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Quilting with different textures and fabrics

I did a good clean/purge of my sewing studio recently. Marie Kondo style – for real, there were big bags leaving my quilting studio!! It was a little scary but I’m happy I did it. In the process I uncovered … Continue reading

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Wardrobe Building

Just recently, I have started to craft a bit of a personal philosophy when it comes to my work wardrobe. After many years of trying to be creative and create many different outfits from just as many different wardrobe pieces, … Continue reading

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Just in time for Christmas

One more dress. Just in time for Christmas. This has to been my favourite dress pattern. I can’t even count how many times I’ve made it now. The Made-By-Rae’s Geranium Dress is definitely a staple in my sewing repertoire. I was … Continue reading

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Why do you sew?

Why do you sew? What motivates you to spend hours in your sewing room, perched over your cherished sewing machine? I’ve written about this before (both here and here) but I was thinking about this again as I was working … Continue reading

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Our first Trick-or-Treat!

Oh my gosh!! I’m so excited! I get to go trick-or-treating this year! Ahem, I guess I should clarify that I get to take my daughter out so *SHE* can go trick-or-treating. But who are we kidding, this year those treats … Continue reading

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The Denim Quilt Project – Part 3

In my last few posts, I’ve been sharing with you my denim quilt project (if you need you, get caught up here and here). This has been a super fun project and I’m feeling rather resourceful having used up quite … Continue reading

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The Denim Quilt Project – Part Two

Last month I shared with you a project that has been on my wish list for quilt some time – a denim quilt made entirely from recycled jeans. This month, I’m excited to share with you my finished quilt top. I’m … Continue reading

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The Denim Quilt Project

This quilt project has been on my wish list for a while. If you follow me at all here or on my blog Will Cook for Shoes, you know that as much as I love to make things myself, I’m … Continue reading

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Sewing with knits

What’s that saying about when you are afraid of something, just dive right in? I feel that way about sewing with knits. For a long time, I avoided it. Or I’d do a project here and there and put my … Continue reading

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Playing with stitches

I’ve been having a lot of fun sewing all kinds of pretty, one-of-a-kind items for my daughter who just turned six months on Monday. For years I’ve been sewing dresses and quilts for my nieces and now I get to … Continue reading

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