Mis-matched China Pin Cushion

Mis-matched China Pin Cushion

Want a super simple to make pin cushion that requires no sewing? This project is one of the fastest and easiest pin cushions I can think of and it is a great way to use those mismatched pieces of china you fall in love with at the thrift store. The little pop of color from the fabric you choose gives it character. What you will need: A scrap of fabric A little tea cup, ramekin,…

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Make a Quilted Mini Bag: Pattern Freebie!

Make a Quilted Mini Bag: Pattern Freebie!

Sometimes, I work on projects ahead of time and just cannot wait to share!! This is one of them… I created a super cute little mini bag pattern that is great for beginners learning how to sew and quilt. It is a simple little reversible tote that has a simple pieced quilt top and is bound together with bias tape. The tutorial and links cover English Paper Piecing, Making your own bias tape, and other…

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How To Make Bias Tape

How To Make Bias Tape

Bias tape is simply strips of fabric that are cut on the diagonal, folded into the center, and folded once more. Cutting and prepping it this way allow the fabric to bend and stretch easily around corners and curves, making it perfect for binding quilts and other sewing projects. Want to make your own? Is it SUPER easy…here’s how! 1. Find the diagonal of your fabric. (You can usually just turn your fabric 45 degrees.)…

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Dish Towel Aprons and Kids Thanksgiving Fun

Dish Towel Aprons and Kids Thanksgiving Fun

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is cooking with the kids in the kitchen. Not the hard stuff like basting the turkey, but kids love to have jobs helping make the “big meal.” When I was little, one of my three sisters got to learn how to make butter in school. You get heavy cream and simply shake it in a glass jar until all the solids come together. This became a fun kid’s…

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