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Making Memories ~ Memory Quilt Pattern

Memory Quilt Pattern I’ve been spending a little time on Memory Quilt project… We lost a family member last year and I made this quilt in his memory, for his wife.  There are some of his ties and some shirts, some pj’s and even some boxers! (gasp!) I imagine it will...

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Finishing ~ How to Bind a Quilt

If you are ready to attach your binding then you should have your quilt sandwich all quilted.  If you need to make binding, check out the tutorial on making bias binding. For this demo I’ll be binding my quilt block from the quilt sandwich tutorial so it’s easier to photograph. Optional ~ before trimming...

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Finishing ~ Scrappy Quilt Border

If you have your quilt top layout finished and your looking for ideas for the border here is how I pieced mine… I made the border for my sampler quilt using a wedge ruler.  I absolutely love how this border came out, but I want to caution you that there will be some ‘left over’ wedges when you use this tutorial so...

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Handmade Holidays!

Don’t miss out on Handmade Holidays!  Every November Kristin and Beth over at SewMamaSew host this fantastic series of tutorials, recipes, and printables to get you ready for the holidays!  Not only is this is a fun tradition over at Sew Mama Sew ~ they have prizes GALORE! Every day this month there is a guest curator...

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Countdown to Christmas ~ Hostess Gift

Ok the Countdown to Christmas has begun!   First off the checklist is a Hostess gift!  Today I have a Wine Bottle Gift Bag and a Mug Rug tutorial to share with you!  If you steppin’ out for the holidays you can’t just show up empty handed!   How about a bottle of your favorite holiday ‘spirits’ in a cute gift...

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Dear (Alphabet) Abby… WIP Wednesday

After posting about the ‘bubbles’ block, I had circles on  my mind and a gift in the works for little baby Abby – a sweet pillow! I used the same ‘bubble’  applique method for the circles on this (soon to be) pillow and machine appliqued the letters on after fusing with heat n...

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First Aid Tutorial @ Sew Mama Sew

My oldest daughter is off to college this year so I’ve had ‘back to school’ on my mind all summer…  the panic excitement all started back in May when she graduated high school… and it’s been quite a blur of campus visits, paperwork, lists, revised lists, more paperwork and let’s not forget packing!...

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Cloud 9 Geocentric II Bag Challenge @ Sew Mama Sew

Challenge, Giveaway AND Tutorial! It was a little bit hard to contain my excitement when the gals over at SewMamaSew  chose me to participate in the GeoCentric II Bag Challenge! Cloud 9 Fabric is launching their amazing line of organic cotton canvas (YUM!),  GeoCentric II!  The new line has 3 new fabulous...

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Scrap Happy Sampler #6 June Block of the Month

Take it easy this month with an applique block – Fabulous Feathers! Summer is so busy so I hope you enjoy putting together this easy applique block. If you’re following along with the block of the month then you’ll want to make up two 7.75″ x 15″ ‘blocks’ to work into...

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Free Class Day @ Craftsy!

Saturday May 18th, Craftsy is hosting Free Class Day to benefit DonorsChoose. For one day only, new members can choose one FREE COURSE from a selection of favorite Craftsy classes, up to a $39.99 value! If you haven’t taken a Craftsy class yet, Saturday is your chance to sign up for your...

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Scrap Happy Sampler #5 Block of Month

May’s block of the month is a favorite of mine.  The New York Beauty block uses paper piecing and curved piecing. If you’ve been following along I hope you’ve learned some new things along the way.  What’s great about doing a sampler is trying many techniques and sometimes working out of...

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Scrap Happy Sampler #4 April Block of the Month

It’s April and I’m thankful that spring is here…  although it’s a little difficult to believe after all the late winter storms.  I’m more than ready for the sun for sure and I’ve seen evidence in the garden that spring weather is coming. I’ve put together a tutorial for a Burgoyne...

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Scrap Happy Sampler #3 Block of the Month

The March Block of the Month is a ‘Joseph’s Coat’ variation. This block is appliqued using fusible web.  It’s really a fun block…  It goes together easy and is really stunning with the negative space between the inner design and the outer ‘circle’.  I’m loving this block! If you’re not following...

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Simple Checkbook Cover Tutorial

My daughter asked me to make her a checkbook cover so she didn’t have to use the plastic one (gasp!) from the bank – so of course I did!  It seemed a shame that someone like myself who can sew,  had been using a plastic one too!   (oh the horror)...

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Work In Progress Wednesday

Is it really January 9th already?  New England ended the year with… you guessed it…  Snow!  Thankfully that WIP (the driveway) is complete! This year I have a couple WIP’s that are on going!  First off I am doing a ‘ROW ROBIN’ with my quilt guild.  I ordered some...

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Craftsy Gifts Galore – up to 75% off!

I wanted to pass on this great deal… For 3 days only (12/22-12/24),  Craftsy is running a Christmas Sale and all classes are priced between $9.99 and $24.99.   If you havent checked out Craftsy yet, now is a great time!  Craftsy offers classes in sewing, knitting, cake decorating, paper...

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Christmas Kissing Ball

A couple days ago I saw a Christmas Kissing Ball at my dear friend Suzanne’s house.  It kept catching my eye.  It looked…. traditional, fun, bright, and dare I say, romantic!  It just made me plain old happy!  I like feeling happy!  So I asked her about it, and to my delight...

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Another Giveaway!

I couldn’t resist! Because as you know… I have lots of wool… and this giveaway is for a SWEET wool mini wreath!  It’s all of about 7″ wide – just the sweetest!  All made from remnants of my ‘mitten factory’.  Sweet and eco-friendly!    TO WIN subscribe to RebeccaMaeDesigns at the bottom...

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Giveaway Day is Here!

Yippee!!  December 3rd is the start of Giveaway Day!  Thanks to Sew Mama Sew for hosting this giveaway!  I can’t believe it’s been a year since the last one already???  Giveaway Day is so much fun with so much to see that it now lasts a WEEK!   All giveaways...

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Giveaway – Silhouette Studio Designer Edition!

I am SO EXCITED!!  Thanks to the nice folks at Silhouette, I get to give away one free copy of Silhouette Studio Designer Edition!! That’s a $49.99 gift to one Lucky Winner!  And it isn’t even Christmas yet! Check out all the cool stuff you can make on your Silhouette!!!  If...

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