January Scraps Clean Out

Last week I was lamenting about my lack of inspiration and the overwhelming amount of fabric scraps I seem to have collected.  I thank you all for your supportive comments and good suggestions.  A couple of the comments mentioned cutting up all the scraps into squares, but honestly I didn't have the energy to do …

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A Quick Dresser Runner

One of the things I received in a Christmas gift exchange was a pack of charm squares in these gorgeous greens, purples and tans.  With my current lack of inspiration, I thought perhaps I'd just do something simple, just to be able to put thread into fabric.  So, I laid out the squares, putting the …

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A Collaborative Quilt of Valor

I received these red, white and blue patriotic blocks blocks from sweet friend Melanie almost a year ago when I was looking for some patriotic orphan blocks to make another Quilt of Valor.  She thought they would make a wonderful quilt with the patriotic prints, but needed some help getting it finished, and was willing …

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Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project

The Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project is well underway, collecting new and nearly new bed size quilts for the victims of Hurricane Florence and Michael on the North Carolina coast.  Even if you do not sew or quilt, there is a way for you to contribute, and I'll get to that in a minute.  Just to …

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Quick Christmas Projects

December is here, and the cold weather in our part of the world makes me want to stay inside toasty warm and do some sewing, stamping and hot glue projects.   I have some new readers that may not have seen previous year's projects, plus some of the long time readers may want to do a …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 4

This time we’ll do a pieced block with our Teacup Quilt Along!  I want to make this quilt-along with a variety of techniques. Today, Block #4 will be a Milk Pitcher to go with your teacups. Fabric Requirements - Focus fabric for pitcher one rectangle 2-3/4 x 3-1/2 one large rectangle 6 high x 5-1/2 …

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Let’s Talk About Marking Quilts

When I posted on Sunday about marking the Orizuru quilt with gel pens, there were several comments related to their use.  I didn't go into detail on the pens at the time, and I should have.  I was going to just talk about the gel pen on the next Orizuru post, but instead, let's talk …

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Quilter’s Meet and Greet

Today I am participating in an event called Quilter's Meet and Greet - a blog hop of quilting bloggers, some new, some established.  Welcome to From My Carolina Home!  I am a longarm quilter, pattern designer and speaker for quilting enthusiasts, and I've been blogging for over 4 years. I do lots of free patterns …

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Getting Ready for the Fair

The Mountain Regional State Fair turn-in day for the competitions is Monday, and I am entering 23 contests this year in a bunch of divisions.  I actually started early enough in August this year pulling it all together, getting my online entries done,  and completing projects.  I have 5 quilt entries, 5 photography entries, several …

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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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