Zippered Bags with a Twist- One Way Zip Class

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This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love. Have you seen this new Zippered Bags With A Twist- One Way Zip Class with Joan Hawley on Craftsy? If the answer is no, then my question to you is why not? Not only did I really enjoy watching Joan teach but the projects are quickly becoming my favs!  (Actually, if you are on my Christmas exchange list please stop … [Read more...]

Scrappy Pincushion

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This post may contain affiliate links  to products I love and use. It's no secret that I covet every last inch of my fabric stash and save all my scraps but what's a girl to do with all those small bits?? Well, I like to transform them into something useable and today's project is perfect.... meet the scrappy pincushion. Since the construction is extremely simple, it stitches together … [Read more...]

Block 1 Starry Night Quilt

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Earlier this month I announced the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along and today, it's time to get started with block 1! I'm hanging over at Fairfield World and preparing you to start stitching the Starry Night Quilt Sampler. Today, I am revealing the layout, sharing the complete material list and kicking it into high gear with the very first block; the 9 patch. The 9 patch is a very … [Read more...]

16 Fall DIY Sewing Projects

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I love living in the south but this Jersey Girl always looks forward to the cool nights and crisp air that fall brings. Plus, let's not forget the amazing burst of colors Mother Nature brings our way. To help slowly ease us into the colder days ahead,  I'm turning to my machine.  Here are 16 Easy Projects to Sew this Fall season. So come on, let's jump in embrace the cool weather, enjoy … [Read more...]

Ruffle Flag Pillow How To

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Last week, I shared a sewing technique for creating a Reverse Applique.  Today, is all about finishing the project.  This ruffle flag pillow is the perfect way to freshen up my outdoor space and summer naps in the sun! Ruffle Flag Pillow This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: scrap fabric pillow insert Tools: sewing machine thread Basic … [Read more...]

{How To} Use a Fat Quarter

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Ever wonder what a Fat Quarter is?  Well, if you are not a quilter you might think it is a plump coin for your pocket. But no, it is not a new measure of $$. It is a piece of fabric that measures 18" x 22". Fabric stack from Fabricworm.com From this piece of fabric that is much that can be created!! Did you know that from just one fat quarter you can create.... 6  6 1/2" squares 9 … [Read more...]

Add Dimension with Fusible Fleece: Quick Tip

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Layering fabric provides instant visual depth to any sewing project.  But today, I want to show you how to take layering to a whole different level. Let's talk about adding dimension with the help of our friend, fusible fleece. Adding Dimension with Fusible Fleece   I know, I know.  This is something you are used to layering on the inside of a project and not have it exposed.   Well, … [Read more...]

Fabric Bowls Video Class

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Everyone needs storage for those pretty little things in life and these fabric bowls are perfect. Join me today and learn how to make these pretty fabric bowls in the Baby Lock Sew at Home video series. During the class, I will be sharing easy tips on how to create these fabric bowls, adding stability with a secret supply and use the felling foot to showcase your … [Read more...]

Strawberry Pincushion | Scrap Buster

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It's pretty safe to say that I have a problem with scraps. You see, I tend to save every little, tiny bit of fabric that crosses my path. At times, it's been said that I need an intervention. So, when things get rough, meaning the scrap basket is overflowing, I like to start stitching! Two of my favorite things in the workroom are fabric scraps and pincushions. So, I thought it would be fun … [Read more...]