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The Strawberry Creek Quilts Gift Guide - November 2021

I'm releasing a new collection of handmade items this Wednesday, November 24th at 9 AM PST/ 12 PM EST. These items were made with holiday gifting in mind. In this gift guide, I'm showing you each item my collection + suggestions for gifting. I'm linking to some of my favorite products for this gift guide, and I've used affiliate links where available. If you purchase through my links, I may earn a small commission.    Mini Quilt Ornaments Available ready-made here, or made-to-order here, $14.  Perfect For: The Holiday Host Pairs Well With:  A bottle of wine A box of chocolates This Roland Pine candle, also available as a votive trio or a small tin candle The Mini Pouch Available here, $7.  Perfect For: Neighbors,...

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How to Inventory Your Unfinished Objects + Free Worksheet Download

  It’s UFOvember, a month-long blog hop dedicated to finding, cataloging, and dealing with your unfinished projects! Bobbie over at The Geeky Bobbin hosts UFOvember every year, and kindly invited me to be part of this year’s programming. To see the full list of contributors, scroll to the bottom of this post.  Ah, UFOs. We’ve all got them. No, I’m not talking about aliens! I’m talking about UnFinished Objects, the ghosts of projects past that haunt your sewing room.  I often work on a lot of projects at the same time— a few quilts, a garment or two, maybe some other crafty experiment on the side. Many projects, many stages of completion, some things I love working on and others...

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Patchwork Potholder Tutorial - Aurifil + Olfa Stitch & Slice Challenge 2021

    The Challenge Every year, Aurifil + Olfa team up for the Stitch and Slice Challenge. Both companies challenge their artists to create fun new projects with their tools and materials. When I heard that this year’s theme was gift giving, I knew I wanted to show you how to make these cute potholders!      These potholders are a quick, scrap-busting make. They gift well around the holidays, and you can make them in a variety of colors depending on your style. Make a few in an afternoon and you’ve got gifts for your neighbors, colleagues, or dinner hosts.    I used Karen Nyberg’s Aurifil Thread collection, Earth Views, for color inspiration. Karen is an astronaut who sews...

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The Simple Stripes Quilt - Tester Quilts

A throw-sized Simple Stripes Quilt from Lindsey of Pear Tree Designs Co.    I was lucky enough to have five fabulous testers for the Simple Stripes Quilt! All of them put their own spin on this pattern. Some went bold + minimal, and others mixed things up with prints and jelly rolls! I'll show you all of their makes below. (Plus, a bonus from a fabric shop friend who made a sample - it's super cute!)       Amanda | The Quilt Smith | Instagram Amanda made the Simple Stripes Quilt in Ruby Star Society's Golden Hour prints. She used a Junior Jelly Roll (20 strips) for the accent fabric, and used yardage for the background. I am SO stunned by how her...

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The Simple Stripes Quilt - Cover Quilt + Kits

  The Simple Stripes Quilt Pattern is now live in the shop!  About the Simple Stripes Quilt  The Simple Stripes Quilt is a minimalist pattern with a little something for everyone! This pattern was a true labor of love, and I can't wait to tell you all about it.      The design challenge I set myself with this pattern was to create something that was extremely low waste. I won't call this quilt zero-waste -- it's not! -- but it will leave you with minimal leftover scrappage. Whether you make the baby size or the throw size, you'll end up with so little waste that it will easily fit in the palm of your hand! You'll end up with a few...

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