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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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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget

Turn Halloween Treats into Christmas Party Favors

Do you have candy leftover from Halloween? Or perhaps your kids collected more candy than they could possibly consume before Easter! Turn Halloween treats into Christmas party favors with craft supplies you probably already have on hand. This year we had way more candy than trick or treaters. Having it sitting around the house could seriously sabotage the progress I’ve…

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Budget Savers, Thrifting

How to Set Up a Kitchen on the Cheap Without It Looking Cheap

After living and working in Shanghai for 6 years, our oldest daughter and her partner decided it was time to return to Canada to pursue new careers and educational opportunities. They each had only a few boxes of personal items that had been stored at our place and his parent’s place. Setting up their apartment kitchen could have been prohibitively…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget

Candy Cane Vase – Last Minute Christmas Decor

I’ve had this candy cane vase pinned for ages and just got around to trying it this year.  (The pinned version can be found on Katie Brown Home Workshop.) Take a small cylindrical vase and place two rubber bands around it. The original instructions called for one rubber band at the top of the vase but I found that the…

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