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February 1, 2015
Sew Along Update from Bonnie's Girl

Happy February all!  I am amazed at how quickly January flew by!  Today, I Just wanted to check in and show you how my EPP project is coming along.  I feel like I am really starting to find my comfort zone.  First, I settled on whip stitching the pieces together.  It seems to be my best choice at this point.  I also love the addition of red and am starting to think about a very bright, fussy, and more modern next project.  I love the little baby quilt in the back of my book, The New Hexagon, so I am ...

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January 31, 2015
Resolution for 2015 – the dreaded mending pile from Stitch and Yarn

I don't know about you, but I have this steadily growing pile of clothes in my wardrobe that makes me feel guilty every time I look at it. It's the mending. Many of the pieces only require small fixes – a hem that needs reattaching, a seam that's come undone, a small tear that needs sewing together. I won't lie to you though, there are some things in the pile that require a mammoth effort – the cardigan with a sleeve that needs to be removed, undone and partially re-knitted is one that comes to mind.

And so ...

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Book Bag for Valentines from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Over the holidays I was invited to a few different friends homes for a party or two. Luckily I was able to put together some hostess gifts on the fly. In my pantry I like to keep on hand a few jars of gourmet dips. I pair wheat crackers with dips like Artichoke Lemon Pesto,  Asparagus Asiago Bruschetta, and Mediterranean Feta Cream Cheese. I add in a bottle of locally crafted wine. Put all of these items in a super cute tote and BAM, I have a great gift in minutes.

This has really just fed my bag fetish which ...

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Weekly Giveaway Round Up – 1/30/15 from Wow I Like That

Weekly Giveaway Roundup @

Weekly Giveaway Round Up

Hi All,

116 giveaways going on today for us sewers, quilters and all around crafters. Yea.  What a great week for giveaways. Make sure you scroll through them all as there are some really fantastic giveaways going on this week. There is a sewing machine up for grabs as well as 10 Craftsy classes for one winner, oodles and oodles of beautiful fabric and lots of books to enjoy. Too much to list. Gosh I had a hard enough time counting them all.

I won two things a couple weeks ago and I was thrilled and ...

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January 30, 2015
satisfaction from Charm About You

Sometimes you just need a quick make, a satisfying little bit of sewing that takes hardly any time from start to finish. I was in need of such fulfilment this week and chose to make these cute little baskets using Ayumi's Organizer Basket Tutorial

It just so happens that they each fit six spools of Aurifil thread perfectly!

My tidying / decluttering / cleaning kick continues and I'm pleased to say my house is looking all the better for it! I still have a lot to do and am working my way round the house bit by bit. Each room ...

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A Scrap Happy Finish! from Sew Crafty Jenn

Hello! I have a quick post today because I'm getting ready to go out to lunch with some friends. I got the handles on my Scrap Happy Purse! The purse finishes at about 10" wide at the bottom, 12" tall and 5" deep. The handles are long enough to go over the shoulder.

It was kind of a pain in the butt to hand sew these on, especially with some mild pregnancy-related carpal tunnel going on. Several choice words were said but in the end I think they look pretty darn good from the outside!

However, since they were ...

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January Goal Finished from Quilty Therapy

This month my main goal was to piece together the Bright Birch scrap blocks to swap with my friend.  Once I cut the solids into 16″ x 16″ squares, it was pretty easy.

I had the scraps chain pieced then cut into 16″ strips.  You can go through quiet a few scraps with this.  What I had thought was enough wasn’t even close, so I had to sew more.

bright birch 1

These blocks come together very quickly.

bright birch blocksI swamped blocks with my friend and I’m so happy with the results.

bright birch completed blocksThis guy really loved when I laid out blocks on ...

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Simple and Quick Sewing Valentines Projects from Patchwork Posse

When Valentines rolls around, it’s hard not to get into the pink season.  It’s a great time for sewing a few simple and quick sewing valentines projects. Really though it doesn’t mean that you have to be all about pillows…there are a few other fun things to sew– like hand warmers, envelopes, pins and applique […]

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Fabric Clubs - A Boom or a Bust?? from Sew Psyched

Welcome to Sunday Stash over at the Splendiferous Molli Sparkles!! This week I wanted to talk a little bit about Fabric Clubs, and whether or not they are the thing for you. So, what makes a fabric club worth joining? In general, fabric clubs send out fabrics of their choosing, once a month, for a predetermined subscription fee. Most can be cancelled at any time, and many offer a discount over

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January 29, 2015
Quick Picnic Quilt from Sew Psyched

It's Finish It Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts, and boy, do I have a finish for you! This was originally a Quilt for Sarah. Sarah passed away this last Memorial Day. She is sorely missed! But this isn't a post about missing and sadness. This is a post about celebration and remembrance. A sharing among friends. Friends near and far, here and gone, but never absent. This last week, I

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Craftsy’s Winter Wonders Sale – Up to 65% Off! from Tink Squared

Shop Craftsy’s Winter Wonders Sale – Up to 65% Off!

