Posts in category "DIY project"

How to save favorite stained, ripped or torn garments

I am famous for wearing what I eat, right on the middle of my shirt. I have clothes I have purchased that never quite fit right or felt good. I have other clothes that somehow shrink in the closet. I am all about getting rid of those items. I go through my closet twice a... Read more »

DIY How to make a unique tablet cover tutorial

My youngest daughter asked me to create something for her new HP Surface Pro. I ended up with quite a bit of time to make it so I documented every step. I am finally finished and want to show you how to make a unique tablet cover. You can be creative and make a fancy... Read more »

Create greeting cards for an ugly fabric challenge

I am slowly getting back to sewing and small projects really appeal to me in this process. I decided to create greeting cards for an ugly fabric challenge in my guild. I got the idea from the success of making my own Valentines. The process is step by step in the Valentine post but you... Read more »
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How to embellish a pieced project with paint and markers

I decided to make a party dish towel. First I cut out squares and rectangles which created the cake image I wanted. I sewed the edges, sewed them into tubes and placed them where I wanted them on the dish towel.
Last month a member of my guild demonstrated how to embellish a pieced project with paint and markers. Our challenge was to then try out this new skill and bring in our results. I decided to start small and embellish a PARTY dish towel. I figured if I messed it up too badly I would... Read more »

DIY How to sew your own Valentines tutorial

For Christmas I received a simple and elegant Christmas card. It was a tree sewn onto card stock. I was very inspired by this holiday greeting. I decided I would follow her beautiful lead on Valentine’s day. I just made 3 of them in about a half an hour so I am ready to share.... Read more »

Designing and Sewing a Cubs quilt top - part 2

Designing and sewing a Cubs quilt top makes me happy every single day. I spend more time on this quilt top than I have on any quilt project in a year. I can’t wait to get up the stairs and try to figure out where I want to put blocks. I am also juggling size... Read more »
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DIY How to make a fun and fast bandanna table runner

10 years ago or so I saw a magazine article which described how to use bandannas in your kitchen. I remember looking at napkins, napkin rings, table runners and tablecloths. I was very enthused and sought out inexpensive bandannas. I found them on a clearance sale at a grocery store and bought them all. I... Read more »

10 DIY Easy gifts to make for young kids for the holidays

I really appreciate a handmade gift and try to have one for important events in my grandchildren’s lives. I am always looking for easy gifts to make for young kids for the holidays and suppose you are also. Here are some of the tutorials I have published and you might like to whip up this... Read more »

12 Clever and Easy Gifts to make for the Holidays

During the holidays it is always meaningful to get a gift that has been made for you. Handmade gifts mean a lot to me and the very best people on earth love them also. I have gone through some posts I have published in the last two years and gathered all the links in one... Read more »
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How to start a Christmas Quilt

I’ve decided that two projects going on at the same time is the way to go. If it works out, I may even add in a third one. I can only make so many tooth fairy pillows at a time. I decided to make a Christmas quilt for Henry and make it up as I... Read more »
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