Category Archives: staff projects

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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Embroidery Fun With My Daughter

Embroidery has reentered my life after a temporary hiatus. It started by my recent trip to Minneapolis to visit my new baby nephew. While I was packing for my trip, I knew I wanted to pick up some handwork to do on the plane, so I chose Jenni Calo’s Floral Fiesta Embroidered Pouch Pattern Download, packed some fabric, my Dritz Soft Comfort Thimble, needles, and embroidery floss. My creative 6 year-old Ella saw me embroidering and asked to try stitching ...

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iPad Sleeve

Hand sewing has never been so fun! I’ve done a few small projects recently that were made completely by hand, and the outcome was great! When trying to decide on which project I’d like to tackle next, I thought I would challenge myself a little more and go for something I wasn’t sure could even be executed properly without a machine. Since Mothers’ Day happened last month, I thought my mom would love to receive a gift from ...

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Sewing for ME and A Giveaway

Thank you so much to everyone who commented on our Sewing for ME and A Giveaway post! Congratulations to Nancy N., our randomly selected winner.  She will receive the Mini Quilts Booklet and a Cotton + Steel Fat Quarter Sampler as a prize!

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Blooming Tissue Box Covers – Blue Room Project #7

Project #7 for the Blue Room – an extra bedroom we recently remodeled and decorated in a blue palette – is a tissue box cover. To read about the previous Blue Room projects, please click on the links below: Project #1 Piccadilly Circus Mini Quilt Project #2 Rise and Shine Mini Quilt Project #3 Graceful Stars Mini ...

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Arbor Window Quilt and Pillow Shams

In 2012, Connecting Threads had a wonderful neutral collection called Neutral Love. As it was a large collection, I was able to design a very big, very scrappy quilt I called Arbor Window using 27 fabrics! The block is called Grandmother’s Pride, but I named it after a variation called Arbor Window. I am drawn to scrappy quilts ...

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One Fabric Runner in Lavender Market 2

I love lavender. I have oodles and oodles of it in my front yard. I love to watch the bees go from bloom to bloom collecting their pollen. I love running my hands through the plant and inhaling deeply. I love harvesting the buds and drying them and making satchels so I can enjoy the lavender all year long. I also ...

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Quilt-As-You-Go Table Topper – Blue Room Project #6

Blue Room Project #6 is a quilt-as-you-go table topper. We have almost finished the Blue Room – a remodeled addition to our home to be used as a bedroom for foreign exchange students or a quiet reading space. I wanted to make a table topper to cover a used night stand I  found. To read about the previous projects, please click on ...

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Building Houses from Scraps – Blue Room Project #5

Project #5 for the Blue Room is the last (maybe?) mini quilt for the walls of our newly remodeled bedroom for foreign exchange students/quiet place to read. To check out the previous projects – all done in a blue palette – please click on the links below. Project #1 Piccadilly Circus Mini Quilt Project #2 Rise and Shine ...

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