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http://imaginegnats.blogspot.com/2013/07/are-you-ready-for-selfish-sewing-week.html

 

I’ve never added a button to my blog before so I cut and pasted all the gobblty gook that was under the graphic and repasted it here..  We’ll see…   Ok, it didn’t work.  I’ll be back with a working button but for now, click on the web address above.

 

In September (the 23-29th) Imagine Gnat is hostessing a Selfish Sewing Week.  Now, I sew a lot for myself since I have no kids but there is a tiny voice in my head saying things like “Shouldn’t you be working on Zac’s quilt?” or “You haven’t made anything for those new babies yet and there are 3 of them!!!”  So, I’m excited about Selfish Sewing Week because I can tell those voices to go away, this week I’m sewing for me.

I hope you will join me.  I’m going to come up with a couple of great projects that you can only see right here!

I need testers!

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I need embroidery testers! I have started to design my own in the hoop patterns and need to have testers. You need to have a 5"x7" hoop for the first one, which is my bless me tissue holder. Please email me - christine@thesewzoneusa.com and tell me what file ext. your machine requires. If you got the tissue holder before, I have changed it a bit. Thanks!

I need embroidery testers! I have started to design my own in the hoop patterns and need to have testers. You need to have a 5″x7″ hoop for the first one, which is my bless me tissue holder. Please email me – christine@thesewzoneusa.com and tell me what file ext. your machine requires. If you got the tissue holder before, I have changed it a bit. Thanks!

Fairy Dust

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Fairy Dust

This is not my idea or my picture. I wanted to save this from Facebook and this was the only way I could figure it out. If anyone can tell me whose wonderful idea this is, I’d be happy to share that info.
FAIRIES IN A JAR DIRECTIONS:
1. Cut a glow stick and shake the contents into a jar.
2. Add diamond glitter
3. Seal the top
4. Shake hard

Fun and easy apron

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I belong to Threadbias, a very fun place for sewists to play together. I’m hosting an apron swap (https://www.threadbias.com/groups/progressive-swap/forum_threads/april-apron-swap#11) and this is the project for the swap. Here’s the link for the apron: http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/CraftIdeas/CraftIdeas-Apron.html. Of course I had to add some embroidery! The rooster is a free file I got from Threado. They send out a free design everyday .

Tissue holders- in the hoop project free!

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Bless you! Tissue covers
Fabric- 4 pcs. 4.5”x6.25”
Stabilizer- tear away
Hoop- at least 5”x7”
Press 2 of the rectangles the long way so that you have 2 pcs., 2.25”x6.25”.

1. Stitch first line then stop. Lay 1 of the folded pieces so that fold is on the left stitch line. Use tape at the top and bottom to keep in place.

2. Stitch the 2nd line. Place 2nd folded piece so that raw edge lines up with stitched line. Tape.

3. Stitch. This 3rd line is an outline of the entire piece.
4. Then the “Bless you!” will stitch. Stop.

5. Take the 2 remaining pieces of fabric and place them wrong sides together. Lay them down over the outline stitch. Stitch.

6. This last line is the inside outline. You are done stitching.
Remove piece from hoop and stabilizer. Trim between the 2 sewn lines, about an 1/8th of an inch from the inside line and closer at corners.

On the stabilizer side, pull apart the opening and turn right side out, poking out the corners.

Press and TA DA!!
Bless you! Tissue covers
Fabric- 4 pcs. 4.5”x6.25”
Stabilizer- tear away
Hoop- at least 5”x7”
Press 2 of the rectangles the long way so that you have 2 pcs., 2.25”x6.25”.

1. Stitch first line then stop. Lay 1 of the folded pieces so that fold is on the left stitch line. Use tape at the top and bottom to keep in place.

2. Stitch the 2nd line. Place 2nd folded piece so that raw edge lines up with stitched line. Tape.

3. Stitch. This 3rd line is an outline of the entire piece.
4. Then the “Bless you!” will stitch. Stop.

5. Take the 2 remaining pieces of fabric and place them wrong sides together. Lay them down over the outline stitch. Stitch.

6. This last line is the inside outline. You are done stitching.
Remove piece from hoop and stabilizer. Trim between the 2 sewn lines, about an 1/8th of an inch from the inside line and closer at corners.

On the stabilizer side, pull apart the opening and turn right side out, poking out the corners.

Press and TA DA!!

tissue holder