Christmas in July

Can you believe that July is almost over? This summer is going by in a flash! As of today, we have five months and two days to Christmas, so we might want to get to some projects now to finish with time to relax and enjoy the holiday season. With that in mind, I have …

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Pin Woven Tote

Last post, I did the tutorial on how to Pin Weave fabric strips with cording. Today, we'll use those to make the bag. I'll give you the entire supply list today too. Before we get started, a couple of commenters on the last post worried about the cording being loose, and possibly catching on things. …

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Sunday Stitching, Making Plans, and More Wildlife

Over the past few weeks, I've finished up all the Zoom contracts that I had for my Scrap Dancing program. On the last two, I mentioned that I would be doing a tutorial on Pin Weaving. I thought I could just link the Moda Bake Shop post, but their website update appears to have dropped …

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Charity Sewing and Quilting

With the Safelight Project underway (click on that link to see how you can help and prizes you might win), I wanted to make a few case sets from some pretty fabric. This is such a quick project, and uses up leftover fabrics as well as batting bits. I guess I am still in a …

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Turning a Sweatshirt into a Jacket

I don't really care for pullover sweatshirts. To me they are not that comfortable as they are mostly made for people taller than I am, and tend to bunch up on my shorter torso. I much prefer a cardigan style, and wear sweaters like that most of the time. But when I wanted to have …

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Autumn Jubilee Wrap Up

What a month!  We did a lot of sewing and projects, ate some great food, planted bulbs, watched the wildlife, crafted, stamped and had a great time for Autumn Jubilee!  Please leave a comment today to thank all our sponsors for this event.  Most of the drawings have been held and winners notified.  Today is …

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Autumn Jubilee Sew Along – Finishing the Bag

Are you having a fun time with Autumn Jubilee (#AutumnJubilee2020)?  I have to say that I am and I think you are, too!!  I have loved reading all the comments and kudos from you all, thank you so much!  Today is the finishing for the sew along Strip Pieced Embellished bag.  When we left off, …

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Autumn Jubilee Pillowcase Project

I have made pillowcases a few times on the blog, using different techniques and patterns.  I've shown you the burrito (or rolled, or hot dog) method, and a quick serger method.  Some have had pockets, and my favorite Travel Pillow Case has handles too.  For Autumn Jubilee (#AutumnJubilee2020), I thought it would be a quick …

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Embroidery Wall Hanging

For those of you with embroidery machines, do you sometimes find it hard to decide where to use some of those wonderful designs?  My embroidery machine is 20 years old, but still going strong, but I haven't used it as much recently.  So, I thought, maybe we could do something fun for Autumn Jubilee (#AutumnJubilee2020) …

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