Little Vintage Pin Cushions – DIY

I love them! I love them! I want to keep them all!!!!! I made these little cutie patooties and I love them so much. They are a great scrap buster. I visited my local antique mall in Little Mountain, SC and found all the cups. My goal was to pay less than $3 for each.

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The Wilder Gown Pattern – Top – Friday Pattern Company

(Scroll down for links and a “Hitting the High Points” section…) This was such a fun pattern to make. It is a dress and/or top pattern from Friday Pattern Company. Wearing it makes me feel a bit like a baby doll. Now, I must say, you can get totally scandelist with this top. I am

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The Cielo Top – Closet Case Patterns

(Scroll down to the “hitting the high notes” section for a quick read…)  I had a serious blast making my first Cielo Pattern from Closet Case Patterns. I had just listened to the Love to Sew Podcast about couture sewing so I decided on French Seams. Closet Case does an excellent job describing French Seams

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The Davenport Knit Sack – Free Pattern

I made this cute little knit sack for my two week vacation the end of July. I made it in an evening with not much thought really to construction or logic. I learned some, “oh next time I would” stuff, but ultimately it has become my favorite bag. I started carrying it like a purse.

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The Back to School Block – Pouch of the Month

On a trip back from Florida with a friend, I started sharing that the August Pouch of the Month Block was a struggle. I was having trouble coming up with a design. She replied, “August…August is for Back to School…” She is a teacher…and the idea was sparked! Here is what I designed in EQ8,

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Guide to Quilt Sizes – Planning Your Quilt Top & Batting

WHY  YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR QUILT SIZES I have always believed that quilt patterns are more of a suggestion than a rule. Whether you want to design your own quilt top from start to finish or alter a quilt pattern to a new size, first you need to know the purpose of your quilt.

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How to Bind a Quilt – Machine Binding

CHOOSING HOW YOU SHOULD BIND YOUR QUILT Before you bind your quilt, you should determine what the quilt will be used for. Some examples of quilt use include, being loved on by a child or family member, hanging in your home as a wall-hanging or even being entered into a quilt show. This tutorial focuses

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Learn to Make Half Square Triangles Two at a Time or the Traditional Method

Half Square Triangles (HST) are a staple in the quilting world. A large number of patterns require them. When designing patterns, I tend to gravitate toward designs with triangles. You can make them two at a time, and even eight at a time. The methods I use are designed to match the number of HSTs

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