Erica Arndt

Erica Arndt

Hi! My name is Erica and I'm a Christian, a wife, a mama to 4 amazing kiddos, a homeschooler, blogger, and author! I'm most well known for my homeschooling website, Confessions of a Homeschooler where I share tips, curriculum, organizational ideas, and more! I host a homeschooling forum where parents can find encouragement, ask questions, share tips, and more! I also have my Homeschooling 101 and Taking Charge of Your Child's Education books available in my store and on Amazon. I hope you enjoy your visit here!

Vlogmas 2019 ~ Part 3!

Vlogmas 2019 ~ Part 3!

VLOGMAS 2019 ~ Part 2

VLOGMAS 2019 ~ Part 2

VLOGMAS 2019 ~ Part 1!

VLOGMAS 2019 ~ Part 1!

October 2019 Sew Sampler

October 2019 Sew Sampler


  • Nancy James
    Nancy James5 minuta më parë

    How long should the kid size straps be? Thanks for sharing your expertise! ❤️

  • shawna leanne
    shawna leanne12 minuta më parë

    This is the first video I've ever watched on sewing a mask. First, thank you for taking the time to make this video. My husband works for our local hospital and doesn't want us going outside with out masks if we are going to be around people. Second, great way of doing it and I'm going to personally try this out tonight. 3rd and final thing...where in the world did you get your beautiful pink iron? I LOVE it. Thanks so much for your time and I do hope your evening is amazing.

  • Audrey Derby
    Audrey DerbyOrë më parë

    Needlepoint have 100 stitches every square inch.....cross stitch has 200 every square inch! I stick to needle

  • a confused person
    a confused person2 orë më parë

    Nice video! You explained everything pretty well ❤️

  • Mamie Lallo
    Mamie Lallo2 orë më parë

    Thank you for this video. It was really helpful. I am so going to try all four . Perfect rainy day.

  • Audrey Derby
    Audrey Derby2 orë më parë

    Sound like poor husband never says a word....steps over fabric, craft supplies, I sew, quilt, knit, needlepoint, rug hook, crochet......thank that we are to STAY HOME.....Never Bored!

  • Audrey Derby
    Audrey Derby3 orë më parë

    I love all your videos....sewing, crafts....I honestly don’t know where you find the time...a large home....extremely neat....four kids, homeschooling.....on and’re amazing!

  • rena
    rena [email protected]4 orë më parë

    I haven't sew for 30 years I got lots projects this is my first project in my list cant wait I love it thank you

  • Audrey Derby
    Audrey Derby4 orë më parë

    I used to unwind my balls of yarn. . Make 2 balls same size. I would knit 2 mittens or socks from BOTH balls until I ran out of yarn then switch to next colour. My kids. Called them Bumble Bee mitts. If they list them at school they could fi d them

  • Serena Hamilton
    Serena Hamilton4 orë më parë

    I have just completed my quilt using your binding method and it was so easy that I will be using it from now on. You made this so easy!!

  • Miyali Santos
    Miyali Santos6 orë më parë

    This is the first crochet project I will do when I get yarn. Do you have any tips on crochet?

  • Ada Encarnacion
    Ada Encarnacion7 orë më parë

    ok I would like to know if is also possible to bind my quilt block before I sew the backing to my quilt block than sew the backing fabric to make a pillow??

  • Ada Encarnacion
    Ada EncarnacionOrë më parë

    @Erica Arndt I made a Dresden plate quilt block once I stitch the backing pretty side together to the quilted dresden plate block turn it inside out than I can bind it all around🤔

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt3 orë më parë

    Hi Ada, you would actually want to sew the pillow backing to the front quilt block. Then bind the whole thing together. I do have a tutorial on how to do a pillow here:

  • Susan Geisler
    Susan Geisler9 orë më parë

    Thank you for your video. Really helped us out. Thanks

  • Frany
    Frany9 orë më parë

    Good job 👍

  • Jules Aviles
    Jules Aviles10 orë më parë

    Such cute stuff!! So I’ve trie that thread and it’s so breaks so easy not sure how it’s a good quality thread. Can you expand more on different thread with the appropriate fabric and needles? Thanks so much for the videos Erica!!

  • Amanda Byrd
    Amanda Byrd11 orë më parë

    Great video! thank you! Where can I find that cute fabric? :)

  • Amanda Byrd
    Amanda Byrd2 orë më parë

    @Erica Arndt thank you so much!

