Because I sure as heck can’t.

I’ve tried this in the past and pushed myself so far past frustration that I just gave up.  So when I make napkins?  I use 2 pieces of fabric turned right sides together and then turn them right side out and make a nice little top stitch.

But that uses soooo much more fabric, and on a budget, I can’t always do that.

So here’s a little tutorial from My 3 Monsters on how to get those corners right when you want to miter something like napkins for the upcoming holiday season.  Aren’t they pretty!

Mitered Corners from My 3 Monsters

Mitered Corners from My 3 Monsters


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Some of these link to tutorials, and some are simply inspiration for savvy sewists.  Either way, there are so many cute baby costume ideas out there that I had to do one post just dedicated to them!


Sock Monkey Baby from Grosgrain Fabulous

Sock Monkey Baby from Grosgrain Fabulous


Charlie Brown from Rookie Moms

Charlie Brown from Rookie Moms


Popeye from Apartment Therapy

Popeye from Apartment Therapy


80s Baby from Homemade by Jill

80s Baby from Homemade by Jill


Baby Lobster from We Know Memes

Baby Lobster from We Know Memes


Little Gnome from Costume Works

Little Gnome from Costume Works


Giggly Wiggly Octopus from Costume Works

Giggly Wiggly Octopus from Costume Works


My Little Flower from Top Inspired

My Little Flower from Top Inspired


Baby Ice Cream Sandwich from Que Mas

Baby Ice Cream Sandwich from Que Mas


Tutoro Costume from You and Mie

Tutoro Costume from You and Mie


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Looking for a fat quarter set that has a little bit of everything all rolled into one?  This group would be great if you are working on a rainbow quilt or trying to build your stash with lots of solid fabrics.  You can find a coordinate in this bundle for just about anything!


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Here’s what you will find in this week’s bundle:

Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Titanium
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Astral
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Nectarine
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Sangria
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Limelight
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Creamsicle
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Jamaica
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Geranium
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Honeysuckle
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Ultra Marine
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Dahlia
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Grellow
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Mediterranean
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Cobblestone
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Terracotta
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Gumdrop
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Corsage
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Niagara
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Malibu
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Bordeaux
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Ballerina
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Latte
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Scone
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Morning Glory
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Grasshopper
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Limestone
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Cabbage
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Goldfish
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Heliotrope
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Parrot
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Pickle
Robert Kaufman – Kona Cotton – Watermelon

Mix It Up Monday aims to help you coordinate fabrics from multiple collections to take the guess work out of your fabric selections.  I hope this week’s bundle inspires your next project!

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Owl & Drum – 25% off Halloween Fabric! Online and in-store. Prices are already marked.

Pink Castle – This week we are starting our new Art Gallery Fabrics Bundle club!  Sign ups before Oct 20th will start with the first bundle, Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker!

Fabricworm – We are currently running an Inventory Reduction Sale.  All Sale fabrics have been reduced by 30-75%. Sale ends Sunday 10/19 @ 12 PM  PST.

Sew Modern – ALL HALLOWEEN fabric on sale 20% off , our bundle of the week is Mod-Tex 20% off,  Rapture by Art Gallery 40% off and so much more in our giant SALE section!

Sew Simple Fabrics – Fall Sale extended to the end of October! 30% off all fabrics in stock, even sale items!

Check out the sale sections of your favorite shops for deep discounts on great fabric prints!

Canton Village Quilt Works – clearance section starting around $5/yard & up! Lots of Batiks for around $7!

Chit Chat Fabrics – sales section, right now, all reduced to $7/yard!

Crafter’s Vision – save an addition 15% on sale section & free shipping over $30!

Cuts of Cotton – find your favorite basics on sale, ranging $3.50-4.50 per half yard!

Fashionable Fabrics – lots of tempting fabrics in their sale section, ranging from about $4-$8/yard!

Fresh Squeezed Fabrics – sale section! All $6.50/yard!

Fabric Spark – sale section based in Canada!

Fabric Shoppe – sale/clearance section, diverse sale section for every need, lots of laminates!

Fabric Spot – sale section, with average $1-2 discount per yard!

Fabricworm – great weekly sales and sale section ranging from 10% – 60% off!

Fat Quarter Shop – lots of sales and weekly specials on bundles, notions, yardage beginning at $5.25/yard, kits, and much more!

Gorgeous Fabrics- take a look at the sale section! Lots of apparel fabrics!

Hawthorne Threads – huge sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Lemon Tree Fabrics – check out the great sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Marie Madeline Studio$6/yard section!

Mimi’s – Great finds in the clearance section, most $6.99 and under!

Owl & Drum – sale section! Most full yard clearance is marked at $7.99/yard!

Pink Castle Fabrics – sale section starting at $6/yard!

Pink Chalk Fabrics – sale section!

Sew Modern – epic sale section!

Sew Simple Fabrics – sale section, $6/yard and under!

Shabby Fabrics - sale section!

Skye Reve Fabrics – sale section!

Spiceberry Cottage – sale section with tons of selection!

The Intrepid Thread20-30-50% off sale sections!