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Pin Cushion in a Cup

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Okay – so making a pin cushion out of a cup is not a new idea. The reason for this one is, well – I found a cute (and free!) grey cup and saucer in the photo department’s prop give-away. Since my quilt studio is done in yellow and grey, it was logical that, all of a sudden, I needed a new pin cushion!
I did an internet search for tutorials on making pin …

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Furoshiki Fun

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As Christmas approaches, I have started thinking about wrapping presents with fabric. Each year we throw away so much wrapping paper – what a waste! Please join me as I learn about traditional Japanese wrapping cloths called furoshiki.
Japanese Furoshiki
For centuries, the Japanese used large squares of fabric called furoshiki (foo-roe-shkee) to bundle up their clothes at public baths or make bags for carrying things. The beautiful square cloths were also …

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Around the Block Quilt in Yosemite Flannel

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When we receive our sewing sample fabric for every fabric collection we carry, our project manager, Judy, brings a sheet around to each of the quilters here at CT that shows pictures of all the projects that need to be made out of that collection.
If we sew the sample and pay for the quilting (or do it ourselves), we get to keep the quilt once is has been photographed for the catalog. I knew even before Judy came around that I …

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Christmas Candy Ornaments

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I know, I know… it is not even Halloween yet – but it is not too early to start making Christmas decorations! I decided to get an early start with the cute Christmas Candy Ornaments pattern by Cotton Way.
The instructions say to layer the top fabric RS up, then batting and a layer of muslin on the bottom. I substituted Solid White for the muslin with …

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Gifty Galore – Project 17

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“I Spy” Matching Game
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This Gifty Galore Project is great for using up those scraps of fabric and batting that we quilters tend to hang on to!
When it looked like we might go on a family trip over Christmas I started looking for ideas to keep my 2 1/2 yr old granddaughter busy on an airplane.  Pinterest is a great resource for this kind of thing …

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