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Scrap Crazy Quilt Templates

As any sewist knows, all sewing is not the same.  Making clothing is different than say, making pillows.  Quilting, while a sewing art, is it’s own animal.  If you know how to sew you can probably work your way into making any sewn item, but there is a learning curve.  For instance, I sew accessories…

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Four Patch Drink Coasters with Faux Binding

I’m picturing two types of reactions to this project.  The first is from people who think binding is a breeze and are wondering why I’m going to so much trouble.  Why not just bind them like normal?  The second is from people like me who have serious issues with getting binding sewn on to their…

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Hot Pad of the Month–July Sewing Machine

Well folks, this is it.  After a year and a half, I’m bringing the Hot Pad of the Month series to a close.  It all started with some random doodling, trying to come up with a hot pad shaped like a teacup, and is ending with a collection of 18 hot pad patterns, all based…

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8 Things You Can Make With a T-Shirt

T-shirts and summer go hand-in-hand, right?  Not only are they comfortable and a little weather-flexible, but they’re so much fun to play with.  They are a blank canvas, just waiting for your creativity.  I’m here with a few of my favorite projects today to get you started! 1.  Decorate with paint using freezer paper stencils…

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Hot Pad of the Month–June Star and Stripes

I couldn’t leave on my vacation without sharing this June’s Hot Pad of the Month! There’s only one more hot pad after this one before this series comes to an end, which makes this number seventeen. There are so many reasons, old and new, that I’m glad I went with this design but I won’t…

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Maxi Dress Refashion

I’m counting down to a BIG vacation. The biggest my husband and I have ever taken without kids. We’re celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this month, and we decided a long time ago that it deserved a party with style. We’re leaving Oregon the day after Father’s Day headed first to sunny Florida. After spending…