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January 2, 2020
2019's Last Hurrah from The Snarky Quilter

Sorry I lied to you. It turns out I wasn’t finished with finishes for 2019, though the final one is more of a collaboration than a solo effort. Several years ago I bought an Amish made wall hanging at a … Continue reading

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December 21, 2019
Harlequin cushion from Granny Maud's Girl

When my grandmother moved out of her house and into a nursing home a few years ago, we had to find homes for a lot of her extra belongings. She was never much of a knitter – she much preferred golf, tennis and bridge – but she had a small craft stash that included nine balls of cream yarn.

Shearer's 8-ply yarn

All but one of the nine balls had its ball band.

The yarn is pure wool, but it is a little too rough to wear on the skin. My friends and I guessed that it must be at least 20 years old, based ...

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November 22, 2019
Stitching a Tea Cozy Garden from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

A few months ago, I (Teri) joined the local chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America. Each month at the meetings, an embroidery project is offered; at my first meeting it was a cute little tea cozy, made with buttons. I love tea, and I have a vast collections of buttons, so I gathered some fun buttons and threads and set off on my new adventure. 

I love to challenge myself to learn new stitches or to make them with different threads or applications. For this project, I chose to focus on using Painters Threads and floss by Weeks Dye ...

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November 3, 2019
Why I Love Leftovers, When to English Paper Piece Squares (Rarely), and Why I Still Like Facebook from Gefilte Quilt

If I bake a cake, I know there won't be any leftovers. My DH and I, unfortunately, share a sweet tooth - we'll eat the whole thing in 1-2 sittings. So I don't bake.

That gives me more time to quilt. And one of the great joys of quilting is knowing that there are going to be lots of yummy, color-coordinated, high-fiber, calorie-free leftovers, with a shelf life much longer than anything involving butter!

Here's my newest leftover quilt - a trifle about 22" square.

It's the direct descendant of this large (about 70" high) English Paper ...

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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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June 25, 2016
Crafty Cards from Incomparable Buttons

There's no better feeling than giving...but if its just a thoughtful little something, often the card can cost as much as the gift. So why not whip up a few handmade cards of varying themes and keep them in a drawer to accompany a wedding, anniversary or Valentine's gift (you guessed it, the theme here is love and hearts) It's never been easier to create your own homemade greeting

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