Category Archives: Home Decor

Fabric Christmas Decorations – No Sew

We just took down the Christmas Tree – early this year.  We stretch the season as long as possible. Making Christmas Ornaments is a family tradition.  These use left over Christmas fabric (see note on fabric at end of post.) … Continue reading

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Huck Arizona Pine Trees and Snowflakes

Arizona is – land of deserts and saguaro cactus. Arizona also has beautiful Ponderosa Pine covered mountains! This time of year, those mountains are also covered with snow! Friends invited us to spend some time in their mountain lodge earlier … Continue reading

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Dorm Room Pillows

“I’ve decided to change the colors of my room.” Words that make every Destashifying Mother smile and head to the sewing room. “No more purple and teal.   I think I want blue and yellow.  Send me my blue comforter … 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: Beautiful Quilting

The Ohio Star Quilt met me 2,000 miles from home. The Long Armed Quilter had worked her magic in record time and had shipped it so that it and I would arrive in time for my son’s wedding. As I … 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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Grandpa’s Ties Pillows

When Grandpa passed, his ties became a quilt for his daughter, but there were small scraps left over. When fabric has a sentimental value, a project can be found for even the smallest scraps. The long narrow pieces of fabric … Continue reading

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CD Quilt Tutorial

Circle Quilts are a great way to use scraps of fabric – and stay warm while stitching during these colder evenings! Pottery Barn used to have one, Garnet Hill has one currently – they seem to be available commercially in … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Christmas Past

Visiting family for the Christmas Holidays is always fun. While there I noticed many of the past Christmas presents are still being used, so I snapped a few pictures. These pillows were made several years ago to coordinate with a … 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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