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Milk Glass Oranizer from Missouri Star

Milk Glass Organizer from Missouri Star

A milk glass sewing organizer for your scissors and pins! I have one of these milk glass candy dishes and I’ve never known what to do with it! It’s too pretty to get rid of, but somewhat impractical to display. Look how the scissors are placed in the holes and the pins are in the middle! Mine has a lid. I’m sure I wouldn’t end up keeping it there, but what a great idea! Do you have a collection of milk glass you can put to use in your sewing room? What creative ideas can you come up with?

Milk glass is so inexpensive if you go to a thrift shop like Goodwill or the Salvation Army (at least that’s the stores we have around here).  With my white sewing room walls, black open shelving, and blue curtain, I’m thinking the milk glass will be a perfect addition and really add some class.  And I will pull out or go shopping for functional pieces too!


 

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voile quilts

Have you ever made voile quilts?  Voile is a very lightweight, breathable cotton that is perfect for you is you love color and a little warmth on the bed in the summer months, but not the heat.  So many designers now have versions of their collections printed in voile as well as regular woven cotton.  I have gathered up some inspiration for you.  Not all of these voile quilts are tutorials, they are just eye candy to give you great ideas.  The quilts from Amy Butler, as you might imagined, have free patterns to go along with them.  Just look down the side of the page after you click the link and you will find it.  Amy loves for you to use her fabric so she makes tons of free, easy to ready patterns.  I hope you take the challenge, if this is your first time, and try some voile quilts!

 

Sexy Hexy Quilt by Amy Butler

Sexy Hexy Quilt by Amy Butler

 

Bright Heart Quilt by Amy Butler

Bright Heart Quilt by Amy Butler

 

Patchwork Quilt by Stitch Craft Create

Patchwork Quilt by Stitch Craft Create

 

Shirshir Cotton Voile Quilt by Ian Snow

Shirshir Cotton Voile Quilt by Ian Snow

 

Voile Quilt by Lilys Quilts

Voile Quilt by Lilys Quilts

 


 

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sale fabric

online fabric sale sections

 

When was the last time you shopped for sale fabric by using our big list of shop links that take you directly to the sale and clearance sections of your favorite shops?  The work has been done for you, you just need to sit back, relax and shop, shop, SHOP! for your favorite sale fabric prints.

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

Fabric.com – clearance and closeout section (affiliate link)

Bloomerie Fabrics – sale/clearance section!

4my3Boyz Fabrics – Hundreds of $1 Fat Quarters, Half Price Clearance Fabrics and Daily Fabric Deals!

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

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!

Harts Fabric – great sale section, starting at $5.99/yard!

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

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

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

Moona Fabrics – Large sale section starting around $6/yard

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

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

Sew Fine Fabric – lots of organic prints in the sale section!

Sew Modern – epic sale section!

Shabby Fabrics – sale section!

Spiceberry Cottage – sale section with tons of selection!

Stitchin’ Stash – sale section starting at $4/yard!

Stitches n’ Giggles$3.95 and under!

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

Three Dolls Fabric – sale section $6/yard and under!


 

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tutorial tuesday

spring skirts

Let’s start with spring skirts!

One thing I find living in this area is that if the beginning of spring looks more like winter for longer than usual, then all of the sudden we are bombarded with warm temperatures that catch us off guard. The sudden transition from jeans and sweaters to shorts and sandals can be a shock to those of us with extra white legs! I am NOT ready to wear shorts yet!

A good transition piece are skirts. And these spring skirt tutorials are too cute! They don’t feel quite as summery yet as shorts, but they are still cool enough to wear on these 85 degree days. Why not try one of these?  If your legs are winter shy and still waiting for the son, you will love them!

Shirt to Skirt by Go To Sew

Shirt to Skirt by Go To Sew

 

Spring Skirts Socialite Skirt from Elle Apparel

Socialite Skirt from Elle Apparel

 

Bandage Style Skirt from Family Ever After

Bandage Style Skirt from Family Ever After

 

20 Minute Skirt from Ruffles & Stuff

20 Minute Skirt from Ruffles & Stuff

 


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Imagine an outdoor color palette growing lush and blooming, and softened by blue and green fabric prints.  I was catching up on a couple of BHG magazines today and found myself falling in love with image upon image of outdoor living spaces.  Patios, porches, and decks surrounded by the season’s most vibrant greens and splashed with navy and other coordinating blues for the soft surfaces.

I already have beautiful white pillows that are climbing with navy and portabello tan floral print on one side and the same colors in stripes on the other side.  What I want to do is bring those colors up to the top of my table or my side table by way of dishes, place mats, and planters.  The navy and white transferware looking planters would be gorgeous.  I have to find some to add to this post…hang on a sec…oh, wait, while I’m looking for some photos, check out the inspiration board! Notice how beautiful the eclectic look of the blue and green fabric patterns work together!

 

blue and green fabric

 

First I went to Pottery Barn because they have gorgeous outdoor furniture spaces and stage it all so well!

Pottery Barn in Blue

Looking for something a little less expensive? Then you must look for the accessories at Ikea! Especially if you already have great furniture choices. I have an Ikea table and I LOVE it! Especially when it is decorated with my pillows and white planters!

Ikea in Blue

Love the look that the blue gives to the backyard?  Swap out the green or add red and white and you will impress with your Independence Day backyard decor!


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