I recently agreed to do a basic quilting tutorial for a couple of the ladies who participate in Virtual Craft Nite.  The tutorial was a simple 18-inch pillow cover using 9-patch blocks.  I’m super proud of the girls finished projects, though they may hate me, since the piecing process is a lot more tedious than…

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I’ve had this idea for a while now about taking fabric from Amy Butler’s fabric lines and pairing it with fabric from Parson Gray’s lines.  Why?  Because they are married and I thought it would be interesting to see how this couple’s very different lines played together. I started with a trip to my local…

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My local fabric store, Let’s Sew, recently hosted the Amy Butler Alchemy Studio Collection Trunk Show. I enjoyed getting to see the beautiful clothing made in Amy Butler’s fashion fabrics.  It’s given me a lot of ideas. There were lots of coats and jackets made from the heavier weight fabrics like corduroy and linen blends.…

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I recently picked up small bits of yardage from Amy Butler’s Alchemy line and Parson Grey’s Curious Nature line.  For those of you who don’t know, they are married, so I thought it would be fun to do something to mesh their lines together. I chose to go with warm shades from the Amy Butler…

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April showers bring May flowers, and a great excuse to make myself a super cute new rain coat.  I picked up the Amy Butler Rainy Days Hooded Raincoat Pattern (or make one for your kids) at my local fabric store, along with some great fabric. For my exterior, I went with a polyurethane laminate. I…

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In my last post I mentioned that I was making a Weekender Bag.  I’m happy to say that it’s done! The project uses a ton of fabric and the pattern was a bit difficult for me to follow, but I’m blaming that on the fact that I’ve never had to read a pattern before.  After…

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The quilting is finished on my yellow spiral quilt.  Now all that’s left to do is the binding. I still haven’t decided how I want to bind it.  I’m either going to do a basic 1/4-inch binding in the yellow, or I’m going to do a wider binding (1-2 inches) in the multicolored pattern I…

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