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April 16, 2018
A Lot of Quilting Done- It Was Cold Outside from Quilts....etc.

What else could I do but sit around in the house and watch a movie and a recorded tv show and work on my quilts – it was just too darn chilly outside yesterday – one of the small towns in NE Arkansas even had snow flurries – on April 15!!! this is crazy.  Give […]

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April 4, 2018
The next step … and some news from Quilting and More...

My sewing room has been put into “shrink” mode so that I can begin the quilting on my most recent project. LOL! I needed to extend the back leaf of my table to support the quilt’s bulk, so the room is suddenly about two feet narrower than usual, and moving around in here is tricky. […]

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March 22, 2018
About Time to Use This One! from Alamosa Quilter

How old is the oldest fabric in your stash? I mean yardage, not scraps. I didn't sort through my entire stash but I pulled this one out to use it for a project recently and noticed that it is from 1997!


And I had three yards of it! I only used about 1/2 yard for the project I was working on so I still have about 2 1/2 yards of this. Sheesh! I wonder what I bought this for?

I didn't start sewing until about 1995 so this must have been purchased early in my sewing ...

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March 15, 2018
Quarter Inch Presser Foot from Quilts....etc.

I have a new quarter inch foot with a guide for the Babylock that I purchased on line and I’m very happy with it, I love how it holds the fabric in place and the guide is really great.  I do have one problem though and wonder how you all deal with remembering something.  My […]

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February 22, 2018
Mrs.Singer Antique Longarm Quilting Machine on Throw Back Thursday from Busy Hands Quilts

Congrats to Joni, who won the Island Batik and Aurifil bundle in a recent giveaway.  I have another giveaway running right now, so go find it!

It's Throw Back Thursday!  Here's Mrs. Singer, a 31-15 mounted on a longarm quilting frame.  I purchased her in 2010.  She is between 87 and 117 years old!  This machine and the quilting frame on which she sits are currently for sale after having purchased a HandiQuilter Fusion with ProStitcher, Gratitude, last year.


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February 12, 2018
I ♥ My New Sewing Table Machine Insert! from Busy Hands Quilts

When I bought my Juki in 2016, the acrylic table insert I had for my previous machine no longer fit, so I've been sewing these past two years with the over-sized table the Juki came with, and overall it's worked out pretty well.  Trouble is, I'm very short, and my hands were a lot higher than my elbows when sewing.  Because of the depth of the table, I couldn't raise my chair any higher and still fit my legs underneath the table.


A few weeks ago, I decided to get an acrylic insert for my table ...

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February 6, 2018
Sewing Room ~ mini update from A Quilting Sheep

I decided the other day that I needed to change things up a little bit in my sewing room. I have been looking at this wall hanging for a very long time. It was time to make something new to hang in its place. 


What could be more perfect than Thimble Blossoms original Spools quilt pattern? Some of my most treasured  Bonnie and Camille scraps are in this quilt. 


Saturday I spent the day making a sewing machine cover for my Bernina. Nadra @ Ellis and Higgs wrote a great tutorial. It is written in German, but Google translate is helpful ...

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January 30, 2018
Bird Brain from Quilts....etc.

Cutting the pieces out in advance for the Bird Brain blocks even though that was a boring two days of work made the blocks go faster yesterday even though I had cut several of the pieces out wrong – luckily they were too big so I can cut them down ok.  I added some sashing […]

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January 19, 2018
Fresh look and a Fresh Sewing Room from Sylvia Stitches

Starting the year off with a fresh clean sewing room.  Decided to give this blog a fresh look too.  I love the minimalist look with more white space, and modern flair of grid layout.  All the prior content is still here.  It is still on Blogger, so the links remain the same.  Nothing is lost which makes me very happy.  Yay for a fresh start!

And the sewing room???  I cleared it out, rearranged it a bit (again), and organized as I put things back.

New layout for Sewing Room
My sewing space is 17.5' long and 9.5 ...

