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August 13, 2019
NEW KNITS SOLIDS from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Knit solids straight copy*NEW KNIT SOLIDS: Atlantico, Sage, Bora Bora, True Red, Aquamarina, Night Sea, Daffodil, and Coral Reef.


Hello, fabric lovers! 


Today I am excited to share with you our latest release of KNITS SOLIDS in 8 new colors! With its four-way stretch, this fabric calls for the softest apparel, quilts, and even home decor. We added this new range of colors, so you have more color options to pair with your next big project. Once you felt how soft our knits are, you’re going to want to sew everything with it. So, that’s exactly what we did… we created ...

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July 21, 2019
Video: How to Melt Your Old Candle Wax into New Candles from Craftcore

When I started stashing away my nearly empty candle jars, I had good intentions of repurposing the jars for storage or decor purposes.  Before I realized it, I had so many candle jars. There’s always those few millimeters of unusable wax at the bottom that I wanted combine together to form a new candle.

I’ll show you how my husband and I  turned 30 spent candle jars into 4 fresh candle jars.  The yield will depend on how much wax was left in each jar, so your mileage may vary.

Before we begin, just a quick disclaimer to ...

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July 15, 2019
NEW PATTERN! Round Table Placemat from Cut Stitch and Piece

If you have a round table for your home, why not make a few of these elegant looking "round" placemats. They fit beautifully on a 42 inch and up dining table. I think they look much nicer on a round table than the traditional rectangle placemats. The pattern includes instructions for all three placemats shown below! The placemat patterns come in three styles: a reversible, seven-wedge, and

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July 2, 2019
Sewing with AGF Canvas! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Let's talk AGF canvas! Okay first off, have you ever sewn with our canvas?! 

I remember the first time I touched our canvas, I was instantly surprised by the softness and lightness of it. It didn't feel like your typical rough and heavy material that often comes to mind when you think of this substrate! 


Our canvas fabric comes in a wide selection of colors and designs, and is ideal for upholstery, home decor, garments and much more! Did you know AGF canvas fabric is sturdy enough for structured projects yet soft enough for apparel?! From classic florals ...

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June 20, 2019
How to Sew a " Prized Possession" Quilt Block Tutorial featuring Bloomsbury Fabrics by Bari J. from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

What’s your style? Are you a more is more kinda person or do you prefer modern, simple designs? Or maybe somewhere in between? I think my style falls somewhere in-between. I like simple designs mixed with gorgeous busy prints like the prints found in Bari J’s new fabric collection called Bloomsbury!

Are you a fan of Barj’s signature painterly florals? I seriously can’t get enough! Her prints come to life brushstroke after brushstroke to give us the most stunning fabrics to sew with! Today I want to share the next block I made for the #AGFQuiltBlockCollection ...

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May 23, 2019
NEW PATTERN! Garden Breeze Table Runner from Cut Stitch and Piece

Here is my newest table runner pattern, Garden Breeze, just in time for summer. I designed this project using the half-hexagon whirligig block in floral prints. The whirligig block is a traditional favourite and so simple to foundation piece. Anyone new to foundation piecing will love making this table runner. Garden Breeze Table Runner Buy now at my PATTERN STORE My hubby loves

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May 22, 2019
NEW PATTERN! Easter Blessings Banner from Cut Stitch and Piece

Easter is coming up quick and I was so glad to get this beautiful pattern Easter Blessings launched before the celebrations. This is a very simple project if you have basic skills in foundation paper piecing. The optional tabs are a nice touch to create a banner for your home or church. Easter Blessings Banner Buy now at my PATTERN STORE

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April 4, 2019
Pin It Weekly #274 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Want a storm or two? We have lots of rain, thunder and lightning to give away. And we don't mind sharing.

~~No Way Out | storms over Wisconsin | by Phil Koch~~Amazing

These aren't my photos, by the way. Our storm came through in the middle of the night. Besides, I don't go out in storms or darkness, unless there's a most urgent reason. 
Stormy Weather

One of my new followers is Denise Elder. She has lots of interesting boards, but when I ran across this "Home DIY Decor," I had to share. How cute are these ideas?
Gratefully Vintage- Antique Ladder Decor50 Top Tea Sets Decoration Ideas For Your Awesome Living Room - Page 32 of 50

BOHO Vintage Crochet Doilies Shabby French Chic Window Cafe Curtain Lace Cream

A few things from Linda Randles' (also a new follower ...

