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Embroidery, Gift Ideas

Embroidery Gift Guide 2021

If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give the embroiderer in your life then you’ve definitely come to the right place. I’ve been embroidering for over 40 years and in this Embroidery Gift Guide, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite embroidery supplies.  One of the great things about embroidery is that it needs very few supplies to get…

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Christmas on a Budget, Sewing

7 Easy Sewing Projects for a Greener Christmas

This year, perhaps more than ever, many of us are looking for ways to transition to a more sustainable lifestyle. We’ve all read headlines about the amount of waste that is generated world-wide over the holiday season. So with the holidays fast approaching, I thought I’d share with you some easy sewing projects for a greener Christmas. The great thing…

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Pumpkin Harvest Time Embroidery Hoop Art

October here in the northern hemisphere brings cooler evenings, leaves changing to red, orange and yellow and pumpkins available everywhere from road side stands to farmers’ markets and grocery stores. I’ve designed this beautiful Pumpkin Harvest Time Embroidery pattern for you to stitch for fall. It’s framed simply in a wooden orange painted hoop. But the design would look beautiful…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

More Quilt As You Go Stockings

Quilt As You Go (aka QAYG) stockings are a great way to use up all the Christmas fabric scraps you have leftover from other holiday sewing projects. Each of the stockings in this post were made using my Quilt As You Go Stocking Tutorial. It has complete step-by-step instructions with lots of photos so even if you’ve never quilted before…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Quilt As You Go Christmas Stocking Tutorial

For the past several years, this Quilt As You Go Christmas Stocking Tutorial has been one of my most popular posts. It was one of the tutorials in my monthly Christmas on a Budget series back in 2011. The photos were taken at night so they were a little darker than I would have liked and while it did the…

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