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Mini Art Quilt #2

This tutorial features my latest MAQ (mini art quilt) and I loved sewing it for two reasons. One, I’m using fabric and materials that I really like and two, I challenged myself to make it without buying anything! Everything I used is from my stash of fabrics, buttons, trinkets, cardstock, etc. If I make about […] Read more…

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Free Sewing Patterns!

Hi All! Today’s guest post is another one from creativefabrica.com and it’s all about free sewing patterns! Click here to see an earlier post about free machine embroidery designs. On their site, you’ll also find free fonts (great for art quilts and mixed media sewing), Cricut and Silhouette files, and more. In addition, you can […] Read more…

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Mini Art Quilt #1

Hi All! This is the first in a monthly series of mini art quilts, also known as MAQs. If you’re looking for a way to make sewing fun again, mini art quilts may be just the thing! Combining art techniques and sewing applications with a bit of scrapbooking thrown in opens a world of creative […] Read more…

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Five Ways to Damage Your Sewing Machine

Take care of your sewing machine and it will give you years of creative pleasure. Here’s a list of sewing machine   Dos and Don’ts (mostly Don’ts) that can lead to operating problems. These are things you already know but I’m writing this post to remind you how important they can be to the life of […] Read more…

How to Pick the Perfect Embroidery Design for Your Project

If you are into machine embroidery, here’s a fun website that has free designs. It’s called creativefabrica.com and it has more than embroidery designs. You’ll find free fonts (great for at quilts and mixed media sewing), Cricut and Silhouette files, plus sewing patterns. You can buy these things individually, sign up for a subscription, or […] Read more…

Hello 2021!

The start of a new year is a great time to think back and start fresh. Whether you are making resolutions, decluttering your home, or developing your spiritual self, it feels good to move forward, working toward a better you. I think it’s a good time to dig deeper into creative pursuits, learn new techniques, […] Read more…

Bye Bye 2020

I don’t think there is anyone who is sad to see the year 2020 go. It’s been a year of ups and downs, life and death, fear and faith. Even though going into 2021 we are still in the midst of a pandemic, there is hope on the horizon that we are working toward a […] Read more…

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