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Share-It Tuesday

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It’s Share-It Tuesday! What have you been working on? Not much stitching going on here this week, but I did manage to finish six applique posy needle cases. One I will mail to my swap partner later today and a couple others to friends. What about you?? What have you been working on?

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Posted: August 24th, 2010  

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Coupon Clutch Tutorial

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The other day, I was browsing around the Moda Bake Shop and came across this bright and cheerful Coupon Clutch Tutorial. I had the pleasure to meet Julie from jaybird quilts a couple of months back in Lancaster. Her tutorials are always fantastic. While I don’t really collect coupons, I love the size and shape […]

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Posted: July 20th, 2010  

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Bundles of Joy Quilt Tutorial

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Ryan Walsh of I’m Just A Guy Who Quilts, put together a fabulous tutorial for this mini quilt. It’s called Bundles of Joy Quilt and finishes at 24″ x 28″. You’ll need one charm pack and one yard of coordinating fabric. Lots of step-by-step pictures to walk you through how to put this mini quilt […]

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Posted: July 17th, 2010  

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Scrappy Bookmarks

With less than two months left until Christmas, I’ve started thinking about some quick and easy gifts I can make. These fabulous Scrappy Bookmarks definitely fit that bill. Terrie has put together a great tutorial with lots of photos. If you need a refresher course, be sure to check out Nadine’s video tutorial on edge […]

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Posted: October 30th, 2009  

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Pink Ribbon Pins

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Connecting Threads has available a free tutorial to make paper-pieced Pink Ribbon Pins. Help raise awareness by sewing this simple quilted ribbon for your family, co-workers, and friends. Two sizes are available: large pin is 3″ x 4″ and the small pin 2 1/4″ x 3″.

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Posted: October 21st, 2009  

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Great Pumpkin Journey

Kaaren from the The Painted Quilt teaches us how to make these gorgeous fabric pumpkins in her Pumpkin Tutorial – Crazy Quilt Style!. You’ll start with 6.5″ blocks, stack them, whack them, stitch them, then trim blocks to 4.5″. You’ll stitch the 4.5″ blocks together, make a tube, gather and stuff. A great tutorial with […]

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Posted: October 21st, 2009  

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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 […]

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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

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Posted: October 20th, 2009  

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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:

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Posted: September 3rd, 2009  

Topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey

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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.

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Posted: August 17th, 2009  

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Posted: August 5th, 2009  

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Spring Hats for Market

Check out the gorgeous hats I made for Judy and I to wear at Market. All they need is a little bit of ribbon added so they can be tied under our chin. I’m sure we’ll be a great hit. Ok seriously, these are candy dishes, made from another of Geta Grama’s fabulous tutorials, Quilted […]

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Calorie-free Easter Eggs

The bunny is coming… Retro Mama created this great Easter Egg tutorial. These Easter eggs are fat-free, zero calories, and pretty as can be. Have fun making these cuties!

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Posted: March 31st, 2009  

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Large Quilted Fabric Basket Tutorial

As promised in my post earlier today, presented below is the large fabric basket tutorial. It comes with a story that I wanted to share with you all. I made quilts for both of my nieces for Christmas. With Lucy’s birthday so close, I wasn’t planning to make her anything. That is until I saw […]

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Posted: March 9th, 2009  

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Free Projects from Terry Atkinson

I have several Terry Atkinson patterns and was delighted to discover she has a new blog filled with yummy colours and inspiration. She’s posted some free projects: Airplane Art Binder Best Press Bag Fat Sack

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Posted: January 30th, 2009  

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Free Chanukah Stitcheries

Check out these adorable Chanukah Stitcheries that Miri created and is making available for free on her web site. There’s Fashionista Girl and Chanukah Top… too cute!

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Posted: December 11th, 2008  

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Christmas Shopping Bag Tutorial

With just two weekends left before Christmas, I sure wish I had time to complete this gorgeous Christmas Shopping Bag. The detailed instructions with photos are fantastic. I would extend the handles several inches, as I prefer a bag that I can carry over my shoulder.

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Posted: December 8th, 2008  

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Baked Potato in a Bag

Serena from Embroidery Treasures has instructions on how to make a bag for baking perfect fluffy potatoes in the microwave. When I contact Serena about featuring her product, she asked to wait a couple of days while she created the embroidery design files that can be used on the bag. How sweet is that, thanks […]

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Posted: December 5th, 2008  

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Pincushion Cuff Tutorial

If someone wants to know what they can make ME for the holidays, here’s a great idea. (Just remember I have tiny wrists and I’m partial to purple .) The Pincushion Cuff Tutorial is well written with excellent photos to help along the way. There are lots of great sewing tips on that site, browse […]

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Posted: November 27th, 2008  

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