Barbara: A Doxie Stuffie

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This is Barbara or Babs for short, isn’t she adorable!? She is inspired by our friend Sascha’s tiny BFF Barbara. We received a new fabulous cotton canvas fabric from Alexander Henry and thought, wouldn’t this make a great stuffie!? And than we thought, we HAVE to make Barbara! So here she is and we are sharing the pattern for FREE! She is fairly simple to make, you just need to know some basic sewing skills. The pattern can be downloaded in a PDF through the link below. Click this link right here if you would like to purchase the adorable fabric we used, we think it really makes her extra amazing! We added the ability to purchase 2/3 of a yard, which is the exact amount you need to make babs, or you can order in 1/2 yard quantities like usual.

Here is the pattern, enjoy!

Barbara is about 23″ long and 12″ high when finished.

Barbara The Doxie Stuffie Pattern

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Simple Wool Infinity Scarf

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This scarf is a favorite of mine to make for myself and makes a wonderful holiday gift. The best part is it is soooo simple, you can whip out a whole batch of them in no time at all! It can be made with any fabric, but I think it looks best in classic wool fabrics. Our pattern assumes that your fabric is about 60″ wide, so you will just need to piece it, if you want to use something that is 45″ wide. Besides your fabric, you will need basic sewing skills, a sewing machine & thread to match.

We just received a couple of fantastic wool suiting fabrics that are just perfect for this, they are listed by 1/3 yard increments, so that you can easily order to make this scarf as you need 1/3 yard of a 58″ -60″ wide fabric to make each one. Click Here to if you would like to order some from us.

The pattern is in a PDF that can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

Wool Infinity Scarf

Enjoy! I hope you are making a little bit of your Holidays “Homemade”.

Clover Mini Iron

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We have been waiting & waiting for this New little wedge Iron from Clover and are SO happy its finally here! They had an earlier version years ago, that we LOVED and it was discontinued, and it was impossible to find a replacement that we liked as much.  But finally they came out with this new version, that is lighter, easier to hold, has a pointier tip, and gets hotter on the high setting. We use this iron for our Machine Applique method, which requires a tiny pointy iron point, but I also love to keep it handy on a mini press board right next to my machine.  This is a new gadget that you will use & use! It is one of our favorite new tools!!

Click the link below if you would like to purchase one from us:

Clover Mini Wedge Iron from Pipers Girls

 

Apliquick Tools Tutorial

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Isn’t this block fabulous!? We made it using a few new tools that we are carrying & loving! We think you will like them too! So we have created a quick tutorial on how to use the Apliquick products. These tools will help you turn the edges over,with ease,for fabulous applique on even the tiniest of shapes. Whether your are doing Applique by machine or hand, when the edges are turned under accurately, it looks just beautiful, and your Quilts will last long enough to become heirlooms. And who doesn’t want beautiful applique results!? Follow the link below to download out tutorial:

Apliquick Tutorial

With a little bit of practice, tiny applique images like the ones we made above from the Story Quilt Books will be simple for you. We are making a Winter Theme applique quilt that incorporates this little girl & dog. Stay tuned! We think its going to be fabulous!

We sell the Apliquick products online, they are less expensive in a set that includes everything you need to get started or we also sell everything separately. Click here to order.

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The Penny Scarf


I have been having so much fun making these little scarves! They are simple and quick to finish, perfect knitting while on a Netflix marathon. I also think they are quite stylish, and look great on everyone! I made the one shown above using Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed. Once I finished it, I started one in a beautiful white, made from her Cashmerino Aran Yarn. This pattern will knit wonderfully in any Aran weight yarn you love. Of course , we would love for you to purchase some yarn from us, so you can do that through the links below. But we are giving you the pattern for FREE.

Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Aran in Charcoal

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Off White

Click the link below to download a PDF version of our pattern:

The Penny Scarf

If you are having trouble getting the pattern, I am sorry and I am not sure why. I can tell that it is working for most people because I can see how many times it has been downloaded. Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat so you can open a PDF. If you still have trouble. please leave me a NICE comment and I would be happy to email you a copy directly.

and just for good measure here is another copy of The Penny Scarf pattern.

We hope you enjoy making them as much as we are!

Here is a sneak peek of the white one I am working on now, what do you think?!

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