Category Archives: Small quilted projects

Searching for gift ideas

This is a week of birthdays and graduations. And –naturally– I would like my gifts to be handmade.

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Baby Booties

I am not really that much into baby projects. I don’t really like the *typical* soft pastels used traditionally for baby quilts and other projects, and the few baby quilts I have made in the past have always been bold and bright.

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Playing with Thread

Today I decided to try something new: making fabric out of thread. Using a water soluble stabilizer. I had already done something similar before, but in the form of thread painting to make some pieces to appliqué onto a background. This time I wanted to see how it would work to make a larger piece […]

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More on soft toys, whiffle balls, and jingle bells

I got some really helpful feedback on my question about what to use to make a soft ball (or other toy) jingle.

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How do you make a soft toy jingle or rattle?

My favorite, quick gift for a baby is a soft fabric ball. Quite often when I have odd fabric scraps left over, I cut them into the different shapes I need for a ball and collect them in a basket until I have enough to make a ball.

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Little House Tea Caddy

Jamie and I both have friends celebrating birthdays this week. So time had to be made this weekend for a little gift sewing.

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The cutest little gift envelopes you have ever seen!

Ok, I’m biased. Because these little envelopes came to me as an *inspiration* a couple of weeks ago. I was going to make a couple of the hexagon shapes for stocking stuffers, and then started wondering what other shapes would look like. And, as usual, I had a hard time stopping.

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Quick and easy gifts to make from fabric collage

Now that all my *big* gifts are finished, wrapped, and ready to go, I have been focusing on small, quick gifts. You never know… it’s always good to have a few on hand.

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Little snow globe patterns

I’m still on a designing roll. 🙂 And I know there isn’t much time for lengthy quilting projects this close to Christmas, but I think we can still squeeze some small ones in… I can’t help but think how much fun it is to decorate the house with small, whimsical decorations.

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Thirty Fun Stocking Stuffers

My icon for today is a little Japanese girl, who apparently seems to be juggling. What can that have to do with stocking stuffers? Quite a bit, actually, because this little girl is playing  Otedama, a traditional Japanese juggling game. And one of my suggestions for a stocking stuffer is precisely some of the ojami […]

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Computer issues!

You’ve heard the expression… “Every cloud has a silver lining.” So that’s my motto for the day!

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Christmas Gift Tags

Those of you who have been following me for a while know I LOVE to make fabric collage. I always figure it’s a fun way to indulge in my love of fabric… by making even more fabric! So with Christmas on the brain, I thought I would take a little time to make some gift […]

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Classic or Whimsical Stockings?

A BIG Christmas tradition in our family (as in many others… you probably relate) has to do with the filling and opening of stockings. Growing up, this was something my mom did for us.

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    I am a self-learner. I taught myself to sew and to quilt. And I taught myself how to draw. I am learning how to dye my own fabrics and am dabbling with mixed media. I am a quilt designer and teacher, and design and publish my own line of quilt patterns. With this blog I would like to share the bits and pieces of my life.

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