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November 2, 2022
A Spooky, Spooky Ghost from Needle and Foot

This year I was tasked with making a very, very spooky costume for my grand daughter’s Halloween. A wanted to be a ghost, a spooky, spooky ghost. She was quite specific about this. When asked what a spooky ghost does, she pursed her lips into a tiny ‘O’ and said oooohhhh. That was the extent of it. She is so dang funny.

‘Ooooh’ says the spooky, spooky ghost.

I asked my daughter in law what she thought would be a good spooky ghost outfit and she sent me a link from The Frugal Navy Wife. It looked adorable and ...

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Halloween in NC from Mama Spark's World

We have stayed in NC and happily celebrated Halloween with Avery and company.Avery was a "Diny" (Dinosaur)I found this hoodie and they added the tail.PERFECT!Avery got to meet Pikachu.I don't think he was really wild about the Kit Kat he got to eat.Most of it ended up on his face and in his hands, LOL.It was a great night and we were so happy to be able to spend it with Avery and his

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October 31, 2022
Thursday's Three Free Patterns, Halloween Talk, Sharing Quilt Backs, Special Video from Canadian Needle Nana

 Autumn turned this maple tree into quite the marvel. 

Now those limbs are bare. And for a short time, we will enjoy our golden leafy carpet under foot on our walks.
Someone asked...yes the Swedish BungyPump Walking poles are fabulous in my opinion. You do get a workout- I can feel my heartrate rise, and I do believe my upper body and arms are getting stronger.  I usually spend 15-20 minutes walking  with them as many days of the week as I can get in. Not affiliated in any way.
LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color's prompt this ...

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Happy Halloween with a Bit of Stitching Stuff from Life In Pieces

Happy Halloween!  It's been a while since Grad Girl did the dress up and trick or treat. I miss those activities now. She used to carve a pumpkin with My Guy, but she's too far away this year. She organized a pumpkin carving party with the other graduate students. She did well with her carving. 

My Guy will carve his pumpkin this after noon.  We are prepared to hand out candy tonight, we'll enjoy seeing the neighborhood kids all dressed up. 

I did spend some quality time in the sewing room on Sunday.  I finished the last ...

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Spooks and sewing from Celtic Thistle Stitches

 A couple of months ago our younger grandson put in a very specific request for his next granny sewn outfit. He wanted a vampire outfit for Halloween, well how could a granny refuse? I came across a couple of paper patterns for sale on a Facebook group that were exactly what I needed. An online fabric shop later and I was ready to start stitching. 

There were so many new to me's involved in the making of this, it was a real labour of love! Attaching the stand-up collar to the cape definitely taxed my poor brain and there ...

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October 25, 2022
Quilting Horror Stories (and a giveaway!) from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

If you’ve been quilting for a while, you may have heard tragic tales of sewing gone wrong. Late night sewing and last-minute projects are two big causes of quilting mistakes, and we’ve sure had our share of them! Can you relate? Today on the blog, Kimberly and the Fat Quarter Shop crew are sharing their tales of sewing slip-ups. Check out the stories and a special giveaway at the end!

Some Boos For You From Our Quilty Crew

So Many Squares!

Newsletter designer Kat shares, “I made the quilt sample for the 8th Grade quilt from the Precut ...

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October 24, 2022
How to Make a Pixelated Witch’s Hat Throw Pillow For Halloween from Craft Gossip


Calling all scrap quilters!  This project is for you.  Gather up all of your white, black and orange scraps and make this easy pixelated Witch’s Hat throw pillow.  It comes to us from Create with Claudia.

In the tutorial you will find a complete list of the supplies you will need.  In addition, there is a chart showing the layout of all of the 2 1/2″ squares.  Lastly, there are instructions on turning the top into a throw pillow with an envelope backing.  What a fun Halloween decoration for your house!

Because of the size of the squares ...

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October 19, 2022
Some Fun Halloween Paper Pieced Patterns from Made By Marney

As Halloween is approaching, you might be looking for some cute and spooky patterns. Here are some of my faves….

BOO COLLECTION, a pattern with 6 blocks including these…

This collection of 6 Halloween paper pieced block patterns is so clever! Included with the blocks are patterns for a table runner and potholders. These 8″x 8″ blocks can be used in so many fun ways. Be creative and construct an entire Halloween quilt! Here is a quilt put together by Donna for her daughter, using some of these blocks….

The WITCH HAT pattern is very easy and would be ...

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Gremlins, Goblins, and Ghouls Oh My! Blog Hop from Quilted Delights

Welcome to day two of Ghoulish Halloween inspiration.
I love Halloween, mostly the cutesy fun part. 
 Nothing too gore-ish or gruesome for me.  And I can't do scary movies! 
 Mr. Boodegy is my limit. lol

 But I do love treats and cute ways to pass them along.

This year I made some festive triangle pouches for some special little Gremlins and Goblins.

I used up some of my fun Halloween Prints for these.

These are super quick to sew up, and hold lots of sweet goodies.

There are many different tutorials on the web on how to make these ...

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October 18, 2022
One Scary Pumpkin - Gremlins, Goblins, and Ghouls Oh My! Blog Hop from Creatin' in the Sticks

to the Sticks
 the second day of the
Gremlins, Goblins, and Ghouls Oh My! Blog Hop.

I've created One Scary Pumpkin

or 2 or 3...

