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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Sewing

Christmas Charm Square Soup Bowl Cozies – Stacks of Them!

These Charm Square Soup Bowl Cozies really are such a great way to use up all those charm square packs you’ve been collecting! Over the years while I was travelling from contract to contract with Dave, I managed to collect quite a few. My reasoning was that they were small so didn’t take up much room in the suitcase. And sometimes…

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Budget Savers, Quilting, Sewing

How to Join Leftover Strips of Quilt Batting

Do you have a tub full of quilt batting scraps waiting for you to find a use for them? Every quilter I know has a container full of batting strips from when they square up their quilts after quilting before attaching the binding. I’m no exception! We all just hate to throw out that much batting, don’t we? After all……

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

Sawtooth Star Ornament with Applique Center Tutorial

Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! I can’t wait to share with you the Sawtooth Star Ornament with Applique Center that I made for my partner.  This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Small Christmas Motif Embroidery Patterns

Today’s Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern is sure to make you smile. These adorable small Christmas motif embroidery patterns for Santas, Elves, Angel and Bells are just too cute for words. I can see them stitched on so many different things… a crazy quilt block, bookmarks, the pockets of an advent calendar or ornaments just to name a few. They’re small…

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