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November 20, 2017
Singer Featherweight Love #2 from MMM Quilts

She nearly became a tractor.

Wow, back in June when I wrote the Featherweight Love #1 post, I did not envision it being this long before I wrote about my second machine purchase. You may recall that in finally actively pursuing a long-held dream of owning a Featherweight, I became the owner of two within one weekend! This girl was the first one I spied on kijiji, a buy/sell site, when I decided to 'just see' if there were any available in my area. There was just this one, in Belle River, which is where I got my first ...

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Singer Featherweight Love #2 from MMM Quilts

She nearly became a tractor.

Wow, back in June when I wrote the Featherweight Love #1 post, I did not envision it being this long before I wrote about my second machine purchase. You may recall that in finally actively pursuing a long-held dream of owning a Featherweight, I became the owner of two within one weekend! This girl was the first one I spied on kijiji, a buy/sell site, when I decided to 'just see' if there were any available in my area. There was just this one, in Belle River, which is where I got my first ...

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October 31, 2017
Tuesday Tool from I Have A Notion

Before I get into the next tool, I want to say that I am pretty straight forward and of course my opinions are my own. I am not paid or endorsed by any company (and if I was it would start with that information right up front). So, when I share, I am sharing from my perspective... and what I found to be true or not. I also think that you do not need the latest and greatest of everything to be

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October 17, 2017
Tuesday Tool- Machine Needles from I Have A Notion

I think we should talk about tools. Not the workbench kind, but the type that help us ‘craft’ better. I have often taken something I heard to heart and continue along my merry way, only to discover that it is or was an old wives tale, the information was based on a completely false interpretation of information or that technology has improved so much the past information or beliefs have been

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October 9, 2017
Quilt Tools to Save Time and Money from Carol Lyles Shaw

Here are some of my favorite quilt tools that help me save time and money….and keep my fingers safe!

Do you have favorite tools?  Post in the comments what it is and why you like it.

NOTE: I purchased the items reviewed here with my own funds–no affiliate links. Check with your local quilt shop FIRST before buying online.  Thanks for supporting local businesses.

Seam Ripper Deluxe

I love my Bohin™ Seam Rippers because they are super sharp.  They seem to hold that sharp edge a long time–or maybe I just don’t have to use them ...

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September 29, 2017
The Secret that will Help you with Amazing Curved Piecing from Quilter Chic

Inside: Find out how to simplify curve-pieced quilts

Are you intimidated by curved piecing? I know I was. I had an advantage, because I had done clothing construction when I was younger, but it still seemed impossible on a quilt.

Maybe you’ve been there, too. Maybe you haven’t, but in the “olden days” you would have to use a ton of pins and it seemed too overwhelming.

Well, no more, with the wonderful Curve Master sewing machine foot. I was skeptical, but I love this foot for curved piecing! They even provide videos showing you how to use ...

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May 14, 2017
Happy Mother’s Day! Hint from Erica's Craft & Sewing Center

Thanks to all mothers for all that you do.

This is a hint I got from Sharon Williams of Quilter’s Slidelock, (fantastic addition to rulers!)  Most of us have several rulers at our cutting mat.  They aren’t usually easy to pick up.  That’s especially true with my favorite, our little “Erica’s ruler.”   (45153)

Handle 1

The simple home-made handle syou see in the photos do the trick.  Use electrical tape!  Did you know it comes in lots of colors?  Purple happened to fit into my color scheme nicely, so that’s what mine have.  handle

Now I don’t ...

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