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Quilt Pattern Giveaway

It’s Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew!  I’m giving away a quilt pattern bundle to a US AND INTERNATIONAL winner! I have 5 quilt patterns offered in print that will be added to my shop this week.  To kick it off, I’m giving one printed pattern bundle (including my block of the...

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hanging cell phone pocket tutorial

diy ~ a hanging phone pocket for charging

Phone Charging Pocket Tutorial I have a quick tutorial for you today!  I made this little pocket for my daughter to use in her dorm room at college.  Now she has a place to hang her phone near her bed while it charges.  So Cute! You will need: * one jean pocket *...

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quilt sandwich tutorial

Finishing ~ Quilt Sandwich

After your quilt top layout is pieced and you’ve added a border (if you choose to) it’s time to plan out your quilt back and make your ‘Quilt Sandwich’.  My quilt top is scrappy, and I’m determined to use up ‘stash’ (even the big pieces)  so I decided to go with a scrappy...

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block of the month quilt pattern

Finishing ~ Quilt Sampler Layout

FINISHED!! Time to start finishing your Sampler Quilt?  If you’ve pieced all your 12 blocks, I’m certain you’ve already been playing with your layout and you’ve probably come up with a couple (if not a few) possible layout options on your own.  I want to share my layout with you including the coordinating block/month numbers…...

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Giveaway Day!

I’m participating in the giveaway day over at Sew Mama Sew today ~ I’ve got a bundle of fat quarters from Kate Spain’s ‘in from the cold’ collection to give away today! Remember I used it for my Holiday Hostess set?  I made a mug rug and a wine...

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hip holiday houses sewing tutorial

Countdown to Christmas ~ Hip Holiday Houses

I have a fun project to share with you today.  I know I’ve mentioned my love of the holidays with you already ~ and you also know I love a good challenge so when I stumbled upon the Holiday Challenge from Ruth at Sew Love Fabrics hosted by Rachel over at...

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ditty bag

Black Friday Sale!!

Sewing Patterns will be on sale this week on Black Friday!!  I’ll be having the sale in my Craftsy Store!  Most of my patterns will be  30-50% off all day (EST) on November 29th ~ Black Friday! If you’re not in a turkey induced coma ~ come back Friday!  These patterns will...

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christmas mug rug

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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bargello quilt block

Scrap Happy #11 Block of the Month

The November block is ready!  For November I made a Basic Bargello block! This block is made using strip piecing.  Precise seams are the key with this otherwise ‘easy’ block. If your just catching up here are all eleven blocks… Find all these blocks in my craftsy shop! Full Scrap Happy...

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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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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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block of the month quilt pattern

Scrap Happy Sampler #10 – BOM

I can’t even believe we are at #10 ALREADY!  I mean… WHAT?  It’s been so much fun creating the blocks for this sampler and I just can’t wait for the big finish!!!! I’ve already been thinking of the coming year – I have so many projects on the table...

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alphabet template printables

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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Merry ‘KrisMoose’?

Remember last year when I posted about starting my first embroidery pattern? No?  Well, you’re not the only one who forgot… I did to!  Oh as usual I had good intentions of stitching right along but, I got busy and you know how that goes!  I finally got back around...

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block of the month quilt

Scrap Happy Sampler # 9 BOM

September is here and so is quilt block of the month number 9!  It’s all about the ‘Bubbles’ this month.  Sewing curves and circles can be intimidating, but here is a technique you will enjoy and likely use again and again…  It allows you to layer without any bulk – because the ‘bulk’  is cut...

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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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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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SUMMER SALE

Craftsy Sweet Summer Sale!!

It’s that time of the year again – time for the Craftsy Sweet Summer Sale 7/17-7/21!  A different selection of classes will be on sale up to 75% off each day. Classes will be priced as low as $9.99! Check back each day to see which new classes are on...

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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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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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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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Quilting with Small Scraps

If you are crafty – you must already know about Craftsy.com! And if you don’t… well… consider yourself in ‘the know’!  I can’t say enough about this fantastic site. I recently completed Sarah Fielke’s course ‘Big Techniques from Small Scraps’ and wanted to share my feedback and a 50% OFF DEAL with you!!!  Before I show you the...

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