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As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others.  You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer.  In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products.  I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five.  Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Charm Pack Table Runner

In a desperate effort to usher in something remotely resembling Spring, I made up this quick little table runner.  The weather is sooooo rainy and cold here in Utah.  More fuel to feed the flames of my whining to move back to a warmer climate!  Sorry DH.  Anyway, I love to use charm packs for quick table runners and home dcor.  This is my take on my favorite table runner pattern #376 Tutti-Frutti by  Pieces From My Heart .


 I purchased the fabric charm pack (Lovely, by Sandy Gervais) from my favorite online quilt shop, Fat Quarter Shop


I added the yellow crochet flowers and the green applique leaves.  And instead of adding the half-circle border as illustrated on the pattern, I simply used traditional binding (I didn't have enough of the charm pack squares left for the border).  Here's a close up of the crocheted flowers.


C'mon Spring, I'm waiting!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Amazing Fit Skirt - Simplicity 2475

I've been looking for a TNT skirt pattern that can be used for casual, denim skirt and flip flop days yet versatile enough to dress up with a blouse and jacket for a suited look.  This one fits the bill.   The fabric is some kind of a wool/poly mix that I picked up at Hancock’s some time ago.  It was very inexpensive fabric that I intended to use solely as my muslin.  It ended up being a wearable muslin.  The pocket flaps are made from faux black leather and backed with black satin lining fabric.  I also used the black satin lining fabric for the kick pleat underlay.  Here's a side shot:


The fit truly is amazing.  It's very comfortable without being sloppy or frumpy.  I plan to make the next one in a red linen fabric with a lining.  I didn't line this one as I didn't want to purchase any extra material since this was intended as a muslin.  A complete review of this pattern can be read at Pattern Review