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January 25, 2019
A what-not-to-do DIY ~~ finished from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Several years ago I salvaged a dresser mirror from certain death in a land fill. It was in perfect condition. Well, it was ugly. The mirror was dirty, but a spritz of cleaner proved it to be without scratches or other problems. The frame was  another thing. No amount of cleaning was going to make the brown, worn-out wood less ugly. 

But I could see potential there. If only I could figure out where, how, when to  use it. I mean, I didn't really need a mirror, ugly or otherwise. So it got put in the studio, where ...

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January 13, 2019
Scrap Madness from From My Carolina Home

Scraps, scraps and more scraps!  Every project means more and more, bits and pieces, and what is it about quilters that we cannot throw anything out?  Well, for a confirmed recycler like me, it is just not possible to send something to a landfill that I can use somehow.  But this is getting out of hand.  I have made dog beds before with the leftovers and batting scraps, but the shelter now won’t take them.  Seems that there is some new rule that says the beds mustn’t be anything that a dog could chew or choke on.  So ...

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September 14, 2018
Clearing my Head from Terificreations's Weblog

My sewing room hasn’t been functioning well for a little while. A non-functioning sewing room isn’t a good place for any quilter. We want so much to be in a space that simply doesn’t work. While on a vid call a few weeks ago I showed part of it, stuff I’d been working on and… Continue reading Clearing my Head

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July 10, 2018
Unclutter It. Organize It. Make It Stylish. from Adele Mogavero

My Summer Project is to get my house organized, uncluttered, super easy to keep up and simply stylish. I hope to convince you to join me. Why? Making your house stylish is more than hanging doodads on the wall It’s

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Cleaning Rewards~~a fast finish from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Have I told you I've been cleaning in the studio? I have mentioned it, I'm sure. Truthfully, I think I'm mostly moving things around. And not necessarily advancing toward a cleaner studio. I don't know what to do with this stuff! Really, I don't. 

Here's the problem: I unearth stuff--fabric, patterns, UFOs, etc.--and look it over. It's almost always too good to toss out. I mean, I don't keep trash. But I also don't intend to use it. Ever. For example, I have over 50 Butterick patterns. Over, I tell ...

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May 2, 2018
2018 Spring Clean your Studio...? from Nestlings By Robin

This really was the kick in the pants I needed and I am sure there will be major moments of studio envy but I am pretty in love with my own now too:)

Spring Cleaning NEVER sounds fun but I would be in my Happy Place, right? ! ?? !! 
It really hasn't been very happy lately though because we didn't move on our 3-4 year schedule (no military transfer since Jim retired in 2016) so stuff started piling up. This is what greets me immediately as I walk into my studio....Overwhelming!
If I make the photos ...

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February 15, 2018
Name tag and Studio Pics from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I made a quick name tag to wear at our monthly guild meetings. I've escaped having to do that for several years because I was rarely able to attend. 

Now that I can attend every month and am president, I need to set a good example. Am I right? Besides there's a $1 fine every time I show up without a name tag. That was also okay but, let's face it, the fines will begin to add up now.

I've joined several sewing/quilting groups on Facebook recently. One of them is all about craft rooms ...

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January 29, 2018
Storage in the Studio {scour and scrub} from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've wanted to do a little cleaning in the studio for a while now. The problems of stuff piled and stacked in every inch of real estate overwhelms me. Additionally, there are things that simply do not belong in the studio. Period.

The new cabinet the middle part
with drawers is what we started with.

I started working on the problems a few weeks ago when I asked Richard to help me. Now, Richard is one of those people who is patient and loving and truly wants to help. Now. Right NOW.

After painting, there's lots of storage ...

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January 18, 2018
Wanting to Quilt, Having to Work from Katy Did Art

Darn Bosses! They keep expecting me to actually WORK when all I want to do is QUILT!! </p>
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January 3, 2018
When all else fails... from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

take a nap in a basket. Somehow I got saddled with a great-grandbaby who has the sweetest disposition. Until it's naptime. Do not think you can disrupt her beauty rest. 

There are lots of things in the studio, but not one baby bed, play pen, or pallet. So we had two choices: go take naps in the camper (which included my leaving the sewing room) or improvise. Basket and quilt to the rescue. And there you have it. Who would ask for more? 

Plus, one more little detail: sweet baby does not light in her eyes when she sleeps ...

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October 3, 2017
Six Lessons from Our Guild Quilt Show from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

If your guild puts on a quilt show, you may have all the knowledge you need to continue doing what works for you. But if you are like me, every event teaches you a little something. Although I've worked on Beta Convention and putting together huge events, the quilt show had its own issues.

So what did I learn? Here are a few of the big ideas.

1.  Pre-show planning: finding and comparing venues; determining a hanging system, rental costs, who and how it will be set up; scheduling both people and events; marketing; assigning people to work; etc ...

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September 16, 2017
How to start a quilt (in the midst of a mess) from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

There are two kinds of quilters: those who have every tool and scrap of fabric organized and put away, and those who haven't a clue what she has, where it is, or how to find it. 

Can you guess which one I am? If you said clean, organized, and put together, you'd be right. 

Unless you came for a visit right now. Or last month. Or maybe for the next couple of months. There are so many things "stored" in my studio, that I now have to walk through a pathway to get from one door to the ...

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