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Gypsy Romance: Room Divider Panel Curtains

Friday, 18 March 2011 9:00

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"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!" We all have those areas of the house we'd prefer to keep from view. Maybe it's a cluttered corner, a secret sitting area or even your sewing and crafting space! We designed our room divider curtains as slim panels, which can be used on a portable frame, like the one we built, or hung by tension rod in a doorway. Lined with silky acetate, they have a wonderful drape and lightly sway with the lightest gypsy breeze.

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Gypsy Romance: 3-D Triangle Pillows

Wednesday, 16 March 2011 9:00

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Truth be told, these pillows are not actually triangles, they are tetrahedrons. But not only is that impossible to say, it sounds like a scary flying dinosaur - not what it really is: a cute pyramid pillow. We found these unique pillow forms from online resource, Downlite. Each pillow (we provide templates for a small 14" and a large 16") is made up of 16 triangles, and because we paid extra attention in Geometry class, we were able to come up with a layout that, when folded and stitched together into its final 3-D shape, has different patterns aligned at every seam. Like a little tetrahedron Rubik's Cube.

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Gypsy Romance: Patchwork Pom Pom Throw

Monday, 14 March 2011 9:00
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Today begins our Gypsy Romance Series: seven bright, bohemian projects created from Pillow & Maxfield's wonderful Gypsy Bandana fabric collection. We swirl out of the gates wrapped in a lush patchwork throw with pom pom embellishments and velvet accents. The generous 56" x 56" square features nine different fabrics arranged in an explosion of intoxicating color and pattern. Those horizontal strips are actually topstitched in place over the panel seams... so don't be scared off thinking you'll have to do teeny, accurate piecing. In signature S4H style, we make it easy to create a dynamic finished product.

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Grocery List/Coupon Holder on Lanyard

Wednesday, 02 March 2011 9:00

Click to EnlargeThings to do today: 1) Make cool grocery list/coupon holder from Sew4Home; 2) With increased level of organization from said cool grocery list/coupon holder, complete chores in record time; 3) Eat chocolates; 4) Send any leftover chocolates to Sew4Home. I think that pretty much covers it. Our cute little case has a perfectly-sized vinyl window pocket that displays your shopping list, a handy credit card pocket on the opposite side and a zippered inside pouch to hold coupons and more. Yes... you can sew vinyl with your home sewing machine!

Scrap It: Pendleton Wool Eyeglass/Sunglass Case

Monday, 28 February 2011 10:00

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I've worn glasses since I was about eight years old, which means I have absolutely no memory of what it is like to wake up and be able to see across the room. It also means, I'm a big fan of the eyeglass case because it's the best way I've found to keep track of my eyeglasses or sunglasses. Plus, it protects them when I need to toss a pair of into my bag. This fast and easy project would also make a perfect gift or a craft fair/boutique item to sell. I say this since everyone I showed my sample to wanted to keep it! We added a cute dangling fob made of of leather and beads

Reversible Ribbon Belt

Friday, 18 February 2011 9:00

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Belts are fun to make. They're fast and easy, and use just a tiny bit of fabric or, in this case, just a few yards of ribbon! This particular project is double the fun because the belt is reversible. We show you two different ways to stitch and turn so the belt ends are finished and the side seams super flat. Try one for your own wardrobe, as a gift for any occasion, or as an item to make and sell.

Teen Pretty Pack: Decorative Softee Bolster Pillow

Thursday, 17 February 2011 9:00

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Sitting up takes sooooooo much work. Especially when the alternative is stretching out with the latest news and a super soft bolster pillow to gently prop your head. The third project in our Teen Pretty Pack trio is this extra long, extra soft bolster/neckroll pillow. We used Minky Marshmallow for our center panel trimmed with the beautiful swooping birds of Michael Miller Fabric's Bonnes Amies. I'm sure our model has finished her homework and is just relaxing. At least... I'm pretty sure.

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Valentine's Day: Hoopla Pre-Cuts: Be-ribboned Guest Bath Towels

Friday, 11 February 2011 9:00

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Here's another super fast project that turns out super cute with very little effort on your part. Our gussied-up guest towels with their bright bows would look very cool on your own towel bar, but better still, they are the perfect quick and easy gift. We've put them into our Valentine's Day project mix, but with the right fabric trim, they would be excellent as a hostess gift, or for a wedding shower or house warming.

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Teen Pretty Pack: Sleep-over Pillowcase

Thursday, 10 February 2011 9:00

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What do teens like better than sleeping 'til noon? Sleeping over with friends... where there is usually no actual sleeping until noon. Perhaps this pretty pillowcase will tempt them into dreamland. It's a version of our favorite easy-as-pie instructions we've used a number of times to create pillowcases for holidays and other special occasions. The main difference this time is we only made one case, and we cut separate pieces for the front and back of the main body, requiring three full seams instead of just two. But that extra seam was worth it, because it allowed us to feature the beautiful flying birds of the Bonnes Aimies fabric swooping right through the middle.

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