Spring is such a busy time of year: graduations, wedding showers, barbecues, the end of the school year, and so on. It seems I always need an idea for a quick gift for a teacher, hostess, or guest of honor. That's when my bin of fabric scraps and list of fabric art projects come to the rescue. A...
Any mom will tell you: from a salt dough hand-print paperweight to a beautifully stitched lap quilt, gifts from the hand and the heart are the best. Meadow Friends fabric by Deb Strain for Moda. With Mother's Day coming up, I thought I'd share some handmade gift ideas for someone special in your...
The new school year starts in a few days, and as soon as I get the kids' supplies in order, I will start thinking about teacher gifts. With four kids, in this house, we are always looking for a nice gift to welcome or thank the teacher, one that the kids can make and a teacher can actually use! One...
Stylish, practical homemade gifts are welcome anytime, I think. When people know you're a fiber artist, they appreciate that you took the time to make something just for them. Small quilted gifts like this mug rug can be whipped up in an hour or less. I have made bed and lap quilts, holiday table...
13 Aug 2012
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I'm past the stage where I am making baby quilts for my children. This picture shows the first baby quilt I ever made-for my baby Sam (now 13 years old). I love that this quilt is worn and stained. I love that it is well-used and cherished, and that it carries my special message to my baby boy written...
23 Apr 2012
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Well, it may have been at the expense of far more practical chores—cleaning, grocery shopping, etc.—but I managed to accomplish my somewhat excessive sewing goals this weekend! Yes, all three projects are complete—and each one was so much fun to make. First of all, Margarete Steinhauer’s...