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January 13, 2018
Place to sew…..and relax from Susan P Blog

I love my sewing room. It is where I do my machine work, hand work, read, watch Netflix. A place to enjoy. It is not fancy with chandeliers or anything fancy, but it’s got everything I need, and more. I moved my sewing machines so that I can see the view when I am sewing, definitely didn’t want to sit with my back to it. And my embroidery machine also found a home very close to my other machines

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January 9, 2018
Perfect Embroidery Machine Mat from Sylvia Stitches

My large Baby Lock Destiny sewing & embroidery machine sits on a table in my sewing room.  I have heard from others that a mat under the machine reduces noise and vibration.  I have found the perfect mat for my my needs.  It is the perfect size even with the embroidery arm module attached.


I looked online to see if there is a commercially made mat for sewing machines.

There are of course, and Brother makes one in the correct size for the large machines:


But this mat looks like a giant mouse pad to me.  You know the kind with ...

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January 6, 2018
Today was the day from Susan P Blog

We drove to Christchurch yesterday to pick up my ‘new’ embroidery machine. I bought it second hand from a lovely lady, who also gave me a quick lesson. She gave me lots of extra goodies with the machine, including nearly 100 spools of thread

I resisted trying it out when we arrived home and sat down and read the operation manual which came with it. Today I had to sort the sewing room to find a good, permanent spot for the machine. We moved a study table from upstairs and placed it close to my sewing machine and overlocker – that ...

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December 27, 2017
I Love My Sewing Room from Quilts....etc.

yes I know I have been back in my sewing room for several months now but I am still getting used to using it I think.  I never used to work on my hand piecing in the sewing room but would have it scattered throughout the house – now I have one big table that […]

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December 2, 2017
Etsy Shop Restock Announcement from Tea Rose Home


Hello! This is a quick post for my Etsy shop restock announcement.

I can't believe it is already December! I was planning on restocking my shop earlier, but unexpectedly, the end of November got quite crazy and busy for me.
I worked pretty hard the last few days and finished 36 brand new tiny tin sewing rooms! (Yea!) Those of you who have been asking if I am going to make more, thank you for waiting so patiently.

I hope you will find one you like for you, or for a special someone; perhaps as a Christmas gift.


I ...

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November 19, 2017
Making A New Quilt from Quilts....etc.

Just a little one!  I have been hand piecing so much and hand quilting, raking outside and so much work can get my fingers aching that I changed it up a little bit yesterday and was piecing a small quilt – I will add a border to it to make it a little bigger.  I […]

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November 14, 2017
Design Wall from Quilts....etc.

A design wall really comes in handy when you step back and look at colors – why I didn’t think to pin the Round We Go circle to the wall to see the colors I don’t know why.  I agreed with all of you yesterday that the star points needed to be different then the […]

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November 12, 2017
A new cutting table! from Seams to be you and me

Slowly my sewing room is coming together. I’ve been using our pool table as a cutting table for the past two years, and it’s murder on the back. I saw this table on Pinterest and liked it, but really wanted … Continue reading

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November 6, 2017
Moving Things Around from Quilts....etc.

Well I wasn’t satisfied with the sewing machine on the smaller table – the problem was moving from one spot to another to cut, press and sew.  My legs kept hitting the table legs – I wasn’t moving smoothly if you know what I mean from one spot to the next. This is the set […]

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November 5, 2017
Ready to Start Machine Sewing Again (and always hand quilting) from Quilts....etc.

The sewing machine is moved over to the new table work space and the treasure chest that Melanie gave me that I keep the bird quilt in has come out – yes the other day I mentioned all the projects I had to work on and totally forgot about my birds – how could I […]

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November 3, 2017
READY TO SEW & STASH REPORT from The Proficient Needle

My sewing room is finally set up and ready to go!

The strips are for the next step of my block of the month project with my guild.

DH made a small rack to hold all of my cutting tools, right where I need them.  He used a small found door, and added hooks to hold everything.
This will be the only time it is this tidy!

The red case is for my sewing machine, and the green bin holds projects ready to begin.
The window side of the sunroom holds my sewing table with my Bernina, currently covered.  The ...

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