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt3 orë më parë

    It's from my Bonnie and Camille stash, so it's a bit older. But they release new lines every year, you can check them out here:

  • Cheri Williams
    Cheri Williams13 orë më parë

    Wonderful! Why oh, why did I have to find your tutorials when I have to go back to work after being out for a week? I am going to make a pouch before Monday. You make this look so easy. And definitely fun seeing the cat's tail.

  • Dimitra Orfanou
    Dimitra Orfanou18 orë më parë

    Thank you for the nice pattern. A question please. What ages for, is the kids pattern?

  • Jessica Tschudy
    Jessica Tschudy19 orë më parë

    Is the strap piece really only 3.5” by 6” as the pdf I bought says? Looking at the strap piece on your board it looks much longer than that.

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt3 orë më parë

    I adjusted the pattern after filming, so just follow the PDF instructions :)

  • N. Parker
    N. Parker21 orë më parë

    you are amazing

  • Brenda Pluff
    Brenda Pluff23 orë më parë

    I love your video. Tysm

  • Scratch Gaming
    Scratch Gaming23 orë më parë

    This helped a lot thank you so much

  • Judith Kirk
    Judith KirkDitë më parë

    Measurements would be helpful, other than that excellent dimenstration.

  • Judith Kirk
    Judith Kirk26 minuta më parë

    Thank you very much, that would make a wonderful gift.

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt3 orë më parë

    The measurements are all included in the description box below the video and in the PDF download :)

  • Shirley Pitts
    Shirley PittsDitë më parë

    Thank-you I have the pattern but could not understand from reading it is so valuable seeing it done on a video, thank-you for the demo

  • Dawn Williams
    Dawn WilliamsDitë më parë

    LOVE your background quilt! I also liked everything in this months SSB. As always, the fabric is my favorite, but I am pretty excited about the gloves ☺️

  • hgmedic725
    hgmedic725Ditë më parë

    Tried this as my first quilting project ever. I am hooked and it came out beautiful. Great instructions

  • Donna Webb
    Donna WebbDitë më parë

    Excellent! Thank you!

  • Yazmeen Makeup
    Yazmeen MakeupDitë më parë

    Thanks it was so easy and helpful. Going to try it ❤️

  • Jeri Wilson
    Jeri WilsonDitë më parë

    Actually, I'd love the geometrics mixed with the floral prints! Like in a patchwork tote or two tone print tote. One of your squishy bags.

  • Cheri Williams
    Cheri WilliamsDitë më parë

    I have been watching quilting tutorials for a few weeks now and yours was the first to teach me about machine presser feet. I own a Singer 4423 but I never looked at the presser feet that came with my machine. I have made a few quilted bags using the regular presser foot that was on the machine when I received it. My bags are far from the professional looking items i have seen in tutorials I have watched but I carry my creations anyway. As wonky as they look I have still received compliments. My goal is to become better at quilting because I would love to one day make a quilt. I learned about binding from watching one of your tutorials. Now I'm on the hunt for a 1/4 inch presser foot that did not come with my machine and a quilting foot. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and rekindling my desire to create something useful.

  • Jolene Richlen
    Jolene RichlenDitë më parë

    Thank you so much for this video and printable! It was really east to follow.

  • Suzanne Faris
    Suzanne FarisDitë më parë

    How big did your rug turn out to be and do you need a gripper pad underneath it on a slippery/smooth floor?

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt3 orë më parë

    You may want to put a rubber grip under it, I don't have one on mine, so it does slide around on our hardwood floors. My final rug is about 30" x 44" but you can make it any size you like by adding more/less strips.

  • Lindsey Z
    Lindsey ZDitë më parë

    I hope to try this after we get moved and settled in our new home. I want to start learning to quilt more!! Plus I loved the bloopers lol, how did you learn to make the videos? Would love to see a video about that. Thanks

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt3 orë më parë

    Hi Lindsey, Thanks so much for watching! Honestly I didn't know how to film videos when I started, I just went for it. And of course I've learned as I've gone along and upgraded my set up a little bit here and there as I've gone :) But I'm just a one person show, so I film, edit, etc. all my self.

  • Cheryl Gorecki
    Cheryl GoreckiDitë më parë

    I have used scrabble tiles for marking my cut pieces. I can’t wait to try the alphabities.

