Category Archives: staff projects

Jenn’s First Quilt

About a month ago, I finished my first quilt. I have sewn tons of small, quilted wall hangings over the years, but this was the first quilt I’ve ever made that would keep someone warm. I feel such a sense of accomplishment about it. It’s not particularly intricate or remarkable, but I marvel at it every time I sit watching a movie ...

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Sweet Stashbusting – Sewing for Babies

I promised myself that I’d spend the next few months destashing and sewing up all those little projects I never seem to get around to the rest of the year. No more tumble-jumble of fabric scraps, I’m on a mission! I know a sweet little lady named Franny who is just turning three months old, the perfect age for sewing ...

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Constellations Book Review and Quilt Project

I was excited to review Constellations by Amber Platzer Corcoran and Jaime Jennings, as a lover of astronomy, stars and anything astrological. Sure enough, this turned out to be a great quilting book for me. The book has blocks for each of the twelve constellations using strip piecing. Each block can be used individually in smaller projects, such as pillows, tea ...

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Heart & Bloom Mini-Quilt

When I reviewed the book Cottage-Style Charm by Natalie Bird, I was immediately taken with the Heart and Bloom Mini-Quilt. I loved the colors, the simple embroidery, and even the way it was displayed on a wall inside an open frame! I promptly set out to gather the supplies and fabrics to start making it. The five pinks and reds ...

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Clutch Bag

This little Clutch Bag by Mari Martin was really fun to sew up. Quick and easy to be sure. The pattern can be found in Fast, Fun, & More Gifty. It is just the right size for all the essentials while you are ...

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Jewelry Envelope

This week’s Gifty Galore 2016 project truly is fast and fun. Of course, I had to make it a little more challenging by fussy cutting. I’m a cat person through and through and fell in love with these little guys in the From Porto With Love collection by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel.

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Weekly Curated Sale: Quilt and Tool Display

Once a quilted project is finished, I first do my happy dance because I actually finished something! Then the question of how best to display it arises. I will share with you some of my favorites ways – all of which are on sale this week because I picked them just for you! Mini Quilt Hangers Let’s start with mini quilt hangers. My current favorite – because I am enjoying making mini quilts – is the Wire Table Stand ...

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Pillow-to-go-Pillowcases

Long ago, my mother-in-law used to make little pillowcases for 12″ x 16″ pillows in cute fabrics when my kids were little. It started when they needed a little propping up or cushioning in their strollers. When they were a little older they started sleeping with them and they never slept without them. She still kept making new pillowcases for them in fabrics that they loved. Now the tradition has come full circle and I have a new grandchild ...

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DIY Fabric Wallpaper for Bookshelves

I recently decided to add color to the back of bookshelves with fabric … here is the story. The Project DH had just painted our dining/living room a light brown color and some old bookshelves for the living room a lovely ivory color. I wanted to add some color to the back of the bookshelves without using paint. Removable wallpaper in various designs and ...

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Lovely Potholder

I have a love/hate relationship with scallops. I love how they make any project just that much more adorable, but I dread doing them. (OK so true confessions, this was only my second time doing a project with scallop edges!)

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