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100 Face Masks

Last week, I responded to a call for volunteers to make face masks. On Wednesday, I received everything I needed to make 100 masks — fabric, nonwoven fusible interfacing, twill tape and thread — donated by the fabric store I … Continue reading

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My New Tote Bag

Some time ago, I set aside the fabric to make a tote bag. Today, I finally made it. Some of the fabric was left over from a shirt I made for my husband. We had been on a day trip … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Baby Cthulhu

My husband Tim has been a fan of H.P. Lovecraft since junior high. One of Lovecraft’s best-known stories is “The Call of Cthulhu.” As a Christmas present, I thought it would be fun to get him a plush Cthulhu toy. … Continue reading

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Improvisational Piecing

This morning, on the Craftsy blog, I saw a phrase that perfectly describes much of what I’ve been doing lately out in my quilting studio — “improvisational piecing.” A prime example is this pillow that I made a couple weeks … Continue reading

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“Here Comes the Sun”

Some number of years ago, I bought some fabric from a line called “Here Comes the Sun” by Patrick Lose. I’m not 100% certain, but I think I purchased it to make the clothes for a rabbit doll I made … Continue reading

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“Made” Fabric

For awhile now, I’ve been saving bits and pieces of leftover fabric scraps, tossing them into large plastic zipper bags and incorporating them into some of my sewing and quilting projects. Such as this six-pointed star and this heart quilt. … Continue reading

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Mon petit etui

It can be quite odd, sometimes, the possessions that we hang on to. When I was in grade school, I belonged to a troop of Camp Fire Girls. I still have all the honor beads I earned, and somewhere I … Continue reading

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