make life sweet ~ sweetwater placemats

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hi everyone ~i finally had time to delve into this charming yardage i’ve had on the back burner; it’s “noteworthy” by sweetwater for moda fabrics.  and so i combined my love of writing and text onto the classic round placemat shape: when i was teaching recently, at the local Quilt-A-Way quilt shop here in Great Falls, this book really caught …

kitchen towels ~ tutorial

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weekend greetings to all ~ gosh, i think i’ve done about 30 of these towels now!  … and i’ve so enjoyed it!it’s really a simple, straight-forward process, but here are tips and hints {as promised}, that {i think} make for a more relaxing process, and… a more professional finished look.i begin with a purchased towel, but of course, you can …

it’s a hoot ~ baby blanket tutorial

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hi there everyone ~ here’s my tutorial for applying a scalloped edge treatment on a simply made flannel baby blanket.  it’s fun to make, it’s practical, and a beautiful gift!just one caveat.  this tutorial is based on bernina feet, using a bernina machine.  that’s just the way it is… cuz that’s what i do.  it’s what i have, what i teach, and what …