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Hot Pad of the Month–August Bluebird

We broke a record here yesterday.  Largest number of days above 90 degrees in one year.  We’re up to 25, and we normally average 13.  We’re also socked in by smoke from the wildfires everywhere.  Mt. Hood is obscured and we’re feeling some not-fun effects from breathing it.  This summer has been crazy, and to…

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Fabric Bunting with One-Piece Triangles

Remember last year when I lost my mind and agreed to do my first craft show with only 12 days to prepare?  You can read all about it here.  Well, I think it was a little like having a baby.  The moment it was over I thought “Whew, that was hard.  I don’t think I…

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Hot Pad of the Month–May Ladybug

May is always crazy around our house, and this year has been no exception, so I’m sliding in sideways at the last minute with the hot pad for this month.  I think she’s pretty cute, so hopefully  you’ll find she was worth the wait. You’ll need this pattern, which is the same basic outer shape…

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Alphabet Block Pincushion

I’ve been wanting to make a new pincushion for a few years now.  I know, a basic pincushion is about as simple as it gets, so what was the hold up?  I wanted something different.  Something I hadn’t already seen out there with pins sticking out of it.  I starting thinking about what kinds of…

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Quilt-As-You-Go Table Runner

Spending most of my days sewing, I tend to have a lot of fabric scraps.  I have a box of them that will eventually be cut into 2” squares and made into some sort of amazing quilt.  If they’d just take care of that square thing on their own it would go a lot faster,…