Need a new project to keep you busy during these winter months? Craftsy’s Winter Wonders Sale happening right now and you can get up to 65% off all yarn, fabric and kits. You’ll find everything you need to start your new designs today! Hurry, offer expires Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop Craftsy’s Winter Wonders Sale now to save!

Craftsy’s Winter Wonders Sale – Fabric up to 65% off
Craftsy’s Winter Wonders Sale – Yarn up to 65% off
Craftsy’s Winter Wonders ...

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Thread Thursday: So Fine Attraction from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last month I decided I wanted a change.  One of those changes was to cancel my long-standing (five years or so) charm pack club membership with the Fat Quarter Shop.

I realized that while I love Magnifico from Superior Threads, I like the blending qualities of So Fine! #50 so much more.  I changed my club subscription from Magnifico to So Fine!  This is the first shipment I received.
I love each of these colors and look forward to continuing to build my collection of So Fine! threads.

I had a little trouble with Superior Threads' website as there wasn ...

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Tackling Tension: Nine Factors that Influence Tension from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters and Sleuths… Any clue what’s happening with our Mystery Quilt? (Please Note the new tab at the top of the Menu Bar with all the clues/assignments.) Any theories what C50 and P50 stand for?  How about the M? or … Continue reading 

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Pat Sloan: Machine Quilting Videos from Pat Sloan's Blog

I have a few machine quilting video that you might not have seen, you can watch them right here! 

Quilting Bubbles

How to move from one spot to the next

Fast action basting!

What do you most want to know about for machine quilting?

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January 28, 2015
WIP – 1/28/2015 from What the Bobbin?


I’ve finished up my third tortola tank. I love this clothes pin print so much! I think I’m done making these tanks for now :)




I’m also working really hard on my husband’s quilt….the #epicdeathstarquilt Can’t wait to finish this one up!
What have you been working on?

wtb orange


Jan To-Do:

  • FSBS R12 Nautical – DONE
  • WIP of the month: Texas road trip QAL DONE
  • Quilt for hubby planning – #epicdeathstarquilt in progress
  • Birthday Bandy – Jan DONE
  • Neptune
  • Teeny Tiny Block Swap Done
  • Disney Mini Quilt swap – DONE
  • Dotty Tortola Tank Done
  • Tomato-y Tortola Done
  • Clothes pins tortola ...

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NEW Frozen Themed Magic Pillowcase Kits + GIVEAWAY! from The Shabby

Frozen Themed Magic Pillowcase Kit | Shabby Fabrics

If you have been following along with us here at Shabby Fabrics then you remember our Magic Pillowcase Tutorial! Here is a little refresher for those of you who may not recall:

This tutorial shows you how easily these pillowcases come together! This simple project is a great idea to give as a gift which is why we decided to come out with Frozen themed pillowcases! We have three options to choose from and they all feature a seriously awesome glow in the dark cuff! This added touch will be loved by all kids and would be great if you ...

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Event News for February, 2015 from The Ardent Thread

February 1 – Starting the month with a bang, I’ll be in the Campbell/San Jose, CA area for the monthly Bay Area Sashiko Workshop meetup. Sit and stitch with like-minded crafters ranging from absolute beginners to incredibly talented and experienced. All skill levels are welcome and light refreshments will be served. Fabrics, notions, thread, and assortment of other sewing goods will be available for purchase.

February 3 – I’ll be teaching sashiko and hand sewing in Alameda, CA with Upcycle Alameda at the fabulous Recrafting Co. shop for 6 Tuesday night sessions. Contact Joan at 510-913-2732 for more information ...

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Irregular blocks from Sew French

Playing around, in my studio, last night I came up with this idea. I don’t know why I needed to start something else, but I did. One out the door, means you have to start something else doesn’t it?? Using solid scraps of … Continue reading

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Scrap Happy Progress from Sew Crafty Jenn

Hello! I am very excited today because my first Scrap Happy purse is almost done! All that's left are the faux leather handles that need to be hand stitched.

I absolutely love this purse! I did a couple things differently from Amanda Jean's pattern. I used by Annie's Soft and Stable that I purchased at my local quilt shop, instead of batting which allows the purse to stand up on its own. This was the first time I've used it and I love it! It was so easy to work with and the final product looks ...

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January 27, 2015
Utopia Colorcraze Table Runner Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, fabric lovers!

I thought we all could use a little color in our lives, especially since the winter has been bringing the hues down (in a way, it almost becomes a canvas asking for vibrant shades). So today I want to share with you a table runner made with Utopia fabrics! This table runner was featured in the Utopia lookbook and now I am excited to share the pattern instructions for this colorful project!


Here is what you need to get started:

Fabric Requirements 

Fabric A - UT-14505        1/12 yd.
Fabric B - UT- 24505       1/12 yd.
Fabric C ...

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