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Lined Zipper Pouch

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Sew what does one do when the weather is cold down here in Tampa?  I decided to make a lined zipper pouch and I was definitely pleased with the result. The pouch was easy to make and I even plan to make more when I get time. Rather then have the bag look flat I added boxed corners which also help the bag stand up. So hop on over to Crafty Gemini and watch her video and make yourself a bag.

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Homemade Oven Mitts

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Hello there my favorite peeps! I joined Crafty Gemini’s Crafters on Facebook the other day and found a tutorial for oven mitts. After watching the tutorial I decided to give it a try. As I began quilting the oven mitt I had issues with the fabric puckering and decided to start over. So I made a quilt sandwich and did not have any issues with the fabric puckering. I did make some changes myself such as, making a quilt sandwich, added 100% cotton batting between the two pieces of fabric. I placed the  oven mitt pattern on top of the quilted sandwich and cut the pattern out. Added some bias tape at the bottom of the oven mitt. These oven mitts are easy peasy to make and excellent for a gift too.

Feel free to leave a comment or share any ideas.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting!

Sharon

 

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Quilts of Valor

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Our quilting guild got together and decided to make some quilts for a charity Quilts of Valor. We had a lot of fun sewing a new pattern and knowing a wounded soldier would receive a quilt for comfort. Be sure to check out their website. There are many patterns you can choose from on their website along with directions. Apparently, Buddy thinks the quilt is for him. LOL!

 

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Sewing a purse

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Good morning everyone! I’ve always wanted to make a purse so I decided to follow through and ended up making one  this weekend. I used what fabric I had on hand  to get a feel for how the bag would be put together. The purse in the picture is reversible  but I used the same color fabric for the inside. My plan is to make more  purses but with different color fabrics for the inside.   This week I will be working on a different style of purse. So stay tuned.

Until next time, Happy sewing!

Sharon

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Pillowcases for ConKerr/ children with cancer

Many of you may know I chose Con Kerr as my charity for 2012 and I have  had a lot of fun such as, meeting new people, doing something with a purpose, gatherings at different quilt shops to sew. Now I need to decide what charity I will help out for this year, so guess I’ll do some research. If you know of a charity please let me know. Anyway, thought I would share with you some pillowcases that I made over the last week or so. If anyone has an interest helping out the Con Kerr just go to their website and get all the information. There is even a link on how to make the pillowcases as well.

Until next time, Happy sewing!!

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Sewing machine cover

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Well hello there my blog friends! How many of you did not like the cover that your sewing machine came with when you bought it? I personally did not like mine and decided I would try making one myself. One evening, I came across a great tutorial over at Crafty Gemini for a sewing machine cover and gave it a try. The tutorial was so easy to follow and done very well. So, if you are looking to make or maybe change one you have had for a long time I suggest you use Crafty Gemini tutorial.  

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Baby Blanket

Sew! What did you sew today? I made a baby blanket for one of the charities that our Quilting Guild is helping out this year. You can whip up these baby blankets quickly and they are easy to make. For this particular blanket I used Flannel material, one solid color for the back and a print for the front. Instead of using satin baby blanket binding , I decided to do a decorative stitch on my sewing machine. The size of the blanket is  36″x36″ but, you can make what every size you like.

Anyway, happy sewing until next time!

Sharon