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Here's a great project from Sue Bleiweiss and WeAllSew.com.  It's a Notepad Folio that would make a great gift and could be easily re-sized to fit any use.

Star Members can watch Sue in Show 1608: Creating Unique Collage Quilts & Quilts with Meaning.

 

 

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Lee from Freshly Pieced is sharing her first tutorial for We All Sew. In it she shows you how to make and attach a quilt hanging sleeve to the back of a quilt with almost no hand-stitching. (Almost!) That got your attention, didn’t it?

You’ll need a few different presser feet for this technique:

  • Walking foot, such as BERNINA Walking Foot #50 with the edgestitch sole attached, or a sewing machine with Dual Feed and an all-purpose foot (such as BERNINA Reverse Pattern Foot #1D)
  • Blindhem foot, such as BERNINA Blindstitch Foot #5, which is a standard accessory with many sewing machines. Check your sewing machine guide to see if your machine has one, and which stitch is the blind stitch or blind hem stitch.

Lee's tutorial is based on this excellent video by Felisa Quilts. But since the video is captioned in Japanese and all the measurements are in centimeters, WeAllSew asked her to break it down in English and inches. Check out the video anyway, to further illustrate how this works!

This tutorial is for a 4″ hanging sleeve; it's a bit larger than the one shown in the video, but it is standard for many shows here in the U.S.

Click here to go to tutorial.

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As Valentine's Day is just around the corner, we thought you might want to make your sweetie a macaroon we found on Craft Passion. 

While a "true" macaroon is a sweet, meringue-based confection with ganache, butter cream, or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies, your recipient will appreciate this calorie-free version, which looks adorable hanging from a purse, tote bag, or cell phone. 

These little bundles are so cute, you just might want to make a half dozen.

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You still have  time to stitch up this adorable pillow from WeAllSew.com designed by Jessica Abbott. Spruce up your home with some fresh and lovin’ colors.  This would be a great project to work on with the kids.

Click here for the tutorial.

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This week's project is for that tea drinker in your life.  Along with a hand-sewn heart tea bag, why not include a little treat to make the moment even sweeter?

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Photo by Gregory Case Photography

It's time to begin work on the hedgerows.  Join 2015 BOM designer Lynette Anderson as she guides you along this journey back through her childhood.  "Wonderful wildflowers grew tangled in the hedgerows.  My grandmother taught me all their names when I was little.  This month’s appliqué represents the glorious flowers I remember from my childhood days.  I arranged the bias stems, flowers, and leaves with the simple spontaneity and joy of a child’s drawing."

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Don't have time to make the whole quilt before your child heads off to college?  How about just making a pillow from favorite t-shirts? FISKARS has this simple pillow tutorial for you to make up in a day.  All you need is a 20" pillow form and 12-14 t-shirts.

 

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Need to make something quick for your Valentine? Julie at TheCraftyQuilter.com has designed this cute, no-sew project that uses scraps of fabric and takes less than an hour to complete.  Make your Valentine smile with this adorable piece of "HeARTwork."

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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we thought you might need some help with gift ideas.  Every Monday, for the next three weeks, we will have an idea for a quick-and-easy project to make for those you love.

Are you looking for a Valentine's Day gift for that special cook in your life? How about a set of heart pot holders?  We found these cuties, which can be whipped up in an evening, at Made by Me.

 

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We love Alex's fabric line, RED, from RJR Fabrics. Here she's created an adorable pattern, Snip, which is available for download on the RJR site.  Isn't the scissor border great?

Click here to get the pattern.

 


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