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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Autumn Jubilee Sew Along

For the sewists in our community, I hope you like this design that will take advantage of more than usual on your sewing machines.  The whole idea here is to stretch your abilities just a bit with a little more challenge, and you'll end up with a very usable project. (#AutumnJubilee2020) The sew along will …

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Working on Quilted Gift Ideas

There is a song that keeps going through my head by Dolly Parton, called a Hard Candy Christmas.  Seems like that will be this year, as we can't do many of the fun things and social gatherings that celebrate the season.  It seems to me that small gifts and heartfelt cards will be more important …

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Participating in a Pillowcase Challenge

First I have to tell you all, dear friends, that I really appreciate all the wonderful conversations that resulted from my last post.  It is very encouraging to know that so many of you feel like I do, reluctant to complain as I am so fortunate, but also coming up against challenges to keeping my …

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Wool Mat and Cutting Mat Carrier

I am completely sold on these wool pressing mats.  I have a large one on my ironing board, and decided to get a smaller one for using in classes and at retreat.  When Madam Sew put them on sale (and they are still on sale! Click on Wool Press Mat ), I had to get …

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