Category Archives: Tutorials

How to reduce your waistband in under 5 minutes

Now don’t go getting all excited on me, thinking I’ve got a great miracle diet going on here. I said waistband, not waistline!

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Create your own Yo-yo Maker!

A couple of months ago our friend Geta was making fabric yo-yos, wishing she could own all the commercial yo-yo makers out there to be able to make all different sizes and shapes. That got me to thinking…

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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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Follow Friday: Under the Table and Dreaming

I’m sure there are a ton of quilting blogs you already follow. And I do want to continue sharing some of my favorites. In truth, I seem to follow more non-quilting than quilting blogs. Why? Because they are an endless source of inspiration.

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How to repurpose tiny scraps for a fun Christmas project

My grandma on my dad’s side was a pack rat. After she died, when we went to clean out her house, we found carefully organized drawers full of nails, screws, nuts and bolts… you name it. She could have opened a hardware store.

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Fabric origami star

One of the fun things about this time of year is seeing how other people are creatively inspired. And although I cannot spend as much time blog hopping as I would like, I do make it a point to spend a few minutes every day (okay, half an hour!) checking out creative Christmas crafts.

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May your bobbin always be full

For this week’s Follow Friday I have a REAL TREAT to share with you? Are you ready? Make sure you have lots of time for this one, because I promise you’re not going to want to move from your seat until you explore this blog in depth.

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Follow Friday: Blue Cricket Designs

Once again, today is not really about quilting. Except in as peering into another creative mind will often spark ideas in our own. And that you can relate to quilting.

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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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How to Master the Frog Stitch (as painlessly as possible)

As a community, quilters are known for their positive attitudes and even humorous outlook on life. As a beginner quilter, I quickly learned that there was a whole new language to learn, that pretty much reflects quilters’ quirkiness. Frog stitching was one of the first terms I would have to become familiar with, and a […]

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Pretty Fabric Bobbins

Over the last week we have had sporadic electricity blackouts in the morning. No computer, no sewing machine, no iron… Dear me, what’s a girl to do? I guess it’s the universe’s way of telling me to quit procrastinating and get some of the hot spots in my studio organized. So I finally hit three […]

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10-Minute Sandwich Wrap

During August we have been featuring Back-to-School projects on our website. If you haven’t been by in a while, make sure to stop in and check out these projects. All of them are super-easy and oh, so quick to make!

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Flower Pounding

I think I’ve already mentioned that this year Julian just has not been as interested in sewing as in earlier years. What he has been enthusiastic about has been preparing fabrics for sewing. Today we did a little more fabric dyeing with shaving cream, for a small pencil case I will be making him for […]

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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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