Autumn Jubilee Fabric Crafting – Recovering a Lamp Shade

Autumn Jubilee has to include some crafting time, and this one will use fabric.  I found this little lamp at a thrift store (naturally, LOL!!), and it was the size I wanted for the den.  I needed a small lamp to provide some low light for the room when we are watching movies.  My Sweet …

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Autumn Jubilee – Kitchen Wreath

Autumn Jubilee continues today with a project featuring a new idea for your jelly roll strip leftovers.  We'll make an Autumn Kitchen Wreath!  Of course, you could use Christmas fabric jelly roll strips for a Christmas theme wreath, or really any color scheme you like.  Use your kitchen colors for an everyday addition to your …

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Autumn Jubilee Sewing Project – Placemats

Time for another sewing project, as Autumn Jubilee continues.  October is just slipping away too quickly!!  As promised, today I'll show you the tutorial for the placemats from yesterday's tablescape.  These are quick and easy to sew using chain piecing methods.  The finished size is 12-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches. Bernie's bundle will have some half …

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Autumn Jubilee Sewing Project – Hot Pad Gifts

Sewing gifts for the holidays is fun, and one of the holidays it is really fun to sew for is Thanksgiving. What better time to break out the fall prints, and make some Autumn Jubilee hot pads to take to the family gathering! So, today, I'll show you how to use the insulating batting and …

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No Waste Flying Geese Tutorial

On this tutorial, I am going to show the method of making no-waste flying geese.  I've put in some affiliate links for my tools.  Pull out the large 5-3/4-inch scrappy squares and the 3-3/8-inch background squares. You'll use all of them.  On the back of your 3-3/8-inch background squares, draw diagonal lines from corner to …

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Paper Piecing Basics and Tips

The Teacups Quilt Along is a go, so I thought I would do a primer on paper piecing in advance of the kickoff post.  Today, I'll show you how I sew paper pieced blocks, and give you some tips and tricks I use to make it easier.  This is a long and picture heavy post, …

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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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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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Freehand Loop Quilting

A friend called recently to ask me if I would do a charity quilt she volunteered to do.  Someone else had made the top, but wasn't able to quilt it due to health reasons.  So, my friend volunteers after no one else in the club she attends would do it.  She wasn't feeling well either …

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Severely Damaged Quilt Repair

One of the services I offer is quilt repair of what I call well loved quilts.  This quilt was by far the most damaged I have ever been asked to repair.  The lady that brought it said that she had given it to her daughter and son-in-law for a wedding gift.  Once I had it …

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Half Square Triangles from Jelly Roll Strips

I am working a bit more on the new scrappy design in pink and brown that I am calling Chocolate Covered Cherries, and I really am pleased with the way the blocks are looking. In making a mountain of half-square triangles at the retreat, one would think I had plenty. But, when I was nearing …

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Repairing a Quilt with Tulle

Recently, a local quilter contacted me with a dilemma.  She had a family heirloom quilt in terrible shape, but her son really wanted it.  She wanted to know if there was any way to save it.  When she brought it over, I thought there was something that could be done, after all the backing and …

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