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!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Violet Posies Quilt Homecoming


My Violet Posies quilt is home!  I love when my quilts come back home.  Everyone wants to cuddle them when I unpack the shipping box, including me.  For now, the Violet Posies quilt is hanging in my living room.  I try to rotate my quilts out quite a bit.  It's a fast and fun way to quickly change the decor and feeling of a room.


If you would like to sew your own Violet Posies quilt, the pattern is in the current issue of McCall's Quilting.  "Fabulous Quilts for Fall Sewing" it says at the top of the magazine.  Don't you just love sewing in the Autumn?  I do.  I open the door to my studio and let the fresh cool air blow in.  Soon the leaves will be putting on their annual show.  Such an inspiring palette of color, all those bright leaves against a gray sky.  

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Friday, August 28, 2015

Aura Hexagon Quilt Weekly Update


It's Friday.  The kids have been back to school all week and I'm just finding a little time to work today.  It's amazing how much there is to do keeping everyone organized, happy, and running a household.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Friday, August 21, 2015

Deal of the Day!

Quilter's Complete Guide is an all inclusive how-to quilt book by popular authors Marianne Fons and Liz Porter. This book is filled with informative chapters such as: Tools, Fabrics, and Color for Quilts, Basic Skills Reference Guide, First Steps in Traditional Patchwork, Drafting Patchwork Blocks and Addiing to Patchwork Skills, Basic Settings and Borders for Quilts, Get Ready to Quilt, Ins and Outs of Quilting, Finishing Your Quilts, First Steps in Quick-Cutting and Quick-Piecing, and First Steps in Hand Applique

A second section of the book "Beyond Basic Quiltmaking" takes you Beyond Basic Patchwork, Beyond Basic Applique, Beyond Basic Settings and Borders, Etcetera Techniques, Evaluating and Exhibiting Your Work, Collecting, Displaying and Caring for Quilts, Glossary of Quilting Terms, and Bibliography, Acknowlegments, and About the Authors. There is something to learn for everyone in this book, from beginners to advanced quilters.

This book is softcover, used, in good condition. There is a small, 1 inch tear in the front cover of the book. You can see this small imperfection in my third photo. 256 pages.

Only one available - Link here to purchase:  Quilter's Complete Guide

Thursday, August 20, 2015

What's New in the Curlicue Creations Shop?

Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine, the January/February 2007 issue. This magazine features Slash your Stash, Spectacular Scrap Quilts, Learn to Draw Quilting Designs, Dots and Hot, Dot to Dot Quilt, Fabric Finds,, Suns and Moons and more.

This fabulous issue of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine is in used, but excellent condition. 112 pages of great ideas for quilting.

Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine, the May/June 2003 issue. This magazine features Cherries - A Quilt by Sara Nephew, Capturing Memories on Cloth, Make a Baseball Quilt, 11 Great Projects and more.

This fabulous issue of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine is in used, but excellent condition. 74 pages of great ideas for quilting.

Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine, the March/April 2003 issue. This magazine features Wanna be a Cowboy?, Our Plumpest Spring Issue Ever!, Lose Weight Quilting, Jubliee Album Series Quilt, and more.

This fabulous issue of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine is in used, but excellent condition. 66 pages of great ideas for quilting.

For these and more great quilting patterns, fabric, and inspiration, please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Oh Kitty!


Just a quick hello today!  I wanted to share this photo of my kitty "helper" William.  See how helpful he is - holding down the lid of my sewing box so no fabric scraps can escape?  I especially love how he is sticking out his tongue like he's saying, "You thought you were going to sew tonight?  Try and get past me!"

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sew Many Dolls

What's new in the Curlicue Creations Shop this week?  Take a peek!


This Christmas angel doll pattern sews up an adorable country style doll with Noel hearts. Quick and easy to sew. Doll is approximately 12" tall. 

Get a head start on this year's holiday gifts and decor for your home with the Noel, Noel angel doll pattern. Vintage 1993.

This stamped embroidery kit sews up four adorable country style handkerchief dolls. Quick and easy to sew. Each doll is approximately 5" high. Kit includes printed fabric, cotton embroidery floss, satin ribbon, lace, needle, and instructions.

Get a head start on this year's holiday gifts and decor for your home with the Four Seasons Handkerchief Doll kit. Vintage unopened kit.

This pattern sews up an adorable country style bunny doll and her outfit. Quick and easy to sew. 

Get a head start on this year's holiday gifts and decor for your home with the Becka Bunny pattern. Vintage 1994.

This pattern sews up three adorable country style flat dolls and a mini quilt. Quick and easy to sew. The dolls are approximately 7 inches tall. 

Get a head start on this year's holiday gifts and decor for your home with the Punkinheads pattern. Vintage 1995.

For all these and more great patterns, fabric, and vintage sewing supplies, visit the Curlicue Creations Shop.  Have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Sewing Sanctuary


A few months ago, my husband brought home this free camper that he found on Craigslist.  A couple of the windows were broken and some of the trim was missing.  The owner decided he would rather give it away than do the repairs. My husband parked it, fixed it up a little, declared it was never going anywhere, and finally decided I could have it.  It's my new sewing sanctuary.  I am lucky enough to have a room to sew in our home, but with three boys and my husband, there is never any quiet.  I love them very much, but having a quiet escape all my own?  Wonderful.


I haven't done any prettying up yet, just setting up and organizing so far.  Here's my sewing table, surrounded by lots of big windows and natural light.  See all the vintage machines tucked away under the table?  It's ready to go.


I put my old cutting mat on the kitchen counter.  Perfect height for cutting.  Plus lots of drawers and cabinets for supplies.


A vintage child's desk and another seat for when the kids feel like making something.


Boxes of organized supplies so I can actually find what I'm looking for!  I may eventually replace these with some cubes or shelving or something.


I even have a nice comfy bed for relaxing, daydreaming, and designing.  Ahhhhh!  I've already written a few patterns right here.  It is a lot easier to write when you aren't getting interrupted every thirty seconds or so (like I am right now).

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas