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Susan Holman
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"Tessie" Flower Pattern by Amy McClellan
A long time ago I purchased the pattern "Tessie" designed by Amy McClellan/Under The Garden Moon. These flowers are super easy to do. There are 2 sizes of flowers and I chose the small version. This quilt pattern is perfect for small scraps. I had so much f...

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June QAL With Crazy Mom Quilts
Crazy Mom Quilts is one of my very favorite blogs. Amanda Jean Nyberg (the crazy mom herself) is hosting a June Quilt Along and the quilt she  is doing is one from her book No Scrap Left Behind . Since I had already purchased the book I could look ahead to ...

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Hurricane Matthew 4 Patch Quilt--Finished!
This quilt started with a pile of plaid or striped strips of fabric paired with a light neutral. The strips  were sewn together, cut then sewn into 4 patch units. This was my Facebook post of my front row seat to watch Hurricane Matthew rage over North Caro...

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Garden Party Quilt
I have lots of fabric. Scrap quilts appeal to me, the more fabrics in a quilt the better. Bonnie Hunter's book Addicted To Scraps has directions for several colorful scrap quilts. I chose the Garden Party quilt to make because it has no triangles! The patte...

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Baseball Baby Quilt
Last June was the lovely wedding of Matt and Shannon for whom I made an unusual variation of a double wedding ring quilt. Pattern "Forever Yours" by Southwind Designs . Shannon used to come to our softball games when she was a baby/toddler (she had no choic...

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Birthday Pillow
This birthday pillow for my niece was started MONTHS ago but I finished it today--just 4 days before her birthday! Yay. Now can I get it mailed today also?? (I'll work on that in a bit.) This pillow combines 2 patterns from Colourwerx designed by Carl and L...

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Auntie Bee's Purse Step 6 Binding and Finished!
This purse is nearly done now. The binding is the worst part of the whole process. I've made this purse 7 times now and each time I've tried a different type of binding. I tried everything from my favorite method of French binding all machine done to tradit...

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Auntie Bee's Purse Step 5 Assembly and Top Zipper
The purse will be almost complete after this step but this part is easy and fun. No worries here. Make 2 tabs. Cut 2: 5 1/2" x 4". Fold in half and press, fold short ends in to the fold line and press. Sew a line of topstitching along both sides. Set these ...

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Auntie Bee's Purse Step 4 (Back Zipper)
Is anyone playing along with me?? Take the back of the purse and cut 4" from top to make the zipper opening. Sew the zipper  to the lower edge of the upper piece, turn and topstitch. Note: for Auntie Bee's purse make the zipper close on the LEFT side becaus...

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Auntie Bee's Purse Step 3
Now it's time to begin assembly of the purse pieces we cut in the Step 2 post. Cut a piece of binding 1 1/2" x 12", double fold and sew it to the top edge of the inner front pocket piece and trim the excess off. You'll need an accent stripe piece to sew on ...
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