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Christmas Stockings by Eleanor Burns

Here is a great video by Eleanor Burns where she shows how to make her crazy quilt and strip stockings. It’s a great way to use up scraps and have fun experimenting with the various stitches on your machine. Here’s a link to the free Quilt in a Day patterns page, you’ll have to scroll […]

Posted: October 20th, 2008  

Topics: Free Projects, Tips and Tricks, Videos

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An Evening with Kaffe Fassett

My friend Lisa and I, along with her mom and her friend, are going to see a presentation by Kaffe Fassett tonight. His presentation is called Kaleidoscope of Colour … even the title sounds delightful. I’m really excited. I’m completely in love with his fabric lines. I’m going to the bank this afternoon and taking […]

Posted: October 14th, 2008  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Tips and Tricks


Machine Quilting Beginner’s Tutorial

Sarah from Anyone Can Quilt wrote this amazing Machine Quilting 101 tutorial. It’s loaded with information and photos. It includes many of the tips I wish I had known when I first started, and even some I need to try.

Posted: October 9th, 2008  

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Reversible Patchwork Bag Tutorial

If you liked Ayumi’s tutorial yesterday, be sure to check out her Reversible Patchwork Bag tutorial. It’s super cute, and a great way to use up scraps. I love how she did the casing and am eager to try her technique… casings have always been a troubled spot for me. Doll Quilt Swap: Registrations are […]

Posted: October 7th, 2008  

Topics: Free Projects, Tips and Tricks

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Fabric Basket Tutorial

I can’t wait to make up a few of these gorgeous Fabric Baskets as gifts this year. Scrappy, coordinated, they’ll be perfect. Thanks Ayumi for the great tutorial. Have you made these baskets? I’d love to see your colour combinations. Please leave a comment.

Posted: October 6th, 2008  

Topics: Free Projects, Tips and Tricks

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Wonky Log Cabin Block

Jacquie has created this great tutorial on making a Wonky Log Cabin Block. Tonnes of photos are included making it super-easy to follow along. Definitely a must-try. Great way to use up leftover strips.

Posted: September 22nd, 2008  

Topics: Free Projects, Tips and Tricks

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Bali Pops Tutorial

Here’s a quick and easy project, Bali Pops Tutorial. I love these fabrics, and this pattern is sure to come together very quickly. Sometimes we all need a project that’s just straight stitches and no fancy points to worry about… or is that just me? In addition to instructions using 2.5″ strips, Rachel also provides […]

Posted: August 5th, 2008  

Topics: Free Projects, Tips and Tricks

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Quilt in a Day Free Patterns

There are some beautiful free patterns and blocks over at Quilt in a Day. There’s also some great instructions on using their rulers. All are in PDF format, for easy downloading and referencing later.

Posted: August 4th, 2008  

Topics: Free Projects, Tips and Tricks

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Quick and Easy Projects for the Kitchen

Need to make a quick home-made gift or need to take a break from that big project you’re working on? Here are a couple of great tutorials on making Pot Holders and Cloth Napkins.

Posted: August 2nd, 2008  

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Wonky Butterfly Tutorial

I was browsing the wonderful Doll Quilt Swap 4 creations earlier and saw this great, Wonky Butterfly Tutorial. I adore butterflies (and dragon flies), so I’m adding this to my list of projects to do one of these days. If you decide to make some, please be sure to post on Lynne’s blog as she’d […]

Posted: August 1st, 2008  

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Hand Quilting Tips

Lenna from the Stitching Cow has written a couple of really great posts on Hand Quilting. Tips for Beginning Hand Quilting Perfect Hand Quilting Without Pain After reading her many tips, even I feel confident to try hand quilting again. I’d love to hear some advice on the most preferred batting to use for hand […]

Posted: August 1st, 2008  

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Classic Tote Tutorial

It’s no surprise to anyone that knows me that I love purses and tote bags. So, I was thrilled when I stumbled upon this great tutorial on how to make a Classic Tote from Sew, Mama, Sew!. The photo instructions are superb. I’m definitely adding this to My To Do List.

Posted: July 14th, 2008  

Topics: Free Projects, Tips and Tricks

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