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Spooky Treat Bags

Here’s a very quick and easy tutorial to make a spooky trick or treat bag for your little ones to use this Halloween. You’ll need 18 charms, 1/2 yard of fabric for the lining and 2 1/2 yards of black nylon webbing for the handles (or make your own). I wish I had time to […]

Posted: October 20th, 2009  

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Pumpkin and Cat Felt Treat Bag or Wall Hanging

Phyllis Dobbs has designed this super cute tutorial just in time for Halloween. It uses felt and can be made into a trick or treat bag or a wall hanging. Get the full-sized pattern and instructions here: Halloween pumpkin and cat felt treat bag or wall hanging

Posted: October 20th, 2009  

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365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs

Running the Quilting Gallery site, it’s no surprise that dozens of quilting-related blogs come across my screen each day. I can’t remember another blog that captured my attention so thoroughly like Leah Day’s 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs. I’ve been watching the progress daily on this blog for a few weeks, and […]

Posted: September 29th, 2009  

Topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey, Quilt Gallery, Tips and Tricks, Videos, Web Finds


Mom’s Birthday Gifts

It was my mom’s birthday earlier this week. I sent her this beaded Friendship Bag: I also made her a tote bag from a Moda Bake Shop Tutorial: Close up of the stitching: Free-motion stitching on the back:

Posted: September 3rd, 2009  

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Pizza boxes make good storage solutions

Serena Smith from Embroidery Treasures has put together two fabulous videos on how to cover a pizza box with fabric. She makes it look so easy. The addition of a little piece of ribbon to make the boxes easier to open is brilliant. I’m going to head over to the local pizza place and see […]

Posted: September 2nd, 2009  

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All the way from Romania

I am now the VERY proud owner of one of Geta Grama’s fabulous trapunto quilts. It is even more gorgeous in real life. It shimmers in the light because of the organza. And a close up… I’m still deciding on the perfect place to hang it. I’m thinking the cabinet doors in the sewing area, […]

Posted: August 27th, 2009  

Topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey


Owl Plushie Tutorial

Check out this cutie … Melissa, from Mel’s Own Place put together this fabulous Owl Plushie Tutorial. It’s just so cute! The tutorial is very well written with lots of easy-to-understand photos. It’s sure to make some little one smile.

Posted: August 17th, 2009  

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Two Fabric Flower Tutorials

While I love gardening, my balcony gets very little sun so this year I only planted one large pot. My next place will definitely have southern exposure. These super cute fabric flowers don’t need sun or watering and they won’t wither a die once the frost returns. They’d make a great gift, or attach them […]

Posted: August 16th, 2009  

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How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

I’m not much of a t-shirt kinda girl, but I do think t-shirt quilts are a great idea for preserving memories from concerts, sports teams, and other events. Here are a couple of tutorials that I found: How to Make an Out-of-the-Ordinary T-Shirt Quilt: Part One and Part Two T-Shirt Quilt Has anyone tried using […]

Posted: August 13th, 2009  

Topics: Free Projects, Tips and Tricks


Easy, Breezy Tote Bag Pattern

Who couldn’t use more tote bags? Most of the grocery stores here in Ottawa now charge 5 cents per plastic bag. Ouch! Oh well, it’s better for the environment to use fabric bags. The fact that I’m getting close to having to buy bags to dispose of kitty litter is not lost on me. Anyway, […]

Posted: August 8th, 2009  

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Tote Bag from Phyllis Dobbs

I had the pleasure of meeting Phyllis Dobbs at Spring Market. She’s as exciting in real life as her fabulous designs. Here’s a picture of her and I, and you can see a glimpse of us in this video. Phyllis has designed this cute little quilted tote bag using her latest fabric line, Its a […]

Posted: August 5th, 2009  

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Stash Busting and Quiltathon

Judy’s just posted her latest FREE stash busting project. She’ll post the next steps every few days. Isn’t it gorgeous! I love it. The idea is to use up stash, so you can make room for more pretty fabrics. Be sure to check out the no waste flying geese tutorial [PDF file]. I haven’t tried […]

Posted: April 17th, 2009  

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