New VidCast on Half Square Triangles

Half Square Triangles with Trish

I’m happy to say I figured out how to edit the video’s I’ve recently filmed.  Here is the new VidCast on how I make half square triangles when I am using 2 1/2″ strips.  This method is a great way to get perfect units and you don’t have to rip paper off when you are done!  Check it out.


Video Tutorials

I went ahead and embedded some of my videos that have been on YouTube for a while.  I recently video’d some more tutorials but have to figure out (again) how to edit and upload them.  When I do that, you will see them here.  If you want to be notified, I send out emails when I have added something new either to the blog or the website.  Simply subscribe to the newsletter on my site:

Fun with Shaving Cream

Fun with Shaving Cream & Ink

See how I use shaving cream as a medium with the Tsukineko Inks to create different visual textures.

Bobbin Work Made Easier

Bobbin Work Made Easier

Learn the basics of sewing with specialty threads in your bobbin.

Bobbin Winding

Bobbin Winding & Stitching Points

See how to wind a bobbin when preparing for embellishing with bobbin work.

Front and Top Load Bobbin Explained

Top Load & Front Load Bobbin Explained

Learn about your bobbin and how to utilize it for sewing with specialty threads in your bobbin.


I’m excited to start this web log thing… I am in the process of new patterns.  Now I can take photo’s and maybe get some feedback as I go.  It is always fun to brainstorm with others.

I just finished writing the new booklet “UnderCover Strips”.  It has 6 patterns in it for use with the Hoffman batik Bali Pop sets.  One quilt for each set but you can mix and match, of course.  Plus you can use your own stash because I have added cutting instructions if you want to get rid of your library of fabrics.  It’s ready to be shipped to me from the printer so I’ll have them here at the studio soon.  You can go to my website to order.

I’m looking for a really good program to use that will allow me to sell e-patterns on the site.  I can sell them for less if I don’t have to print them and store them.  They will be full color.  If I can I will put one or two on the site for free so you can see what my pattern writing is like.

Right now, if you go to the website, you can get this months Free Technique/Project.  It’s on using fusible thread to do reverse applique.  You can download it as a PDF file and print it for your file or save it to your computer.

Well, that’s all for now.  I am still learning how to run this blog thing.  More soon.