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doll mini quilt Tutorials

Make an easy and adorable Patchwork Doll Quilt she will treasure

I was provided with fabric from Poppy Cotton to participate in the Woodland Songbirds fabric tour. The project and opinions are all my own. Do you know a sweet little girl who loves her dolls? This charming patchwork doll quilt would make a perfect gift! Measuring at 18″ X 24″ it fits an 18″ doll perfectly. Add an applique accent strip to create some fun and extra detail. I couldn’t help but play off the mushrooms in this Woodland Songbirds…

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PIncushion sewing Tutorials

Scraptastic and Simple QAYG Strip Pincushion

I was sent some Poly-fil bags to use to participate in the 80th birthday celebration for Fairfield World. The project and opinions are all my own. Years ago I made myself a brand new pincushion, one with an attached scrap bucket, out of my favorite fabrics. It hadn’t been finished a week when one of my daughters came into my sewing room, took my fabric scissors and cut through the fabric holding the scrap bucket!! I was so upset! I…

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Accessorize your face mask with these quick projects

The fabric for these projects was provided by Riley Blake designs for use in this Idyllic fabric blog tour. The project and opinions are my own. The other day my sweet 5 year old asked her dad, “Dad, are there masks in heaven?”. He laughed and said, “No, I don’t think there are.” “Good!” she replied, “Because I think I would really like to go there one day.” Whatever your feelings about face masks, it looks like they are going…

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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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fabric combinations pillow quilted Tutorials

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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