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Featured Blog Posts – February 2014 Archive (7)

My new "improved" SEWING MACHINE NEEDLE ORGANIZER!

As you can see, my original Machine Needle Index is rather thick!…

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Added by Karen on February 28, 2014 at 4:00pm — 21 Comments

Scrapbusting! Water Bottle Carrier

 

I have been obsessed with interested in scrap/stash-busting ideas lately, which has added quite a few projects to my, already lengthy, list. One of the tutorials that I came across recently was this …

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Added by Angela L on February 27, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Ombre Dutchman Lap or Nursery Quilt by V and Co.

 

 

Using a beautiful mix of ombre cottons designed Vanessa Christensen for…

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Added by Susan on February 25, 2014 at 8:27am — 1 Comment

Girl's Reversible Wrap Dress



A few weeks ago, I found a tutorial online for a girl's reversible wrap dress. The instructions involve altering an existing a-line pattern. Usually, I have to pass on girl's…

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Added by Angela L on February 20, 2014 at 10:18am — 2 Comments

Zipper here, zipper there, I put zippers everywhere!

I've been making zippered bags!

Campervan Pencil Case - front

It all started with making one with the scrap left from the Campervan Bag…

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Added by Karen on February 17, 2014 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Early Easter Frock



Exciting news! After 6 years of sewing from dress patterns, I havefinally figured out what "understitch" means. For years, I have been trying to decipher the vague instructions and obscure picture.…

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Added by Angela L on February 13, 2014 at 11:42am — 14 Comments

Machine Sewing - Never to Old to Learn Something New!

I have had my Janome DC3050 4 years this month, and I'm still discovering things it can do!  It has 50 pre-programmed stitches.  I soon got used to using the the locking stitch and moving the needle to the left for zips.  I use the zigzag stitch for my applique, and have used the automatic…

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Added by Karen on February 5, 2014 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

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