23 Far Out Tie Dye Patterns

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Grab your fortunate son and teach him the ancient, sacred art of tie dying. Okay... maybe it's not that sacred, but tie dying has been around a lot longer than back when you were California dreamin'. Chill out if you don't know how to dye a shirt. These tutorials will teach you how to just let it be and start out simple. For what it's worth, a few Sweet Summer Shirts may be just what you need to get warmed up before you're ready to tackle more complex patterns. Imagine your kids living in … [Continue reading...]

The Chevron Summer: 17 Easy Quilt Patterns

The Chevron Summer: 17 Easy Quilt Patterns

We've gathered up the summer's hottest chevron quilt ideas in this blog post, The Chevron Summer: 17 Easy Quilt Patterns. The crafting term "chevron" gets tossed around a lot. But let's step back...what is a chevron pattern? Basically, a chevron pattern is just a variation of a zig zag pattern, with a reoccurring "v-shape." You can use chevron in quilting in a variety of ways: with quilt blocks, full-sized projects, baby quilts, and unexpected quilting ideas. The reason that chevron … [Continue reading...]

19 Ways to Give New Life to Old Furniture

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Is your garage filled with your beloved thrift store finds?  If you’re like me, you may have an old cabinet in the corner just waiting to be used…or maybe some old chairs that you picked up at a garage sale or an old dresser in your bedroom that was passed on to you that is […]

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Fashion Flashback: 1950′s Inspired Jewelry Making Ideas

Fashion Flashback: 1950's Inspired Jewelry Making Ideas

Sometimes, we all think about what it would feel like to live in a past decade. One of the easiest, and most chic, ways to get a sense of what it might have been like in another decade or century is to wear some fashionable vintage jewelry. AllFreeJewerlyMaking has put together a list of some […]

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13 Reasons to Start Quilting Today

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It’s the middle of the summer, so it’s hot, sticky, humid, and … did I mention … hot? We all need an indoor respite from the brutal summer sun. Why not try quilting? It’s one of the most popular indoor sewing projects among crafters of all kinds. The reason why quilting is a great craft […]

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Do as the Romans Do: 20 Mosaic Project Ideas

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Take a hint from the ancient Romans and decorate your home with lavish mosaic art projects. Did you know that it was common for the wealthiest citizens to have four dining rooms – one for each season? At the House of the Faun in Pompeii, each dining room is decorated in mosaics with colors and […]

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Papercrafting Your Summer Bucket List Memories

Paper Crafting Your Summer Bucket List

This post is brought to you from Martha Bonneau from MugsyBoo. Even though I have had a Pinterest board of summer bucket list ideas for the past few years, this is the first year that I have actually put a list of activities together for our family to try and complete this summer.  Initially the […]

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15 Quick Sewing Projects Under 15 Minutes

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Let’s face it, sewists- you do not have all the time in the world. While we would love to sew for hours on end, life can get in the way. Luckily, you can use quick sewing projects to get your crafting fix in. These quick and easy sewing projects are an excellent way to take […]

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Ragtime Blues: 15 Rag Quilt Patterns

Ragtime Blues: 15 Rag Quilt Patterns

What is a rag quilt and how do you make one? Luckily this blog post will answer any and all of your questions. A rag quilt uses the quilt-as-you-go technique to create a square quilt with exposed seams. Rag quilting is much easier than traditional quilting because you fasten the backing, batting, and top fabric […]

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12 Fantastic Friendship Bracelets

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One of the best ways to accessorize for summer is to pretty up your arms with friendship bracelets!  Great for boys, girls, women, and men, friendship bracelets have made a comeback…and we’re so glad to see their return! Often made with embroidery floss, like this Ultimate Friendship Bracelet, friendship bracelets are fun and easy projects […]

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