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Gift Ideas, Sewing

Prairie Point Star Ornament with Ribbon Flower Center

I’ve got a super quick post for you today. My Prairie Point Star Ornament Tutorial is the most popular of all the tutorials I’ve posted. Over the years, I have occasionally received emails from readers asking if I can suggest an alternative to the button centers as their hands were no longer strong enough to pull the needle through the finished ornament…

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Christmas on a Budget

10 Elegant Ways to Bring the Beach Into Your Christmas Decor

  Do you love adding beach or coastal touches to your home decor? Now that the holidays are upon us, would you like some simple, yet elegant ways to bring the beach into your Christmas decor? In my post 20 Beautiful DIY Sea Shell Home Decor and Gift Ideas, I shared several different ways to incorporate sea shells into our…

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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 with Applique Center Ornament Tutorial – 2017 Ornament Exchange and Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! I can’t wait to share with you the Sawtooth Star with Applique Center Ornament 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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