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 Fall Roundup

Fall Roundup

22nd Sep 2022

The calendar officially marks the start of Fall this week in the Midwest, although the weather forecast does not agree with temperatures in the 90’s! The trees are starting to show some color peeking out here and there as you drive around the city. This is the perfect time for a Fall round up of pas …
 Scraps

Scraps

19th Sep 2022

Scraps, we all end up with them…but what do you do with them?I am, what I consider, a new quilter slowly building up my fabric stash of fat quarter bundles, charm squares, layer cakes, jelly rolls and background yardage. I love background fabric!! Background fabric to me is like the salt and pepper …
 Halloween Mask and Cape

Halloween Mask and Cape

15th Sep 2022

Fall is in the air! Here in the Midwest I am starting to see a few Maple leaves starting their transformation into the vibrant reds and orange of the Fall season. Halloween decorations are in every store, it is the perfect time to sew these adorable masks and cape costumes for the little goblins in …
Organizing Patterns

Organizing Patterns

12th Sep 2022

I have a problem...I love patterns. Probably more than I love fabric. PDF, paper - it doesn't matter...I can't pass them up. I had to come up with a way to organize my patterns so that I could keep the picked up, easily flip through them when I'm looking for inspiration, and check my catalog before …
 Halloween Bunting

Halloween Bunting

9th Sep 2022

This quick and easy bunting is double sided to transition from Halloween through your fall festivities. It adds a bit of holiday decor to brighten any room of your home. I used this Free Spirit Scaredy Cat by Rachel Hauer fabric that was ideal to fussy cut the individual triangles for the bunting. I …
Thread Talk

Thread Talk

5th Sep 2022

Thread is the glue that holds our exciting fabric arrangements together. We want it to hold our creation together for many years and decades of enjoyment.  The selection of the thread is as important as the fabric we select. So many threads, how do I know what is suitable for my project? A gene …