Joan at MooseStash Quilting invited bloggers to dust off their brooms and come out and "fly"!
Or share some great Halloween-inspired projects.
Thanks, Joan, for inviting me!

I have way too many Halloween scraps - I tend to purchase more every year.

So, I broke out all the Halloween Fabrics and put together twenty 10" blocks
with random-sized scraps.

Then I stitched and flipped the four corners of the pumpkin, added some ...

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October 17, 2022
Many Free Patterns, Favourite Snack, Quilting Tilda from Canadian Needle Nana


Happy Thursday friends! The season is moving forward with news of snow flurries north of us. Here we are comfortably still in autumn with all the little things in nature changing, some faster than others as my photo captured here.

I'm soldiering away quilting Plaid Tilda.  It is going smoothly so far with the handling of the size of it and I haven't hit any lumps or tucks. It's interesting how fabric can behave well sometimes and other times not. I keep checking the back to be sure there are no snags and it's good to ...

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I'm Watching You over at Thermoweb and more Halloween Goodies from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Don't ya just love decorating for Halloween?  

I've been having so much fun.

 Just imagine an eyeball door hanger on every knob in the house. 

 Wouldn't that be a hoot?  

I'm on the Thermoweb blog today to show you how to make an eyeball or two.

The sheen in the eye is so easy to do with HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl

 You will think someone is watching you everywhere you go...

The pattern is free over on the Thermoweb blog.

Next week there will be lots of Halloween inspiration as we hop around in the

Gremlins, Goblins ...

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October 13, 2022
Progress and Finishes! from The Modern Diary

Last week I had the worst stomach bug I can ever remember having.  Jeremy got it too, but Hannah and Kathy avoided it somehow.  I was feeling pretty good (for me) and the night before getting sick at 9 PM I said, I feel like I could go out and sew.  Strange I feel so good this time of night.  Two hours and fifteen minutes later I woke sick.  I have noticed this wow I feel good thing before getting sick several times in the past few years. It is like the new virus distracts the CFS/ME.  It does ...

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October 11, 2022
Apothecary Quilt from The Cloth Parcel

Our second pattern release this fall is the Apothecary Quilt. This cute little wall hanging originally debuted in the Sept/Oct 2020 issue of McCall’s Quilting. They changed up the shape of the jars a little bit in their version of the pattern. Whether this was an accident or on purpose, we don’t know. We have […]

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October 9, 2022
Change of quilts and craft fair... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

I finally changed out my quilt behind the sofa to my Witch Hat quilt. 

I thought it would be cute to display it until Halloween.  

I also hung this wallhanging.

I also got the Denver Bronco rag quilt finished and delivered it along with the Dallas Cowboy rag quilt that I did a few weeks ago.  The customer was pleased and wants 2 more soon!  

I had my craft fair today (Saturday).  It went well!  It was a small local event but pleased with the outcome.  I have another one coming up in a few weeks.  Here are some pics ...

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October 6, 2022
How to Make a Halloween Bats Mini Quilt from Craft Gossip

The bats will come out on Halloween night with this festive mini quilt pattern by The Seasoned Homemaker.

In this free tutorial and pattern you will find a list of all of the supplies you will need.  You will also find the templates for the bats, moon and cloud.  Not only are there written instructions, but there are detailed photos of every step.

Because of all of these details you should have no problem putting your mini quilt together.  Make more than one and give them as Halloween treats for friends and family.

You can find this free tutorial here ...

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October 5, 2022

Yes, it’s that time of year again…once a year I join forces with other talented pattern designers to offer my customers a bundle of 20 PATTERNS FOR ONLY $19! This is an amazing deal, and is only available from today through Sunday, October 9.


My GNOME MADE APRON PATTERN is part of this bundle! I love this apron because you can sew one for each season, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. What a great gift!!! AND, they are so easy to sew! I finished mine in an afternoon, and that included sewing the ...

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October 4, 2022
How to Make a Halloween Witchy Feet Quilt Block from Craft Gossip

Calling all paper piecers!  This free quilt block pattern from Trillium Design is whimsical and festive.  How fun this would be in your next Halloween quilt!

In this blog post you will find a downloadable pattern with all of the templates you will need.  This block is a little tricky to make so it probably is not best suited for beginners.  However, if you have had some experience then start sewing.

As you can see in the post, you can use this block in quilts, pillows or in any other sewn item.

Grab your festive fabrics from your fabric stash ...

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October 3, 2022
Back to LIFE! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

OH MY --- it's back to the ROUTINE! I'm on my way to spin class this morning, and I hope they let me in! I had put my membership on hold, and I see they put the return date as Novemer 30! I tried to get it changed the other day,, and they noted that I'll be in this morning. Then I can get it changed. I'm sure it will work out just fine! But it feels a bit weird to be in my cycling shorts!

I'm happy to report that the LAST of the eleventh ...

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September 30, 2022
Scrappy Strip/String Pillow ~ Two Versions! from Tea Rose Home

There are many scrappy strip/string quilt tutorials out there. Some tutorials suggest using white fabric as a foundation and some use different types of papers. I wasn't sure if I wanted to use fabric and have an extra layer in my pillow. So I used tracing paper I had at home and it was too thick to peel off after the strips were sewn. I know there are special papers available online, but I wanted to start making the blocks right away. Yes, I was in the mood that I had to start the project at that moment ...

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