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How to Sew a Wide Stripe Modern Rainbow mug rug

The fabric for this post was provided by Riley Blake Designs for participating in their Make It Modern blog tour. The project and opinions are my own. Rainbows speak of promise, renewal and hope. Plus, they are bright, colorful and happy! What better way to bring some color to your life than a rainbow, right? If you need to add some happy color to your life- sew up a Wide Stripe Modern Rainbow mug rug and your life will instantly…

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kids pillow Tutorials

How to sew a fantastic Shark Teeth pillow

The fabric for this post was provided by Riley Blake Designs for use in the Riptide Fabric blog tour. The project and opinions are my own. The shark lover in your life will be so thrilled if you make them this fantastic shark teeth pillow! Featuring Riptide fabric, this pattern lets the main print shine while the half square triangle border speaks to the many rows of shark teeth. (my husband thinks they look more like fins- but that works…

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mini quilt sew along

Sew along to create a Stunning Rainbow Sunshine mini quilt

Have you ever seen a pattern but weren’t sure where to start? Or wanted to make a project, but things just keep getting in the way? This Rainbow Sunshine mini quilt might appear intimidating at first, but it’s easy when you just take it one step at a time. Which is why I love Sew Alongs! Tips and tricks, video tutorials and some very mild accountability. It makes the process so much easier when you are doing it with others.…

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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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