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DIY Romantic Canopy Made with Vintage Sheets

Looking for something to do with your vintage sheet collection. Make your own romantic canopy bed. It’s easy! Patchwork in three dimensions. Continue reading

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DIY Carfree Carefree Bicycle Jacket

Ever since my car was torched at the end of September, I’ve been car-free in San Francisco. I’ve decided to stay that way for the immediate future. I’m saving a ton of

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Mod-Mood Quilt 9 ~ Get Your Binding On

Step 9 is the final tutorial in the Modern Mood Quilt craft-along. Quilt-along with me and learn how to make an invisible binding. Continue reading

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Mod-Mood Quilt 8 ~ Get Your Stitch On

Step 8 of the Modern Mood Quilt craft-along. Quilt-along with me and learn how to mark your quilting pattern, template free, and how to hand-quilt with ease and flare. Continue reading

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Mod-Mood Quilt 7 ~ Get Your Bias On

In step 7 of the Mod-Mood Quilt craft-along, quilt-along with me and learn how to use bias-cut strips to machine piece the curvy corners of your moody modern quilt. Continue reading

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Mod-Mood Quilt 6 ~ Get Your Curve On

In step 6 of the Modern Mood Quilt craft-along, quilt-along with me and learn how to machine and hand piece curves without a template. Continue reading

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Mod-Mood Quilt 3 ~ Get Your Pattern On

Step 3: Get Your Pattern On Once you have identified your moods and chosen corresponding colors in step 2 what are you to do? It’s time to choose a pattern. A. For your Modern Mood Quilt you can choose any … Continue reading

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Solstice Mending Tutorial

The solstice ritual is over. The shirt is off the mountainside and on the operating table. No more dreaming of mending and daisies. Wrong side up – I had to surgically remove two small portions from the inner placket of … Continue reading

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Mod-Mood Quilt 2 ~ Get Your Mood On

What color are you today? Our souls know so many colors and emotions. Most of us experience several different, sometimes conflicting, emotions at once. It is this unique mix of transient emotions that defines my overall mood at any particular … Continue reading

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Mod-Mood Quilt 1 ~ Get Your Chart On

Thanks for joining me on the Modern Mood Quilt Craft-along as we explore and manifest our summertime emotions. Let’s go! Step 1: Create YOUR mood color chart A: Organize your fabulous collection of fabrics by color. You don’t have to … Continue reading

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The Unpredictable Geography of Mending

When I mend a pair of worn out jeans, I begin with the obvious damage, but often the threadbare places go uncharted until I begin patching – and soon another previously unnoticed area erupts under the needle. My soul sometimes … Continue reading

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