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Here’s A Great Winter Project

Chinese Lanterns (more commonly called Courthouse Steps) is a Log Cabin variation, one of many traditional patterns that work well for using up small amounts of fabric. Pieced in the same order as a Log Cabin block, Chinese Lanterns, is coloured in quarters rather than in diagonal halves. In this variation, the colours are planned […] Read more

Time For A Smaller Tree Skirt?

Many of us, not only retirees and singles, are downsizing our Christmas trees and a smaller tree requires a smaller tree skirt. This one uses minimal amounts of Christmas fabric, sews up quickly and is 36 inches in diameter MATER IALS: .8 metre green fabric 1 metre red fabric .5 metre cream OR white fabric […] Read more

Make a Blueberries and Cream quilt

I began making quilts in the early 1980s. I fell in love with scrap quilts, wanted to make one and envied other quilters who had a “stash.” My fabric stash was almost nil and easily stored in one small box. But, as I made one quilt after another, (and worked in a fabric store for […] Read more