Category Archives: Beginner Sewing Projects

Tutorial for the Scrap Bag Bag. Part 1: Pattern and Cutting

The Scrap Bag Bag is a perfect overnight bag – fun, roomy, zippered closures, lightweight – and sews up quickly using Stash Fabrics. Today’s post is the tutorial for sewing these fun and functional Destashification bags. Materials: Fabrics – A … Continue reading

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Linen Towels – Luxury for Little

A number of home catalogs are featuring luxury linen towels.  Although linen is a wonderfully absorbent fabric, costs of near $100 per towel are prohibitive. Being that I have a SLS (Sizeable Linen Stash), I decided to sew a few … Continue reading

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Ohio Star Quilt: The Math-Free Version, Part 2.

The Ohio Star Quilt Pattern is beautiful and can be sewn Math and Frustration-Free! After finishing the Double Half-Square Triangles (DHST) from Part 1, it is time to sew up the blocks! Each Ohio Star block will require the four … Continue reading

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Ohio Star: Math-Free Version. Part 1: Double HST.

I envy those quilters that can turn a perfect “scant” 1/4 inch seam. The engineer in me cannot compute the term “scant.”  Engineers use calipers.  Engineers measure 3/16″ or 7/32″ or 5.55625 millimeters, but “scant” is not in our vocabulary. … Continue reading

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Destashification Christmas: Day 8 – Feathered Quilted Pillows

On the 8th Day of the Destashification Christmas, me needles gave to me…. Two large feather quilted pillows. The Stash contained some rather expensive home decor fabric remnants in the color needed. The “crinkly” bronze/gold polyester was marked “Dry Clean … Continue reading

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Destashification Christmas: Day Six – Huck Towels

On the sixth day of Destashification Christmas, my needles gave to me….. Several Huck Towels!  The perfect Hostess Gift, Aunt Gift, Friend Gift. Just a perfect gift for so many! Colors can be made to match the recipients kitchen…or just … Continue reading

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The Destashification Christmas – Day Five

  On the fifth day of The Destashification Christmas, my needles gave to me:  5 *100 quilting stitches (approximately). … ..stitched into a feathered heart pillow.  The subtlety of the quilting makes it difficult to see in the picture to … Continue reading

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