13 Creative Ways to Reuse Men’s Ties

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I'll bet that when you were young you never really thought much about Dad's tie. Nope, it was a thin little accessory that he wore to to work or on special occasions but look at them now and you can see that these little neckties are a wonderful source of fabric. The tiny prints, and the rich colors of the silk make them fun to work with, but what can you make with that small amount of fabric. … [Read more...]

Oliso Pro Smart Iron Review + Giveaway

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Like most of you out there, I love new toys and ones related to sewing or technology are my favorite. I think that's why I'm so excited to share this review with you, it contains the best of both worlds for me. Allow me to introduce my new Oliso Pro Smart Iron, she's a pretty pink beauty. For anyone not familiar with the Oliso brand, one of the first things you will notice is this iron sits … [Read more...]

Automatic Needle Threader | Sewing Term

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Automatic threader - noun a special feature on sewing machines that automatically threads the sewing needle for the sewist Many sewing machines sold today come with an automatic threader function. This is essentially a lever that will guide the thread through the eye of your sewing needle for you so that you don’t have to do it yourself. Many sewists prefer to thread their own needles, … [Read more...]

Pineapple Smoothie Block Sew Along

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my pineapple smoothie block a few weeks back. It was one of those distraction scrap projects that I had no business working on. You know the deal, the kind that you don't have time for but just can't help yourself, that was this project for me. Since there was such a great response, I thought it would be fun to share it with you. That means, … [Read more...]

Dresden Plate | Sewing Term & Quilting Shape

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Dresden Plate noun A circular quilt pattern dating back to the late 1920s and 30s featuring small scraps of fabric. When fabric was becoming scarce during those times, resourceful seamstresses used whatever scraps they could find (like old aprons, tablecloths, handkerchiefs) to create these beautiful blocks. The Dresden Plate is named after Dresden, Germany and may also be referred to as … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Finished Quilt & Giveaway

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My Dandy Drive finished quilt is just about ready for it's final destination and I'm excited to show you how it turned out.  When I started out on this adventure the plan was to make a full quilt but in the end, I completed a bed covering. Basically, things happened, time slipped away and I have a house full of germs!! Luckily, my trusty assistant Tucker was there to help keep my quilts in … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Easy Quiche Recipe

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Mother's Day is this weekend and I've decided to help my family out with this slow cooker easy quiche recipe. You see, the one thing I ask for each year is a day without cooking. That means my crew is prep duty and I'm not gonna lie, sometimes it's scary! Don't get me wrong, any meal that I don't have to prepare is greatly appreciated but frozen waffles only go so far. This year, I want to … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Final Layout | Sew Along

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Happy Friday, it's time for the Dandy Drive final layout reveal! Life has been pretty busy around here and I have been slow to complete my blocks so, I modified the final project to be a bed cover instead of a quilt. This change actually worked perfectly for me and I hope that this encourages others to make a pattern their own. Each of the block units are simple to make and this pattern is … [Read more...]

Sugar Bloom Quilt Layout Assembly

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Welcome back to the quilt along. Now that our blocks are done, it's time to focus on the Sugar Bloom quilt layout and look ahead towards final assembly. If you are just joining the party all the links can be found below for an easy catch up. For those of you just joining us today, do not worry. You can catch up here: Supplies Cutting  Block Assembly Sugar … [Read more...]