DIY Lunch Money Wallet

No napkins are required when you send your kids off to school with this sandwich. Instead of packing lunch, stow lunch money in this fun and easy bologna sandwich wallet!


“Inspired by Libby” Quilt Exhibit

When invited to make an auction quilt for a special exhibit called Inspired by Libby, Laura Wasilowski responded with an enthusiastic “Of course I will!!” Drawing on Libby Lehman’s Leaves in Living Color for inspiration, she created this beautiful piece of art.


How to Make a School Bus Applique Tee or Dress

Young ones will love sporting this fun yellow bus on a basic back-to-school t-shirt or dress. Optional details include side mirrors, windshield wipers, and a personalized license plate.


How to Make a 15 Minute Table Runner

You really can make this table runner in just 15 minutes! Two coordinating fabrics + four straight lines of stitching + a good pressing = new table decor.


How to Make a Keychain Ear Bud Pouch

Tired of lost and/or tangled headphones? Stow them in this little pouch and you’ll always know where to find them.


retro birds

Made to Create Pillow Featuring Embroidery Machine Applique

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Sweet appliqued birdies flock together on the front of Elva Mungai’s Made to Create pillow, which features Retro Birds Embroidery Collection #21001.


Jewel Box quilt

Quilts Made Modern: The Modern Quilt Studio, Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle

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Big, bold, simple designs that often use solid colors have become the hallmark of the modern quilts by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle or the Modern Quilt Studio, Oak Park, IL (formerly Fun Quilts).


sewing machine blind hem

How to Stitch a Drapery Hem

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The final step in making custom draperies is hemming each panel with a hem that finishes the edge but also adds weight to help the drapery hang well. A deep, double-turned blind hem is the answer.


DIY Lunch Money Wallet Bologna Sandwich

DIY Lunch Money Wallet

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No napkins are required when you send your kids off to school with this sandwich. Instead of packing lunch, stow lunch money in this fun and easy bologna sandwich wallet!


quilt block

Quick and Easy Playful Petals

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It was easy to cut and applique all the pretty petals for this quilt – my embroidery machine did it for me!


Inspired by Libby quilts

“Inspired by Libby” Quilt Exhibit

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When invited to make an auction quilt for a special exhibit called Inspired by Libby, Laura Wasilowski responded with an enthusiastic “Of course I will!!” Drawing on Libby Lehman’s Leaves in Living Color for inspiration, she created this beautiful piece of art.


six tips for sewing pleather

6 Tips for Sewing Pleather

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It’s all about pleather! I love designing handbags, and I’ve developed my own techniques for using pleather to sew leather straps. You can make them, too! Here are some tips that will give you the confidence to tackle sewing pleather with ease!!


DIY back to school sewing projects

15+ DIY Back To School Sewing Projects

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Can you believe it’s almost back to school time again? Time to start pulling together all of those classroom supplies and get organized: here’s some of our favorite free projects to help you stay organized for back to school.


DIY School Bus Applique

How to Make a School Bus Applique Tee or Dress

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Young ones will love sporting this fun yellow bus on a basic back-to-school t-shirt or dress. Optional details include side mirrors, windshield wipers, and a personalized license plate.


DIY Mini Piping

How to Make Mini Piping

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Did you know that the Clear Applique Foot #23 is also great for making mini-piping?