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April 25, 2021
Hands2Help - Come Tour Guest Blogger Pam's Studio! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


 Hi, all!

It's hard to believe, but this Sunday marks the halfway point of this year's Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge!  I've already seen so many beautiful quilts heading their way to bring comfort and cheer - thank you all for your enthusiastic participation!

And today, we have a new guest blogger - actually, this is her first experience with blogging, as she doesn't have one of her own.  Pam M. lives and creates in a fabulous little studio in DeLand, Florida.  Take a virtual tour through her studio as she shares about it, and then give her a ...

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January 27, 2021
sew organised from Charm About You



I'm going to show you around a little bit, sharing how I (try to) keep my sewing supplies and projects organised and how, as someone that has a lot of projects on the go, I like to keep things accessible and easy! The theme of this post 'sew organised' is the Aurifil Artisan challenge for this month and I thought it was the perfect opportunity for a peek at my honest craft space. Hopefully some of these ideas or tips might be helpful to you, or you simply enjoy seeing what works for me.


I do not have a ...

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January 18, 2021
How’s it going? from QUilting By-You

Have you ever shopped the tool aisle at your local hardware store? I know many of us aren’t getting out to many places right now, but have you ever? Have you noticed that there are some neat items in the tool aisle that would work great for our crafting? We have. We have also noticed that you can find similar items in the craft store at a higher price point. I suppose that those in the business believe that crafters have a lot of disposable income or that those that are crafting are selling and therefore making money. I ...

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October 5, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - Crunch Time! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Another week has come and gone, and the end of the year is coming up so fast!  Hard to believe that it's already October, isn't it?  And so much is going on in the next few weeks - I really need to get my thoughts together and make a comprehensive to-do list and STICK BY IT!  

But first, let's see what I managed to do on last week's list...

1.  Baste the two commission quilts.
2.  Quilt the two commission quilts.
Done!  Both of these are ready for delivery - hooray!!  No more commission work until ...

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July 20, 2020
The Virtual Retreat - Day One from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I learn all kinds of things at the Virtual Retreat. Everyone is such a wealth of information and inspiration.

I want to start by giving you a day trip option. As you know, many (OK - ALL) events have been canceled. That includes the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) convention, which was to be held in Toronto in March. That was back in the days when the organizers were wishy-washy about canceling events. Now - there is NO choice. Cancel!

An exhibition of art quilts was put together specifically for that conference. Alas - we never got to see the quilts. However, I ...

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March 8, 2020
A Little Housekeeping - Part 3 from Sew........This Is My Blog

A freshly covered ironing board, a newly covered design wall, and now it's time to sort and organize scraps!  My scraps have been stored willy-nilly for a very long time.  Well, forever, actually.    

Some in stacking drawers .....
























..... some in plastic bins .....




















..... more in plastic shoeboxes .....



















..... and even more in plastic, bulk sized Biscotti containers.  (I know!)

















When I pulled all this together into one place I wondered if I really knew what I might be getting into.  What I was getting into was a tangled mess!

























I pulled out all the reds and began pressing .....

















..... stacking .....




















..... and cutting into ...

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February 19, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Reorganizing! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's been a busy week around here, and I'm  happy to say my sewing studio is finally starting to shape up!  My long arm machine is back up...


...and hooray, I managed to get my IKEA wire drawers underneath it!  At the other house I had plastic storage tubs full of scraps under the front of the machine, but I really don't think I want to do that here.  And that means it's time for a little reorganization!  

I think I'm going to use the wire drawers to sort and store my scraps ...

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December 11, 2019
Cleaning up!!!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


OMG - I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I had a lot of fun unpacking boxes yesterday. I don't have time to share the photos with you this morning, but here's a couple of quilts that I've been working on over the last couple of days. My goal is to get ALL of the customer quilts sitting in the queue to be completed before the end of the year. I'll still have some community projects quilts to do, but those can wait. I want the few customer ones left to be done ...

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December 3, 2019
Monday sewing from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I've been taking applique or embroidery to Monday sewing and frankly - I can't do it all day. I get bored and that makes me sleepy. I thought it might be the sitting all day but nope - it's the applique. Note to self - try to avoid ALL hand applique in the future! Unless the project is small. I have a couple more hand applique projects to finish and I might just switch to machine applique. I can do the prep there but stitch at home. Something to think about as I get stuff organized for 2020.

So for ...

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November 2, 2019
Antique Post Office Desks from Quilts + Color

These are the two post office desks I have in my studio. They are the perfect place to store and display my yarn,


This is the one I acquired very recently. It is a standing desk while the other one is a sitting desk. I am guessing since this one is smaller it came from a smaller community. I love them both.

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June 24, 2015
Fabric Storage from Cottage Quilt Studio

I love to walk into my studio and see all of the beautiful fabrics on the shelves. However, I do not like to fold them and try to keep them neat and organized when they are folded.

I never seem to fold them the same size….so I decide to invest in some Polar Notions fabric boards. They are so easy to use and keep the fabric on display, neat and organized. I have gotten up to 10 yards on 1 board or as little as a yard. I have 100 of these boards and need to order 200-300 more ...

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October 29, 2014
Studio update – new spool racks from Blue Square Quilting

My sister is my blog’s biggest fan and has been giving me a hard time for not posting anything since June. She is right of course. So this one if for you, Frédérique !

If you have been following this blog for a while, you know that I do all my work in my converted attic. An attic has obvious challenges in terms of storage, mainly due to the lack of straight walls. Over the last couple of years, I have accumulated a large number of big thread spools that I stored in plastic containers. And because they were stored ...

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