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I actually finished! Hallelujah! It’s not perfect, but I think it looks adorable. I started with this very simple tutorial for a basic lined, zippered pouch. If you’re like me, and you don’t like to follow formal patterns, this tutorial is awesome. The steps are simple to follow, and the finished product (if done correctly) […]

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Yeah. So. My first non-quilted project? Big fat hideous failure. Sigh. I decided to try this incredibly simple little lined zippered pouch┬átutorial at Skip to My Lou. It looks so easy, and it really should have been easy, even for a beginner. I measured my Kindle, rounded up to 5 x 7 inches for good […]

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One of my New Year’s resolutions is “Use my sewing machine for something other than sewing squares and triangles together and quilting them with straight lines.” I not only want to experiment with free-motion quilting; I also want to learn to sew bags and clothes and other practical items. I’ve always done things a bit […]

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This is my absolute favorite quilt I’ve made to date. It’s an incredibly simple alternating 9-patch design, and it came together so quickly, but I am in love with the finished look. I chose this simple pattern because I was running out of time, and this was the final quilt I needed to finish before […]

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Oh, Lord, I learned a lot while making this quilt. The original pattern didn’t include the white sashing between the blocks. The blocks were incredibly complicated, and the finished quilt was supposed to be pinwheels that connected at the triangles (I’m sure that makes no sense, but just trust me, it was complicated). There were […]

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