fabric basket

This pretty basket would make a great gift, wouldn’t it? Jenny of Elefantz started with some of her binding remnants from earlier projects and whipped this up. She takes you step-by-step how to make it.…

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Cross Circle Pillow Folk Fibers

Any quilt block can be used for a pillow front but only a few turn out to be this fabulous. Maura Ambrose of Folk Fibers smartly chose and executed the Cross Circle block for hers. I love it! Do go

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Grandmother Dodge 1988 vintage baby quilt

Danielle of Thompson Family Life is stoked to have a booth in Salvage Atlanta where she can sell some of her vintage goodies. She admits she’s been collecting for such a long time she knows she needs to unload some …

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scraps repurposed into chevron

Marny of Modern Quilt Relish takes the ugly ducklings from her Flying Geese project and turns them into Chevrons. Once sewn, she shows you three different layouts. The one you see here is my favorite. Get the tutorial.

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shaving foam painted fabric quilt tutorial

Take two smart little girls, hand them shaving foam paint and plain fat quarters, mix with one creative mom and you get a Trip Around the World quilt. This is how Rachael of Rachael Rabbit is spending the waning days …

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inspiration market bag patchwork

Tif of Dottie Angel is retiring her summery patchwork sack in favor of a new version she thinks is a better fit for cooler weather. Using bits of linens, tapestry and  ribbons she had on hand, her creations are as …

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foundation pieced pillow_A Few Scraps

Christina of A Few Scraps has outdone herself in scrappiness in her latest handmade creation, a patchwork pillow. She explains,

This is the scrappiest pillow in scrap town.

Chuckle. She also incorporated some practice free motion scrap pads from earlier …

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blanket quilt union jack

Rachael Rabbit shows on her blog this Union Jack blanket she’s making from recycled sweaters cut into 2.5 inch squares. To keep the squares from becoming wonky she said she backed them in cotton fabric scraps. Brilliant! Go HERE to …

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hexagonCintia of My Poppet shows on her blog how to make paper pieced hexagons. She explains,

Obviously I won’t be reinventing the wheel here, but I pride myself on finding the simplest way to do things, so hopefully you’ll see

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hexie necklace tute

Ever wonder what to do with leftover hexies? Mollie of Wild Olive made this one into an adorable necklace. Totally love how she finished it with the blue stitching around the perimeter. Find out how to make it, get the

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how to join battingEver wonder what to do with leftover batting? Made by ChrissieD has a thrifty solution that does not limit their uses to mug rugs and other tiny quilt projects. Sew them together to make a batting sheet. Brilliant! Get the

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Vintage scrap quilt

What to do with scraps of vintage fabrics? AllThePreciousThings made this quilt with hers and talks about the process of making it at We Sew Retro.

Image credit: We Sew Retro

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Plaid Windows Pillow Blair EtsyBlair of Wise Craft made this stylish Plaid Windows Pillow (zippered cover and form). Available in her Etsy store, here’s how Blair described the fabrics and stitches she used to create it.

The plaid windows in this design are

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SarahDickinsAltoSewingMachineThis is Alto, an intuitive sewing machine created by design student Sarah Dickins. She explains in a video how her machine solves three common problems novice sewers experience in learning to use a typical machine. They are threading the needle, …

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This summer, Downy produced an online video series “Beyond the Fabric” to celebrate those who make their living with fabrics. The fourth and final episode features fabric designer and book author Jennifer Paganelli. In the video, she says she has …

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