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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

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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quilted Tutorials

Quilt As You Go tutorial

Quilt as You go tutorial by Top US sewing blog Ameroonie Designs. image of: mug rug with quilt as you go fabric background

I love projects that let me use up scraps and create something useful from left over bits. This Quilt as you go tutorial will show you how to sew scraps to batting to create a new piece of quilted fabric that is perfect for mug rugs, pouches or even tote bags or pillows. Depending on what you are using your quilted fabric for will determine what kinds of fabric you select. In this example I am creating backgrounds for raw…

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4th of July pillow Tutorials

Patriotic Porch Pillow Tutorial

The fabric for this post was provided by Riley Blake Designs as part of the Fireworks and Freedom Fabric blog tour. The opinions and projects are all mine. Is anyone else looking forward to summer? I know I am. After a long winter and weeks of being cooped up in the house, the thought of barbeques , walks down the lane and warm evenings on the porch are giving me life! Today I am sharing this Patriotic Porch Pillow Tutorial…

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pillow Tutorials

Watch for Rainbows Pillow

Watch for Rainbows Pillow tutorial by Top US sewing blog Ameroonie Designs: Image of quilted pillow with rainbow and garland

The fabric for this post was provided by Riley Blake Designs as part of the Noah’s Ark Fabric blog tour. The project and opinions are my own. Shaun Wallace has such delightful illustrations in her fabric. When I saw this darling Noah’s Ark fabric, I just knew I wanted to make up something fun with it! However, my original project changed as the circumstances of the world rapidly evolved with the outbreak of Covid-19. Instead of focusing on the sweet…

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On The Bright Side fabric tour

The fabric for this post was provided by Riley Blake Designs to allow for my participation in the On The Bright Side Fabric tour. The projects and opinions are my own. I have been a fan of Sandy Gervais for a long time. I was so excited to see this new fabric line from her and immediately jumped onto the blog tour. On The Bright Side fabric is a vintage inspired line with the most beautiful pear shade to accent…

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