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    Bag Pattern {52 Quilt Block Pick Up}

    This week I am going into the bag pattern arena!  Second hoarding collection of mine is bags! {first of course being fabric– to make the bags with}  This pattern uses a dutchmans puzzle– but go with the size of the block 12 1/2″.  To make the bag just a little larger she added a double border around the block of…

  • Round Ups,  sewing studio

    Sewing Studio {Round Up of rooms}

    This week for the Sewing Studio Spring Clean, I thought that some inspirational sewing studio spaces would be the best thing.  Let’s take a look at some sewing room ideas and how others are using the spaces they have and how they organize their own. Whether your spot is a cottage, room, dining table or corner in your bedroom– having…

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    UFO Quilt Block

    Hot Pad {52 UFO Quilt Block Pick Up}

    It’s Hot Pad time!  For those of you who have a plethera of quilt blocks {that would totally be me} this is a great way to get rid of a bunch of them!  You could really even stock up and have them ready in a little pile for gifts- wedding gifts, neighbor gifts. The beauty of using a UFO Quilt…

  • Embroidery

    Embroidery Stitches On Free Embroidery Patterns

    Ready to learn embroidery? You can print and stitch these free embroidery designs and learn a few new embroidery stitches. Great resource! Embroidery Stitches aren’t any fun unless they are of course stitched into a sampler.  And free embroidery patterns are the best place to start! There are a few sites that have the best free patterns {some I have…

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    Sewing Studio {Spring Clean- organize notions}

    Along with fabric I think that notions is the second place winner of collections in our sewing studios.  We love to try new things, collect a lot of goodies, and there must be a way that we can keep it all organized and contained. Sewing Room Ideas for your Button or other Collections The largest collection of notions that I…

  • Embroidery

    Embroidery Stitches for Samplers

    Embroidery Stitches are more than just a straight stitch. Sometimes I forget that and just keep repeating the same basic embroidery stitch after another. The most common stitches that I use are the running stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, and blanket stitch.  Beyond that, I need a quick reminder that the needle and thread can do more than that! Finding…

  • how to applique patchwork posse

    How to Applique yo-yos Spring Posies Quilt Block

    Today we will be going over a pretty simple and basic technique- How to Applique Yo-yo’s. It’s Springtime around here and the flowers are starting to pop out of the group, and the warm sun is out and shining.  I love this weather! This posies quilt block is a perfect way to get your feet wet with yo-yo’s and appliqueing…