As a youngster, I was intrigued with my mother’s sewing machine, which was sitting on a shelf gathering dust. Teaching myself to sew at the age of 8, I made myself a skirt and vest to wear to school and have been sewing ever since.
In 1996, my sewing hobby became my part-time sewing business. It was then that I realized I could make a successful sewing business using a variety of different fabrics and creating useful items to use at home.
I retired from my government job in 2002 to pursue my business full-time and am particularly excited to be using the latest sewing technology. No matter what changes my life has seen, my love of sewing and fascination with interesting fabric have remained constant. My finished products exemplify a keen eye for detail coupled with the passion to transform simple pieces of fabric into beautiful, practical, and unique creations. This has earned me countless compliments for quality and eye-appeal on my entire range of products.
All products you see are made by me in my smoke-free home in the USA.
Crafts & Products
Handmade Crafts For Sale
I offer only handmade crafts for sale. Each item is individually sewn by me in my smoke-free home in Maryland. I taught myself to sew at the age of 8, and I’ve been at it ever since, both as a hobby, and now as a business. My finished products exemplify a keen eye for detail coupled with the passion to transform simple pieces of fabric into beautiful, practical, and unique creations. This has earned me countless compliments for quality and eye-appeal on my entire range of products.
I take pride in quality craftsmanship and use of distinctive, high-quality fabrics to provide you with products and unique gifts that give long-lasting pleasure at reasonable prices. All products are handmade. I specialize in quilted purses, quilted totes, quilted placemats, quillows, decorative pillows, appliance covers, quilted table runners, bibs and more. And for your pet, I make quilted pet food mats and custom pet accessories.
The colors and patterns of quilting fabrics to choose from are endless. Check out the fabrics page to see some of your choices. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, contact me directly. I can also use fabric you supply, provided it is the appropriate weight for the product you are ordering.
I participate in a lot of art shows, craft shows, and juried shows in and around Maryland. Check this page frequently, as I am adding shows all of the time.
Toby’s keepsake birth bunnies are unique because each one has the baby’s name embroidered on one ear and the date of birth on the other. They are approximately 20” high and are made of muslin and stuffed with top-quality polyester stuffing.
Quilted Pet Food Mats
For our furry pals, Toby creates cute reversible cat silhouette and dog bone mats. Choose from our in-stock pet mats or visit the FABRIC page for more choices to suit your pet and your home decor.
Quilted Pillow Covers
Toby’s quilted pillow covers fit a 16″ x 16″ pop-in firm pillow form and can be purchased with or without the form. They are made of 100% cotton with a muslin lining and polyester padding to enhance the quilting and give the covers durability.