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How to Bring MORE Fabric Home From the Quilt Show

With the International Quilt Festival taking place next month in Houston (November 2nd-5th.), we are all thinking about finding ways to bring more fabric home from the quilt show. Here is how to bring more fabric home from the quilt … Continue reading

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Trucks, Trains and Rocket Ships – Quilts for Little Boys

Is there a special little boy in your life that needs a quilt?  In a family full of boys I am always looking for appropriate patterns for both big and little boys.  This week I found a few that will … Continue reading

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Pincushion Ponderings

   Pincushion Pondering Photo used with permission from Carol Steely Pincushions. What is it about them that seem to draw us in? We use them, display them, make them, swap them, and collect them. Do you ever wonder “why a tomato”? Mello Mushroom … Continue reading

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Baby it’s Cold Outside so Make it Quick

When the cold weather comes it is time for an indoor project that we can complete quickly.  Some people like to make a snowman or winter scene, others dream of a warm tropical vacation.  No matter where you dream of … Continue reading

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The Easy Binding Winder

It’s binding time! You’re in the home stretch…your quilt is almost finished…if only the binding would behave itself! How many times has your binding become twisted as you roll it around your hand or a cardboard tube for easy handling? … Continue reading

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Jeanne’s Bags

Extraordinary Bags by Jeanne Nivard I grew up in Philadelphia within a creatively-gifted family. My mother was a professional dressmaker and my father was a chef who worked in only the finest establishments. Both were trained in Europe. My sister … Continue reading

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Bag Adventure

I am a bag lover.  Tote bags, hand bags, shopping bags.  And there has never been a better time to indulge in a new bag than the summer season when I can’t leave the house without a bag on my arm. … Continue reading

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Quilting and Sewing for Pets

They are adorable, patient with us, love us unconditionally and are always there. We love to spoil them by buying and even creating things for them. Does this sound like you? Let’s talk about quilting and sewing for pets. If … Continue reading

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What we Love about Barb Sackel’s New Garland Patterns

Designer Barb Sackel of Rose Cottage Quilting has introduced her fun, new line of garland patterns that are easy fast and fun! Here is what we love about Barb’s new garland patterns.  1. They are no-sew patterns. We all love to … Continue reading

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How Pinteresting- Great Ways to Use Pinterest

Do you use Pinterest to gather and share ideas? We love this highly visual and inspiring site. Here are some Great Ways to use Pinterest. Great Ways to Use Pinterest For those of you who don’t know, Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website … Continue reading

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