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Scrap Happy Sampler #6 June Block of the Month

Take it easy this month with an applique block – Fabulous Feathers! Summer is so busy so I hope you enjoy putting together this easy applique block. If you’re following along with the block of the month then you’ll want to make up two rectangular ‘blocks’ to work into your rows...

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Scrap Happy Sampler #5 Block of Month

May’s block of the month is a favorite of mine.  The New York Beauty block uses paper piecing and curved piecing. If you’ve been following along I hope you’ve learned some new things along the way.  What’s great about doing a sampler is trying many techniques and sometimes working out of...

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Scrap Happy Sampler #4 April Block of the Month

It’s April and I’m thankful that spring is here…  although it’s a little difficult to believe after all the late winter storms.  I’m more than ready for the sun for sure and I’ve seen evidence in the garden that spring weather is coming. I’ve put together a tutorial for a Burgoyne...

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Easter Eggstravaganza!

The Holidays are all about tradition, family, friends and good times.  I got together with some of my ‘peeps’ (lol) last night and had some good times decorating eggs… here is what we used: eggs, egg carton, paper, sharpie, pipe cleaners, felt, feathers, colored tissue paper, glue stick and some eyes! It...

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Scrap Happy Sampler #3 Block of the Month

The March Block of the Month is a ‘Joseph’s Coat’ variation. This block is appliqued using fusible web.  It’s really a fun block…  It goes together easy and is really stunning with the negative space between the inner design and the outer ‘circle’.  I’m loving this block! If you’re not following...

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Simple Checkbook Cover Tutorial

My daughter asked me to make her a checkbook cover so she didn’t have to use the ugly plastic one (gasp!) from the bank!  It seemed a shame that someone like myself who can sew,  had been using a plastic one too!   (the horror) They are quick and easy...

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Scrap Happy Sampler #2 Block of the Month

Welcome February!  Today I’m posting the Scrap Happy Sampler Block of the Month for February.  But  first, I hope you all enjoyed January’s Lone Star Block of the Month.  I know those set in seams can be tricky so you might be happy to have that behind you! February’s block is all about hexagons and english...

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My Secret Valentine

Thought I’d share with you a little project for my Secret Valentine… Members of my quilt guild put their name in a hat and much like ‘secret santa’ we all picked a name.  My ‘valentine’ likes music and plays the guitar…  I thought about it and although we all...

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Scrap Happy Sampler #1 Block of the Month

Happy 2013!  I’ve been working hard on my new Block of the Month quilt! All twelve blocks in this sampler can be made with fabric from your stash.  Each month I’ll offer the pattern as a free download to my subscribers.  When that month ends the pattern will be listed...

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How to make a kissing ball

A couple days ago I saw a Christmas Kissing Ball at my friend Suzanne’s house.  It kept catching my eye.  It looked…. traditional, fun, bright, and dare I say, romantic!  It just made me plain old happy!  I like feeling happy!  So I asked her about it, and to my delight she...

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Mo’ Mittens

Been working long hours in the mitten factory!  Winter is here and we all want warm hands… am i right?  Here is the latest coming off the factory floor…. I made these first two pairs from two sweaters mixed together… the orange is cashmere – SO SOFT! Click here...

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SEW MAMA SEW GIVAWAY DAY IS HERE!

ENTRIES FOR THE GIVEAWAY ARE CLOSED AS OF 5:00 5/25/12 THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED! WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEKEND!! Hi, My name is Sherri – thanks for stopping by!  I live in the northeast USA and I’m new to the online community so this is a very...

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