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oh yay

I have just stumbled across this website and might I say WOOOOOOOOOO!
I can't wait to meet all of you exciting and creative people.
I have already have a blog dedicated to my sewing and it's prettier than I can make it here...
If you're interested in checking out what I've been up to go to

Added by Caf on July 8, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Just a month until the first grand is due

Here's a few of the things I have made for Kayla -- due next month…


Added by GrannyPatti on June 24, 2008 at 1:36pm — 7 Comments

Re: Have you seen any UFO's lately?

Okay, well I am no where near finishing any of these items, except for the Honey Bee Club, as we have two weeks left for that (one for the block and one for the borders) then the top is DONE!. The backing/finishing kit for this block is going to cost me $200 (I am doing two), not including the batting. WOWSER! I am proud of the quilt anyways, so will pay the money.

The blocks I have to finish are: #5 (one triangle) #6 (entire block), #7 (sashing and triangles), #8 (one corner,… Continue

Added by AprilFire on June 9, 2008 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

VID * Recycled Fashion Trends and Style Suprises

Spring Showers in your area ?

Be a recycled fashion trendsetter and wear a recycled rain poncho;

you will stand out in the downpour fashionably. we promise.

this vid also talks a lil about making your own Prom or Special Occasion Frock, recycled chic !

it's so reassuring to see the youth taking up the recycled fashion trend, and making it theirs.

spend a lil time in your closet and re-create your own… Continue

Added by Ausetkmt on May 26, 2008 at 11:59pm — 1 Comment

Sewing Tips and Techniques

Sewing is really considered an art form since the works of talented hands can be made into beautiful pieces of clothing, home decor, beddings and many more. And with today's penchant to show off creativity via fashion, a renewed interest in sewing is seen.Learning how to sew takes time and effort. It may not be rocket science but a certain learning curve is definitely required. If you start a sewing project without even knowing the basics of sewing, then you are almost certain to fail in your… Continue

Added by Susan on May 19, 2008 at 2:46pm — 2 Comments

A Sewing Table Can Save And Create Space

If you are a sewing enthusiast then you understand the importance of having a sewing table that makes your sewing work easy rather than being a hindrance and frustration.

There are a number of designs that you can consider to maximize the available space on your sewing table, including the U shape, L shape, or I shaped sewing tables.

Space in the house is always at a premium. As a lover of sewing, it can feel like a luxury to find enough room to place a sewing… Continue

Added by Susan on May 19, 2008 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

A New Look With Simple Trimmings

Spring is in the air … Can you hear the tune in the back your head? Spring arrives with a whole lot of feelings and one of them is change, new look, new things. A new look can often simply be accomplished with adding some trimmings on our shirts, skirts, dresses or home decorating pieces.

A few things to keep in mind when working with trimmings:

• Look at what is in fashion (eg. Lace trimmings)

• Trimmings must be suitable to the fabric

• Less is… Continue

Added by Susan on May 19, 2008 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Hello to all!!

My name is Amy and I am soo glad I found this site! I received my sewing start in grade 10, when I couldn't take PE. My mom showed me how to use her machine the night before my first class and I fell in love with it! Over the years, I've made lots of shirts, skirts and pants, even a bathing suit once. A couple of years ago, my mom bought me a machine for Christmas, thinking that I would use it to sew clothes and do some mending. Boy, was she wrong! She had just gotten into quilting herself and… Continue

Added by AprilFire on May 16, 2008 at 10:54am — No Comments

How to Make a Laptop Tote Bag

At its simplest, a laptop carrying case is little more than a padded tote bag. While it will require some careful cutting and thought out sewing procedures, it is a fairly easy project that a beginner could have success with.


  1. Select your materials.
  2. Launder and iron the fabrics to be used.
  3. Measure the laptop to be carried. The author used a…

Added by Susan on May 15, 2008 at 7:18am — No Comments

Have you seen any UFO's lately?

I seem to start one every week.

