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Frugal Homemade Car Organizers

Ever bought a ready-made organizer for your car and found it didn’t quite work?  We had been underwhelmed with a ready-made organizer purchased a few years ago and just stopped using it.  I wanted something larger and more versatile. Old blue jeans and other remnants helped create extremely frugal, all-cloth organizers to go on the […]

Continue Reading By on March 15, 2013 in craft, frugal, sewing, with our own hands

Upcycled Table Runner becomes Tote Bag

Don’t you just love the variety of the vintage linen section at your local thrift store?  I do.  You never know what you’ll find there. I was curious about this formal table runner that contained a fair amount of cross stitch work on it.  This sort of find feels like a real bonus, because I […]

Continue Reading By on February 7, 2013 in sewing

Project Linus Sending Blanket Hugs to Sandy Hook School

Caring people who have stitched, knitted and quilted in communities around the country are sending hugs in the form of blankets to Sandy Hook Elementary School. Project Linus volunteers have organized hundreds of quilts in hopes of comforting survivors of the school shooting tragedy. A portion of those quilts are from the East Tennessee chapter […]

Continue Reading By on December 19, 2012 in school, sewing

Blanket Bee Teaches and Connects Blanketeers

More than 250 blanket “hugs” are headed out to children in crisis after a successful Blanket Bee for Project Linus of East Tennessee.  Project Linus volunteers gathered on a warm October day at the famous Haley Farm in Clinton to share talents, techniques and their love of making blankets.  They used the beautiful indoor-outdoor chapel […]

Continue Reading By on October 19, 2012 in sewing

The Most Amazing Quilt Shop

I love the name The Most Amazing Quilt Shop.  I’m enamored with the little shop’s bright front windows, homey atmosphere, and plenty of space for sewing classes. I love seeing perfectly stitched examples of quilts lining the walls and displayed throughout the store.  I love the pretty selection of cotton print fabrics, even though selection […]

Continue Reading By on July 3, 2012 in quilt, sewing

Quilt Top Treasure

A traditional wedding ring pattern of flour-sack-type cotton fabric creates a quilt top that’s recently come into our household.  It’s my favorite sort of hand-me-down. This single layer of cotton will eventually become a completed quilt.  It’s from my husband’s side of the family.  Wish I knew for sure who make it.  I love that even […]

Continue Reading By on March 25, 2012 in frugal, quilt, sewing, with our own hands