Posts in category "Sewing for your home"

DIY 4th of July dish towel and other Hostess gift ideas

This is a big weekend for parties, it’s the 4th of July. I am not a big party gal but a good friend of mine has a new house. She is having a combination 4th of July and Housewarming party. She and her husband downsized so I want to give her something that can be... Read more »

Creating your own wipe off wooden seat cushion pattern and cushion

I recently made a high chair cover for my grandson. He needed a fresh one that his older sister had not slimed all over. When my husband brought it over, my granddaughter was jealous which is not normal for her. She loves her little brother. She decided however, that she needed a new seat cushion.... Read more »

Green all over Table Runner is complete - Happy St. Patrick's day to me!

A finish is always good even if it’s a bit later than you had hoped. When I began this table runner, I did blog post part one thinking that part two would immediately follow. Life intervened in the way of my grandson getting sick on ending up in the hospital. I couldn’t even think about... Read more »
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Jack London inspired my sewing or The Call of the Wild to the studio

Last summer I visited Alaska and while I was there, I went overboard on Alaskan fabrics in two quilt stores. Once I got home and looked at the fabrics I wasn’t so sure I wanted an Alaskan quilt, per se. I let those fabrics age and marinate a while for just the right project. I... Read more »

Stunning Fall Strip Table Runner part 1 Tutorial

I have a kitchen island, a china storage cabinet and a big ole kitchen table and they all NEED table runners on them for me to be happy. I’ve been making table runners for a couple of thousand years but still, each year it seems I have to make a new one. I just completed... Read more »

Make blocks for 4 table runners and 2 small quilts with one layer cake tutorial

In the summer I saw a trunk show with Jenny Doan and she took pre cuts and sewed them together and cut them apart to make all kinds of cool stuff. I was quite enthused and thought I can do this! At her store I picked up a Halloween layer cake. I realize I only... Read more »
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DIY How to Cover Rocking Chair Cushions Tutorial

See the yellow rocker with the grey patterned cushion? That rocker was from Craig's List and fell apart.  But the cushions are still good, perfect in fact. So let's change them up!
In November of 2012, I created cushions for Zara’s nursery. I had wanted to start from scratch but the foam was more expensive than buying cheap, nondescript cushions and changing them with new fabrics. You can read that post here, but believe me, I did it. Now there is a new baby, a new nursery... Read more »

DIY Modern Table Runner plus Tree Motif

My Modern Guild has a challenge nearly every month. I resolved to participate in more which was easy as my previous record had been one. The challenge for September was to create a table runner in the Modern Quilt aesthetic. In addition to that, my 3 Classics in One Year Book Club will have our... Read more »

DIY Two Table runners from one length of Fabric Tutorial

Recently we had the end of an era around here, we replaced our 30+ year old dining room table and chairs. I never thought I would but it seemed a bit old fashioned. Plus it was wobbly from years of people using it to help balance themselves as they got up.  And one chair needed... Read more »
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DIY Rag or Laundry Bag Tutorial

I collect rags, fine, now you know this about me. I use them for all kinds of different nasty little jobs. Even better is deciding that a towel or other item can no longer be used in any way. I then cut it up and add it to the rag bag. My Mother had a... Read more »
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