How to make a summer book tote

How to Make a Summer Book Tote

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Make summer reading especially fun with a personalized book tote…perfect for kids of all ages. Go from the library to the car, and then on to the beach reading in style. Stitch this fast and simple tote by Renae Allen to practice free-motion quilting, free-motion embroidery, and to learn simple construction skills.


diy quilt handing sleeve

Easy DIY Quilt Hanging Sleeve – Almost Entirely by Machine!

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Do you put off adding sleeves to your quilts because of all the hand stitching? Here’s a clever way to securely add a quilt sleeve almost entirely by machine. Only a few inches of hand-stitching required!


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 15 Minute Runner

How to Make a 15 Minute Table Runner

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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.


DIY Peplum Belt

How to Make a Peplum Belt

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With just a half-yard of fabric you can make this trendy peplum belt and add a fun accessory to your wardrobe.


DIY Summer Gathering Pouch

How to Make a Summer Gathering Pouch with Stitched Embellishments

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The primitive shape and the wonderful texture of a bark gathering basket were the inspiration for this elaborately embellished bag. Experiment with stitches, use double threads, mix pinks and greens – pull out your stash and play!


DIY Ruffled Bag

How to Make a Hippitee-Do-Dah Bag

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I’m very excited to share with you the much-requested Hippitee-Do-Dah Bag tutorial. I taught this sassy t-shirt-upcycling project last April at the Craftcation Conference.


Summer Sparkle Quilt-Along with Faith Jones

Summer Sparkle Quilt-Along: Part 2

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Welcome back everyone! This is Week 2 of the Summer Sparkle Quilt-Along and we are going to piece blocks based on Sawtooth Stars.


blanket stitch applique video tutorial

How to Applique with a Blanket Stitch: Free Video Tutorial

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Blanket stitch applique is easy to learn, looks great, and only takes a fraction of the time needed to sew traditional satin stitch applique. Give it a try on your next applique project!


DIY Log Cabin Apron

DIY Log Cabin Patchwork Café Apron

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Stay clean and dry in the kitchen with a stylish patchwork café apron, pieced with a modern log cabin design.