Maxie Mail Subscription Sewing Box Preview - March 2019

How did April arrive so quickly? While we are working diligently on April’s Maxie Mail Subscription Sewing Box, I thought I’d take a moment to share March’s contents with you. I get so many requests to preview what’s inside, so let’s take a peek! The video below reveals the contents and shares ideas, but each box is also accompanied by a step-by-step video tutorial, password protected and available to subscribers on the Members’ Only page. If you’re not subscribed, won’t you join us? Click here for more information, and if you have trouble viewing the video below, click here. For 10% off your first box, use the code below when you sign up:


Maxie Makes 'Modern to a T' Quilt, a Video Tutorial!

Video tutorials are my favorite things to share with you! Today, I'm bringing you a special pattern that I reworked from a vintage quilt that featured a block popular around 1890. Can we make this modern? Why, yes, we can! I'll show you how in the video below!

While strolling in an antique shop in Asheville, NC, I came across the quilt pictured below. The binding was tattered and almost disintegrated. Hand quilted and hand pieced, it was heavy with the cotton batting so familiar in the old quilts I slept under at my grandmother's house. Maybe that's why I was so drawn to it. I inspected the blocks and saw that it was made with quilt units familiar to most quilters. I felt that this quilt would be a cinch to make, even for a beginner. Watch the video for even more facts about the quilt, and I'll give you some tips and tool ideas that will make it easier than you can even imagine.  Two products help to make the piecing more accurate and timesaving:  Triangulations and the Flying Geese Bloc Loc Ruler, both available on my shopping page, as well as a fat quarter bundle to make the quilt in the colors shown! The pattern is provided with the fabric bundle. Oh, yes! I have a surprise at the end of the tutorial, so, grab a cup of coffee and let's get started!

Double T Quilt Block
The unveiling of the 'Modern to a T' Quilt!

I hope you enjoy today's video...please leave me a comment so that I know you were here. Happy Sewing and God bless! Maxie