Tutorials

Needle Book & Tutorial

These Needle books are great if you do any handwork!  And they make excellent gifts since they work up fast!  Mine is made with Alison Glass Fabric. This fabric is from her Lucky Penny line and intended for a needle book, including two small panels. (Note ~ You might...

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DIY Color Card for Fabric & Projects

I have a free diy Color Card download to share with you today. Do you ever want to track what fabrics you used for a project or wish you had a color card?  I started tracking my projects and fabrics with my own diy color card and it’s a...

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Sewing Machine Cover

I finished my sewing machine cover just in the nick of time for the Nature Walk Fabric / Michael Miller challenge. In my original post I thought I’d make a sewing machine cover… and I stuck to that plan since I really needed an excuse and a deadline to...

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Winter is Coming…

Winter IS Coming… And so are the holidays! It’s inevitable so don’t shoot the messenger here… at least it’s not Christmas in July, I did wait till August! :)  I wanted to thank everyone for their nice emails and comments on my tutorials ~ it’s great to get feedback...

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Bento Bag ~ A Lunch bag Tutorial

Sew Mama Sew and Spoonflower put together a fabulous Kitchen Linens Challenge! The challenge was to choose a kitchen fabric from Spoonflower and make anything kitchen related… I made this fun Bento Bag! I think selecting the fabrics was almost harder than making the bag!  I was deep into the fabric ‘rabbit...

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Flat Iron Case ~ Tutorial

Travel Case for Flat / Curling Iron ~ a Sewing Tutorial I’m in love… with all this pink! This case isn’t just pretty…   It’s insulated with Insul-Bright and perfect for packing a hot iron! I teamed up with The Warm Company to bring you a tutorial and Give-Away! Here are the supplies you...

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Quilt as you go Tutorial ~ Part 3

If you are following the Quilt~as~you~Go method this post covers joining the blocks into rows.  We will: 1 Cut the fabric sashing strips for joining blocks. 2 Join the blocks and spacers into rows using the qaug method. Need the pattern?  Find it here: Power of Nine Quilt Pattern  You can...

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Trip around the Tree Skirt

I have this new little pencil tree tucked in a corner and I thought… wouldn’t it be fun to make a Trip Around the World Tree Skirt!   It was actually my nephew Sammy that brought it up… Imagine my embarrassment!  He was right… smart puppy! My tree skirt is made from...

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Make Quilt Labels with Spoonflower

Recently I decided to try something new and print my own custom fabric labels using spoonflower.com.  I made some basic labels in four colors… You can write with a permanent fabric marker if you want to include your name/date/quilt title etc. I uploaded a simple design of four labels (one in each color)...

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Finishing ~ How to Bind a Quilt

If you are ready to attach your binding then you should have your quilt sandwich all quilted.  If you need to make binding, check out the tutorial on making bias binding. For this demo I’ll be binding my quilt block from the quilt sandwich tutorial so it’s easier to photograph. Optional ~ before trimming...

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Finishing ~ How to make Bias Binding

Want to learn how to make Bias Binding for your quilt? You might need to grab a cup of tea or coffee for this post.  It involves math… need I say more? You may call me crazy but the binding is really a favorite part of the quilt making...

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Finishing ~ Hand Quilting

We all have our favorite part of putting together a quilt.  For some it’s the piecing, or maybe you love the binding (I do!) or perhaps it’s the quilting?  Free motion quilting is definitely fun but if you don’t have all the right equipment, getting a large quilt through a...

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Finishing ~ Scrappy Quilt Border

If you have your quilt top layout finished and your looking for ideas for the border here is how I pieced mine… I made the border for my sampler quilt using a wedge ruler.  I absolutely love how this border came out, but I want to caution you that there will be some ‘left over’ wedges when you use this tutorial so...

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Countdown to Christmas ~ Hip Holiday Houses

I have a fun project to share with you today.  I know I’ve mentioned my love of the holidays with you already ~ and you also know I love a good challenge so when I stumbled upon the Holiday Challenge from Ruth at Sew Love Fabrics hosted by Rachel over at...

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