Monthly Archives: September 2009

Oh. More?

Apparently, some of the fabrics I slept-shopped must have been backordered, because another box arrived today, from Pink Chalk Fabrics. I don’t like red and black together much, [..]

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The Cliche Country Fabric 9-Patch

Thus far, I have about 25 blocks. I’m posting photos of them because I know you won’t judge me for not having vacuumed my bedroom floor in two [..]

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Do You Think the Rain Will Ruin the Rhubarb?

In the batch of organic veggies our local farm provided us with this weekend was 7 or 8 stalks of rhubarb. This is something I haven’t often bought, [..]


What's on your design wall?

Judy from Patchwork Times has us posting our work environments again today, asking what we’ve got on our design wall. My “design wall” is an old sheet nailed [..]

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"Show Us Your Stash"

Judy from Patchwork Times asked to see her readers’ stashes. Oh my. Some of these folks are amazingly organized with vast libraries of fabric. Take, for example, her [..]

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Ironing is the inspiration-killer. Unpacking the Anna Maria Horner package had my brain singing with possibilities. I pre-washed and dried and… was left with this giant mess. Looking [..]


Christmas, Part Trois

The third (and presumably final) package arrived today, the much-anticipated Anna Maria Horner parcel. Her packaging may just outdo SMS: Inside, we find this – WOW COLOR: Holy [..]

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Pre-Washing Fixes Stuff

As it turns out, pre-washing the cheap fabrics seems to have taken a lot of the “tacky” feel out of them. I noticed, as I was putting them [..]

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Pre-Washing Do's and Don'ts

Tip: Do pre-wash your fabrics in warm water and dry on medium to get any shrinkage out of the way before you cut. Don’t wash your husky mix’s [..]

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Christmas in September, Part Deux

The package from Connecting Threads was waiting for me on the porch tonight, and I tore into it with glee. I’m sorry I always eat all of your [..]

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