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May 15, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Playing With Triangles! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I've been spending a lot of time recently starting new projects, and most of them with new fabric - but I have been working on a collaborative project over the last few days...


...which is a scrappy project!  A simple signature quilt, made using black and red corners.  And of course, making those corners left me with some bonus HSTs - so today I decided to play with some arrangements to make a matching pillow cover.  


There's this basic layout...


Or this one, made a little punchier by alternating the red and black in the colored bands.


Then ...

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April 26, 2019
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Feeling a Little Hygge..... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Once again, Friday has rolled around and that means one thing - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  After putting my nose to the grindstone on Thursday, I'm ready - are you?  Let's get started!

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First of all, I need to share my internet research with you.  Maybe you've heard the word "hygge" but don't know quite what it means. Here's what I found out...

hyg·ge
/ˈh(y)o͞oɡə,ˈho͝oɡə/
noun

A quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.


When ...

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March 1, 2019
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's Friday!!  I hope you've had a good week - we actually had some SUNSHINE, and beautiful warm days!  So it's been a good week for me.  Of course, it's supposed to be back in the thirties next week, and they've said the "S" word, but hey, it was 73 and sunny yesterday, so that will keep me going for a while!  

Friday means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on, and I hope you're ready!  I know I am - with a "squirrel" project - so let's get started ...

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January 25, 2019
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Week of Finishes! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It seems like most of the country has been in the grips of a cold snap this week, and we all know what that means - more time for sewing!  And since it's Friday, that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  Are you ready?  Let's get started!


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I'm not very fond of cold weather, so staying snugged up in my nice warm studio is my idea of fun!  And I had a lot of fun this week, finishing up some projects both old and new.  


quilted these two tops ...

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November 21, 2018
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Holiday Makings! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Scraps!  We've all got them, and no matter how hard we work at it, they never seem to go away, do they?  Well, today I'm going to share something a little different, but it's a technique you can use to use up those scraps, too, so it's all good!

I love the Target Dollar Spot. Every time the season changes, they put out new two packs of kitchen towels.  For $3, you can get some really cute stuff - usually one towel with a saying on it, and one in a coordinating print.  I love ...

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August 24, 2018
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? There's No Place Like Home... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

It's finally Friday!!  Did your week seem to go on forever?  Well, no problem - it's almost the weekend!  Since it's Friday, that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on - I hope you're ready!  Let's get started!

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I worked on a lot of things this week, but I only have one finish to show for it.  However, I love this finish, so it's good enough to whoop about!!  Here's the story of how it came about...


I found this bunch of leftover 4-patch blocks in one of ...

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August 21, 2018
Make-A-List Monday - Making Some Headway! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Last week sure went by in a blur, didn't it?  It seems like it was just starting, but here we are at Monday again.  That's ok, I got  LOT done last week - so let's see how it went!


1.  Paint two pieces of furniture in the kitchen.
Done!  And I'm so happy with the way they turned out...



Now I'm ready to paint some more furniture!

2.  Make the two memory pillow covers from denim shirts.
Done!  I like the way these look - I may make some of my own!


3.  Cut out ...

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August 17, 2018
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? Easin' on Down The Road... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Wow, has it been week!  But it's finally Friday, and that means it's time to get our whoop whoop on!  I'm excited to have some things to share this week, so let's get started...

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If you'll remember, last week I didn't have much to show because I had been painting.  Well, I painted some more this week, and I learned a valuable lesson while doing so.  My first attempt at chalk painting yielded this...


I wasn't very happy with the way it finished, and sent this pic to my daughter (who ...

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July 12, 2018
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Daydreaming... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, Wednesday has snuck up on me - again!  But I do have a couple of things to show you so today won't be a total waste!  

I did work on that unmentionable tub this week, pressing, folding, and filing the scraps away in their correct color bin.  Still haven't hit the bottom, but at least I made some progress!  And I have a plan.  Remember this quilt?



Well, it looks like my desire to make this quilt, my blue tub's overflowing status, and my my granddaughter's newly confessed love of anything blue have all ...

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June 26, 2018
Make-A-List Monday - It's QuiltCon Registration Week!!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

The weekend is behind us (alas!) and that means it's time to tackle a brand new week! Oh, the possibilities!  And this is a very special week - QuiltCon 2019 early registration opens on Tuesday morning! (Can you tell I'm excited?)  But before we get into all that, let's take a look at last week's list and see how it went...

1.  Quilt the turtle quilt.
Done, and delivered!  My friend sent this picture of the quilt on the bed in the room that will be for her grandchildren when they arrive...


2.  Assemble the ...

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June 25, 2018
Three Quilts for Three Musketeers from Sew Preeti Quilts

The assignment was simple - Make a quilt from old baby clothes.
The tricky part - Not one, not two, but three quilts.


