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Paper piecing is a method of quilting where small or complex pieces of paper are used to form a quilt block.  English Paper Piecing quilts date back as far as the 1770’s!  During the 1800’s in America paper pieced quilts became very popular.  Even though paper was scarce in early America women often saved letters and newspaper clippings to create patterns.  A lot of times paper templates were not even removed from the quilt as the paper serving a dual purpose of both pattern and insulator.  Nowadays the paper is removed before adding the backing and various types of batting is used as the insulator.

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Tilly and the Buttons came out with the cutest new dress pattern that she adorably named Francoise.  It is a sixties-style shift dress pattern that is super easy-to-follow. The design features striking French darts and raglan seams. Choose from two-piece three-quarter length sleeves or a sleeveless version, with optional collar and waist tab.  I love how Tilly’s patterns all come with real pictures next to each step.  This makes it so easy for a beginner to follow.  See below… Continue reading


If you are anything like me, you might be crafting right up until Christmas Day! Here are a few really quick, very last minute ideas. Maybe you just found out your third cousin Robert is coming to the Holiday Party and you want to whip him something up real quick :)

produce bag

Organic Produce Bag

potholder

Quick and Easy Pot Holder

placemats

Easy Placemats and Napkins

key chain

Easy Key Chain

headbandand bow ties

Baby Headband and Bow Ties

grocery bag

Grocery Bag

glasses-case

Easy Eye Glasses Case

dingleballscarf

Dingle Ball Scarf

bibs

Baby Bib Tutorial

Happy Holidays and Happy Sewing!

-Katrina


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Where did December go?? This always happens doesn’t it!? There aren’t many days left until Christmas, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have time to make a few quick and easy projects! Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be time consuming or difficult. With so many fun holiday fabrics and cute decorative trims, you can spruce up your home for the holidays in no time at all!

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The Holidays are fast approaching, and that means it’s time to start decorating! Who doesn’t love a quick and easy craft project? These ornaments are simple to make and add a homemade touch to your holiday decor. I have chosen to make my felt ornaments in a candy cane shape, but you can really use your imagination to make a variety of shapes!

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