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JOY YoYo Count-Down to Christmas Calendar

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Do you realize that Christmas is barely eight weeks away? Fill each yoyo “pouch” of this Counting Down to Christmas Calendar with candy or other small treats, to be opened one each day starting with December 1. When all the treats are gone it’s Christmas Eve!


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Chandelier Quilt Along: Week Three – Quilting

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Welcome to the third and final week of our Chandelier Quilt-Along with Lee Heinrich. This week we’ll add the small diamonds at the end of each row and complete the piecing of the quilt top, then quilt it using a machine-sewn scallop design.


free-motion sewing

Seven Reasons Why I Love my BERNINA Sewing Machine for Free-Motion Quilting

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How much does Molly Hanson, free-motion quilter and author of Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners (and those who think they can’t), love her BERNINA sewing machines for free-motion quilting? Let’s count the ways . . .


Chandelier Quilt-Along

Chandelier Quilt Along: Week Two – Make the Blocks

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It’s Week 2 of our quilt-along with Lee Heinrich. This week we assemble the blocks for our Chandelier Quilt.


fall leaves feature

How To Decorate For Fall with DIY Fabric Leaves

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What better way to decorate your home for fall than with do-it-yourself fall leaves? We’ve gathered together our favorite fabric fall leaf tutorials, including how to make your own simple leaves from fabrics – and what to do with them.


Whimsy Houses Quilt

How to Make a Whimsy House Art Quilt

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Have fun making this free-flowing whimsy house art quilt that teaches a little bit about design, color selection, and free-motion machine quilting.


Fair Isle Pillow Tutorial

Fair Isle Pillow Tutorial

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Thinking of starting your holiday sewing? This Nordic-inspired pillow will look great on your couch this holiday season, and it’s the perfect complement to Lee’s Fair Isle Christmas quilt pattern.


strip piecing pressing tip

A Tip for “Wobble-less” Strip Piecing

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Avoid “wobbles” when strip-piecing using a can of starch, your sewing machine, and this tip!


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.


Margarets Hope Chest

Sew to Serve: Margaret’s Hope Chest

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The volunteers at Margaret’s Hope Chest are dedicated to helping others in need in the Grand Rapids, MI area through stitching lovingly handmade quilts. Even if you’re not in Michigan, there are still many ways you can help to sew to serve others through Margaret’s Hope Chest.