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Track Your Stash

If you have a fabric stash (who doesn’t?), you may struggle to really know all of the fabrics you own. I am continually going through mine to see what I have because I don’t always remember what I’ve bought or if I used it or not. So I’m using a low-tech, quick and easy way […] Read more…

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A Practical Sewing Machine Stitch You Probably Never Use

Today’s sewing machines come with hundreds of stitches, for both practical and decorative techniques. When you look at the practical stitches, it’s sometimes hard to know how to use them. Here’s one of my favorite practical stitches with three useful techniques. The Universal stitch starts with two vertical straight stitches and then takes a horizontal […] Read more…

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13 Halloween Costumes with Free Patterns

I remember Halloween as a kid and how much fun it was to put together a costume. It’s even more fun today because there’s so much inspiration and sharing that goes on using the Internet. Because Halloween is the only time the number 13 is lucky, I scoured the Internet and found 13 fun choices […] Read more…

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My Go-To Presser Foot

I own all of the BERNINA presser feet and I have to say, I use ALL of them. Some more than others and there are a few that I only need on an occasional basis, but I love having access to the tools I need to sew any technique, any fabric, and any type of […] Read more…

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Tube Quilting: Easy Chevron Design

I first came across this method of piecing about 7-8 years ago and it has become one of my favorite speed piecing methods. It was called Tube Quilting and although I’ve occasionally seen it called Tube Piecing, (which it technically is), most of the time I see it as Tube Quilting so that’s what I […] Read more…

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Seven Sewing Tools I use Every Day

I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time looking for things in my sewing room. As hard as I try to keep it organized, it seems that it is often in chaos, especially when I’m in the middle of a project (or projects!). Can’t find my scissors, where is that seam […] Read more…

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Easy Applique Mug Rug

This quilted mug rug is embellished with a simple applique technique. Both the quilting and the appliqué techniques are stitched at the same time, making this a quick and easy project. Finished size: 8” square Supplies Two 9” squares of coordinating fabric One 9” square of low-loft batting One 9” square of appliqué fabric One 9” […] Read more…

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Mini Coiled Containers

Years ago I learned to make coiled projects – placemats, coasters, baskets and bowls. I was amazed at how easy it was and how good the finished projects looked. I recently tried it again but this time, I made mini versions of some of the projects. Tiny little containers to hold small items such as […] Read more…

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