Sunday Scans: Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Ft. Worth

I just spent two days at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Fort Worth.  I had a great time and learned a lot.  Here’s a quick overview of what the Expo had to offer.

Bee Bag Lady: Original Sewing and Quilt Expo

Classes!  This is the free motion quilting class I took.

Bee Bag Lady: Original Sewing and Quilt Expo

Vendors!  I shopped ’til I dropped.

Bee Bag Lady: Original Sewing and Quilt Expo

Demonstrations!  These were included at no extra charge for the price of admission.

Bee Bag Lady: Original Sewing and Quilt Expo

Quilts!  There was a beautiful display of quilts to enjoy.

Bee Bag Lady: Original Sewing and Quilt Expo

Prizes!  Some lucky participants went home with new sewing machines and other fabulous prizes.

If this show comes near you, I highly recommend it.  I feel like I got great value for my money.  Click the banner below to go to their website.

Bee Bag Lady: Original Sewing and Quilt Expo


Sunday Scans: Five Sewing Tools I Want

Pink Oliso IronHave you seen this beauty?  It’s the Oliso Ultra Precision Smart Iron Pink Limited Edition.  As you saw from my sewing studio tour, I love pink.  And I have wanted an Oliso iron for a while.  Truly, a match made in heaven.

TrueSharp Power Sharpener

The TrueSharp Power Rotary Blade Sharpener.  I would love to stop throwing away dull blades and replacing them with very expensive new ones.

Simplicity Side Winder

The Simplicity SideWinder portable bobbin winder.  It would be so nice not to have to unthread my machine when I run out of bobbin thread while quilting.

Circle Cutter

TrueCut Precision Circle Cutter.  A much better way to cut circles than the one I currently use: searching the house for something round the right size!

Gingher Self-Healing Mat

This Gingher 24×36-inch Self-Healing Gridded Rotary Mat.  Love the grids, love the squares, love the diagonal markings.  And I need a new large rotary mat.



Sunday Scans: Books I’m Reading

Today, I’m going to launch a series I’m calling “Sunday Scans”. It will be quick bites of whatever I’m interested in at the moment.  Could be sewing projects, recipes, books, etc.  This Sunday, I’m sharing five favorite books I’ve read recently.

Designated Daughters

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My Sewing Studio

Now that I’ve taught a few classes, I find that the questions I  get from students most are a) what kind of machine do you use? and b) what does your sewing studio look like?  Today, in honor of National Sewing Month, I’ll answer both those questions.  I have just finished reorganizing my studio, because it was getting way too crowded.

Bee Bag Lady: Sewing Tile Picture

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