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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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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 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

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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Watch for Rainbows Pillow

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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Texture Fabric Blog Tour

The fabric for this post was provided by Riley Blake Designs as part of my participation in the Texture Fabric blog tour. The projects and opinions are my own. The new Texture Fabric by Riley Blake designs is one of their new basics and I am here for it! I love the many shades and fun tones of this fabric, and the movement of the texture makes it a super fun basic to work with. I used some spring tones…

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children sewing Tutorials

Cross Back Apron Tutorial

These aprons first made their debut years ago on the Riley Blake Design blog. My girls have absolutely loved them and I have loved that they are so easy to put on and wear. So, I decided it was time to share this Cross back Apron Tutorial on my blog with some updated pictures and clarified steps to help you make your own. The first inspiration for this project was on the blog Brown Eyes + Blue and I loved…

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Easter fabric pillow sewing Tutorials

Bunny Hop Pillow

This Bunny Hop Pillow was first published April 9, 2011 and was updated 3/7/2020. This bunny hop pillow continues to be one of my favorite Spring decorations. With reverse applique and just a bit of piecing this pillow has a sophisticated look while being fairly simple to execute. I am updating the post a bit from it’s original publication to reflect new measurements and clearer images. Bunny Hop Pillow Tutorial All seam allowances are 1/4″ unless otherwise indicated. Supplies: Fabric-…

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