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December 31, 2021
It's a Wrap! 2021 from DaySpringQuilter

 2021 is another one for the books!

It was another record year of long arm quilting customer quilts which is no surprise because the quilters get busy during times of stress as well as during good times. In 2021 they were busy!  I had six quilts from one customer which I worked my way through in between other quilts (at her request).  Six at one time might be a bit hard on the budget right?

I managed to get all but three  quilts in my 2021 queue done before I cut off for some time off on the 24th. I ...

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March 3, 2021
Charming Denim Quilt - tutorial from DaySpringQuilter

Have you ever made a denim quilt from castoff jeans from family members or thrift stores?  My hubby donated his jeans when he was done with them.  I inherited about 6 pair and promptly cut them down to bigger fabric pieces until I could decide what to do with them. Then about a year ago, I decided to do something with them.

I salvage everything usable and store the pockets in a bin for who knows what.  The rest is thrown away. 

I searched Pinterest for an idea. There were a lot of ideas and a lot of them don ...

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November 12, 2020
Light Denim Wide Pants from Tea Rose Home

I can't believe we are already in the second week of November! I made this lightweight denim pants a couple weeks ago, but life got busy and I didn't have a chance to post it until now. The pattern I used is from one of my Japanese sewing books and the whole process was so simple and easy as the title of the book claims it to be. With one glance, it kind of looks like a skirt.
I am toying with the idea to make this with plaid if I find something that catches my eye, or ...

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November 1, 2020
Making Waves from Celtic Thistle Stitches

 It is reveal day for this quarter's Endeavourers Challenge, this time the theme for the Challenge was "The Sea".


I have called my piece "Making Waves", it is made with strips of upcycled denim for the waves with quilting cotton scraps for the island in the distance. 


Various denim scraps

 Over the years I have amassed a store of cast-off denim jeans that my sons either grew out of or decided were no longer their style, so I was delighted to have the perfect excuse to dig them out and start cutting into them. 


Flock of seagulls rising from the shoreline

 This is the view from my sewing room ...

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October 5, 2020
Light Weight Denim Dress with Simplicity 8910/R10183 from Tea Rose Home

I had this light weight denim forever and there were a few times in the past that I almost sewed something with it and then changed my mind. When I had Simplicity pattern 8910 in my hand and was revisiting my stash, I felt like they were a great match. There are many reasons why I adore the design of this dress pattern. I love the simple shoulder with modest puff on the sleeves little above the wrists. I also love the thick pleats in the front and the back. I feel like these pleats have a slimming effect compared ...

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July 20, 2020
dotti denim pouch from Charm About You

More making adventures with #justjudecollaborates! This past week we have been making Judith's pattern, the Dotti Denim Pouch. Of course from the name you can tell that the original design was made using denim, I do have some regular denim but I decided to use a fun mix of fabrics and some printed lightweight Japanese denim.

This pouch is for me so there were no worries about whether someone else would like the fabric and this is the result of my stash dive - the brown papercuts print and white text one I hadn't yet used so it was ...

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July 7, 2020
Quilted Hat Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, my fellow makers,

Today I want to take you on my journey of making a quilted hat. Like most of my design stories, it started with scrolling over Pinterest and Instagram. For some reason, I was always drawn to the images of summery and beautiful hats with big brims. When the soft and feminine Rosewood collection came out, I decided to look for a bucket hat tutorial and jump into the adventure. I realized that I could just use my love for improv piecing and the Dresden technique to replace the small brim of the tutorial for a big ...

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March 10, 2020
Personalizing Our Own Log Cabin from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi, fabric friends! 

I’m excited to be bringing you a fresh new topic today: Log Cabins! I really wanted to talk about this today because not too long ago we asked you on social media, which quintessential block would you be?

We had an overwhelming amount of responses, and after counting your votes, Log Cabin was the winner! Now we really wanted to show the versatility of this classic quilt block and how you can make it unique to YOU. With this idea in mind, myself and a couple of girls at the studio were excited to take a ...

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October 31, 2019
The Denim Studio: Back in Stock! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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This week at AGF, a lot of exciting things have been happening, with the latest releases of our Lookbook, to quilt market, and now I’m here with more news! Last week we received a large shipment restocking all of our denim!!

I am overjoyed this is back because not only is it more fabric to play with, but more options for my upcoming projects! When people hear denim, some automatically think jeans, but it’s way more than that. Imagine all the modern quilts you can make, the fun apparel you can sew with all the printed denim, and ...

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October 14, 2019
Useful pots to put things in from Granny Maud's Girl

Like the characters of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, I do love a useful pot (bag or other container) to put things in.

If you are unfamiliar with the story about Eeyore’s birthday and useful pots to put things in, here is an snippet.

Extract from Winnie-the-Pooh

Who would not be as happy as can be with a Useful Pot to put things in?

In the last few weeks, I made:

  • three tote bags
  • two divided baskets
  • one lined basket.

Yes, I love storage!

The three tote bags used the basic bag pattern from Nicole Mallalieu’s The Better Bag Maker. After making my ...

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February 17, 2015
Wip completed, union jack block used to make a zip pouch. from Kara Rist Threads

I have finally gotten the hang of constructing a lined zip pouch with proper zip ends to boot. I am bubbling with pride every time I gaze at this finished product. I also used one of my orphan improv blocks for the lining, for that added touch of visual interest. The front exterior is denim and drop cloth canvas and a subway art fabric from ecclectic elements and the back was made with a thrifted wool herringbone, because both fabrics used were a little heavier i did not have to use any interfacing or batting. I did the union jack ...

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