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Autumn Leaf Quilted Table Runner

I think everyone has their own mile post that marks the beginning of autumn.  For some it’s the first day of school.  Others hold out for boots and scarves weather.  I know there are a few of you out there that wait anxiously for a certain pumpkin flavored drink to declare fall is here.  For…

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Sprout Patterns Lined Zipper Bag

I just want to be clear, I have no affiliation with Sprout Patterns or Spoonflower, I just think this is a fun product! For months (almost a year if I’m being honest – I looked up my receipt) I’ve had this little bit of fabric hanging on one of the bulletin boards behind my cutting…

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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…