Category Archives: fun

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Bag It! No-Sew Fabric Gift Bags

  The holiday gift-giving season is upon us. Last year, hoping to decrease the wasteful use of Christmas wrapping paper, I learned how to wrap presents with fabric using the Japanese-inspired furoshiki method. I wrote two blogs showing this technique: Furoshiki Fun and Furoshiki Follow-Up.

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Rally Towel Quilt

My son Andrew is in his second year at Oregon State University studying engineering. In the fall of his freshman year, he attended a football game where they passed out orange and black rally towels. After the game, he saw lots of towels left behind and thought, “My mom could make me a quilt out of these!” He gathered up about 35 towels–mostly ...

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December Little Quilt ~ Part 2

Here is our December Little and final quilt in the Little Series. Today gives is the December Little downloadable pattern and the kit is already available. So let’s begin with the final tutorial of our Little Quilt! This is where we finished last time, with the house and are adding the first of three ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 23

Are you looking for a simple and cute baby quilt pattern? Elephant Babes Quilt by Rochelle Martin of Cottage Quilt Designs uses four-patch blocks, and adorable baby elephants with appliqued ears that flop and entertain baby! When you use light to darker medium fabrics you are making the design pop. The medium toned blue dots in the quilt ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 22

Today’s project comes to you from the blog site I Heart Linen by Rashida Coleman-Hale who is also a designer for Cotton + Steel. It’s a sweet little coin purse, or it can be used as a grab-and-go sewing kit. You’ll need to click over to I Heart Linen to get the template. In ...

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December Little Quilt

Here we are at the end of our Little Quilt Chapter. Ho-hum, so sad, but wonderful because once done with this Little, you will have 12 beautiful Little Quilts to decorate your space with or give as gifts to someone you love dearly. This was quite a QA project wasn’t it?! Our December Little quilt is a favorite, ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 21

I’m Stephanie and once again, I’m delighted to share my second project from the clever  book Fast, Fun, & Gifty.  If you love pears and their fun shape as much as I do then I think you’ll enjoy making these Juicy Pear Table Mats.

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 20

It’s Gifty Galore Project 20! This Folded Star Ornament made with fabric can be a quick and easy stocking stuffer for anyone. No sewing needed! This is where I found the original pattern (you’ll have to translate the page to read it) To begin, start by gathering your materials: 4 strips of fabric measuring 3″ x 14″. Spray starch Binder clips or Wonder Clips Bodkin or tweezers Applique ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 19

Hi quilty friends!  It’s Shelley from Cora’s Quilts and I’m back to share my second Gifty Galore 2015 project.  Introducing … the First Snow Quilt!   This quilt actually started life out as a sketched large-scale flower block.  You can imagine my surprise when I drew her up in my quilting software and discovered that what she really ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 18

Project 18 in our Gifty Galore quilt along is an American Flag Triptych (free pattern)! You can keep the little quilt whole for your hanging pleasure, or the pattern gives directions to cut it in three sections for the Wire Scroll Tri-Stand. The tutorial following also provides direction for cutting it into three sections. Let’s ...

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