• Quilt It Modern // Riley Blake Solids

    Sometimes Crafter July 6, 2016

    Riley Blake Fabrics has been hosting a blog tour to get the word out about their new colors in their Confetti and Crayola Color collections.  I was really excited to see all the great colors, since so many of them are colors I look for and have a hard time finding.  I know it seems funny to think I can’t find the solids I need when there are so many out there, but I do. The colors just never seem to be what i’m looking for, so I was very pleased to see so many of the colors i’m often searching…

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  • Will You Teach Me To Sew?

    Sometimes Crafter August 29, 2014

    I was actually a little surprised when my 6-year-old son asked me this question a few weeks ago.  “Suuuure…” I said  “What would you like to make?”   He decided he wanted to make a quilt for his Auntie Annie.  I told him to draw what he wanted to make, which of course ended up being this really complicated snow scene, so instead we sat down and looked at photos of quilts on Pinterest to find something.  I opted for…

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  • Travel Sewing Case Add-Ons

    Sometimes Crafter September 20, 2012

    It’s my turn today for a Travel Handmade post!  As most of you know, I’m teaching a curves class at this years Sewing Summit and never has my travel sewing case been more needed.  I decided to make a new one, as my old one has seen many years of use.  This is not a new pattern to me, I have made it at least half a dozen times by now, because of how great the pattern is.  I’ve made…

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  • The Knitting Bag – A Closer Look

    Sometimes Crafter July 29, 2011

    I have been patiently waiting for Three Kitchen Fairies blog-aversary to tell you a little more about Amanda’s Knitting Bag so I would have a reason to link to her awesome giveaway (one of the prizes is a copy of the pattern).  The idea for this bag originally came about because of my friend Amanda’s birthday.  I wanted to make her something and I had this great stitching of the Octo-bunny from Badbird’s website and had to think of a…

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  • Little Cottage Mug Rug

    Sometimes Crafter March 26, 2011

    In honor of Erin’s Mug Rug Madness Week I thought I’d post about my mug rug I made last month for the Portland Modern Quilt Guild swap. I forgot all about it until I saw the adorable house mug rug that Erin posted about earlier this week. I initially wasn’t going to do the swap because I just couldn’t think of something that I liked. Then one morning, about 4am when my 2 year old decided to wake up, and…

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  • Bunny Ornament Tutorial

    Sometimes Crafter December 19, 2010

    A few of us quilt-y friends decided last month to do an ornament swap.  Our deadline to mail was this week and my secret partner got her ornament!  We roped Yahaira into choosing our partners for us so none of us would have an idea of what were were getting.  Jeni was my swap partner and I was so happy to have the opportunity to spoil her since she spoils all of us!  I knew right from the start I…

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  • Simple Pin Cushion

    Sometimes Crafter October 6, 2010

    I thought it’d be fun to send along a matching pin cushion for my partner to use during the holidays.  It’s always nice to add a little more festive to the sewing room, don’t you think?  I sewed together some scrap pieces and trimmed it down to 3-1/2” x 6-1/2”  and backed it with batting and edge stitched on either side of the seams.  Then I cut a scrap for the backing and stitched it all together on the top…

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  • Adventures In Hexagons

    Sometimes Crafter October 29, 2009

    I tried just about everything I could think of with these hexagons. Different papers, different stitches, different methods of attaching… So I wanted to share all of this with you to let you know what I thought of each method. And, this would be a great post for all of you to share your insights, too! Preparing Fabric I first went with the suggestion to cut my fabric hexagons in the shape of the hexagon with a seam allowance. It…

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  • Patchwork Kindle Case

    Sometimes Crafter September 7, 2009

    My mom received a Kindle for her fake birthday a couple weeks ago and she volunteered me to make her a protective case for it. She decided she wanted me to use her Flea Market Fancy. No problem! So I got busy thinking of an idea and drafting it out. It is super simple and easy to put together and a great way to protect the screen of your Kindle while stowed away in a purse or backpack. Oh, and…

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