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October 6, 2021
Spider Web Table Topper from Expect Moore

If you’re looking for a fun and unique Halloween decor piece, look no further than this Spider Web Table Topper. While the lace-like technique used to put these pieces together is perfect for some spooky fun, it will work perfectly in seasonal decor of all kinds – just change out the thread color for a […]

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September 30, 2021
WIP Wednesday #47: Use up your fabric scraps with this! from Crafty Gemini

Today, I’m showing you how to use the latest addition to the Crafty Gemini product line! This Wash Away Foundation Roll is the perfect way to use up all those little fabric scraps to make your own fabric! It is water soluble so after you stitch up your project simply soak in water or give it a wash and it will dissolve away. Think of all the fun ways you can use your roll of fabric scraps: make scrappy zip pouches, oven mitts, placemats, table runners, etc. Thanks for watching!

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September 24, 2021
WIP Wednesday #46: Sew a tiny faux leather zip pouch! from Crafty Gemini

In this week’s Work-In-Progress Wednesday, I’m showing you how to make my “easiest tiny zipper pouch” out of faux leather. Like, fit in the palm of your hand tiny! I love making these to store all my knitting and crochet stitch markers, tapestry needles and other small notions. They work great for sewing notions, too! Store your thimble, a few needles, a small spool of thread and you’re good to go!

All you need is some faux leather and a craft zipper. That’s it! It’s a super quick and easy make you’ll want to ...

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July 12, 2021
Meet the Maker at Nancy’s Notions from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Joi Mahon, Sewist at Nancy’s Notions

When and how did you first start sewing?
I started sewing somewhere between age 5-7. I would go to my grandma’s farm and read all of her Hershner’s catalogs and I would look at photos and try to figure out how projects and patterns were created. I guess I started teaching myself at an early age how to think creatively  and to figure out how things are put together. I hand sewed a lot for several years and started using a sewing machine around age 11. I think I was the ...

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July 1, 2021
Tiger Tails Quilt from Expect Moore

If you have always wanted to try a Dresden Plate block (or if you’ve made a bunch because you love them) then this quilt is for you! And if you’ve tried making Dresdens but they never turned out quite right then this is DOUBLY for you because the quilt uses half-dresdens which are more forgiving […]

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May 31, 2021
Drawstring Backpack from Expect Moore

When we go from spring to summer, I want to ditch my everyday purse for a quick and simple option, like this drawstring backpack! You can whip one up with 3 half yard cuts of fabric and about 90 minutes. The perfect summer backpack to toss in your necessities all summer long! This drawstring backpack […]

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April 1, 2021
The Turned Up Quilt from Expect Moore

Introducing the Turned Up quilt! This fun quilt is easy to make using the Perfect Rectangle Ruler by Creative Grids. What’s that you say? No rectangles in sight on this quilt? I know! But this ruler cuts those perfect half-rectangle-triangles to complete the Turned Up quilt. The quilt is made using seven half-yard cuts of […]

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November 27, 2020
Learn to Foundation Paper Piece from Expect Moore

If you’ve heard of Foundation Paper Piecing and want to know what the fuss is all about, or if you’ve never heard of Foundation Paper Piecing and now you’re curious, I can’t wait to tell you all about this really cool quilting technique! And, I created a free quilt block – the North Star Quilt […]

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November 18, 2020
Locked Stocking for Christmas from Expect Moore

If you are looking for a fun teen gift, white elephant gift, or just a way to make Christmas morning even more interesting, this Locked Up Stocking is perfect! It has a flap that folds over the top and is then latched in the front and secured with a lock. You can hide the key […]

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November 11, 2020
How to Sew a Pin Cushion from Expect Moore

These pin cushions make perfect gifts for friends and family who like to sew. They are quick and easy to make, inexpensive, and can be personalized for each recipient with specific fabrics and buttons! This post contains affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links provides a small commission to this site at no additional […]

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October 6, 2020
Family Crest Quilt Block from Expect Moore

I’m so excited to share this Family Crest Quilt block with you! This is such a simple block to make. Yes, it does have two curved units in there – but they are really not hard to make at all (I promise!). This free family crest quilt block is for this month’s Quilt Block Mania, […]

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August 2, 2020
Quilt Block Masks from Expect Moore

Ever since I learned that it was not only going to be socially acceptable to put fabric on my face, it was actually going to be mandatory, I have been wanting to make some quilt block masks. Because if people can’t see my smiling face, then at least they can see some happy quilt blocks! […]

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July 10, 2020
Summer Sew Camp! from Expect Moore

I am so excited to announce a project I’ve been working on for weeks and weeks… Summer Sew Camp! This is a week-long set of projects designed specifically for teaching kids how to sew. First of all – YES! Adults can play along as well (of course!) But I have designed this with kids in […]

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June 17, 2020
3D Triangle Pop Out Pouch- Sewing Tutorial from Crafty Gemini

I know how much you enjoy small pouch projects so, I’m back with another tutorial for you!

This 3D Triangle Pop Out Pouch is a beginner friendly, scrap busting project that makes a great little gift!

As pictured above I have made them in two different sizes. The smaller of the two features the 4″ long hardware. The larger pouch was made with the 4.75″ long hardware. We sell both lengths in our online shop here. If you’re wondering about dimensions, don’t worry. I provide you with the fabric cutting measurements below for both sizes of ...

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June 12, 2020
Make This: Folded Pinwheel Pillow Video Tutorial from The Cloth Parcel

Our first video tutorial is here! We had so much fun making this video for the Sewing Summit, but now that it’s over we can share with everyone. Learn how to make a Folded Pinwheel Pillow from start to finish: Download a printable tutorial to go along with the video below: You’ll also notice that […]

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April 12, 2020
Patchwork Sailboat Quilt Block Hot Pad | Week 23 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 23rd week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders. This week we’re making sailboat quilt block.

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January 4, 2020
Announcing the Gallery Wall Quilt Along! from Expect Moore

I’m super excited to announce the Gallery Wall Quilt Along! I’ve been working on this for MONTHS and there is so much awesomeness that I have to share with you! But before I get started with all of that, let me share with you the basics … and then we can get into the details. […]

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December 5, 2019
Free Starry Lullaby Pattern from Expect Moore

I love creating quilts for Art Gallery Fabrics’ look books! And today I’m sharing my latest design as a FREE pattern for you to download! This Starry Lullaby Quilt is made using AGF Pine Lullaby prints. It is quick and simple to make – perfect for an easy baby gift! This pattern uses large blocks […]

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November 1, 2019
Scrappy Leaf Quilted Hot Pad | Week 22 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 22nd week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders. This week we’re making Another Leaf, this time from scrappy strips. You’re going to love this one, we’re making two at a time too!

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October 18, 2019
Silent Bear Paw Quilt Block | Week 21 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 21st week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders. This week we’re making Bear Paw Quilt Block Hot pad

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