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Rin Along – Materials

I kind of realize as I am writing this post that I might be jumping ahead of the RinAlong schedule a bit? The official kick off of the quilt along is next Wednesday, so yeah, I'm sure Cindy of Hyacinth Quilt Designs and Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs have details I will be glad to consider... I have put...

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Hexie Coasters for Jasmine
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More Hexi Coasters

I am getting much faster at cutting fabric into hexagons to make the 5 Minute Hexi Coasters. This past weekend I made 2 more sets of 6 to gift. When I met Jasmine @Quilt Kisses at Quilt Bliss, she gifted me a lovely drawstring bag with an emergency sewing kit inside. As she loves black, white, and red, I...

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Five Minute Hexie Coasters
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Hexie Coasters

Yesterday in my blog reading, I came across a fantastic tutorial by Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio: the 5 Minute Hexie Coaster Tutorial. I seriously could not wait to give them a try, and I love how they came together. It did take me a bit of time to prep the fabric to make the coasters. I did not have any...

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Casserole Dish Carrier - Looks Good (My Husband, the Hand Model!)
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Casserole Dish Carrier

My husband and I love to go for walks in the evenings, and we occasionally have dinner dates with couples who live near enough to us that we consider walking to and from dinner. I have yet to feel comfortable putting rising yeast dough in a backpack for a 2 mile walk to a friends house (often I agree to...

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Eye Mask - Second Version
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Flannel Eye Mask

Monday was a bit off for me. I decided after a rough morning that I wanted to work on a quick selfish sewing project. I'm a quilter and not seamstress by a large margin, but I decided to tackle a soft flannel eye mask. I had an eye mask with a comfortable (and adjustable) elastic band, but it has...

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16 Queen Sized Quilt Archival Bags
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16 Queen Sized Quilt Drawstring Bags {whew}

On August 26th, I was contacted by a person who had been scouring the internet looking for archival bags for queen size quilts. She had previously been able to find and purchase them without a problem, but the largest size she could find from her usual resources only fit up to a twin size quilt. Because she saw that I...

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Tea Cozy Tutorial by Quilting Jetgirl
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Tea Cozy {Tutorial}

The weather in my town has finally started to cool off a bit. I know that it is just an early tease, but the temperature for the past few mornings really put me in the mood for some hot tea. Which reminded me, I really want to make myself a tea cozy for my tea pot like the tea cozy I made...

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Lillie's Gift Bag
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Odd and Ends {WiP Wednesday}

I have accomplished a few things recently that I haven't blogged about, so I thought I would just put some odds and ends together today along with my current WiP. While this is the last thing I finished recently (umm, this morning), it is the project I am the most giddy about. My niece is going to turn 1 year old...

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Tea Cozy
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Tea Cozy

My family takes hot tea very seriously. It is a very communal process for us. Sharing a pot of tea is cozy, calming, and it is very nice quality time spent together. My husband's sister is visiting for a few days, and we have already had many cups of tea together. So, when she requested that I make a tea cozy...

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Flannel Rainbow and Butterfly Gift Bag
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Simple Drawstring Bags

After publishing my simple drawstring bag tutorial, I took some time to make several more. It is always gratifying to know that with a bit of repetition and practice, things go faster and smoother. I was able to make these 4 gift bags in just under 2 hours. Not too shabby! Don't forget that you have until Sunday evening...

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Simple Drawstring Bag Tutorial
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Simple Drawstring Bag {Tutorial}

This is a tutorial for how I make a really simple drawstring bag to use to gift small quilts. Years ago, I used an online tutorial to make my first simple drawstring bag, but that blog is no longer available. I started playing around with what I remembered of the pattern and developed this simple pattern. As an added...

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Shooting Star - Front
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2014 Finished Quilts, Sewing Project

Shooting Star

I just completed the first project from Sew Down Portland - Lee Heinrich‘s “Shooting Star”. She brought in a demo in the same colorway, and I adored the quilting on it. So, I quilted mine pretty much the same way. I am really pleased with how it turned out, and I've hung it in my sewing room for inspiration!

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