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As the temperatures drop, we start feeling the excitement of decorating, sewing and crafting for the holiday season! Over the next few weeks we will share with you some festive ideas to help make your days Merry and Bright! My Sunny Day Stocking is perfect for hanging on the mantel, window or farm house door. […]

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I love fabric buckets! They are super easy to make and very functional! So here is my tutorial for our Sunny Bucket! Keep in mind that you can easily make these smaller or larger.  You will need: (2 each) 10″ wide x 8.5″ long – exterior fabric ( I used double gauze, above, which is […]

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Who doesn't love a tote? They are easy to make and perfect for carrying sewing/knitting supplies, library books, groceries, or flowers from the garden. Lecien has made tote-making even easier with their new Cotton Spring Panels. All you need to add is a half yard of lining fabric!   I put one together in less than an hour! Here is my tutorial and tips if you would like to change it up a bit! Begin with a panel of Lecien's Cotton Spring Panels. Each panel yields two totes! So you can make one for you and a friend. Lecien has...

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  I often get a lot of questions about my hand quilting tools and techniques. Here is a list of tools I use and techniques. Hopefully, this will help you get started on your hand quilting journey! Quilting Hoop. When I began quilting many years ago, Georgia Bonesteel was the 'it girl' on the scene! Georgia brought the idea of lap quilting to every quilter who longed to hand quilt, but not keen on the idea of sitting behind a large frame. First of all, a quilting hoop is different from an embroidery hoop. A quilting hoop has thicker sides,...

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My daughter and her husband are in the process of buying their first home. I wanted to stitch up a quick gift for them so, of course, I turned to Pinterest for inspiration. I found a beautiful collection of hot pads on a Japanese site called Fabrickaz+idees. It appears to be an abandoned website, but […]

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