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October 7, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: BUTTONS from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

One of my most popular SQI posts is from this one back in 2013. I thought that since it's a favorite, we could revisit the idea. So, the idea is the same; the pictures are updated. Let's start with creative ways to use buttons.  

Custom Button Picture that you can Personalize | Etsy

Custom Hummingbird Wall Art Made To Order Button Picture | Etsy

More button craft ideas!
easter crafts with buttons #eastercraft #craftsforkids

Handmade Gifts - 30 Creative and Best Ideas for All Occasions

And for a few quilts inspired by buttons...
Pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew A fat quarter quilt in 3 sizes. Perfect for a confident beginner. We also include this pattern in the kit of the same name.Cute as a Button | Etsy

12" Button and Spools Block

@stashbandit posted to Instagram: I took a little block idea and made it into this quilt that I named I'm Sew Happy. QM called it Sewful Things. It was great fun to make! Blues are tricky in scrap quilts, and I have many, many reject blocks left over. #scrapquilt #scrapquilts #stashsewing #patchwork #patchworkquilt #patchworkquilts #quilt #quilts #quilting #makeextraordinaryscrapquilts #hqstitch #likeastashbandit #dianeharris #stashbandittrunkshows #sewing #sew #sewingproject #thimbles #buttonsCute as a Button | Etsy


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September 21, 2019
embroidered paper, embroidered buttons [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidered paper, embroidered buttons

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delicate papers from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidered and adorned papers

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September 17, 2019
adornment from Karen Ann Ruane

hand embroidered button on embroidered paper

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September 13, 2019
new buttons from Karen Ann Ruane

hand embroidered buttons

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August 30, 2019
a table full of stitched cloth [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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a table full of stitched cloth

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August 9, 2019
stories and buttons from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidered story books

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July 2, 2019
hand embroidered buttons [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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hand embroidered buttons

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white and buttons from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidered buttons and a new needlecase

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June 24, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: B U T T O N S from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Here's a repost of a 2013 Sunday Quilt Inspiration.

I'm working on a quilt inspired by a few of my grandmother's buttons.  My mom gave them to me many years ago and I've kept them all this time.  I can't bring myself to use them because they may be lost, so they serve more as a memento of her than as buttons normally do.  A few days ago I saw a quilt on Pinterest that I decided I wanted to replicate.  
Image © Love Patchwork & Quilting  Cute as a button! Applique Quilt by @Kate Mazur F. Jones

Well, I can't replicate anything.  The moment I begin working, I start making ...

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June 12, 2019
embellishing the edge of a cloth page [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embellishing the edge of a cloth page

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turkey work, dangly things and vintage buttons from Karen Ann Ruane

turkey work, dangly things and vintage buttons

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April 29, 2019
Fabric Shopping (and Food Eating) in Paris: Happy Accidents from Gefilte Quilt

We were in Paris for five days in early April, where my husband had to work and I could be a tourist. We came back two days before the Notre Dame fire, which I reflected on here. I also visited the St. Ouen flea market, chronicled here

I made no plans to visit fabric stores - with so little time, I figured I'd have to focus on major tourist sites. Plus, I already have waaaay too much fabric at home. 

But that's not how it worked out. 

The first place I accidentally found fabric was in the department store ...

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April 15, 2019
Ogling Toy Sewing Machines and Other Sewing Stuff at the Paris St. Ouen Flea Market from Gefilte Quilt

I am the world's luckiest person, and one reason is that my husband is a scientist, a profession that tends to hold meetings in big universities - which are usually located in big cities, with fabric stores and flea markets.

While he's in meetings, I can go places that wouldn't interest him. Last week, he had a meeting in Paris; I tagged along, and had most of a Monday to myself to enjoy the famed but confusing flea markets ("les puces") of St. Ouen.

St. Ouen is 15 different markets, each with its own personality. The markets teem ...

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April 9, 2019
Moose Cubicle Mini Quilt from Quilting & Learning

It's a cubicle mini - a little late because I didn't finish on time for the March One Monthly Goal (OMG) but not too late since my son is still working in his cubicle

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March 19, 2019
Buttons in Boxes and Baskets from Ann Quilts

 

 

Well, let's just say that when a button collection gets so big that buying two new storage boxes isn't enough, well then, that is a big button collection.  Guess how I know.

A couple of weeks ago, while thrifting in the Sheboygan, WI, area, I picked up two new tins for my overflowing collection.

Here's the state of things before reorganizing - tins and baskets too full to close the lids, a wooden tray too full to hold all the buttons it has been charged with.  My two new tins are on the right, as is a baggie ...

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March 11, 2019
Recent Vintage Clothing Adventures from Ann Quilts

There's always something new and interesting when repairing vintage clothes for Rare Jule Vintage! I'm sharing some highlights of the last few months of creative repairing.  From buttons (of course there will be buttons!) to darning to alteration to a fun accessory. 

   

1.  Buttons.  These self-covered buttons have a neat twist.  See that little white dot in the center?  That is actually the thread that stitches the buttons to the garment!  There aren't any shanks, just thread.  I've never seen this button design before.  I think that little white blip adds a bunch to the fun ...

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March 10, 2019
Buttonmania Strikes Again! from From My Carolina Home

Buttons can be such fun to play with.  I have several tins full, some have been sorted into little bags to keep sets together, and lots are just loose.  Whatever project I have in mind, it seems that there are plenty of buttons to use.  I still have this Button Basket sitting in my sewing room.  It was made with a wicker basket, with rows of pastel color buttons hot glued to the sides.  I filled it with silk flowers, and it still makes me smile.

Buttonmania at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

In 2016, I spent weeks working on and posting about this Quilted Art Project ...

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February 24, 2019
Green Garden Gate mini art quilt from Quilting & Learning

My final mini art quilt is finished! The first three were enjoyable to make, and not too difficult, but this one was tough. I had decided to try one last time before giving up - and then I made it.

Green Garden Gate

I had the perfect background, which was probably part of my problem, but didn't know what to do with it. I started by embroidering some of the designs. Chain stitches for the swirls and French knots over them.

Now what? When in doubt, add a twig or two!

After running some errands, I cut a couple of ...

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January 17, 2019
Switch & Stitch Improvisational Stuffed Fish from Gefilte Quilt

Stuffed fish, high in fiber, yum! Here are a couple of whoppers (11" x 5"), made from blue jeans, though you can use any fabric. They serve as pillows and/or toys. This fun and forgiving method makes two at the same time, stacking and switching pieces. It can also be used to create four applique fish, if you're making an underwater quilt! My pair: Fish 1, 
And Fish 2,

With minimal embellishment, they exude serenity. One has a coconut shell button eye. 
Its partner started out with two vintage mother-of-pearl button eyes, and decorative stitching on the seams ...

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