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Using scrap stash!

I am always looking for a way to use up my scrap stash of fabrics. Lately, I have been crocheting quite a bit in the evenings and I find myself saving bits of yarn scraps because I hate to throw them away. I am a tiny bit worried that my scrap collection of yarn will...

Charm square projects!

I have been working diligently on making quilted table runners for the large craft show in our area. I also had some sweet charm squares I wanted to use for a baby quilt. I love using charm squares (5″ squares of fabric) for lots of different projects. I used...

Pork Rub for Slow Cooked Pork!

I am making pulled pork for my granddaughter’s graduation party. I am going to make at least 3 pork shoulders and I needed a good recipe for the rub. I read several and then made up my own. I am not going to brine the pork shoulders but I will slather them up...

Ugly into useful!

Wondering what to do with an ugly quilt block? I have a solution that can (at least) turn it into something useful. I bought a bag of assorted cotton quilt fabric at the Goodwill. I could see there was quality fabric (Moda and Maywood Studios) but I could not tell...

Using up cotton yarn

I found some cotton yarn in my stash and started poking around on Pinterest to see if I could find a project. I did! I made cozies for Mason (Ball) jars. Though I am not sure any of the tutorials specified cotton yarn, I think these turned out so cute! I used the...

Easy Window Privacy Project

I live in a “twin” house in a small town in Pennsylvania. Many homes in our area were built replicating the way homes were built back in the day in Germany…right off the street and very close together. When my home was renovated several years ago,...

Mittens!

  I have been making mittens. Lots and lots of mittens. There isn’t a thrift store in my area that still has any pretty wool sweaters because I have bought all of them! All of the wool is washed in hot water and dried on the highest heat my drier can...

Finished quilt top!

  It feels like FOREVER since I made a quilt so I made this sweet quilt top from a charm pack I purchased from Missouri Star Quilt Company a couple of weeks ago. It is the perfect size for a lap or couch throw.   In order to make a decent size throw with...
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Suzan

Hi! I am Suzan and I live in a very small town in southeastern Pennsylvania. I began my sewing journey when I was 14 years old and made my first dress. After moving to Pennsylvania I discovered quilting and realized how much I enjoyed working with fabric and design. Learn more about me here.