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16 Mar 2017
March 16, 2017

The Legacy of Quilting

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March is National Quilting Month in the USA and on Saturday, March 18th, quilters everywhere will also celebrate Worldwide Quilting Day. The legacy of quilting has had an amazing, heartfelt, hands-on impact in our nation and the history is rich. Come with me on a little journey! Quilting Connects Us to the Past We often.. read more →

Those who sew and quilt are the most generous people I’ve known. There’s something about hands-on making  that expands our hearts and inspires us to reach out to others. Our Sewing Superpowers can enrich lives around the world through charitable sewing! Little Dresses for Africa My fabulously generous friend Barbara, has been making Little Dresses.. read more →

03 Mar 2017
March 3, 2017

Lunch to Go Bag

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  Create this easy, Zakka style inspired lunch bag to go! The piecing is easy breezy with no corners to match up!  Big stitch quilting highlights the patchwork. Finished size: 9” (23cm) x 8”(21cm)x 4” (11cm) Supplies: Coats Dual Duty XP All-purpose sewing thread Coats Bold Hand Quilting Thread Fabric required: 1/2 yard (.30m) Linen (Fabric.. read more →

If you’re looking for a place to store a little gold at the end of the rainbow, this fabric bowl is ideal. Made with swatches o’ green, the zipper piping trim helps it hold its shape. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by filling the bowl with candy coins. Finished Size of Project: Custom (featured bowl is.. read more →

    Adding a little green to your space in honor of St. Patrick is easy with this verdant shamrock door hanger. The bead accents and zip-top hanger add a bit o’ fun. Finished Size of Project: Approximately 27“ (68.58cm), including hanger Supplies Coats Dual Duty Button & Craft, Color 6770 Forest Green Coats Dual.. read more →

Having a cold or allergy is no fun, and keeping tissues handy is a welcome relief to those with annoying sniffles. This clever tissue holder fits a personal size tissue pack and the swivel latch hook keeps it handy in your purse, backpack or on your keyring. Finished Size of Project: 3 ½” x 5.. read more →

Whether you’re wearing a custom fabric belt or a ready-made leather one, it’s always a good idea to have some belt loops to hold your accessory in place. You can make them either by hand or by machine—it’s simple as pie. To make belt loops by hand, use a heavy thread such as Coats Dual.. read more →

21 Feb 2017
February 21, 2017

Zipper Bound Journal

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  Make your own journal with steampunk styling to record your journeys – fantastic or terrestrial.  Eclectic Elements zippers and hardware blend with the collaged fabric print for perfect retro appeal. Finished Size: 9″ x 5 3/4″(23cm x 14.7cm) Fabric Requirements from Eclectic Elements by Tim Holtz,  Correspondence Collection: Correspondence-Royal Mail        .. read more →

20 Feb 2017
February 20, 2017

Correspondence Dopp Bag

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The boxy styling of this zippered dopp bag makes it a perfect travel companion. The bag combines thread, zippers and hardware and with Correspondence fabric from Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements for style and practicality.     Finished sized:  9″ wide x 4″ high x 4″ deep SUPPLIES: Cotton thread, Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements collection for Coats.. read more →

02 Feb 2017
February 2, 2017

Valentine Mug Hug Rug

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Designed by Linda Griepentrog Perfect as a Valentine present, or just as an “I love you” gift, this handy mug rug has a clever rickrack holder to tuck in a special card or note, or even your daily “to-do” list. And, as a bonus, it’s totally reversible. Finished Size of Project: 9” x 10” (22.86cm.. read more →