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Wool Penny Rugs — The Perfect Cold Weather Project

As we start another new year and cold weather is upon us, what better way to fill the long, dark evenings than to make something easy and beautiful? Wool Penny rugs were first made using leftover scraps of wool that … Continue reading

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Seven Stocking Stuffer Ideas for People Who Sew

I really enjoy finding small stocking stuffers at Christmas time. I’m always looking for cool stuff on Etsy and Pinterest. I also have quite a few items on Etsy that I sell myself. Below are a few items that any … Continue reading

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Beautiful Big Dogs

This book has a few surprises in it. Besides being packed with thirty-five different large dog patterns, it also has several duck decoy patterns which could be made into a  duck quilt for the very special guy in your life. … Continue reading

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Pink Flamingo in Wool

I stitched my Flamingo Pattern up in wool just to see how it would look. Then, I added tabs around the exterior and made it into a wool penny rug. (Click here for the wool pattern.) I used plastic safety … Continue reading

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Louis Rastetter Chair Update

I’ve finished fixing up my flea market chair from an earlier post. I decided to use one of my Valentine patterns (with a few modifications). This chair had been badly painted with a paintbrush. It had a thick, dull, black paint all … Continue reading

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Santa in the Window

I bought this light-up Santa at a garage sale yesterday. As an April Fool’s joke, my son Christopher, set him up in my sewing room. But it’s got me to thinking that maybe I should design a Christmas quilt pattern. … Continue reading

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My Louis Rastetter Folding Chair

This is my newest project — it is a Louis Rastetter and Sons wooden folding chair. I picked this up at a flea market for $4. It was stuck and wouldn’t fold up and it was covered in a nasty … Continue reading

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Wool Penny Rug with Duck Decoy

I made this wool penny rug using one of the three duck decoy patterns from my Beautiful Big Dogs book. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. The rug measures approximately 16″ x 11″. The pennies are … Continue reading

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Singer 328k

This is my Singer 328k. I really like the way this machine zig-zags. It sews beautifully.

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Wool Penny Rug

Here is another wool penny rug that I finished up this afternoon. I think I’m addicted to these things! For this one I used 1″, 2″, and 3″ circles on 4″ background squares. Then I lashed the squares together with … Continue reading

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