Text It!

We are thrilled to be a stop on the hop for Text It! by Sherri Noel of Rebecca Mae Designs for Martingale/That Patchwork Place.

Sherri’s book is beautifully organized with 10 stunning projects featuring text in all shapes and sizes. There are 7 full sized alphabets included as pull-out/fold-out patterns that make completing Sherri’s projects a breeze.

She includes a section dedicated to appliqué techniques and tips, a wonderful resource for both experts and beginners. We love that Sherri arms readers with projects that boost creativity and shares tools and templates to allow them to branch out with their own text-based designs.

I committed to testing out a project in celebration of the book release. I couldn’t help but pick the Hustle Pillow.

As a working parent with a demanding (but amazing) job, two young kiddos, and a plethora of other commitments, Hustle Every Day is pretty much a mantra. I chose to make it as a wall hanging to display proudly in my home office as a reminder of the strength and drive that we all show within our day-to-day. Shout out to all of those who identify with this phrase as much as I do!

Sherri’s instructions were super easy to follow, making completing the project much easier than I’d expected. I’ve been really into chain-piecing lately, and it definitely saved me some time. I started out by creating the blocks on the bottom and then shifted to the appliqué.

I traced my letters onto my one remaining sheet of double sided fusible web — a huge relief as it truly does make things a million times easier — with the help from my Wafer Lightbox from the Daylight Company. I can’t tell you how much easier the tracing is with this magical thing. No more taping everything up on the glass of my front door!

I went with a faced binding instead of a traditional binding and really love how it looks! If you’re curious about doing faced bindings, I got the idea from Kitty of Night Quilter via this post and used this recommended tutorial from Victoria of The Silly BooDilly.

Finally, I used fabrics from FRIEDLANDER by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman, my go-to spool of Aurifil 50wt in 2021, and some of my favorite Olfa tools to put it all together.

Thanks so much to Sherri for including Aurifil in all of this fun! We love this book!


The fun started at the beginning of this month, so click through to get a peek at additional projects, giveaways, and more!

Monday, 3/4 – BEE HAPPY
Pamela Jane Morgan –My Sweet Little Stitches
Sharon of Lilabelle Lane – Lilabelle Lane Creations

Tuesday, 3/5 – INFINITY Quilt
Laura Piland – Slice of Pi Quilts
Leanne Parsons – Devoted Quilters
Katie Muter Starcher – Katie Mae Quilts

Wednesday, 3/6 – PILLOW TALK
Kate Colleran – Seams Like a Dream
Cheryl Daines Brown – Quilter Chic
Dorie Hruska – Forever Quilting

Thursday, 3/7 – FREEDOM Quilt
Jen Shaffer – Patterns by Jen
Tara Miller – Quilt District
Lynn Kane – Puppy Girl Designs

Friday, 3/8 – LOVING YOU Wall Hanging
Ellen Ault – Handmade 3D
Sherri Noel – Rebecca Mae Designs

Monday, 3/11 – COUNTING SHEEP Baby Quilt
Deanne Eisenman – Snuggle Quilts
Raewyn Barge – Stitching Farmgirl
Susan Pelland – Sue Pelland Designs

Tuesday, 3/12 – HOME PILLOW
Joanne Harris – Quilts by Joanne
Patty Dudek – Elm Street Quilts
Andy Knowlton – A Bright Corner
Sandra Starley – Utah Quilt Appraiser
Cindy Pieters – Stitchin at Home

Wednesday, 3/13 – LIFE IS SHORT Wall hanging
Becca Fenstermaker – Pretty Piney
Katie Bock – Sewing with Katie
Alla Blanca – Rainbows Bunnies Cupcakes

Thursday, 3/14 – HUSTLE PILLOW
Terri Banden Bosch – Meandering Along Lizard Creek
Willow Olsen – Bearpaw Design Blog
Erin Sampson/Aurifil – Auribuzz (YOU ARE HERE)

Lauren Wright – Molly and Mama
Sandra Healy – Sandra Healy Designs
Cheryl Krisel Lynch – Cheryl Lynch Quilts

Saturday, 3/16 – WRAP UP
Sherri Noel – Rebecca Mae Designs


Click here to enter-to-win a copy of Text It! + 2 LG Spools of Aurifil 50wt Thread. You do not have to complete all the options to be entered but the more options you choose, the more entries you have!  Entries will be accepted from now through 11:59pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 19! Winner will be randomly selected and contacted on Wednesday, March 20. Good luck!

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Sherri has been sewing as long as she can remember. She’s always loved sewing for the home, making bags, mittens, and of course, quilts!  She lives in New England with her family, including two pups, a cat, two beautiful daughters (after whom her business is named), and Ian incredibly supportive partner who always supports her passion for sewing and even listens to all her sewing stories!

Sherri loves sharing and teaching so please check out her Tutorials page for additional projects!


* Images by Sherri Noel, Pamela Morgan of MySweetLittleStitches, and Aurifil


  1. Great wall hanging!! Thank you for the intro to a new binding!! I’m off to check it out!!

  2. Been following along with the Text It blog hop!! So impressed with all the projects made from Sheri’s book!!! But, do I really have to hustle today??? Lol!!!!

  3. Love your wall hanging! It’s nice to enjoy retirement after using that mantra for many years 😀. Thank you, from Texas.

  4. Love your project. I might have to try the binding like that. Love the banner at the top of your blog too with the thread spools as vases! So clever and cute. Would love a chance to win this book. I love Sherris patterns and all the ones I have tried so far have always been “perfect”.

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