Sewing tips

Is Saving Fabric Scraps Worth It

After every sewing project you will be left with fabric scraps and/or off cuts. What do you do with them? You could toss them in the garbage or save them for future projects. If you are a novice sewer you be wondering “is saving fabric scraps worth it”? Material If you sew with cotton, polyester, …

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2021 Year End Review

2021 has been an eventful year. The covid-19 pandemic continues. Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin, and Space-X each launched their first civilian missions. Environmental catastrophes have been widespread. This is my 2021 year end review. I’ll review the most important things I learned small business-wise, my best/most useful sewing tips/skills and my favorite projects of 2021. …

Project reviews

3 Mug Rug Project Reviews

Mug rug are small quilts ranging in size from coasters to place-mats. They protect your tables, counters, desks etc from the bottom of your dishes and from crumbs and food spills. In this post I explore several different techniques for sewing mug rugs. This is 3 mug rug project reviews. For the purposes of my …

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Jar Opener Easy Sewing Project Review

Jars and bottles can be difficult to open. There are a variety of gadgets that can help. Many of the effective ones are bulky and either require batteries or an electrical outlet. Another option is the flat, siliconized or rubberized sheet-style jar opener. I don’t know how effective these are so I decided to make …

Sewing tutorial

Fat Quarter Tote Tutorial

Large tote bags and shopping bags are great for when you have larger items or multiple items to carry. If you’re carrying a smaller number of small items, a large bag can be overkill. I designed this small tote for those times when I wanted a small shopping bag. I also designed it to make …

Sewing tips

Beginner Quilt-As-You-Go Mistakes

Quilting is the process of joining two or more layers of fabric together to form a thicker fabric. While the amount of preparation involved in traditional quilting projects doesn’t appeal to me, quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) projects do. I’ve been looking for a small quilt-as-you-go project to learn this technique for a while. This post is about …

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Scrap Fabric Christmas Cards Tutorial

Did you know that the first Saturday in October is card making day? This fun holiday has been celebrated since 2006 and was created as a way to encourage crafters to get a head start on the holiday season. This is a how to make scrap fabric Christmas cards tutorial. This is a beginner project. …