Colors of August Improv Table Topper

Finishing up the placemats in the Colors of August, I realized I needed a pad for the center of the table, so out came all the scraps left over.  Once again, a bit of improv was needed. I had two extra squares sets made, and one large piece of the focal floral, so I cut …

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Finishing the Colors of August Placemats

Quilting my Colors of August placemats began as always with a thread audition.  I had a couple of good choices here because of all the colors in the prints.  If you missed the construction of the placemats, click on Colors of August. I rarely get to use the gold-green variegated thread, so I went with …

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Sunday Stitching

Sunday is a fine time to slow down, take a break from the week and relax.  I've been taking some time to do some handwork, starting a Redwork Project a couple of weeks ago.  Only a little bit has been accomplished so far though. I did get the bottom section finished last time I had …

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Birdseed Bag Totes

When going to the grocery store or pharmacy or department stores, I have made the decision stop using the single use plastic bags.  As much as possible, and it is very possible to do this on every visit to every store, I will refuse those store bags in favor of my own reusable bags.   Even …

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Camera Case for Christmas in July, Giveaway and Blog Hop!

It's time again to start on our holiday sewing for this year.  Today I will show you a new pattern for a camera case, and talk about some additional patterns with downloads for even more quick gifts.  These are all free patterns, and will remain on the blog for you to enjoy.  Plus, I am …

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Focus Fabric Purse Finishing

Picking up where we left off, today we finish the focus fabric purse.  Click on Focus Fabric Purse Part 1 if you missed it.  So far we've made the quilted base and the pockets, and added handles.  Today we finish the bag, adding embellishments, finishing the seams and boxing the corners. If you want to …

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Focus Fabric Purse

Designing this purse was a fun exercise in creativity.  I had a fabric that I wanted to showcase, focusing on it, but just making a purse out of it without some other design element was boring.  So, I took the basic idea of my Jelly Roll Market Bag, and did this one with the accent …

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Comfort Pillow

Charity sewing is a wonderful way to give back to the community.  I have a number of tutorials for making items other than quilts for chemo centers and nursing homes on my charity sewing tutorials page.  The Fidget Quilts and Port Softie Seatbelt Pads continue to be popular posts, and today I'll add another tutorial …

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Mid Year Check in on Goals

It is coming up on the  halfway point for the year, so it is time to check in with the goals for the year and see how it is going.  Actually, pretty well!!  The goals post is HERE.  Since I am still working on the secret quilting projects, I can't show those just yet.  But, …

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Safelight Project 2018

I am reposting about this project and the prizes you can win as perhaps last week was just too busy with spring break.  My blog was also down for a couple of days as the upgrade was completed to remove ads and complete the redesign of the blog.  I hope you like the new look!  …

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