't take long to make this quilt!

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Kathryn's Star Quilts

A Carpenter's Star

My friend Kathryn makes a quilt for each of her grandchildren, and she's got a bunch!  She has them

Friday, April 29, 2022

Tab Choir Quilt Show


Singing in the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is such a joy to me, and as we finished a recording session last week with guest artist, Sissel, I snapped a little photo of the empty hall.  This is when two of my passions, singing and quilting, briefly collide!  

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Cheryl's Winter Stag


A little custom quilting for Cheryl - Isn't this Winter Stag stunning?  Love the beautiful layout of

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

I ♥ LOVE ♥ Appliqué - Video Tutorial Series

I'm excited to announce that I am doing a virtual class for the Utah Quilt Guild's Spring "Remote-Fest"!

Friday, February 25, 2022

Design Challenge: TV Quilts!


Don't you love it when, every once in a while, a quilt will pop up on the screen in a TV show or movie, or commercial?  I'm talking about Quilts on TV, not quilts to wrap up in while watching TV.  See if you can spot the quilt in this commercial

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Buttercup Blooms ~ "Vivienne"

"Vivienne" 60" x 60" Lap Quilt by Deonn
featuring Buttercup Blooms by Gerri Robinson for Riley Blake Designs

Gerri Robinson's new fabric line caught my eye with its luscious butter-colored yellows on navy blue with little glimmers of silver ~ like a flower garden in the moonlight.  The fabrics spoke to me and I just had to get some in my hands to remake an old favorite.  

Monday, February 14, 2022

Tutorial ~ How to Bind a Scalloped Edge

Love is in the air!  This "LOVE-ly" gorgeous quilt was made with vintage Valentine handkerchiefs by my quilt customer, Shawn T.  She always has wonderful, creative ideas, and this was no exception!  

Monday, January 31, 2022

A Deluxe Denim Quilt


You guys!  I just finished this beast-of-a-quilt, and it is gorgeous, even for denim!

I don't normally do commission quilts, in fact, never.  I don't have time.  But my sister had a friend who begged to have a quilt made from all his old Levis.  I quoted a price that I figured would change his mind, and he accepted!  Now, I just needed about 50 hours to do it.