Action Figure Holder

It’s that time of week again and this tutorial couldn’t come at a better time! I’m in Star Wars prep mode as the new movie comes out in a few months so this fun Action figure Holder was a must! I needed a way to organize my kids action figures (Okay you caught me, they’re mine…) and this was the perfect project to do it!

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These can be used to hold jewelry, crafty supplies, tech gadgets, anything and everything that would fit and you need to take on the go!

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Fabric Post Cards

The technology we have today is incredible! We can push a button on a machine in our kitchen and our food is cooked, we didn’t even have to gather wood or tend a fire! We can lay in bed in our pajamas, teeth not even brushed yet and order fabric to be sent right to your doorstep! We can send messages to people across the world without even picking up a writing utensil! The conveniences we have are phenomenal!

**SOAP BOX OPINION** Yes, technology has made the world a more simple place (Except when I can’t get my wifi to work! Game over when that happens!) but I remember the days of hand written letters and anxiously waiting for the mailman to arrive! Although I love waiting  for the mailman these days when a box of fabric is headed my way, I miss the times of sentimental hand written letters and cards! Bills don’t quite qualify…

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This week’s tutorial is a fun and easy way to bring back snail mail! Fabric postcards!!! That’s right, post cards made entirely of fabric! These are so fun to make AND receive!

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Dancing Dots Quilt

I think we’ve all worked on a project when we just didn’t have enough fabric! You know the drill, you buy what you think is plenty of fabric, get to work and then BOOM! You’re running out of fabric and you’re not even close to being done! You could go get more fabric but you’re on a deadline! Maybe it’s just me, but that is exactly what happened for this project when I designed it many years ago! I had to use every little scrap I had to make the background big enough to do my applique patterns on top!


Although I was sweating over it at the time, I ended up changing the original pattern to match the creation I made in a crunch! I loved the new scrappy look that it had!

This quilt is fun because of the muted background that gives movement and the Dancing Dots on the top that are appliqued down! It’s a great project because we can practice some curved piecing, straight piecing and even applique! I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

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Reverse Applique Tutorial

This week’s tutorial is super fun! I know I say that every week, but I really mean it this time!! I love applique and I love to explore the possibilities of applique! Check out the new tutorial to learn how to make this Reversed Applique Quilt!!

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Ballistic Beach Bag

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Let’s be honest here, a person can never have too many bags! My wife has so many that she has a bag to hold all her bags! It’s a little ridiculous but it’s okay because I love her. It’s also okay because I’m an enabler of the bag craze! Today’s tutorial is a great example of that!!

We live in California and go to the beach a lot! So this bag was a necessity for my families’ bag collection! We use this one for grocery shopping, days at the park and just about any time we have to carry things! (Except for sneaking snacks into the theatre… it doesn’t work too well for that!)

This is my son using his bag while on duty as a Junior Lifeguard!

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Coming Home Quilt

There is something majestic about seeing an eagle. Whether it’s flying overhead, your favorite team’s mascot or even on a quilt, eagles are beautiful creatures. Eagles are especially beautiful if you live in the US like me! They represent freedom and the birth of our great nation!

Coming Home Quilt

This fun quilt was originally made for Quilted In Honor. Quilted In Honor (QIH), led by Island Batik, is a fund raising initiative for Operation Homefront, one of the top military fund raising organizations, and is intended to harness the collective power of the quilting industry to give back to the ones that need it most. I was so happy to work with such a great organization and help those who have protected our freedoms. 

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