Monthly Archives: November 2011

Soft and Stable: An innovative alternative to batting. A perfect choice for Placemats & Totebags

Don’t you just love it when someone comes up with an idea that makes your life, or in this case, your projects, so much better and easier? I am so grateful to the genius behind a new product, ByAnnie’s Soft … Continue reading

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A Sorta-Fast Sparkling Holiday Pillow–A FREE Downloadable Pattern (Part II)

Greetings from the lunatic fringe! There’s nothing like a beckoning blog post deadline to inspire an all-and-out sprint into crafting insanity. In the last post I promised a winter holiday variation of my pillow pattern and so I had to … Continue reading

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Group Post #3: And So (Sew?) The Season Begins . . . With a Giveaway!

“How would you describe your holiday style?” That was the question “on the table” late last month as we began discussing our upcoming, holiday-themed posts for See How We Sew. We quickly discovered that, although we number just four, each had her own unique take on how to “deck … Continue reading

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Immerse Yourself in Button Madness!

Are you tempted by the bounty of colorful novelty and elegant fashion buttons that are popping up in quilt, craft, and sewing shops? Do you drool over button websites on the ‘net? Have you inherited the family “button box” from Mom or Grandma? Do you just, flat … Continue reading

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LET’S TALK TURKEY – Wave Goodbye to “Wavy Borders”

Several years ago, my pre-teen, non-quilting, independent, determined, self-assured (you get the picture!) daughter decided to make a quilt for her best friend’s birthday. After asking my advice on a pattern, she decided on a Log Cabin. For hours she … Continue reading

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The Super-Fast & Easy Hostess Gift and/or Seasonal Décor Pillow Project—not only FREE, it’s downloadable too!

I’m going for the less is more approach with this post:  Fewer words, more images, and a Super-Fast & Easy Pillow pattern—gotta love it. It’s all because I scored heavenly photos of autumnal foliage from Neil Porter from Bristol, England. He’s … Continue reading

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Tree Trunks to Bouganvilla – The Quilts are Finished and the Giveaway is a “Challenge”

If you’ve been a faithful reader (we thank you all), you’ll remember my September 27th post, which focused on color inspiration derived from two very different photos from Mother Nature, an intriguing tree trunk and gorgeous bouganvilla flowers.  Using these … Continue reading

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Four-at-a-Time Flying Geese: The Secret Star Method

A few years ago, at my annual getaway with two quilting buddies, I planned to make a scrappy, Sawtooth Star quilt “starring” my precious stash of reproduction fabrics. Using my favorite sew-and-flip method, I happily began constructing the Flying Geese units … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chip Mini Muffins – a favorite Fall recipe

After reading Christie’s recent post and all of your wonderful comments, looks like I’m not alone in loving this special time of year. One of my favorite Fall recipes is this delightful and easy-to-make Pumpkin Chipper Muffin. I bake them … Continue reading

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