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Want to try a triangle quilt but too afraid to get started?  This Scrap Attack Quilt-Along at Stitched in Color.  Carefully explained instructions with great illustrations might help eliminate any fear and have you putting those great scraps to good use!


Triangle Quilt Tutorial by Stitched in Color

Triangle Quilt Tutorial by Stitched in Color


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Pretty projects made with Heather Bailey’s latest collection!


Flutter Dress by Two Snuggle Bugs

Flutter Dress by Two Snuggle Bugs


Flag Bunting by Starlit Nest Gifts

Flag Bunting by Starlit Nest Gifts


Patchwork Quilt by Pieces of Pine

Patchwork Quilt by Pieces of Pine


Coin Purse by Pink Lady Designs

Coin Purse by Pink Lady Designs


Pin Cushion by Elle David

Pin Cushion by Elle David


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If you are planning a Halloween sewing project but would rather not use novelty fabrics, then this bundle from Cuts of Cotton is perfect!  A seasonal palette of black, gold, and orange works well to make festive decor that is understated and sophisticated!



Here’s what Emily has included in her bundle:


Half Inch Stripe in Black
Pearl Bracelet in Shadow
Feathers in Black
Text in Black
Pearl Bracelet in Taupe Pearl
Party Streamer in Gold
Quilter’s Linen in Ochre
Oval Elements in Tangerine Tango
Dotten Ovals in Orange


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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Fabricworm – Our Sale this week is 15% Off Select Moda Fabrics! The Sale ends 9/18 @ 8 AM PST.

Canton Village Quilt Works – All Kona Cotton Solids will be on sale beginning Saturday and going through Sunday.  They will be marked down to $5.30 per yard.

Sew Modern – has 20-40% off ZaZa Zoo, Catnap by Lizzie House, Safari Moon by Art Gallery and mucho mas in our EPIC sale section!

Pink Castle Fabrics – This week we are running 25% off all bundles with code BUNDLE25

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!

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My photos are not uploading.  Yesterday and today I keep getting an error message, and I just hate posting without pretty pictures to see and inspire you.  So I’m just going to have to try to add them in later.

What’s missing are photos of the projects I’m currently working on for a craft fair at the end of the month.  I had an odd number of people ask for aprons last year (is that weird?) so hopefully they will be back this year to buy them!

First, I’ve been mass producing these utility aprons from a tutorial I found at Rosey Corner Creations.  I just love coordinating the fabrics and these are so easy to make that it could easily get out of hand!  These would make great gifts for teachers, gardeners…just about anyone who needs a free hand.  I’m going to have to make one especially for myself for the craft fair day!

Then, of course I wanted to try my hand at a chef’s apron.  I found this easy and really quite hilarious tutorial from Instructibles.com.  Seriously, if you like a sewing tutorial that makes you laugh, this one is for you.  I strung ribbon through for the strap just for this photo purpose (don’t yell at me yet!) because I haven’t decided if I want to cheat and use either pre-made bias tape or just some soft cotton webbing.  I’ll likely opt for the webbing, but I haven’t been able to get my hands on any just yet.  I’m making them all with the decor weight fabric from Riley Blake’s Lost and Found line.

And finally, in the spirit of the season, I found this simple tutorial (notice I keep saying “simple”?  I need simple!) for stuffed fabric pumpkins at Craft Buds.  I love using the branches for stems because it adds a natural element.  I chose pre-cut felt leaves because I happened to have them on hand and liked how they looked.

I hope you check out these great tutorials because if I can do them, anyone can!