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August 4, 2020
Christmas Quiltings ~ Summer 2020 from Life in the Scrapatch

Christmas in July has spilled into Christmas in August.
I is hot and humid outside again and I am staying cool inside
in my happy sewing place. 
The hurricane off the east coast may meander this way in a few days
but it is already feeling tropical here.
It has been a long, hot and sometimes stormy summer.

Here are the backs of my Christmas Cushion Covers.
I like to make seasonal covers for my favorite sofa toss cushions
so I only have to store the flat covers and use the pillows I have.
If you are interested in how ...

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August 3, 2020
Slow Stitching Sunday from Life in the Scrapatch

Sunday ended with some slow stitching for me and my quilty kitty helper.

We were sewing the binding to the back of my large Christmas Cushion Cover 

Kitty and I added snaps to close the envelope backing to my cushion cover.

If you are interested in how to make this type of cushion closure,
click below for my complete tutorial:

Here is the back of my finished cushion cover.
I like to make covers for my sofa toss pillows 
to update them for the season
rather than store them in my limited ...

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August 1, 2020
Scrappy Happy Saturday from Life in the Scrapatch

Today I am happily playing with the Christmas fabric scraps from my ...

I have pieced together these panels for the front and back of
a cushion cover.
I may have enough for another pillow, too. 
I have plenty of extra red binding from my tree skirt.

I love using up my scraps before I move on to the next big project.

Happy Saturday Sewing!

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My Starburst Christmas in July Tree Skirt from Life in the Scrapatch

Here is my scrappy Christmas Tree Skirt
for more Christmas in July sewing fun!

I made this tree skirt with scrap strips from my new
and I added some other scrap strips to the mix. 

This tree skirt is made using a quilt-as-you-go method.

I made this tree skirt following the


I cut my strips in various sizes from 2" to 3" and even sewed some
short strips together to make them long enough for the panels.
This is a great scrap busting pattern.

This tutorial uses ...

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