Sew Organized for the Busy Girl: Tips to Make the Most of Your Time & Space - 23 Quick & Clever Sewing Projects You'll Love
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Fit sewing into your busy lifestyle with practical tips that will help you put hours back on the clock! Heidi Staples, a creative mom of three, will help you organize your sewing space and works-in-progress so they are ready to roll at a moment's notice. Revive your creative life and make the most of your time with easy-to-implement advice. Stitch up 23 projects, ranging from handcrafted quilts to home decor, children's gifts, and attractive storage cases. With an arsenal of time-savers, you'll finally finish those projects while enjoying a little "you" time at the sewing machine.
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placed on either side of the head, with the top center of the ears pointing toward the center of the face and the open edges of the ears sticking just slightly above the curve of the head +Other body/head piece, right side down Point the ears toward the center of the face before you add the other head/body unit. 6Pin or clip the pieces together. Sew around the perimeter of the stuffed doll. Backstitch at both ends. Leave the bottom open for turning. 7Turn the stuffed doll right side out and
either side of the sketchpad pocket. 6Right sides together, clip or pin the lining and exterior together. On the top end of the unit, use a pencil or fabric marker to mark a point 5˝ from each corner. On each long side, mark another point 5˝ from the corner. Cut a straight line between those 2 points on each side, trimming off 2 triangles and making the envelope shape for the clutch flap. 7Starting on the long side opposite the sketchpad pocket, sew a �˝ seam all the way around the clutch,
choices—you may love it today but wonder what you were thinking later. I try to buy novelty prints only when I have a definite plan for using them. The biggest fabric lengths are always for the quilt backing—usually four to six yards at a time. I buy two or three yards of neutral solids in cotton or linen at a time since I use them often. Occasionally I splurge on a fat quarter stack or a yard of fabric for a special project. But as a rule, my go-to purchase length is the dependable half-yard.
wants to sew but can’t find the time to do it. +An experienced seamstress looking for a few new ideas to streamline the process. Sewing gives you the tools to incorporate your own style into your handmade items. Many modern quilters choose to start a blog. I originally started blogging so that I could share my projects with family members around the country, but it didn’t take me long to branch out from there. Being a part of the online quilting community lets you communicate on a regular