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FREE Project – Origami Drawstring Bag

Quick class update – the Color Tools & Color Confidence Zoom class is coming up this Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. Click here to register through Lakeshore Sewing. πŸ™‚ Interested in other Zoom classes? Check out the Upcoming Zoom Classes page on this site. Hope to see you soon! And now to the FREE PROJECT! This […]

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Link Love – 4 FREE Projects for the Young & Young at Heart

Quick note: My online Zoom classes are back in session! Click here to see the full list. Coming up next: Free-Motion Quilting Quick-Start I and one of my favorite pattern picks, the Confetti Quilt from Tied with a Ribbon. The cold snowy weather we’ve been having lately is perfect for staying in and sewing – […]

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FREE Project – Festive Holiday Coasters

Hello again, everyone! As some of you know, I went through a cancer scare this fall, and had my hands more than full with doctor visits and subsequent surgery a couple of weeks ago. But I am thrilled to report that my final biopsies came back negative & I’m getting my groove back! I have […]

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Link Love – Sewing Face Masks to Help Fight the Coronavirus

When life seems particularly unpredictable and scary, I find it tremendously helpful when I can identify something productive to do – and doubly so when it will potentially benefit not only me and my family, but our community as well. Anyone watching the news lately will be aware of the shortage of face masks for […]

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Link Love – FREE Patterns for the Tiki Tote & the Persimmon Dumpling Pouch

Update on 4/24/22 – the Tiki Tote pattern can now be found here on Craftsy. I’ve gotten some requests for more information about two projects I posted on Instagram recently – the Tiki Tote pattern from Bluprint (featured on the Midnight Quilt Show with Angela Walters) and the Persimmon Dumpling Pouch from Sara Lawson of […]

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Link Love – Cork and the Clydebank Tote

Have you ever heard of cork fabric? I was dimly aware of it, but it hadn’t really registered for me as something I’d like to try until I came across this post on the Sew Sweetness blog by Sara Lawson. In conjunction with an online book club she is hosting, Sara is posting a free […]

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Link Love – Fun with Cathedral Windows

Cathedral windows has been a favorite pattern of mine since I first saw this traditional quilt style many years ago, but I’ve never made more than a few blocks at a time because the handwork proved too frustrating for me to manage wth my peripheral neuropathy. So I was immediately intrigued when I heard about […]

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Adding Structure with Soft and Stable – Review & Tips

One of the really great things about sewing is that you aren’t dependent on what you can find (or afford) in the store – you can create or customize all kinds of things to your specific tastes and needs. Lately, I’ve been on a streak of making totes, bags and purses. Since my work (both […]

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How to Sew a Decorative Pillow Cover with an Invisible Zipper

I’m planning to put my new Baby Lock Jazz through its paces by testing how it performs while making a series of different projects. I’m starting with decorative pillow covers with invisible zippers. If you’d like to make a pillow cover of your own, here is what you’ll need: square pillow form to cover (or […]

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Infinity Scarves – Sewn with a Serger or a Sewing Machine

Infinity scarves are one of my favorite sewn gifts to give or to receive – easy to make and easy to wear! The continuous loop means no worrying about the scarf sliding out of position or the scarf ends being blown right off your body in a passing breeze. There are many Infinity Scarf tutorials […]

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