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March 8, 2019
Jelly Roll Rug from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Jelly Roll Rug

Jenny is a whiz at quick and easy quilt blocks, but that’s not the only trick up her sleeve! This week she’s using 2.5-inch strips of fabric to whip up an impressive Jelly Roll Rug!

Jelly Roll Rug

This gorgeous rug can be made big or small—even placemat size. And, of course, you can choose fabric to match any decor. In short, this may just be the perfect project! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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March 4, 2019
Quilting room storage: Revamped vintage dresser from Cut Stitch and Piece

This is a great storage idea that I wanted to share. I can't afford much for storage furniture so I normally have to think outside the box to furnish my sewing room. I picked this little mid-century modern dresser at a thrift store. I desperately needed more storage for my batting, backing and those miscellaneous things that needed a home.  I forgot to take the before picture but,

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January 27, 2019
Hallowe'en In January/To-Do List/Technology Whining from caledonia quilter

Because I'm someone who has three Christmas quilts, two sets of Christmas pillowcases, two sets of Christmas placemats, and a set of Christmas napkins, I TOTALLY understand someone's desire to celebrate the seasons with themed quilts.
So cute.

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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
Zentangle Workshop and To-Do List Update from caledonia quilter

I joined the Ancaster Modern Quilt Guild, partly because I know some of the members, and partly because they seem to have a pretty vibrant program.  Last Saturday I attended a Zentangle Workshop hosted by them, presented by Kim Mastromartino.  You can find her on Facebook as The Inspired Quilter.

Here's some of the little cards we were working on...

Here's my same card after I (maybe?) finished it.  The class was lots of fun AND INSPIRING.  Which we all need, especially in January.  Right?

Yep.  Knocked another item off my list.  The mending & hemming item ...

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January 12, 2019
Friday Finishes and Project Progress from Pamela Quilts

It's been a busy week, I kind of took a blogging break and have been concentrating on getting some work done in my sewing room.  I've made steady progress on my deadlines and feel good that I'll have things done when they need to be finished.  Here is a picture of our big finish for the week:

Yes - we got the last bit of the laminate laid in the dining room!  I am so delighted with how it looks - now we just have to decide on how we want to do the baseboards.  I'm leaning toward ...

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November 20, 2018
Our Favorite DIY Wall Art from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, Makers!

Can’t believe it's almost the end of year, wow has time flown by! This is my favorite season of all, where we get to spend a lot of time with family and eat really scrumptious food. Although this is a happy time of the year, it can become stressful running around store to store, trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone. Well makers I have some fun projects you can make that are very universal, so get those sewing machines ready… time to craft up our own gifts. I pulled together some great ...

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November 18, 2018
Vintage Double Wedding Ring & Gettin' There... from caledonia quilter

Sigh.  The Universe was teasing me by putting this on my work calendar as soon as I came home from Tobermory, where I'd been working on my own D.W.R.
There was a fascinating story that came with this quilt.  The gal who brought it related that when she was a child the quilt was made by a woman who was invited to live with her family in the mid '40s because she had nowhere else to go.  She stayed with them until she passed away in 1955. When my customer got the quilt top out of the ...

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October 30, 2018
Mini Easels. A Fun Way to Display Little Treasures from Adele Mogavero

Have you seen these cute mini easels? I recently purchased a set to display some mini quilts I’ve been designing for my shop and fell in love with them! So, of course, I needed to show you how darn cute

The post Mini Easels. A Fun Way to Display Little Treasures appeared first on Adele Mogavero * Del~Lillian's.

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October 16, 2018
Use Shelves To Decorate the Wall from Adele Mogavero

I’m not totally into open shelves, but sometimes they can work wonders for a small home office. With a few shelves, you can Free up desk space Add wall decor that’s pretty and useful Have your favorite mementos and things

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October 9, 2018
Decorating for the Seasons Made Easy from Adele Mogavero

I love decorating for the seasons and holidays. But to be honest…It takes a ton of time. And I don’t know about you, but I don’t’ have a ton of time. But what if, it was simple? What if you

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September 27, 2018
NEW Pattern! Feather Your Nest Table Runner from Cut Stitch and Piece

Buy this pattern HERE I had a great summer! I finished up some UFOs and I have some beautiful new patterns to launch in the next few months. I'm sure you'll love them as much as I do. My new pattern launch for this month is my Feather Your Nest table runner pattern. I had been seeing the feather block all over the internet and had to make my own pattern for it. My method for making the

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