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how to use up fabric scraps

One of the questions I am asked most often about my quilted ornament patterns is: "I have tons of scraps and fat quarters left over from my bigger quilting projects. Are these pieces big enough to make quilted ornament projects from?" The answer is, absolutely. In fact, quilted ornaments are a perfect way to use [...]

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I say nightmare because guess where I am? NOT on the Gulf Coast! I am still in my house. Actually, a better way to word that is that I am BACK in my house, after moving out, and then having to move back into it, 10 days later. Sigh. (<--- that's a sigh of exhaustion, [...]

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Wow, guys. I just wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU to everyone who took advantage of the moving sale I advertised last week. I told you all about my upcoming move, and how I thought maybe I could lighten up my packing load by holding an impromptu 40% off sale.... well, within [...]

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I'm so excited. I've been getting requests for a tutorial to make this ornament for a couple of years now. I finally took the time to write it. Plus, this is the first new fabric tutorial I've written in nearly a year! This ornament is one of my favorites. It's so elegant, and it looks [...]

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Christmas time is here.

It seemed to creep up quick this year, didn't it? (I guess it always does!) If you're in need of any quick and easy gift ideas, or if you just want to make yourself some more decorations for the tree (like me!), I've got 3 clear glass ornament ideas that'll take you all of 10 [...]

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If you've been reading this blog awhile, you might remember me telling you about Astrid, who is a real estate agent, and her awesome Christmas gift idea for her clients. Every year she sends me her cross stitching and has me make ornaments out of them for her. Here are this year's ornaments. Great idea, [...]

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This weekend, I was cleaning out my fabric stash. (Alright, really I was just looking at it all. Cleaning out? What does that even mean??) I came across some cute snowman-y fabric that I must have bought a few years ago. And, I had even bought it in 2 colors. I felt inspired to make [...]

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I've got a quilted ornament idea for you: make your own custom baby's first Christmas quilted ornament, by embroidering a name, year, or whatever else you'd like it to say, onto a piece of fabric, and then centering it in the middle of the ornament. (If you don't know how to make a quilted ornament, [...]

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This is an ornament I came up with a couple of years ago, and I've had a whole bunch of people ask me to write a DIY for it. It's SO super simple to make (and easier than it looks!), so this would be an awesome one to make for gifts and let everyone think [...]

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I found all of these super cute ornament ideas on Pinterest. Wouldn't these be fun to do with your kiddos? {Click each picture to go to its creator and their how-to.} Gumdrop ornament (by My Blessed Life) Bird Seed Ornament (by Saltwater-Kids) Bottle Cap Snowman Ornament (by Views from the 'Ville) Felt and Button Christmas [...]

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