  • Cheryl Gorecki
    Cheryl GoreckiDitë më parë

    Embrace the home noise and chaos. It won’t be long and the kids will be away to college and or married and moved away from home. As a recent empty nester I miss the family chaos. I look forward to a full noisy house again. I love your family activity. keep up the great work!, Love your videos💕

  • Lisa Manning
    Lisa ManningDitë më parë

    Loved everything in this box Erica, my fav are the gloves, never seen these here is Australia!!! Will have to get a pair

  • Rae Ann O'Neill
    Rae Ann O'NeillDitë më parë


  • May Kitty
    May KittyDitë më parë


  • Rachelle Schuch
    Rachelle SchuchDitë më parë

    Love your bloopers at the end!! 😂

  • Bella Anne
    Bella AnneDitë më parë


  • Wynotha Fortune
    Wynotha FortuneDitë më parë

    I got these and love them. I have put away some of my other scissors and only have these beside my sewing machine.

  • Debbie Weigle
    Debbie Weigle2 ditë më parë

    I loved everything to. I look so forward to this box every month.

  • Leah Guilfoyle
    Leah Guilfoyle2 ditë më parë

    i have been trying this for hours now and i give up.

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt3 orë më parë

    I'm so sorry you're having troubles. Maybe start out by watching a few videos on how to create a chain and how to do a single or double crochet.

  • milenka Stocking
    milenka Stocking2 ditë më parë

    Thank you!

  • Kathy Barnett
    Kathy Barnett2 ditë më parë

    I noticed your new quilt right away and love it. I’m new at this and I’d love to give it a try. So I’m off to find the pattern. Oh and I was wondering what size do you cut the pieces that you have your stashed fabric on in the shelf behind you. Thank you, Kathy Barnett.

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt3 orë më parë

    The shelves behind me have my yardage so the size varies. But usually if I buy yardage for quilt backs it's around 4-5 yards unless a pattern indicates otherwise. The shelves to my side have all of my pre-cut bundles on them.

  • Diane Bolles
    Diane Bolles2 ditë më parë

    I love this video! The bloopers are a riot!

  • AnnMargaret Doran
    AnnMargaret Doran2 ditë më parë

    To funny

  • Carol Guerrero
    Carol Guerrero2 ditë më parë


  • Karen Rowell
    Karen Rowell2 ditë më parë

    Super cute quilt.

  • Lisa Bowden
    Lisa Bowden2 ditë më parë

    Love the subscribe boxes but too expensive to ship to the uk for 😭🥺

  • Catherine Carmichael
    Catherine Carmichael2 ditë më parë

    Could not love this more!!

  • Lois Yurchi
    Lois Yurchi2 ditë më parë

    Love the bloopers😍🇨🇦

  • gailnoll
    gailnoll2 ditë më parë

    Great video. So happy to get this months box as life has been a little odd lately!

  • Deborah Melton
    Deborah Melton2 ditë më parë

    I am currently subscribed to Annie's monthly box. I am going to check out this one from Fat Quarter Shop monthly box and Lori Holt's monthly box to compare. Thanks for sharing.

  • Faith Moore
    Faith Moore2 ditë më parë

    I like this months box also. What a value as well. Thank you for your unboxing videos. Keep’em coming!

  • The Fosters
    The Fosters2 ditë më parë

    Noise from dogs and kids is good! I know how hard it must be to find a quiet time. Thanks for all of your videos.

  • Jennie Exposito
    Jennie Exposito2 ditë më parë

    What is that quilt on the top of your quilt ladder on the right? Really cute!

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt2 ditë më parë

    Thanks so much, it's my Freedom Quilt and it's on sale this week only 30% off!

    CYNTHIA JONES2 ditë më parë

    I just love this project!

  • Poonam smart kitchen
    Poonam smart kitchen2 ditë më parë

    Nice and beautiful 😍

  • Jean Ridley
    Jean Ridley2 ditë më parë

    This is my first box. Love it. Favorite is the new quilting. Gloves as mine are old and nasty even though I’ve washed them.

  • Stitch by Stitch
    Stitch by Stitch2 ditë më parë

    This box and Lori Holt’s past box are probably my favorite. I can actually use what’s in this months box. Love all your quilts in the back.

  • Jeri White
    Jeri White2 ditë më parë

    Best box ever this month!!!!! Loved it so much!!!!

  • Karen Koutsoumbaris
    Karen Koutsoumbaris2 ditë më parë

    I just love your channel, what a great box! I love the scissor!

  • Foua Yang
    Foua Yang2 ditë më parë

    Ooohhh is this box good for beginners? I have just started learning about quilting. Love your videos and can't wait to see more sewing projects and quilting tutorials Thanks!

