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Homeschool mom to 11, Marmee to 14 and author.

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Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern by 3 Dudes

I just love this method Jenny from the Missouri Star Quilt Company shares from 3 Dudes Quilting. I used it to make the sunflower mug rug for my sister-in-law (she collects sunflowers) Sunflower Mug Rug Quick block, added a cute appliqué, bound in yellow. Used sunflower fabric on the back.   Be sure to check out 3dudesquilting.com free […]

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Mason Jar Storage in the Sewing Room

There are better way to store thread, but I’m using what I have on hand. I use Mason Jar a lot. I use them for charm packs (so I can see them), for leftover scraps from projects, and for crumbs (tiny scraps) by color I can quickly grab for appliqué.  

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Organizing Quilt Die Cutters & Tips

I’m using a Sizzix Big Shot to cut fabric for quilting. As my die library has grown I needed a store solution. Accuquilt offers a wire die holder in a few sizes from $23 to $35. I picked up a few letters holders at  thrift store for 50 cents each. As your die addiction supply […]

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Frugal Fabric: Sheets into Jelly Rolls

Quilting fabric is $10+ a yard. I indulge but I also pick up vintage sheets, pillow cases and dust ruffles at thrift stores to feed my habit frugally. I just turned several pillow cases into these 2.5″ strips. I have enough for a nice strip lap quilt (will post when complete. I cut the strips […]

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No Papers Hexagon Tutorial

If you are wondering why there is an explosion of hexagon quilts its because they are totally addicting. The cuteness sucks you in, you try just one, then BAM! You are forever addicted. Your family will never see you watch TV with an empty lap again. Every car trip will include a sewing basket. You […]

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Comparing Fabric Cutting Machines

Which is the best fabric  cutting machine?  AccuQuilt, Big Shot? Brother ScanNCut? Silhouette? It depends on your needs. I liked rotary cutting until I lopped off the corner of my finger and had stitches. Machine cutters are much safer. I researched machines for weeks before purchasing. Here is what I learned.Note: I’m blogging as a […]

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Organizing Quilt Stash with Jars

I use Mason Jars to organize quilt crumbs by color.Easy to see the tiny bits available for appliqué. Mason jars are great for yo-yos too. I put buttons, pins etc. in cute glass yogurt jars (because I gave up making yogurt) Follow Me on Pinterest I have over 30 quilting boards so its best to follow all then […]

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Organizing Quilt Stash with Pant Hangers

I just did a major closet purge and had a few dozen unused huggable pant hangers not in use (ya know, the ultra slim velvet non-slip ones). Light bulb moment: Why not hang my Layer Cakes  so I can see them! You can layer stacks across so you can see all the pretties.   This is Moda’s […]

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Quilt as You Go Tutorials

Quilt As You Go or QAYG is a fun and quick, machine quilting technique where you piece your quilt at the same time you add the three layers of quilt top, batting and backing. Once you finish piecing the quilt is almost done. Just join and add binding. Here is the one I’m working on […]

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Chevron Quilts & Tutorials

How to Make a Chevron Quilt Without Piecing Triangles! No triangles, no half-square tirangles. Just rectangles easy to strip quilt. It  is basically a Rail Fence Quilt on point.   See the rectangles. I found several tutorials for Chevron quilts.  See fabric requirements and tutorials at the bottom of this post.     Chevron Quilt Tutorials […]

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