Category Archives: Textile Tutorials

Making Wrapped Cording Baskets…Free Tutorial

I really should stay off YouTube.  But I just couldn’t help myself when I saw the video tutorial for making these adorable baskets.  Just had to do it.  The Crafty Gemini .. otherwise known as Vanessa Vargas Wilson… has a … Continue reading

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Rigid Heddle Weaving… How to video for waffle weave

I enjoy my rigid heddle loom.  I must say that the first time I used yarn that I had spun and found that weaving with it produced wonderful fabric… I was hooked.  When I saw this video, I knew I … Continue reading

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Free Chamois Thimble Tutorial

I truly enjoy sharing things that I have learned over the years, but due to large companies filching some of my patterns recently I must say here… You may use this pattern free of charge as many times as you … Continue reading

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Knitted Sock Repair How-to.. from Cookie A

Cookie A Sock Club … I have to admit to finding this wonderful sock knitting club on Pinterest.  By following a link back from a  tutorial showing how to repair big holes in those precious hand knitted socks I found … Continue reading

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A “New” Disppearing Nine Patch.. free tutorial…

I love it.  I just found it.  I. had. to. show. it. to. you.!!  I really like the disappearing nine patch quilt block.  It takes an easy basic block and turns it into something that looks so meticulously done. This … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Yarn Swift…

Back in the previous incarnation of Fabric Follies Two … called Fabric Follies .. I posted a link to Crafty Diversions .  At the time I was just learning to spin and was so fascinated with her free tutorial for making … Continue reading

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Basic Sandwich Quilt Tutorial… Part 2

Now that I have my fabric picked out, the next step for some quilters is to wash the fabric.  Usually I don’t do this because I like the sizing that is in the new fabric to hold it a little … Continue reading

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My New Audio Book CD Holder… free almost tute… ;o)

I decided that my quilted booklet would work… but not for what I really wanted.  So I totally revamped my idea. Rummaged around my guest/craft/storage/junk room and came up with a smallish scrap piece of mat board that was left … Continue reading

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Tea Wallet .. Free Pattern at Is It Nap Time Yet?

I have lost my tea wallet!!!   spfttt**##@fftt  smahsh splatt bang  shhhplt!!! Yes, I’m having a tantrum..;o( I really DO NOT like the coffee at our Golden Corral so I always take my tea wallet with me and just get … Continue reading

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One Million Hits.. How Can I Ever Thank You? !

  A SALUTE TO YOU! Sometime this evening or late tonight, this blog will have its ONE MILLIONth hit.  I have to say that I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all of you who have visited over the nearly 5 … Continue reading

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