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Don't settle for a drab, mass produced reusable bag!
Be one of a kind and express your unique personality with this innovative Market Tote:)
Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabrics. It's a sewalong, tutorial, and a giveaway.
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Last week Jennifer from Monaluna sent me a sweet little package of sewing goodies complete with a the Ashland A-line Skirt pattern and some fabric to make it. I decided the first thing I must do was grab that soft and snuggly organic cotton knit fabric on top (called embroidery knit) and make my Cadie the skirt pictured on the front of the pattern.
Love it! And so did all of you because Steph's fabulous bag got the most clicks in last Saturday's Show Off Saturday Linky Party. She did such an amazing job. Her fabric choices are spot on. Can you believe this is a free tutorial? Visit Steph's blog Mama Made to find a link (I won't give it away that easy).
Over the past couple of months I've posted here about my adventures quilting by hand and with my new Juki 2010Q (you could call it a mid-arm quilter/sewing machine). After that I thought it would be fun to talk about long arm quilters. Since I don't own one I reached out to the gals in our facebook group and Abby West (we're fast becoming friends, lol) volunteered to answer all my questions and share pictures of her long-arm quilter and her studio. Yay! We're so lucky.
Introducing... Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabric! On the first Monday of each month we'll show off a beautiful new fabric collection from Anna Griffin (or Blend) and then I'll use it to show you how to make a classic quilt block. The classic blocks look so absolutely fabulous in new fabrics that I feel giddy just thinking about it.
My husband sleeps with an iPhone under his pillow which sometimes migrates around the bed and even worse, can get stolen by little hands. Yes, we have early risers in our house and the youngest who is only four has been known to sneak in at 5 am, steal daddy's iPhone from under his pillow, and use it to play video games while he sleeps past his alarm (which she turned off because it interrupted her game!).
This week I got fed up with all the dirt that's been coming in our back door. It's spring here in Florida (sorry all of you Northerners) and the kids are playing outside a lot more lately. I was about ready to break down and buy another rug but then I realized I could simply make one... what with the room full of fabric I have been stashing (hoarding).
Don't we all love to peek into each other's sewing rooms to see what machines everyone is using? Last week I shared my new Juki TL-2010Q for Show Off Saturday... and then in the linky party Cindy's machine was the most popular link by far. So it wins the spotlight on the blog today.