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt2 ditë më parë

    Yes, it's one of the best for beginners in my opinion! The patterns are always very beginner friendly! :)

  • Angela Stoutenger
    Angela Stoutenger2 ditë më parë

    Besides the fabric in this month's box I was pleased to receive the spool of thread. Running dangerously low on white thread so it was a welcome addition to the box. Love your Vintage Glory quilt! Also enjoy seeing your bloopers. Always fun to watch.

  • Lawanda Finch
    Lawanda Finch2 ditë më parë

    Loved my box this month! The layer cake was one of my favorites! The new quilt back drop is beautiful!! Blessings from Texas!

  • Barbara Pregger
    Barbara Pregger2 ditë më parë

    Love the new quilt on your wall.

  • rosemarie greenland
    rosemarie greenland2 ditë më parë

    Nice! Thank you!

  • Denise M
    Denise M2 ditë më parë

    Always enjoy your unboxing videos.

  • Iamnot4Sure
    Iamnot4Sure2 ditë më parë

    I love getting mine , Erica I love the scissors ✂️. Your bloopers are always a laugh.

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt2 ditë më parë

    This is one of the best boxes for beginners in my opinion! Patterns are always very beginner friendly and they offer a good variety of products at low cost :)

  • nancy murphy
    nancy murphy2 ditë më parë

    Sherry Vicznesky I think this would be a good box for a beginner.

  • nancy murphy
    nancy murphy2 ditë më parë

    What a great box. The gloves would be my favorite as well. Love the bloopers. It’s great to know we are all in the same boat. I never know what date or time or etc! Lol

  • Iamnot4Sure
    Iamnot4Sure2 ditë më parë

    Sherry Vicznesky it’s well worth the money and time going to the stores in the long run. But that’s my opinion

  • Sherry Vicznesky
    Sherry Vicznesky2 ditë më parë

    I’m new to sewing and of course quilting, so I don’t know if it’s good for me to get into a box a month. What do you think?

  • Suketchu
    Suketchu2 ditë më parë

    Hey, thanks for the tutorial, looks very achievable and generally good! Just wondering, can I use an extra layer or two of cotton instead of flannel? I don’t currently own any flannel 😕

  • Suketchu
    Suketchu2 ditë më parë

    Erica Arndt thank you! I’ve already made 3 of these masks and they’re really good! Making some for friends and family :)

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt2 ditë më parë

    I would use three layers of cotton.

  • Roxanne vanGelder
    Roxanne vanGelder2 ditë më parë

    I made the bag , its so cute.

  • Anu Muskan
    Anu Muskan2 ditë më parë

    This is really very helpful.....THANKS A LOT MAM...

  • Francesca Belloli
    Francesca Belloli2 ditë më parë


  • Amanda Johnson
    Amanda Johnson2 ditë më parë

    Sorry for so many questions...I’m very confused about the straps...I cut cotton in the dimensions stated, and lined them with interfacing, but i don’t seem directions on how to make them into actual straps. I looked on some of the other videos and if I follow those I think they will be too skinny...would the bag be ok with just the drawstring?

  • Amanda Johnson
    Amanda Johnson2 ditë më parë

    Erica Arndt I’m still working on the bag, but for the straps I ended up making some from the leftover canvas from the bottom..I didn’t have enough cotton to make them thick enough. It’s funny which video you chose to link cause that’s the one I kept going to look at cause it’s the only other bag I’ve made (the only one I’ve actually completed in reality- this ones not done!)

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt2 ditë më parë

    Yes, the bag will be fine with just the drawstring. The cutting instructions for the straps for this bag are if you are using cotton webbing like I am. You don't line that, it is a nice strap all on its own. If you don't have cotton webbing straps and want to make fabric straps you can check one of my other videos like this one: it will show you how to sew your own straps.

  • swollfirehouse
    swollfirehouse2 ditë më parë

    Would love an update on these tips. I’m sure you’ve learned a lot in the last few years:)

  • Arianna Villavicencio
    Arianna Villavicencio3 ditë më parë

    Me too

  • Cindy St-Pierre
    Cindy St-Pierre3 ditë më parë

    Thank you. You were very helpful .

  • Yokoban ‘
    Yokoban ‘3 ditë më parë

    I got held back in first grade for my reading and I’m suppose to be goin into 7th grade next year but they have to test me so I wanna try and watch as much as videos of 6th grade math and science and all that so I get the test right and I would be in right grade I’m suppose to

  • Janie Melgoza
    Janie Melgoza3 ditë më parë

    So nice, love your quilting room.

