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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sewing

Improv Quilted Pillow Covers

Pillow covers can be such quick, satisfying projects. The improv quilted pillows have certainly proven to be just that. After I trimmed and squared up the fronts, I made a simple envelope style back. I had only purchased one yard of the circle fabric so I didn’t have quite enough to make the entire back out of it, but I…

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Sewing

WIP Wednesday – Improv Quilting

I’ve been working on a fun and easy project.   A while ago I came across this fabric and knew immediately that I wanted to quilt around those circles and then make something out of it. I needed a couple of pillows to rest our backs against when we’re sitting in the bar stools using our computers.  So I cut 19″…

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Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing

Mini Spools and Doll Quilts Finished!

After all the trouble I had making the spool blocks and then doing the stitch in the ditch quilting, sewing the bindings to the back of the mini spool quilts and doll quilt was a nice relaxing process. It truly is my favorite part of making any quilt. The doll quilt made using the leftover charms looks like a flower…

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Quilting, Sewing

WIP Wednesday – Bindings on the Mini Spool and Doll Quilts

I’m finally at my most favorite stage of quilting with these mini quilts… hand sewing the binding to the back of the quilt. But it took me much longer to get here than I had anticipated. There were times when I wondered if this was one project that was going to defeat me. My seam ripper saw a lot and…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

Clam Shell Accessories Case Plus a Mini Letter Needle Book

In Wednesday’s post I mentioned that I had some small projects to share once I had them completely finished. Last year, I took part in the Santa Sack Swap for the first time. One of the gifts I made for my swap partner Judith was this little Clam Shell Accessory Case. It turned out so cute that I wanted to…

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Quilting, Sewing

WIP Wednesday – Mini Spools and Doll Quilt

Ever since Camille Roskelley released her Spools quilt pattern, it’s been on my list of quilts to make for myself someday. And then when she came out with the adorable Mini Spools version, that went on the list too.   This past week, she had a 25% off sale on all her patterns so I decided it was a good time…

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Embroidery, Quilting

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Bear and Hibiscus.

Over the next six weeks I’ll be sharing with you the most adorable patterns to make blocks for a baby or small child’s quilt.  For a baby quilt, embroider them on 10″ squares. For a larger quilt, embroider them on 13″ squares. (The blocks will be squared up to 9 1/2″ and 12 1/2″ respectively after stitching is complete.) Each…

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