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December 4, 2019
Odds and Ends from Becca's Crazy Projects

I have been in a sort of creative slump. I'm having difficulty getting motivated to embark on some new sewing adventure. That doesn't mean I'm not creating, I don't think that is possible. I just haven't found a new project I'm really excited about. 

I did finish my Helix Hat. It isn't shaped like the pattern because I wasn't paying attention when I read the pattern. It was a good project, though, and I will likely make another.
Sometimes I think my motivational block is caused by some of the clutter in ...

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November 25, 2019
Knitting Up Leftovers from Becca's Crazy Projects

I learned about the Helix Hat pattern on Instagram. Someone had made one and I was intrigued. I needed an easy to take along project and hats always fit the bill. I cast on and got stitching. 
I grabbed some of my leftovers and just kept going. This is a very scrappy project. Perfect for using up those worsted weight leftovers. I failed to follow the instructions so my hat is going to be much pointier than the pattern intended, but I'm going to keep going with it. As my son would say "One's head can never be ...

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November 20, 2019
Quilting this little quilt from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

Made this little one completely out of my leftovers from another baby quilt.  It will be a donation quilt for the neonatal unit in one of our hospitals...not sure which one to send it to yet.  Hoping to get another couple done before I send it off,  It's good to be able to finish something quickly.

Managed to get some practice with my ruler foot on my domestic machine.  Quite different action compared to my long arm machine I had to let go.  Enjoying learning though, and the Janome 9450QCP is such a lovely machine to quilt with ...

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Fabric Organization - How to think about Scraps from Pat Sloan's Blog


I've wanted to do a series of challenges that will free us up to make more quilts, interested? Read on!

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*** Challenge #2 *** 

The main question everyone asks is 'what to do with scraps!' So let's talk about that

In this article you'll find 

  • A video
  • An Assignment
  • Links to the books i recommend 
  • How I cut up pieces for scraps
  • My Free Scrap busting quilts.
  • AND Share a photo of what you are dealing with below!  It's great to see your progress and keep yourself accountable. You can also share in my Facebook group https://www ...

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October 28, 2019
Mummy Cutest from Gray Barn Designs

This mummy pattern Sandy designed last year is perfect for last minute Halloween sewing.    mummified_remains-gbd01This is an easy pattern using neutral scraps from your scrap stash and adding the eyes makes this the cutest mummy on the planet!  The photo below is a quick layout for Step 1 of the pattern.  IMG_3227[1]

You can download this FREE pattern by clicking on the link below…you’ve still got time to get creative before October 31st…I work best under pressure, how about you?

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