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Gifts For The Quilter

In some ways, quilting requires very few items. You don't even need a sewing machine! Just some fabric, thread, a couple needles and a good idea. However, the colorful patterns, the EPP kits and all of those incredible fabric bundles makes it easy to find a great gift for the quilter in your life. Here are some of my favorite tools, books and fabrics. Have fun and Happy Holidays!

Gifts For The Bag Maker

Bag makers use such a wide variety of tools! From the items that make the hard work easier, to the ones that just make it SO much more fun, you won't be short on gift ideas for your bag making friends. I've included the essentials I use every day, as well as some cozy and inspirational items. As we move into colder weather, us barefoot sewers need to protect our tootsies. These slippers are my favorite! I also included 3 bag making books I have on my personal wish list. These are great to study for ideas and inspiration. Have fun and Happy Holidays!

Gifts For The Beginner

These are the items I have used most since I started sewing. I highly suggest starting a ruler collection. The right size makes such a difference! I use Schmetz 80/12 needles the most and Guttermann Mara 100 polyester thread for everything. A seam ripper and cutting mat will be extremely helpful, and you'll be grateful you have an easy way to store your little bobbins! A handy rotary cutter and quality scissors will make quick work when prepping for bags and quilt blocks. 

Block Party – Month 9

How is it already November?! What happened to October?

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Block Party – Month 8

Happy October!! If you're in the Northern Hemisphere you may be experience that lovely chill in the air, with that magical "fall smell". For those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, I'm sure the warm afternoons are a welcome change. This month's block is a really fun one.... and might be my favorite of the entire party... we'll see!

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