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Quick Dollar Tree Gift for Quilters

Sewing Kit

Hello Swirlettes! I wanted to make goodies for a retreat recently and had a lot of fun creating these sewing kits. I'm going to show you how to: I found these sewing kits for $1 each at Dollar Tree. I KNOW... Most quilters won't actually use the cheapo supplies inside, but I was making these more as a decorative, sewing room item. I emptied the contents and put them into some 8 oz. jelly jars. Next, I simply cut squares of scrap fabric with my pinking shears and added a glued Continue Reading

Club Cameo Launch in Warrenton, VA

Club Cameo

This Saturday, January 31st, I will be hosting the Club Cameo Open House at Kelly Ann's Quilting in Warrenton, VA.  Club Cameo is a program I developed for owners of the Silhouette Cameo machine to learn the software and dip their toes into the endless possibilities of crafty projects. I have had SOOO much fun with my cameo and I can't wait to share my exclusive designs through this club.  If you aren't familiar with the machine you can check out their website here. The heart of Continue Reading

Selvage Mug Rugs

Mug Rug

Hello! I've received several inquiries about the Mug Rugs shown in my Studio Spotlight post. I made these mug rugs from selvages for a quilting retreat that I hosted last weekend.  I started with a 5" square of fabric and placed a 5" square of batting on top. I added the selvages by overlapping the raw edge of the bottom selvage and stitching along the finished edge of the top selvage. I continued to add selvages across the 5" fabric/batting square, diagonally, until the entire Continue Reading