  • Cyndi Townsend
    Cyndi Townsend3 ditë më parë

    Another cute bag, this weekends project , thank you🧵♥️

  • Ham Ster
    Ham Ster3 ditë më parë

    I love your hair!

  • melissa leining
    melissa leining3 ditë më parë

    Super cute 🙂

  • Laura Vernikos
    Laura Vernikos3 ditë më parë

    I have never commented on a ALlist video, but I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated this video. I have been watching videos on free motion quilting and finally found the courage to try to no avail. This video helped me trouble shoot and fix my tension problem. The camera work on the video was perfect as well. Thank you so much! Subscribed!

  • Julie Washburn
    Julie Washburn3 ditë më parë

    I only just recently heard of Abby Rose for the first time and had to pick up a couple pieces. This line is very pretty. And the florals are not like the other florals out there right now.

  • Caroline Irwin
    Caroline Irwin3 ditë më parë

    I made it. So cute!!

  • In a pickle
    In a pickle3 ditë më parë

    Buy a tube of Fautless hot iron cleaner in the laundry dept of your box store. Comes in a 1 ounce tube and works great

  • ajay jamwal
    ajay jamwal3 ditë më parë

    I just like your lapbook

  • Amanda Johnson
    Amanda Johnson3 ditë më parë

    If I’m using cotton for the pocket and need to use interfacing, I guess that means I need to add a back fabric, right?

  • Amanda Johnson
    Amanda Johnson3 ditë më parë

    Erica Arndt if I line it, will I need to add some sort of backing to cover the interfacing?

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt3 ditë më parë

    I probably wouldn't use interfacing on the drawstring portion, but you can if you want to. I would probably use interfacing if you use cotton for the outside pocket, even if your bag is canvas. The outside pocket will be really floppy still without some type of batting or interfacing.

  • Amanda Johnson
    Amanda Johnson3 ditë më parë

    Also- since my main outter body is canvas, will I need the interfacing for the outter pockets still? What about lining it with flannel?

  • Amanda Johnson
    Amanda Johnson3 ditë më parë

    Also, if I’m also using cotton for the casing, should I use interfacing on it too?

  • Tiara D
    Tiara D3 ditë më parë

    looks beautiful and so convenient

  • Hakim B
    Hakim B4 ditë më parë

    Hello, where can i download the Life of fred book. Thx

  • Hakim B
    Hakim B3 ditë më parë

    @Erica Arndt thanks so much

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt3 ditë më parë

    I would start with their website

  • Mady
    Mady4 ditë më parë

    i NEED to try this and besides it would be a different way to make a scrunchie instead of sewing it! thank you for this tutorial very helpful!! :D

  • Wallis Lowery
    Wallis Lowery4 ditë më parë

    I really enjoy your tutorials.. you're delivery is fun & easy to follow !! I"m just starting out in quilting .. also love your kitty.. I have 3 girl kitties !! Love your unboxing tutorials also !!!

  • Nancy Baker
    Nancy Baker4 ditë më parë

    Will you send me the link to your fb/blog? I’ve had my granddaughter since kindergarten and is finishing third. I’ve started having trouble getting/keeping her motivated. (Really BAD!!!). Can’t get past one subject in a day unlike the other grades. She learned Ssssoooo much the grades before. Thanks Nancy Baker

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt3 ditë më parë

  • C. Bright
    C. Bright4 ditë më parë

    Is quilters cotton safe to breathe through or is it treated with chemicals you can't wash out? I don't want lung disease from wearing homemade masks.

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt3 ditë më parë

    The CDC recommends 100% cotton fabric so I think it should be fine. I do suggest washing before the first use and after each use going forward.

  • Zehra Oksoy
    Zehra Oksoy4 ditë më parë

    Lovely project. Thank you for sharing with us. I like your choice of fabric. Regards from Turkey.

  • Valerie Rosel
    Valerie Rosel4 ditë më parë

    I’m in Italy and can only find these rolls in the UK. The one she is holding up at the beginning is the exact color palette I want. Does anyone know which one that is? Help!

  • Erica Arndt
    Erica Arndt3 ditë më parë

    That one is Nest by Lella Boutique, it's an older line now, but you may still be able to find it on Etsy :)

  • julie grandbouche
    julie grandbouche4 ditë më parë

    Learned a lot here! Thanks!

  • kimberly Weaver
    kimberly Weaver4 ditë më parë

    I have never quilted anything in my life but you really make me want to try. I really like watching you make things. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  • Phil Dalmedo
    Phil Dalmedo4 ditë më parë

    Very clear guide, thank you.