Getting the fabric ready for a t-shirt (or onesie) quilt is a slow, labored process.
The painful (for me) part of the whole process is cutting up perfectly nice and cute baby clothes.  It generates a lot of trash - seams, buttons, zippers and oddly shaped fabric slivers.

Aligning fabric pieces on SF101

The tedious part - interfacing each piece of salvaged fabric.  This is slow, because I cannot hurriedly iron over it. Holding the iron down in each section for ...

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February 7, 2018
Coral, Blue and Orange mini quilt from Amalie's Armfuls

Let's be honest.  While I typing up this post, I have 13 scheduled posts and about 15 more pictures worth of posts I need to finish.  But, this is so far, one of the most recent quilt I have made.  I purchased the fabric for this quilt as one of my few fabric purchases at a local quilt shop in the past 4 years in Spring of 2017.  However, I didn't pull it out to work on until Oct 2017. 

1st.  I have wanted to purchase new fabric for a LONG time.  However, I was determined that I ...

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February 4, 2018
Valentines Day quilts #2 from Amalie's Armfuls

As I was typing up my post about my best friends Valentines quilts, I started thinking about how we both purchase fabric at the same time that year.  I purchased a couple panels, a charm pack and a couple yards of fabric for backing and binding.  My panels also sat in a pile of unfinished projects for many years.  As I was pulling out my Valentines quilts this year to decorate, I was realizing that it is one of my largest collection of quilts.  Christmas, Fall, Halloween and the 4th of July certainly compare in the sheer volume of fabrics ...

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January 31, 2018
Red and White sampler quilt from Amalie's Armfuls

Back in 2015, I started following Tales of Cloth on instagram.  She is one of my favorite people to follow.  I love her English Paper piecing patterns and the things that she is constantly working on.  I had wanted to do a quilt along for a long time.  I had also wanted to do a sampler quilt for a long time to have the experience of making lots of different types of blocks.  When I saw her post on her Red night Sky quilt, I knew it was the one that I wanted to do.  My aunt had asked for ...

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January 29, 2018
Do one thing every day that makes you happy from Amalie's Armfuls

Do one thing every day that makes you happy.  Ok, I did that today.  I found this pillow top after I saw it on my blog when I was searching for another post and wondered where I had put it.  I knew that I had never finished it.  When I sewed it, I didn't have a rectangular pillow form at the time.  I eventually bought the form and couldn't remember why I bought it!!! So it never got finished.  I found it in the middle of a stack of fabric. 

I had to add another inch on the ...

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January 23, 2018
A quilt's story from its beginning in the 1960's to its completion in 2017 from Amalie's Armfuls

When we moved into our home, we were faced with the challenge of cleaning out the rest of the house that didn't get finished before we bought the home.  My grandma's sewing room was one of those rooms.  Not only was it full of all her many years of fabric, house decor and general storage, the room had been built with 2 foot wall to wall, ceiling to floor cabinets.  They were perfect for a older couple that didn't have a need for a 3rd bedroom.  However, we were moving in with two young children and needed ...

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January 22, 2018
Valentines Pillow Covers from Amalie's Armfuls

In 2010, I closesd my etsy shop.  I missed creating things for it, but I just didn't have the time with my infants and my 3 other jobs.  I loved selling fabric and really wish that I could keep up with a fabric shop, but I just can't.  I enjoy my other jobs as a ballet accompanist too much to give all the time required to build a good online shop. 

So, I took some fabrics I had left over from a lot of various projects that I will post about in the next couple months, and made ...

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January 21, 2018
2 yards, 1 charm pack and 5 projects later from Amalie's Armfuls

I follow a lot of quilters on Instagram these days.  I thoroughly enjoy the amazing things that they create.  One of the many things that I enjoy are the days in Jan where they post their #quiltmystash posts.  A couple years ago, I determined I couldn't make anything new for myself if I didn't finish previously purchased quilt projects first.  As a result, I cut my fabric purchases to pretty much 3 maybe 4 each year the past 3 years.  The problem is that sometimes you buy fabric that is not necessarily intended for a specific quilt.  This ...

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January 20, 2018
The Kid's Sewing from Amalie's Armfuls

Over the past couple years, I have been working on teaching my kids to sew.  I purchased a small sewing machine for my daughter for her 6th birthday.  She is still learning how to use it as a basic machine, but she has had some fun with it over time. The following pictures are just a hodge podge of the pillow covers and the pajama pants they have made in the past year.

Sometime I hope to get a good video of my son using my sewing machine.  When I am teaching my kids to sew I let them run ...

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January 19, 2018
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Memories.... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Wow, can you believe it's Friday again already?  It seems like the week just flew by - partly because we've been snowed in for most of that time!  But it's time to get our whoop whoop on, so let's get started!
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This week I was honored to make some memory pillows for a friend of mine.  Her father died last year and she wanted pillows for herself and her children, made from his shirts.


These are very simple pillow covers - the buttons on the regular shirts serve as the opening to insert the pillow.  The ...

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