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May 29, 2019
When you fall off the horse … from Stash Overflow

Get back on. No, I haven’t been horse riding. The horse I fell off of was keeping notes about what I’ve done in the studio and writing about them. Even though I wasn’t keeping notes all the time, I’ve got a lot to share.

4/23 – I sorted the scrap bin from the garage. Yay! All the scraps have now been sorted and I have an empty bin to put to use doing other things.

I also completed the assembly of the fussy cut animal quilt body (i.e., no borders yet). I have since ordered ...

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April 23, 2019
Squirrel in the scrap bin from Stash Overflow


No, not that kind of squirrel. Wouldn’t that be an event? The squirrel in the photo is one of the famed albino squirrels of Olney, Illinois.

What I found was the kind of squirrel that takes us away from what we’re supposed to be working on and makes us start a new project. While sorting scraps (a lot of my scraps come from other people) I found some fussy cut squares of wild animals and some yardage for cutting more. I dutifully made a pile and took it upstairs to give away at the next guild meeting.

A ...

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March 30, 2018
Hello Spring Chair Cover Tutorial- Project for WeAllSew from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Hello! 

Spring has sprung and I don't know about you but I have been doing a bunch of Spring cleaning. It's time to bringing out the bright colored decorative pillows and give your home some new life. My favorite Spring time memories growing up in Minnesota where always watching the tulips practically pop up overnight and definitely putting on our rain boots and splashing through the puddles after it rained. I love how the changing of the seasons always brings me back to my childhood. What's your favorite Spring time memory? 

For those of you that ...

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February 23, 2018
A New Gadget: from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It's a Fiskars Rotating Cutting Mat. I've been thinking that this might help alleviate some of the shoulder pain that I've been experiencing in my right shoulder. Not quite sure what the problem is, I've been to the doctor's twice--once for a steroid shot, which I do not want have again.

However, shoulder pain is not alleviated when all you do is rotate the mat instead of the fabric. The shoulder works pretty much the same amount. The mat itself "is neither here nor there" (as my mom would say) when it comes to easing ...

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November 30, 2017
Fussy Cut Fabric Ornaments Tutorial from Patchwork Posse

Make fussy cut fabric ornaments using fabric panels and ribbon.

Super quick, cute and simple- great for any age of sewer!  Full tutorial today to show you how.

Keeping it simple and easy today with ornaments— we are all busy, but making a little bit of something handmade is special.

These ornaments are great for hanging on wreaths, banners or adding to a present as an extra little goodie to hang on the tree.

fussy cut fabric ornaments - quick and cute ornaments to make for the holidays. use holiday panels!


To keep it simple I went with fabric that had a repeat or a panel.  These designs were around 3″ round for the larger one- the ...

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November 8, 2017
Low Volume Baby Quilt from Random Thoughts... do or "di"

Sometimes I make a quilt with the intended recipient in mind and sometimes I make a quilt because I just love the idea. This quilt falls somewhere in the middle. 
Earlier this year my friend and fellow Stash Sewciety bee mate asked us to make her wonky, low volume log cabin blocks. I enjoyed making them so much that I continued making lots and lots of them with no plan in mind as to how many I would make or how I would combine them.

I combined many sweet prints with lots of little fussy cuts as the center of ...

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October 17, 2017
Tula Spider Mini Quilt from In the Boondocks

"Spider Mini Quilt"

Size: 9 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Fabrics: Spider & Borders - Holiday Homies, Tula Pink, Freespirit, Background & Backing - miscellaneous 5" solid squares Binding -Rocacco Grunge, Moda

Threads: Piecing & Quilting - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2000 (Light Sand), Raw Edge Applique - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2692 (Black) Binding - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2250 (Red)

So who takes the Christmas fabric and makes a Halloween mini quilt?

That would be me!


Print and cut out a random spider 3" or so. This helped when I raw edge applicated it on the 5" square! But I am getting ahead of myself. I outlined the spider on some iron on double sided interfacing! Then centered everything on the red cross in the green square. Ironed it on the 5" x 5" square. Sewed the raw edge applique then the web string. I am sure there is a better word, but I cannot think of it! Sew the 2 1/2" borders on, match at top, trim! I do sides first then top and bottom. Make a quilt sandwich and start quilting! Trying to think like a spider is hard so it is pretty straight but at an angle! Not the greatest quilting but I did it myself! Trim and square up! Sew on your binding, mine is 2" wide! Hand sew the back of binding down, I think it looks better even if I hate doing it. Tip: The more you do the faster you get!

Hope you like it! Lisa

I am Linking up with Connie for Linky Tuesday October 17th • Freemotion by the River



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September 17, 2017
Halloween Hexies from Modern Handcraft

Hi friends, This weekend I am having a huge sale getting ready for Fall! Enjoy 20% off using code: fussycut on items in the shop. This sale runs until Monday September 18th. PDF Patterns Printed Patterns Fussy Cut Acrylic Templates […]

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