Category Archives: Small quilted projects

A graduation gift

I was given a reprieve on the gift-making front. One of the birthday celebrations was pushed back a week, and Jamie decided she wanted to wait to celebrate her friend’s graduation one-on-one, sometime this week. So I had a couple more days to ponder on what to make.

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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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    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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