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My first quilt block: a comedy in 3 parts

I’ve been sewing for about 40 years but I’ve only just learned quilting. I’m not sure why I waited! Maybe I started now because my wardrobe consists of dark, mostly solid colors and quilting is a way to play with … Continue reading

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Embroidered luggage tags

I have a hard time finding luggage tags that look nice and aren’t ridiculously expensive, so I decided to make some myself. For the first one, I wrote my name and phone number in pen on the fabric. That was … Continue reading

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Necklace redo

I restrung a necklace that was originally a bracelet. The beads were strung on two elastic cords, which wore out after a while. I decided I liked the beads better as a necklace. I made them into a necklace a … Continue reading

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Wide leg pants!

I was so inspired by the success of the shorts I made, that I took the plunge on pants. I don’t think I’ve ever had a pair of wide leg pants that fit properly, so I am very pleased with … Continue reading

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I made shorts!

Although I have made pants before, they never fit right. I tried again with the Colette’s Iris pattern. Here is my practice pair of shorts that I made with some left-over fabric. I had to adjust the pattern a bit … Continue reading

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Embellishing embroidery

Somebody gave me a couple pieces of embroidery and cross stitch and I didn’t do anything with them for a long time, but I found them back recently and decided to get creative. Here’s my puppy pillow: Here’s what it … Continue reading

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A tale of two skirts

I recently made two skirts from the same pattern. It’s a narrow skirt that I’ve made before. I actually created the pattern myself, based on a couple skirts that I bought and some patterns I already had. But this time … Continue reading

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