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October 16, 2021
My first t-shirt quilt from Quilt in Progress

I know the concept isn’t new, but I haven’t tried it yet. I’ve been preparing for this for a lot of years – I remember asking my son’s mother-in-law on his wedding day, while we were at the hair salon, what type of stabilizer I would need to buy. My son has been married 5 years now.

I weeded out some shirts from my husband’s side of the closet and bought him a slew of new ones. He enjoyed helping me to decide which can go into the quilt. This will be his lap quilt and ...

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October 6, 2021
Sew Fast & Fun: Candy Bag Zipper Pouch from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Candy Bag Zipper Pouch from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Halloween is just around the corner and this year when you’re doing your shopping, keep more than just the Trick-or-Treaters in mind! Thanks to Jenny’s creativity, you can take all of those old candy wrappers and bags and create a one-of-a-kind gift (or fun little project for yourself!) using no more than the wrappers, a little scrap fabric and batting, a zipper and some Heat N Bond Iron-on Vinyl!

Supplies Needed

One Empty Candy Wrapper (A Fat Quarter also works great!)

One Package of Fusible Fleece 45″x60 ...

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September 25, 2021
Easy Delectable Mountain x 3 from Sew Sunshine

"Delectable X 3"
60" x 69"
hand quilted big stitch white cotton 30wt thread
I finally finished this UFO recently. Several years ago already, I got together with my friend and fellow quilter Jen and we did a batch of indigo and other dyes. I had picked up a thrift old sheet. This sheet was super tightly woven and soft. I tore it in pieces and did some dye folds then didn't know what to do with the different ones. I decided as a background for this easy Delectable Mountain block 3 prong version it would be great. I ...

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September 18, 2021
Special-ordered sweatshirt from Quilt in Progress

My mother-in-law had two special sweatshirts ordered – Grandma’s pumpkin patch had the names of all her grandchildren. Granny’s pumpkin patch had the names of all her great-grandchildren.

After her death in 2019, my husband’s sisters wanted to know if I could think of anything to do with the sweatshirts. I’ve made pillow covers before out of t-shirts, but I wanted to do something different for these.

I decided to stitch around each name-with-pumpkin to make a small quilted ornament. I keep batting scraps in a tub in case they are useful for small projects, and it ...

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April 2, 2021
Just the essentials from Quilt in Progress

Ready to go to the auction!

As I said, I wanted a small crossbody purse to wear to auctions. I didn’t want everything I usually carry in my purse, because it would be too heavy. Thus, the name, Essential. This worked up so well that I may sew some companion zip pouches and crossbody purses to sell.

I was glancing through my stash and this yellow/blue plaid men’s shirt caught my eye. I had thought to remake it into a blouse for me, but I couldn’t resist using it to make this purse.

A messy workspace ...

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December 22, 2020
Japanese rice bag from Charm About You

This adorable Japanese rice bag was another #justjudecollaborates make, this time it was the turn of lovely Stuart Hillard and his handy bag tutorial! I have made drawstring bags before but nothing like this style or shape of bag so I was really excited to learn how to make it. I'm not always brilliant with making 3D items, thankfully Stuart has a YouTube tutorial that shows every step to making this bag, so easy to follow!

And this is why I should always blog when I actually make the project not months later... I can't actually remember what ...

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May 28, 2020
Binding the pink quilt from Northern Deb Quilts

The binding is cut and I'm sewing it onto the quilt. I ended up using the back and 2 front pieces of a striped dress shirt (xxl). 
The binding strips were bias cut ...I love bias stripes. This won't be the last time I use a shirt for binding. I just never thought about it before. But now with all that's going on, I'm trying to use what I have and not go shopping.

The weather today was super hot and muggy. Al and I worked in the yard for a bit this morning but by ...

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March 31, 2020
Feed Sack Patio Cushions from Road Home Quilting

I'm tired of replacing the patio cushions every season. I can't afford it. Even making my own is still too expensive, not to mention overly time consuming.

How long does your patio furniture last? Nothing lasts here in the sun.
Furthermore, I just don't have room for the only other alternative; storing cushions between use. Plus, it seems a silly chore since we use them here year-round.

So.....necessity + a mother (ME:) = feed sack patio cushions

Yes, that is exactly what I did. I collected horse feed sacks from my friends. Cut the bags open and washed ...

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December 30, 2019
Oh, THAT Old Thing?! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!

Perhaps the first quilt top of 2020?

I thought I had this top nailed down. 

I mean, I had it sashed and everything – but it was “barely” couch sized.  What good would that do for anything?  My sons are 6’ 3’’ and 6’ 4’’ respectively, and The Hubster is also 6’ 3’’. A wall hanging or table topper can be fairly small and still serve a purpose.  But a quilt that is too small to cover a person, but too big to hang on the wall – what’s the point?

I had planned to add another row in width, and ...

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