Derby Style Prize Ribbons Quilt Pattern

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  I am so happy to announce that the PDF of my Prize Ribbons Quilt is now available for purchase!! It took a bit longer than I was expecting to put it all together but I’m happy to say that it’s done now (I wanted to make sure that all of the directions were clear… 

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DIY Embellished Pocket Tees

DIY Pocket Tees

One of the simple tricks that I love that allows me to get more stuff “done” is to start with a premade item and then embellish or change it up. Today, for Ten Minute Tuesday, I’m going to show you how to embellish a simple t-shirt with a bit of sewing and applique. I’ve used the “trick”… 

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Dressed like a Daydream – DIY Tote Bag

DIY Applique Tote Bag with "Dressed Like a Daydream" Quote- how cute!

  All I can say after you read this post is that you can tell I’ve got teenagers in the house with Taylor Swift on consistent repeat.  To tell you the truth I kinda like it… I spend the entire month of January walking around the house singing “Baby I’m a nightmare dressed like a… 

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Derby Style Fabric is Now Available

Derby Style Fabric by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs- Cute Fabric for your next sewing project

  Last Friday I got home from running errands to find a very nice surprise waiting for me.  My Derby Style fabric yardage had arrived! If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that it was hitting stores last week. I was so excited to share the good news with everyone yet fighting back… 

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40 Valentine’s Day Projects to Sew

40 Valentine's Day Sewing Projects

    The weather here has been so horribly gray and cloudy this week that I’ve begun to get a bad case of the winter blaaaahhhsss…..  I think that must be why they put Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle of Winter. To give us a little respite from all the gray dreariness.  If you’re… 

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Sweetheart Zip Pouch: Valentine’s Day Sewing Projects

Sweetheart Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial.. a cute and simple Valentine's Day Sewing Project

  Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up on me a bit.  I don’t know why but it shouldn’t. It’s such a pleasant and happy holiday.  A full day devoted to apprecating those around us that we love.  We get the whole family involved with a “fancy” dinner at home and lots of chocolate for… 

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Patchwork Doll Quilt Tutorial

Patchwork Baby Doll Quilt Sewing Tutorial

      A few days before I needed to send off “the” Christmas package to my family out west, I decided that I needed to throw just “one more” gift in there.  Normally I have quite a nice time planning out projects to sew for my nieces and nephews but this year I had… 

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Quilted Pillow Tutorial

Tutorial for a simple quilted pillow. A great way to use up scraps, would be cute to change out for the different Holidays.

Wait, is Christmas over?? Well yes it is… the silly thing about Christmas is that if you make gifts for someone then blog about it, it kinda ruins the surprise.  That’s why today I’m going to share with you a tutorial for these little quilted throw pillows that I made for friends and family this… 

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Bow Tie Patchwork Pillow Tutorial

Bow Tie Quilted Pillow Sewing Pattern

  This post first appeared on Riley Blake Designs Blog as a part of their Design Team Wednesday series. I am totally smitten with bow ties lately (as seen by the bow tie print on my fabric) and thought that it would be fun to make a bow tie pillow.  The pillow is constructed simply… 

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Around the World Blog Tour

Polka Dot & Leather Fold Over Clutch Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

 If you’re a reader of sewing and quilt blogs you may have seen the Around the World blog series that was started last fall pop up in your reader.  Today I am so excited to be participating in the tour which was started by Jen Kingwell.  I was invited by Amanda of the Quilted Fish who… 

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Top 10 Sewing Projects of 2014

Padded Camera Lens Case Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

Thank you so much for reading along in 2014. Personally I love reading blogs, especially now that I know personally many of the people behind some of the top sewing blogs around. I hope that by stopping by here regularly that you get a dose of inspiration and feel uplifted and inspired when you leave…. 

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