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Linda Richard

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Biscuit Quilt or Puff Coverlet Instructions for Easy Sewing, No Quilting Required
Completed Biscuit Squares with Colorful Trim Making a biscuit quilt or puff coverlet is one of the
easiest craft quilting projects, requiring only simple sewing and the ability to sew a reasonably
straight seam. Use leftover fabrics, randomly placed, or cre...

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Do Not Discard. 15 Household Products You Can Use on Your Yard
Spring is cleaning time, and you may be ready to throw away
products you haven’t used for years.  Many of these products are good for your
yard -- you may remember if you watched Jerry Baker on PBS or if you’ve read
his books. He advocates the use of tonics...

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Design Your Own Redwork or Blackwork Embroidery on Evenweave Fabric
Blackwork or Redwork Made in Blue and Brown Stitches Redwork and blackwork embroidery are a form of
cross stitch using evenweave or Aida
cloth with embroidery thread. If you’re a counted-thread cross-stitcher, you’ll
pick this up quickly and probably enjoy ...

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Your Medical Provider May Not Give You Credit for Overpayment
Card Trick Quilt Pattern Represents How Insurance and Medical Providers Work Together Health insurance and medical providers work together, with
most providers filing claims with your health insurer for you. You still need
to check to be certain you get the...

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Shopping for Crafts, Quilting or Sewing Supplies
Scroll Saw Designs Make Applique Patterns When you need something for crafts, quilting or sewing, you
probably head to the nearest Hancock or JoAnn Fabrics, Michaels or Hobby Lobby.
Interesting and useful crafts and sewing supplies are available elsewhere -...

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Seminole Patchwork Piecing -- Quilting with Strips of Imagination
  Seminole Piecing Strips Made With Rotary Cutter and Board Seminole patchwork from the various Seminole Indian tribes
creates strips of patchwork quilting designs often used as borders for skirts,
pillowcases or even curtains. You can make this patchwork w...

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Fraud, Scams, Deceptive Practices You Can Fix Yourself Free or Inexpensively
Don't Let the Bad Guys Ruin Your Work If a company or contractor has scammed you and you don’t
want to pay an attorney, there are alternatives. Solutions exist that don’t require hiring an attorney.  If a contractor has ripped you
off and particularly if se...

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Texas Property Taxes are High ... and Due Soon
Yellow Crowned Night Heron at the Park in Temple, Texas Texas Property Taxes are Assessed in October You may think of Halloween in October, but in Texas, we know
that’s property tax notice month. Texas homeowners get a notice in the mail to
pay property tax...

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Sewing is Easier with a Few Nifty Tools
1974 Kenmore is 40 Years Old and My Primary Sewing Machine Twentieth century sewing was more difficult than it is today. You’ve
seen that with the newest sewing machines and sergers that do stitches we never imagined before the millennium. I
had a straight-...

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Cooking Cool in the Summer Heat -- Pasta Salad and Fruit Salad Recipes
  The Killdeer Keeps Cool in the Texas Heat by Standing in Water Texas summer is upon us and we attempt to keep the
electricity costs down by using recipes that don’t require the oven. We also
like cold salads and have a couple of recipes we’ve developed ov...
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