Monthly Archives: June 2007

Hiding the Ends of Crochet Squares (tutorial and free patterns)

Several years ago I made a couple of “granny square” type afghans that turned out fair.  I thought they were pretty, but just not quite professional looking.  Those pesky knots at the end of each square were not so bad … Continue reading

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Julia’s Sewing Blog (tutorials)

I wish I had found this blog before I made my pants…lol Perhaps then they would have fit… Julia’s Sewing Blog has many tutorials on sewing.  Have you ever heard of a “clapper”?  Well, I have now.  Have a look … Continue reading

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Rolling Basket Side Tables (tutorial)

Rolling basket side tables…who knew?  I was wandering the Martha Stewart site and clicked on Good Things.. and there it was on one of the back pages.. 8 or 9.. not sure which..  just the thing for us crafters who sit … Continue reading

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Fabric Postcards…How to Cheat!

Art Dolls: A Journey in Fiber has a cute small article on how to cheat making your fabric postcards…   This could also be a way to make quick ATC’s…. Have a look…

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Make Your Own Crochet Hooks (tutorial)

If you’ve ever wanted to make everything you use from scratch, here’s one more thing to add to your collection.  I have to admit that there is something really special about using my naalbinding needles that I made myself.  So… … Continue reading

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Sew A (tutorials)

Being a new convert to quilting, I found Sew A and decided that her quilt will be my next quilt….for any who doesn’t know…that means #2..grin  The pic shows my first quilt which is a basic beginner’s quilt using the split rail … Continue reading

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Are There Any Spinners Out There?

Look what came in my mail!  I ordered this roving from Carrie Cape at her  Funky Carolina shop on Etsy. The picture just does not do them  justice.  The colors are so soft and there is almost a creamy quality to the Poof that is shown … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting has some new patterns up…

McCall’s Quilting has soooo many quilt block patterns and as I was looking them over this morning I found several web only patterns and patterns marked “New”.  I especially liked the Grandma’s Legacy Quilts,  but found that it would be a … Continue reading

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Show Off Your FPCs! (tutorial)

What to do with Fabric Post Cards… I always want to have them where I can see them…or do I want to make them into a book… or do I want to just store them in a lovely box so I … Continue reading

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Brazilian Embroidery (free designs and tutorial)

The Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery Guild has a wonderful site for anyone loving embroidery.  If you’re looking for something different to use on FPCs, ATCs this would be lovely.  The teaching free patterns with tutorials are here. This is a dimensional … Continue reading

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