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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Quilting

Quilted Hourglass Candle Mat Tutorial

If you’ve been quilting for any length of time, you likely have half square triangle (hst) blocks leftover from other quilting projects that you’re hanging on to until you can figure out what to do with them. This Quilted Hourglass Candle Mat is the perfect use for them. We quilters do hate to throw out any scrap or block that…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

5 Quick to Make Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts

This year is just speeding along, isn’t it? It seems we’re just over one holiday and another is fast approaching. If you’re looking for some last minute Valentine’s gifts to make or to decorate your home, I’ve got some lovely ideas to share with you today.   Valentine’s Pips made using my Thimble Pip Tutorial are perfect for holding small…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

Handmade Christmas – Gifts for Oldest Daughter

This year, each of our children received three handmade gifts. Our oldest daughter lives and teaches in Shanghai, China.   Even before we knew that we’d be in Southern Ontario over the Christmas season, we knew that she would be flying here with her partner to spend Christmas with her partner’s family.  That meant that her gifts needed to be ones…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Sewing

Christmas on a Budget Series – Buy Christmas Fabric Only When On Sale

I very rarely buy fabric when it’s full price.  On those occasions when I find I need fabric to complete a project and it’s not on sale, I try to find a 40% off coupon to use. But most especially, I never buy Christmas themed fabric at full price because it comes on sale at least twice a year.   Right…

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