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    • Baby Projects

      My brother and sister-in-law just had a new baby this month. I don't know why I've waited this long to work on a baby quilt. I had nine months but they just flew by. My niece had to be born to throw me into high gear making a baby quilt. I love making quick and easy baby quilts. This project only took me a weekend but it came out adorable. I used a Tina Givens Fairy Tip Toes panel and a minky like fleece for the back. I try to use minky on baby quilts as a ploy to make it the baby's favorite. Many young children are attracted to the tactile softness of the fabric. Continue reading

    • Ringing in the New Year with Show and Tell

      Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have enjoyed a relaxing holiday and have a healthy, happy and prosperous new year. We were treated with some special show and tell items that I wanted to pass on. I really liked both of these because they are small projects and were given as gifts for the holidays. Continue reading

    • Need a quick Gift?

      Make pillowcases! This is a great stash busting project that takes no time at all. I plan to use some as gift wrap this season. Here is a free pattern for you to use. Jessica (below) has made them for everyone on her Christmas gift list. Who wouldn't love one of these? Continue reading

    • What can I do with a Charm Pack?

      Fabric Coasters!

      I was in the store the other day and overheard a customer ask "What do you do with these?" The customer was referring to a charm pack. Then our own Kris Harris came in with these great coasters and shares this "Here is a quick, easy project that would be great for a hostess gift or a gift exchange. I've made mine using three coordinating fabrics. Each coaster requires six 5" squares so I used three 10"x40" strips to make 8 coasters. Or you could use a charm pack to make six unique coasters- even easier, no cutting!! Check out this link for great instructions on how to make these coasters. Continue reading

    • Handmade Table Runner

      I must admit that I haven't done much in the past with pre-printed panels, but I'm starting to really like them. I made this table runner using one panel from the Merry and Bright by Sandy Gervais collection and added a few random strips. Best of all, I didn't spend a lot of time planning or measuring, I simply took the panel, cut it up a few times, spread it out on my table and then made strips until I found the right length. Then, I sewed them all together and quilted around the ornaments and randomly quilted the rest. I even machine sewed the binding. This was a 2 hour project start to finish! What are your handmade projects? Continue reading

    • More handmade ideas

      I love the Craftstylish.com blog. It's full of interesting and inspiring projects. This morning I just got their newsletter with a "dare to make it" for the holiday's. The newsletter had several great ideas for a handmade holiday. They have a tutorial on how to make a yo-yo purse and a set of cocktail and dinner napkins. Check out their dare page to find even more fun ideas.

    • A handmade holiday

      Have you taken the pledge? Have you noticed this badge on the website?

      In the shop, we were discussing fun quick projects for handmade gifts. Here are a few of my suggestions.

      I liked the vintage lines of this clutch purse. It would be a great present for a mom, friend, sister, or yourself. ;) Continue reading

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