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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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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…

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Friday Favorites–Quiltish

I had a hard time deciding what to call this week’s collection of projects.  After sharing my epic quilt shop journey a couple of days ago, I knew I wanted to make it quilt related.  The problem is what we usually refer to as quilts and projects that involve the techniques but don’t end up…