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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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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The Safelight Project 2018 and prize announcement!

Summer items are beginning to hit the local stores, and it is now time to begin collecting up some fun things for this year's Safelight Project.  The director at Safelight is hoping that we can make more of the bags for the residents of the domestic violence shelter.  The 45 bags that we donated last …

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Omiyage

Gift giving is something I really enjoy.  Seeing someone's face as they receive a little remembrance as a surprise is fun.  In the Japanese tradition of Omiyage, in past times, gifts were given to the lords of the lands for protection with many rules on the gift itself down to how it was wrapped and …

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Travel Pillow Case

One thing that I do not like about traveling is hotel pillows.  For some reason most hotels have gone to all down pillows, which to me are very uncomfortable.  They go flat in a hurry, and I need the support for my neck to last all night.  So, I started asking for acrylic or polyester …

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A Brilliant Tip

Sometimes you run across something quite by serendipity, and it turns out to be brilliant.  I was browsing around youtube last week as I was curled up in my chair with a quilt waiting for the anesthetic to wear off from the dental work I had to have.  I hate that miserable feeling and it …

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A Year at From My Carolina Home, and a plan for next year

Are you a planner? I have to confess that I am not much of one anymore. After spending many years in the business world and the medical field, using complex planners to keep track of appointments, travel arrangements, goals and objectives, this is the last thing I want to do now. For me, quilting, cooking, …

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Autumn Jubilee Tablet Cover Sew Along Finishing

Today we'll finish the Tablet Cover, and have another Giveaway.  I hope you are enjoying the projects for Autumn Jubilee!  Share your progress and finished projects on the Facebook Autumn Jubilee Sharing group.  You can also upload your photos to our Flickr group Autumn Jubilee. Using the last two layer cakes, cut strips 2-1/4 to …

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Autumn Jubilee Tablet Cover Sew Along

Our sew along continues today with constructing the blocks and the outer shell for the tablet cover.  Now that you have the HSTs done, lay out the blocks.  Begin with one of the colors as primary, then the other color as primary for the second block.  This is one of the patterns on the Moda …

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Autumn Jubilee Sew Along Tablet Cover

Making gifts for the holidays especially for the guys in your life is sometimes a difficult task.  Today, we'll begin a sew-along to make a very fast tablet cover/carrier that will finish in just three installments.  The cutting and making the half-square triangles will begin today, using a different method - Moda Cake Mix papers …

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Quilted Sunglasses Case

One thing that always a problem is keeping my sunglasses scratch free.  I often have used drawstring bags, or quilted ones where the glasses slide in one end.  Those are easy to make, but the problem is the glasses will not stay inside.  They end up either sticking out the end,  or coming out altogether …

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Quick Sewing Project for Grilling

Labor Day usually means a cookout here, hot dogs with chili, bratwurst or burgers with beans.  I actually made this quick project last summer, and then got busy.  I am so easily distracted by shiny things and thrift stores.  I realized that I never posted it, so here goes, just in time for the last …

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