It’s Never too Early to Start your Christmas Crafts!

Ahem.  Ummm.  Yeah, well.  Ahem.  (whispering)…I started these 2″ Styrofoam fabric balls (tutorial here) last year, planning to gift them to the kids’ teachers at school for Christmas gifts.  I even purchased thin wooden ‘stems’ and a couple of branches of silk leaves to create a one-of-a-kind long stem prickly Christmas flower.  Ahem.  Yeah.  What you see below is as far as I got.  Epic failure on my part…but I assure you, I have already planned for this year’s teacher gifts and they are WAY simpler (and a lot less painful to your fingers) than these fabric balls.


I’ll get these done sooner or later…just not right now.  🙂

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    Friday Funday: Dress up Your Thanksgiving Table with These Quilt Projects

    Fall Sewing Project Tutorial: How to make  an “Around the World” Quilted Thanksgiving Table Runner from Love to Sew Studio

    The Dresden Turkey Tutorial from The Missouri Quilt Company

    Free Turkey Gobble Mug Rug Tutorial from Stitches of Love

    Maple Leaf Fusible Fleece Mini Quilt from

    Fall Charm Leaf Buffet Runner Tutorial from Anjeanette Klinder

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      Birthday Shopping in My Quilt Studio

      A dear friend is having a birthday in a week.  She is also a quilter.  That’s what makes it so FUN – when I have friends who share the same passions that I do…and especially when I can do my birthday shopping right from my home quilt studio!  Although it’s sometimes hard to let go of some of my quilt fabric treasures, is so much easier for me to do than having to go to town and purchase items when I already have more than enough at home.  I can mix and match and come up with a great quilt kit birthday present without ever leaving the comfort of my casa!


      Do you do your birthday shopping for others from your quilt stash?

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        The October Quilt Dash Starts TODAY!

        This month’s Quilt Dash theme is “Spooky Ghost” and the free pattern that all members receive if they finish the Quilt Dash is written by my business partner, Phyllis Dobbs.  There’s really nothing “spooky” about this ghost…is perfect in this quilt as it’s so cute you just want to hug and cuddle with it!

        If you are not a member of Quilt Dash, why not start now?  You can create a membership and enjoy window shopping while dashing through the participating quilt shops to find the ‘found’ image…then start over again with another great online quilt shop!  Join us at!

        Here’s an image of the free quilt pattern with the “Spooky Ghosts”:


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          Flashback Tuesday: Pinkie Promise from

          Since October is the breast cancer awareness month, I thought it would be great to feature a baby quilt made with pink fabrics!  Pink out for a cure!

          Pinkie Promise from

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