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How to slash and insert fabric tutorial in a photo gallery

I wanted to use this green dot and I had only scraps. No problem, I will create an H. I placed the black pieces where I wanted them.
I was so excited to learn how to slash and insert fabric that I had to do it again for H! Last time it was a Z. This way both grandkids will be able to quickly identify their personal Halloween quilt. I put all the pics in a photo gallery, some people really like this... Read more »

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 »

How to slash and insert fabric or what I learned at Quilt Guild

I have mentioned before that I love my Modern Quilters guild. Everyone is very helpful, unselfish and sharing. Last week one of our members, Anita, taught us how to slash and insert fabric. The trick to Anita’s method is water soluble glue, your choice of brand. I am working on two Halloween quilts for my... Read more »
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Modern Crazy Quilt style bib with African Fabrics

Crazy quilt were really popular over a hundred years ago. They had bits of fabric added together and stitching on the seams. They had embellishments!
I get a kick out of the challenges from my guild but I was hesitant at first about trying them. . I forced the issue two years ago by making a New Year’s Resolution to do more challenges. Amazingly enough, that did the trick. But sometimes I do a mini “taste” version of the challenge.... 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 »

Wipe off High Chair cushion tutorial

My daughter has an heirloom high chair that she and her husband ordered from the Amish Furniture Store. It’s gorgeous and all wood, very similar to the one I inherited from my mother. We prefer them to plastic high chairs but as babies start out small, they need padding. I made one for both of... Read more »
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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 »

Modern ombre table runner in one day tutorial

Tomatoes are red, but it just doesn't say Valentine's  day to me!
Valentine’s day is fast approaching so I put out my red kitchen linens. Meh, the flip side of the Italian table runner didn’t quite cut it. I decided I needed a new one and I needed it fast. Really fast! I just happened to have a super cool collection of fat quarter solids that I... Read more »

DIY Supergirl Yoga mat bag tutorial

First time I made a yoga bag, I made 4! This was in 2010 and the straps were in the seam and premade. They kept shredding out of the seam. I decided I needed a new way for Zara.
I have written previously how the TV show Supergirl had captured my imagination and the lucky fact that the Fabric society had sent me the fabric. Making the right project is one of my goals for 2016 and I got total inspiration recently. I have described that I am no longer a Yoga dropout but... Read more »
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DIY How to make a fabric gift bag from one yard of fabric

Start with one yard of fabric. Cut off any rough edges, the selvage and straighten the piece. If you want your bag smaller, start with less fabric. Easy!
I have written before about how I try to avoid using wrapping paper. When I can, I try to share my ideas on how to make a fabric gift bag and I have a new one. Did you see the Facebook post that was going around on how to make a gift bag out of... Read more »
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