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This is Why I'm Marching
Today I will take part in March for Our Lives, Kansas City. It just so happens that tomorrow is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Christians' Holy Week. Christians remember Palm Sunday as a celebration of Christ's coming into his kingdom, of people's recognitio...
This is Why I'm Marching
This is Why I'm Marching
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It's Not Different
I couldn't stand it anymore, so I put down my embroidery to write this.  When the reports about men making unwanted sexual advances toward women and girls started popping up, I was angry but not surprised. But I began to wonder whether I would hear the same...
It's Not Different
It's Not Different
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How to Make Your Own Piping
Piping adds so much to a sewing project, whether it's a pillow, or table runner, or a garment. Pre-made piping comes in some great colors, but they are limited. Some projects call for a thicker piping and/or a custom color or print. That's why it's helpful ...
How to Make Your Own Piping
How to Make Your Own Piping
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Tutorial: Sew a Chair Cushion
" Always sew with a relaxed bottom " is a favorite sewing motto of mine. Of course, it doesn't actually refer to our bottoms,  but who doesn't want a comfy seat? Here's how to make your own chair cushion. When my studio redesign was finished, I thought that...
Tutorial: Sew a Chair Cushion
Tutorial: Sew a Chair Cushion
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Birdie Pillow Cover Tutorial
I often am surprised by what can be created with leftover fabric. This pillow cover was made from some new-ish leftovers and some very old ones. You might remember seeing a chair that was waiting to be slipcovered in my studio reveal post .  I began with a ...
Birdie Pillow Cover Tutorial
Birdie Pillow Cover Tutorial
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The Three Best Things About My Sewing Table
I love my new sewing space for a lot of reasons. I love that the table is wide, allowing plenty of room for my serger and sewing machine. I love that all my tools and threads are right at hand. I love that I have a cutting-ironing-sewing work triangle. Toda...
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Zip and Pocket Pen Holder Tutorial
The hard part about keeping a notebook at hand is keeping a pen with it. When I saw a notebook pen holder with a zipper and a pocket, I knew that I could make my own in not much time. And when I noticed some ribbon left from another project, I knew that it ...
Zip and Pocket Pen Holder Tutorial
Zip and Pocket Pen Holder Tutorial
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Irony: the Opposite of Wrinkly
I love this ironing table! I wrote in My Sewing and Craft Studio Redesign: The Work that I used my old cutting table to make this ironing table. Today I'm giving you a closer look. While you might consider this the least "Pin-able" blog post ever, I invite ...
Irony: the Opposite of Wrinkly
Irony: the Opposite of Wrinkly
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It's Not a Void
This is part three of my story, so if you need to catch up, see The Beginning of Letting Go and Be Alarmed . I was tired when I left you, and I was alarmed. It's scary to stand at the door, even when the alarms are sounding. What if it's like those science ...
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My New Cutting Table
The big reveal of my redesigned sewing and craft space did not reveal the heart of the room: my cutting table. Today I'm going to tell you all about it and even let you look in the drawers! First, a reminder of what my old cutting table looked like. The act...
My New Cutting Table
My New Cutting Table
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