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quilted Tutorials

Mountain Top Quilt with easy improv Snow-capped mountain blocks

The fabric for this post was provided by Riley Blake Designs for participation in the Wild at Heart blog tour. The project and opinions are my own. Cooler air. The smell of dirt. The sound of a stream running over rocks. Even just imagining these in my mind brings a sense of calm and peace. I am most at home in the mountains. This Mountain Top Quilt is inspired by my love of the mountains and the feelings they create…

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applique pillow Tutorials

Simple and Stunning Raw-edge Applique

The fabric for this post was provided by Riley Blake Designs for participation in the Golden Aster blog tour. The project and opinions are mine. With fall on the way I was feeling an urge to redecorate my bedroom. New comforters, blankets and of course, pillows. I decided to create a raw-edge applique flower pattern inspired by the geometric flower print in this absolutely lovely Golden Aster fabric. This lumbar pillow is one of my favorite shapes with it’s long…

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tote Tutorials

Simple Tote Bag tutorial

Sometimes you just want a simple tote bag. They come in so handy for trips to the library, piano classes, or bringing papers back and forth from work. This Simple Tote Bag tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful and useful tote, with canvas on the bottom to allow for even more durability and style. Simple Tote Bag Tutorial Supplies and Cutting: From Exterior Fabric: Cut two pieces fabric 16 1/2″ tall X 15″ wide Lining fabric: Cut…

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quilted Travel Tutorials

Curling Iron Travel Case Sewing Pattern

Want to curl your hair but you’re not sure it will cool enough to pack up in your suitcase? This Curling Iron Travel Case sewing pattern will help answer your problem! Layers of cotton batting and Insulbrite help protect your belongings from the residual heat from your cooling curling iron. *note: do not put a hot curling iron into the sleeve, allow it to cool as long as possible before putting the sleeve on. And if you’re buying Insulbrite already,…

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Christmas Tutorials

How to sew a hot pad with pockets

The fabric for this post was provided by Riley Blake Designs for my participation in their Santa Claus Lane blog tour. The project and opinions are all mine. My sister has this super old set of hot pads that I love. They have pockets for your fingers and thumb and they are a bit smaller than your average hot pads, making grabbing pans from your oven so much easier! I decided to make my own pattern for one so I…

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Christmas mini quilt Tutorials

Advent Mini Quilt

The fabric for this project was provided by Riley Blake Designs for participation in the Oh Holy Night blog tour. The project and opinions are all mine. Christmas is such a special time of year. I love the traditions and the feelings that come with this season. When I saw the Panel in the Oh Holy Night fabric line, I knew I wanted to make an advent mini quilt to help my family create a tradition of incorporating acts of…

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QAYG Rose Reading Pillow

The fabric for this post was provided by Riley Blake Designs for participation in the Beauty and the Beast blog tour. The project and opinions are all mine. Reflecting on Belle’s love of reading and books, and noticing all the books in various prints of this darling line, it seemed only natural to sew up a QAYG Rose Reading Pillow for my stop on the Beauty and the Beast fabric tour. This line from Jill Howarth for Riley Blake Designs…

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mini quilt quilted Tutorials

Rainbow Sunset Mug Rug Tutorial

This fun quilt as you go mug rug is a great way to use up scraps and make something useful in the process. Mug rugs are great for keeping those condensation rings off your furniture and allow you to practice quilting techniques on a very small scale. This Rainbow Sunset Mug Rug is a simple, straightforward project that will bring lots of joy as you use it. And if you love the look of this mug rug, but want to…

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fabric Tutorials wallets

Mini Wallet Tutorial

This Wallet Tutorial was originally published 4/26/2011 and was updated on 5/5/2020 Sometimes you just need something small to get the job done. This mini wallet is one of those times. With a d-ring to attach to a lanyard, two pockets- one for change and one for cash and a small size to minimize bulk, this little project packs a big punch. Whether you want something to throw into a larger bag, a way for kiddos to keep track of…

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fabric Tutorials

Fabric Lanyard Tutorial

From keychains, to badge holders to straps for purses and wallets lanyards are useful and can be super cute too, if you know how to make them for yourself. This fabric lanyard tutorial will walk you through sewing two different styles of lanyards, one with a safety clasp and the other without. This quick and easy tutorial will get you stitching up lanyards for every person and event in your life. If you want a shorter keychain, I have my…

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