Category: DIY project

I created a fabulous Envelope quilt with functioning envelopes

This was the third block, prototype, really that had a functioning envelope. Eureka!
My Modern Quilters guild recently hosted a challenge to create a pocket or envelope project. I suggested this because I have been wanting to make an envelope quilt with functioning envelopes for quite a while. Because it was my idea, I also got to lead the demonstration on it to kick off the challenge. You... Read more »

I made pillows to match my coffee table and I love them

I made pillows to match my coffee table and I love them, just love them. It was a project on my to sew list for quite a while and I finally got around to making them. Let’s see what I wanted to match. I purchased this in May from Wayfair because I wanted to add... Read more »

DIY Super Zippered bag using 10 fat quarters

A fellow guild member bid on some black 4″ metal zippers on Ebay and won the bid. When they arrived she realized it was hundreds of black zippers, more than she could use in a lifetime. From this event, a guild challenge was born. We each received at least one zipper and we had to... Read more »
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DIY Easy Wonder Woman Costume for a child

My granddaughter loves dressing up in costumes, in theory. I make them for Halloween but I will buy her inexpensive ones just to play in. The last two I have purchased have been duds. I decided to make an easy Wonder Woman costume for a child. Here is the guilty party, a costume which Zara... Read more »

I faced my paper piecing fear

I did it, I faced my paper piecing fear. Let me explain. I have done some paper piecing before and I hated it. I vowed never to try it again.  But you know what they say, never say never! My guild had a demo by an extremely talented quilter who has a slightly different approach... Read more »

Labels and political signs

My sewing lately has been comprised of many micro projects. Sometimes I enjoy doing something that can be finished quickly. Labels and political signs both fall into this category. When my older sister went to college my mother sewed her name into all of her belongings. I believe she ordered the name labels from Sears.... Read more »
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Upcycle an old pair of jeans into a sewing machine caddy

For reasons that he cannot remember, my husband bought a pair of jeans with a button fly. He wore them a couple of times and then they just took up space. I decided I could make something out of them and sure enough I did. Read how to upcycle an old pair of jeans into... Read more »

How to make a name tag usable anywhere

My modern quilters guild has challenges throughout the year but no rules. So you can make them or not, for that month or later. We had a challenge in January of ‘put a letter on it’ or a name tag. I made a sign but decided I wanted to do the second part as well.... Read more »

How to create Doll quilts for a good cause

Here are the two I made, one more feminine and the other unisex.
I am so pleased that I was able to create doll quilts for a good cause and it’s all because of my guild. A generous woman told us about an organization that creates dolls for children that look just like them. It’s called A Doll like Me and the dolls are often for children who... Read more »
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Use your flannel scraps to make reusable paper towels

I try to find ways to add less to landfills and I’ve seen some ways lately of using fabric for spills and cleaning. “Oh, rags?” You say. Ha, yes but a tad fancier. I am urging you to use your flannel scraps to make reusable paper towels. (They’re actually not paper at all, they’re fabric.... Read more »