Decisions, decisions

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Pattern: Patchwork BOM by Fat Quarter Shop Fabrics: From my stash Time to sew: Each month’s pattern, about 3-4 hours Difficulty rating: ★★★ How does one decide on a layout? I have finished all 12 months of the Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork BOM and now have to figure out how to sew the blocks together. […]


Pillowcase sewing

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Pattern: Roll-up pillowcase Fabrics: assorted flannel Time to sew: 1/2 hour I just spent a weekend with almost 40 teenage girls teaching them a variety of life skills. One of them was how to make a simple pillowcase. It started a bit rough, but pretty soon I had many of them hooked! I finally had […]

Sam’s Train pillow

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Pattern: Train and Caboose pattern by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts Fabrics: flannel from my stash Time to sew: 1 day Difficulty rating: ★★ I read Lorna’s Sew Fresh Quilts blog and am constantly in awe of the patterns that she designs. I am amazed by creative people that can design something from nothing, that’s not […]

Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt

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I still have the last set of blocks to finish and this year’s Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork quilt along – (a fund raiser for Make-A-Wish) will be done. I can’t believe I’ve pretty much stayed up to date with it. I added a 7th set of colors because, hello, a Rainbow quilt needs all seven […]

2017 Pillowcases

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Pattern: Fabrics: Flannel Quilted by: N/A Time to sew: 30 minutes each Difficulty rating: ★ A few Christmas’ ago I made my grandkids a new pillowcase, out of flannel. Because, you have to have a flannel pillowcase in the winter, right?! Well, apparently a tradition was started since if you do it more than once […]

Happy 2018!

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I’m going to try to do this “blog” thing! My kids keep telling me that I need to write about what I’m sewing and doing so they’ve finally talked me into it. Thanks to Ashley for helping me get started. This is going to be a diary of my quilts, my grandkids and my life […]