Category Archives: Sewing

Pillows with ruffles and embroidery

I have been trying to make birthday and Christmas presents for all 13 of my grandchildren for the past year or so.  So last week it was working on ruffled pillows for two of my granddaughters, a 14 year old … Continue reading

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Quilted glasses cases

I recently purchased a bag pattern that included directions for making a glasses case.  I actually did make one according to the directions, but then I started adding my own ideas.  Here are the two latest examples. Both are listed … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

In my last post, I had made a denim pencil case that was rather flat.  After some thinking about the design, I figured out how to make a case that was rather square.  I liked it so much better that … Continue reading

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Whole cloth quilted table runner

Whole cloth is a style of quilting that takes a big (whole) piece of fabric and instead of cutting it into pieces, the quilting is stitched on the fabric as one design.  It is most often done by hand with … Continue reading

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Making a rag quilted table runner

I made this table runner in October of 2011, but this picture has suddenly resurfaced and created quite a bit of interest.  It is/was very striking, using fabrics from Moda’s Countdown to Christmas charm packs. There are lots of tutorials … Continue reading

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Making place mats with appliqued mittens

Today I’m working on a set of six place mats in fabrics from Moda’s Countdown to Christmas.  I made a couple of sets of two last year, but fortunately had enough fabric left over to make six more. Here’s how … Continue reading

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What’s new at Country By Design

Wow!  I didn’t fall off the edge of the world, but it was pretty close!  I was having so many issues with my computer that I just about gave up.  Finally got some more RAM for my hard drive and … Continue reading

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