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Crazy quilt pillows with video tutorial

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I made these crazy quilt block pillows for our couch, and they really inject a bit of character into the room. I love crazy quilts but lack the patience and time for all that embroidery. So, now I use the fancy stitches on my sewing machine instead. My little Singer has the best decorative stitches, so I use that machine for crazy quilt blocks. Below is a great tutorial by Fons & Porter for creating crazy blocks. (FYI: The quilt in the left background inspired my denim scrap quilt beach blanket. )

My new studio desk

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I'm very proud of this little desk I created from a vintage sewing machine. I think the machine is circa 20s or 30s. I got it free from a friend of a friend, and it sat in my studio gathering dust for over a year until I finally had the time to make it useful. Some may think it's sacrilegious to hack a vintage machine like this, but it makes a great desk. I'm amazed at how much I could fit into those four little drawers.

My new sewing studio pegboard

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I love my new pegboard. While our kitchen is being done, I've been spending a lot of time in my basement, so I decided to organize my little basement studio. Now I have a place for everything and everything in its place. Here is a very simple way to pack your bobbins for a sewing retreat.  You can fit seven bobbins a lipstick case. Lipstick Case Bobbin Storage

Denim quilt made with scrap fabric

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Denim scrap quilt made with denim and cotton upholstery fabric scraps.

Spirit Dancers Art Quilt

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This is my art quilt Spirit Dancers . I created this piece for a local art show called Stone Age . It was the first art show I'd been in, so I was pretty excited. I think my piece was the only fabric art in the show. I sold the piece quickly and then received a call from the gallery curator. Someone from Australia also wanted one before they flew back home. I then had to rush around to make a duplicate. I was lucky to still have some of the hand-dyed fabric I used. Monica at the Stone Age art show with her fabric art Spirit Dancers