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Hey, sewing buddies – let’s go on a Virtual Quilting Retreat together! We can dream, right?!  It’ll be you, me and several thousand other quilters who are reading this post. We’ll have a great time together, but first we’re going to sew a set of Quilting Carryalls so we can pack up plenty of supplies… read more →

The tranquil color and organic design of Soft Repose fabrics lend a refined style to this simple to sew clutch. Skill Level: Intermediate Crafting Time: 2 hours Finished Size: Unfolded: 14”x 14” [35.5 cm x 35.5cm] Folded: 14” wide x 10” [35.5 cm x 25.5 cm] SUPPLIES Fabric Requirements Fabrics from Soft Repose by Shell.. read more →

16 Jun 2017
June 16, 2017

Summer Sewing School

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Holding a Summer Sewing School is the perfect way for your kids, grands or nieces and nephews to learn the art of sew. I have a few tips and five marvelous tutorials that will help you pass on the value of handsewn to your littles! Before You Start . . . Hints for Teaching Kids to.. read more →

14 Jun 2017
June 14, 2017

Pretty Baby Carry-all

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  Make this Pretty Baby Carry-all to corral all the goodies that little one needs!  Keep them together so you can grab it and go, when the time comes to leave.  Pin weaving is used for the handle and top band, and simple patchwork using FreeSpirit  Pandas fabric collection by David Walker make this pretty.. read more →

Graduation time is amazing. Full of promise, plans, and. . . . just a wee bit of panic, too. The DIY Essential Kits I found for you today are designed to send some of the security of home with your favorite grad. They’re perfect for traveling, practical and don’t take up much room. And, while.. read more →

08 Jun 2017
June 8, 2017

Patriotic Pillow

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Add a pop of the ol’ red, white and blue to your summer decorating with this fun ruffly patriotic pillow. The star buttons offer a little extra spirit.   Designed by Linda Turner Griepentrog Skill Level: Easy Crafting Time: Evening Finished Size of Project: 12” x 16” (30.48cm x 40.64cm) Supplies Fabric used: FreeSpirit Designer.. read more →

Father’s Day is coming and there’s nothing better than handmade to let Dad know how much he’s loved. You’ll find gifts to sew for every kind of Dad below! A Tie for the Dressed Up Dad and His Boys Even though it’s the traditional, not-always-welcome, Dad Day gift, a handmade tie isn’t just one of.. read more →

07 Jun 2017
June 7, 2017

Man-size Work Apron

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Dad will love the roomy pockets on this large sized work apron. Hardware from Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements and prints from Correspondence by Tim Holtz give it a masculine appeal.   Designed by Melissa Peda Finished sized:  32″ wide x 34″ long SUPPLIES: Fabric by Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Collection for Coats: (A)Correspondence-Letter                        PWTH048.8NEUT       .. read more →

Good things come in small packages and this tiny purse is ideal for holding the essentials a bride needs for her special day.   By Linda Turner Griepentrog Skill level: intermediate Finished Size of the Project: 5” (12.70cm) wide (at top) x 6” (15.24cm) Supplies: Coats Dual Duty XP All-purpose thread Coats Machine Embroidery thread ¼.. read more →

New Mommies need help! And, we can use our sewing super powers to stitch up a stylish, comfortable New Mommy Helper or two! Read on – you’re going to love the projects I’ve found for new Moms (and Dads) today! Infinity Nursing Scarf Infinity Scarves continue to be a popular, fashionable trend, so incorporating one.. read more →