The one in my profile picture is one I took a class for, so I could finish a quilt, and this one still isn't done! The flower ring in the middle is supposed to have 4 flowers on it, but she taught us an appliqué technique that I didn't like, so left it as is. There will be "stitch in the ditch" quilting around the stars and along the lines in the log cabin blocks; right now, just the blocks are outlined. It should be hung, but I use it as a throw. It… Continue

Added by AprilFire on May 13, 2008 at 11:17am — No Comments

Vintage and Antique linens

I have never done the blog thing before but there is always a first time for everything. I collect vintage and antique linens, for the most part because they are so beautiful and then there are the rescue items, the pillowcase, sheet, dresser scarf or whatever that hasn't been taken care of but has the most wonderful embroidery or lace, crochet, etc. I have found some things for pennies and added to my collection. Oh yea and the clothing, I also collect vintage clothing, Victorian, Edwardian,… Continue

Added by Debora McFearin as VintageNeedle on May 8, 2008 at 11:59pm — 3 Comments

Beginner Quilting - Instructions For Picture Quilt Making

By Jennifer Walter

Here in a picture quilt shall be a great way to do that. A picture quilt serves the purpose of keeping memories for us intact and later narrates them as if it were just yesterday.

Another name which picture quilts are known by is photo quilt, while the name - memory quilt is there because of the purpose and the making procedures. Kindly don't get confused when the terms photo quilt, picture quilt and memory quilt come up as they are all the… Continue

Added by Susan on April 19, 2008 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Making quilts...or not

I am not really a cousin Patsy is a quilter,She quilts ALL the time. However I do make quilts occasionally and WISH that I was a quilter.Maybe when I get old (Ha) and don't do other things like volunteering at the school and the church and Girl Guides....maybe. In the meantime I will remain a now and then quilter and enjoy that.

I have just finished a foundation pieced baby quilt for a brand new baby who was born today. It is made from many different fabrics which I used… Continue

Added by Rosemary on April 17, 2008 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

4/17/2008 - Starting this BLOG thing...

Ever since I heard about the concept of a blog, I've been intrigued by them. I find it interesting that people will put their personal thoughts and opinions regarding just about anything out on the web for all the world to see. Well, I don't think I want to do that but I would like to share my latest sewing & scrapbooking endeavors with friends and family. Awww, what the heck... I'll share them w/who ever is interested in seeing them! Since my focus these days seems to be sewing for my… Continue

Added by LisaCM98 on April 17, 2008 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

Custom Applique Quilts are Simple to Create

To create a unique custom applique quilt, all you need is a simple design.

If the traditional appliques just don't excite you, make your own custom applique design. It's as easy as flipping through a child's coloring book or searching through clip art.

Custom appliqué quilts are perfect gifts for celebrating the birth of a baby. When the mom-to-be picks a less popular nursery theme, it can be hard to find a coordinating gift. That will make your custom appliqué quilt extra… Continue

Added by Susan on April 17, 2008 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Fusion thread by Singer

Can anyone tell me about this thread? We sell it where I work (and it's on sale) but nobody knows any information about it: what it's good for, any special abilities, etc. Thanks

Added by Denise on April 16, 2008 at 9:02am — 7 Comments

Preparing for grand babies

After years of waiting for grandchildren, I am finally getting two this year. The one coming in July is supposed to be a girl so I have started a pink,purple and white afghan -- about 1/3 finished. I have put together a cheater cloth alphabet quilt with yellow fleece backing. I still need to bind it. Her Mom is planning on a farm girl theme so I am taking the wallpaper border and making a quilt with the characters. I'll post a pix when I get it together, I think it will be real cute.

I… Continue

Added by GrannyPatti on April 14, 2008 at 8:02pm — 3 Comments

Hanky butterfly quilt

looking for the pattern to make a quilt using hanky's folded into a butterly

Added by Sandy on April 13, 2008 at 2:27pm — 3 Comments

help - acorn costume


My single male friend's son is in a play, he is to be an acorn.
Please help my friend to figure out how to make an acorn costume.

Any pattern's of suggestions on how a father can get this costume together
in an inexpensive manner and have his son still look good!

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. The clock is ticking with less then
a week till the play.


Added by heylids on April 9, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Things I'm working on

Right now I am working on making two quilts for my granddaughters, the quilts are butterflies. One quilt will be pink, the other has purples.
I also am crocheting a lap afghan and a shawl.
Thats all the projects i have on the burner for know, i need more yarn to make some knitted things next.
I always have something in progress.

Added by grammielaurie on April 7, 2008 at 12:45pm — No Comments

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