Welcome to the Curlicue Creations blog.

I'm so happy you could stop by. I'll be posting about my latest quilt patterns, and projects in the works. I'll also be periodically posting information and pictures about my vintage sewing finds. Please visit my shop at curlicuecreations.com. Have a super day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Vintage Pink Quilt Cabinet


I recently repainted this sweet vintage cabinet.  It was so ugly before, that I couldn't bear to take a "before" photo.  It had dirty white paint over older black paint and there were drips of both old paint colors on the glass.  I painted it pink, because I like pink, and I have a whole gallon of pink paint. The cabinet is on wheels, so it is easy for me to move around myself.  For now, it is in a corner of my living room.  I plan to fill it up with quilts.  It will be nice to have them on hand for couch cuddling with the kids and cats on cold winter nights.


The original knob was in just as poor shape as the rest of the cabinet.  I searched Etsy for just the right thing, and found this handmade vintage looking sewing machine knob.  The knob says "Because I Said Sew!".  Perfect.  I found this lovely in the Wallpaper Your World shop.  She has 276 different knobs available in her shop, and supplies wallpaper as well.  I'm definitely going to return to her shop when I get around to painting my kitchen cabinets.  They need some unique knobs as well!

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Monday, May 11, 2015

Craftsy Classes on Sale through Midnight!


Just a quick note to let you know there are lot of information packed Craftsy quilting and sewing classes on sale, now through Midnight tonight!  Click here to get a great price on a class:  Sewing and Quilting Classes.  Let me know what you chose.

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 11 Blog Tour


Hello!  Welcome to my segment of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 11 Blog Tour.  I'm so glad you stopped by.  This is my block from the magazine, Aloha Flower.  It's block #1014.  I loved sewing this block.  The Artisan Shimmer fabrics from Northcott really helped to make this block shine.  I wanted to create a happy, tropical feel with the Aloha Flower block.  Are you feeling it?  The ocean breeze, the warm sand, the sunshine?  Ahhhhhh!


This block was so lovely to sew that I made a few more, changing the color placement in each one.  I did a tiny zig-zag around the edges of the fusible applique.  I really like the look the zig-zag stitch gives to applique, plus I enjoy doing it.  Is that crazy?  I'm not sure, but that's what I like to do. 


I stitched the three blocks together with some bright sashing and made this skinny wall hanging/table runner.  If you want to get this look, the blue strips are 1" finished, and the red border is 2" finished.  Super simple, but beautiful at the same time.  


  I feel so honored to be in this stellar magazine yet again.  I've actually had blocks in issues four through eleven, and I'm surprised and excited as a child at Christmas every time.  Volume 11 is just as amazing as the previous publications.  Each one of the 100 blocks is so amazing and creative that I want to sew them all!  If only there were more time....

And now for my giveaway.  I will be giving away two issues today.  Just leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite flower is and I'll choose two random winners at the end of the blog tour this week.  Please be sure I have a way to contact you, should you be one of my lucky winners.

Visit the rest of the amazing designers on today's tour to win more prizes.  You can connect with everyone at Quiltmaker's blog, here:  Quilty Pleasures.

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Aura Hexie Quilt Update


I've just returned to working on my Aura hexie quilt.  You can see in this updated photo that I've turned the corner on the upper left side of the quilt.  I've been adding lots of orange hexies to the curved area during the evenings.  This is great for TV time.  Did you see The Middle last night?  It's my favorite show.  I really relate to Frankie Heck, but I was so happy to see Sue get a new love interest.  Go Sue!

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kansas Troubles Heartfelt


Good morning.  I just wanted to share a preview of these gorgeous fabrics from the upcoming Heartfelt collection, by Kansas Troubles, for Moda.  I'm working on a quilt with these fabrics and they are fabulous.  These fabrics will be in quilt shops in June.


And just a reminder...join me for the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour next week.  I will be doing my part on Wednesday, May 6th.  Be sure to visit my blog for a peek at my block and a giveaway, too.

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Vintage Sewing Machine Treasure


My big find for last weekend - A Singer Slant Buttonholer and Touch and Sew Accessories for $1.00 each!  I found these in the upstairs section of an antique mall.  What a price.  I had to purchase them.


The buttonholer is in pristine condition.  I'm wondering if it's ever been used.  Beautiful condition instruction booklet.


Even the styrofoam is still intact.


The buttonholer and all it's parts.  Beautiful.
By far, the best one I have.


Here's the inside of the accessories box.  All the cams are inside, both the top and bottom of the box.  All the accessories appear to be there, too, also in pristine condition.  Plus a few different brands and sizes of sewing machine needles.  The needles themselves are worth the $1.00.

Now I'm at home anticipating my husband's return from a short trip to the mountains.  He called and said he's bringing two vintage sewing machines, plus a box of fabric.  Ooooooh - sweet anticipation.

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Monday, April 20, 2015

Orange Hexie Time


I've seen so many beautiful "finished" hexie quilts recently.  It's time to get back to work on my Aura quilt.  Last night, I went through a big box of scraps and pulled out all of the orange fabrics I could find.  Then I had a hexie Go cutting session. 


Here's the results.  A nice little stack to stitch.  Perfect for school bus waiting time in the afternoons.  What are you stitching today?

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas