Adding a Faux Fur Collar – a tutorial

| Apparel, Tutorial

This is a re-post of a tutorial I did last month for Pellon. Adding a quick faux fur collar to a plain t-shirt or blouse can make any shirt ready to wear to a party.  It is a very simple and quick project. This tutorial uses a child’s size t-shirt, but this can be used […] Read more…


Easy Quilt Basting

| Quilts, Tutorial

I just discovered 505 Basting Spray!  It. Is. Awesome. It is (very nearly) odorless.  Spray starch is way stinkier than this.  It doesn’t gum up the machine and it makes quilting a dream.  To use it, iron your bottom and quilt top very well.  I also like to iron my batting, but that’s up to […] Read more…


Pretty Patches

| Apparel, Tutorial

I have a big pile of mending — mostly pants with holes.  Connor’s tend to get holes very fast.  Mine get holes too — I find a pair of jeans I love and I just wear them out.  Patches can be pretty and fun — not just economical.  These patches were inspired by a friend […] Read more…

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