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how to bind a quilt

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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how to make bias binding

Finishing ~ How to make Bias Binding

Want to learn how to make Bias Binding for your quilt? You might need to grab a cup of tea or coffee for this post.  It involves math… need I say more? You may call me crazy but the binding is really a favorite part of the quilt making...

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Finishing ~ Hand Quilting

We all have our favorite part of putting together a quilt.  For some it’s the piecing, or maybe you love the binding (I do!) or perhaps it’s the quilting?  Free motion quilting is definitely fun but if you don’t have all the right equipment, getting a large quilt through a...

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Lined with Fleece

Mitten Workshop Weekend!!!

It’s been a Wooly Weekend!  I had so much fun this weekend teaching my Mitten Workshop!  I brought my camera along to take pictures of all the fabulous mittens and do you think I took one picture?  Of course not!  (boo)  This sorta thing always happens to me when...

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coupon bag tutorial

Cloud 9 Coupon Bag

I still had some Cloud 9 fabric from the Geocentric Bag Challenge so I made this Coupon bag with my Coupon Bag Pattern. It has all the bells and whistles… 2″ of space for coupons! a front pocket for grocery list, store cards and TODAY’s coupons! a back pocket for checkbook...

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carpenters square tutorial quilt

Scrap Happy Sampler #8 Block of the Month

Carpenters Square is the block of the month for August!  Another great block for all those scrappy strips of fabric hanging around. I chose three colors to work with – red purple and blue.  Then I just picked scraps in each color!  When sewing this block you work from the center...

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burgoyne surround

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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easter egg decorating ideas

Easter Eggstravaganza!

The Holidays are all about tradition, family, friends and good times.  I got together with some of my ‘peeps’ (lol) last night and had some good times decorating eggs… here is what we used: eggs, egg carton, paper, sharpie, pipe cleaners, felt, feathers, colored tissue paper, glue stick and some eyes! It...

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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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TGIF!

I hope everyone had a nice Valentines Day!  I just wanted to pass on another Craftsy Deal to you… For Valentines day (through the 17th) Craftsy is offering classes at up to 75% off!  Craftsy is really great about offering deals and promotions – so when a class comes up that...

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wool mittens from sweaters

Another We did it Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday! Sometimes I feel so accomplished when I do a Wednesday post and sometimes… not so much!  Then I start my post and realize, wow, I kinda kicked but! lol I”ve been working on transforming a portion of my finished basement into a sewing studio – more on that to come…...

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Kissing Ball

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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Wood Stove Makeover

Our wood stove is probably almost 25 years old and has kept us warm for many winters!  I was looking at ‘her’ one day and realized that although she still cranked out the heat, she was looking a little lack-luster to say the least!  I thought I’d share how EASY...

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More Mitten Parts

Mitten Factory…. (in overdrive)

I’ve been burning the midnight oil in the mitten factory!  I love this time of year, the holidays, the lights, the christmas music… pretty sure I was an elf in a former life :o) Been doing lot’s of cutting… (oH the DusT!!) Mitten Parts Mitten Parts And lots of...

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