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Sweet Dreams Bedside Caddy

Tuesday, 05 November 2019 1:00

Sleeping is one of my favorite things to do. I've never had any trouble falling asleep. In fact, I could probably doze off right in the middle of this sentence, given the opportunity. As much as I love it, I never get enough of it. So when I'm finally snuggled into bed, with the pillows just right and the covers tucked tight... that's when it happens. Where's the remote? Hey, I can't quite reach my glasses. What did I do with the magazine I was reading last night? Yes, there is a night stand at the side of the bed, but it's already covered with other important flotsam and jetsam, and there's not a square inch of space to spare. Solution: our pretty bedside caddy. It holds everything you need within arm's reach. Where you want it – when you need it. Sweet dreams!

Patchwork Linen Table Throw: Fabric Wholesale Direct

Monday, 04 November 2019 1:00

If you’re used to table linens being long and narrow, like a runner or even a traditional tablecloth, it’s time to take a look at the Table Throw – also known as a Table Square. The square format gives this type of cloth much more flexibility for how it can be placed as well as the type of table on which it will fit. Ours finishes at a generous 50” x 50”, and is a showcase for a bold patchwork design in gorgeous linen from our newest sponsor, Fabric Wholesale Direct. We used six colors of their 60” natural linen accented with a unique Kente African cotton print. It’s would make a stunning choice for your upcoming holiday gatherings.

Quilted Casserole Carrier: Wrap-and-Go

Friday, 01 November 2019 1:00

One of the best things about the holidays is the chance to get together with family and friends around a beautiful table filled with traditional dishes. Maybe you'll be passing around Nana's famous baked ham, Aunt Sheila's warm apple-cranberry crisp, or your own delicious cornbread stuffing. If your culinary talents are on-the-go from gathering to gathering this season, you need a carrier that can keep your special dish toasty on the way there. Our wrap-it-up design includes a handy loop to clip a pot holder and an inside pocket for a serving utensil. This would make a wonderful present for the foodies on your gift list. Make the pretty carrier and the matching mitt or two, then wrap up a new baking pan you've filled with yummy homemade treats! 

Wine Bags with Carabiner Handles: Sewing Thick Layers with Janome

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 1:00

Tall and narrow, but still generous enough to easily hold the tallest of Rieslings and the roundest of Champagne bottles, our fabric wine bags are a fabulous way to turn a gift of wine into two presents in one: a favorite beverage inside beautiful, reusable carrying case. Colorful carabiners are the perfect size and shape for the handles. 

ScrapBusters: Washcloths with Pretty Patchwork Binding

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 1:00

It's time to bust out some scraps! This super cute project targets some of the smaller pieces in your bag of favorite fabric bits. Our project takes an ordinary washcloth to the next level by adding a very pretty patchwork bound edge. We created a standard single fold bias binding and attached it in the traditional two-step method to a soft terry cloth center. There are links within the article below to full tutorials on both making and attaching bias binding. The extra-special part is how the binding is created from a patchworked panel. Pull out some of your favorite skinny scraps, piece them together side by side, then cut the bias strips from this assembled fabric panel. 

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Slim Messenger Bag: New Etsy Shop Pattern

Monday, 28 October 2019 1:00

Tall and slim, this handsome messenger bag is a casual, fun style that’s great for everyday and anywhere you need to go. It works well for either guys or gals. Originally released as part of the Sew4Home Maker’s Club; this bag pattern is now available exclusively in the S4H Etsy Shop. Our thorough step-by-step instructions cover how to create two types of straps, insert push locks, add piping, plus more professional details that will take your bag making skills to the next level. 

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Fast Fridays: Scrunchies with Optional Tie

Friday, 25 October 2019 1:00

They’re back! This hairstyle mainstay of the 80s is one of the top trends this year for pulling up your pony. Scrunchies are super fast and fun and take just a tiny bit of fabric and elastic, which makes them a great fit for our Fast Fridays series – projects that are all about creating something wonderful in no time at all. Our scrunchies are done with a unique double-turn method that eliminates the hard center seam found is many other styles. The traditional construction method has a bulky overlapped seam that leaves a flat spot in the scrunchie, and who wants their scrunchie-ness interrupted with that?! Read on to learn our technique for a smooth, stretchy circle. 

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Products We Love: Pillow Talk Book and Kits by Edyta Sitar

Thursday, 24 October 2019 1:00

Who loves pillows? We love pillows! Actually, we think it’s safe to say that everyone loves pillows. How could you not? They’re soft and pretty, and their flat surface is the perfect foundation for design. The lovely and creative, Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts has taken that pillow top design to a wonderful new level in Pillow Talk, her latest book with It’s Sew Emma. Read on to take a look inside at the 25 eye-popping pillows and discover the 25 companion Pillow Talk fabric kits available starting this month at Fat Quarter Shop. 

Modern Two-Tone, Fold-Over Clutch in Faux Leather and Suede

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 1:00

Two colors, two fabrics, one awesome bag. This clutch knocks-off a popular style we spotted on the shelves of several high-end boutiques. We love being able to give you the inspiration and instructions to make your own beautiful bags and totes for a fraction of the hundreds of dollars listed on designer price tags.

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