Category Archives: Fabric

How to Cope with Naked Soap

Fill a wire basket with fabric covered soap without spending a lot of money! Continue reading

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Take Heart Valentine Quilt and Tea Cozy

In 1989, I made this heart inspired quilt for my dad when he was having a pace-maker implanted. Twenty-five years later, I revisited the fabric scraps and mixed them with other scraps to make this tea cozy! Combine the strip … Continue reading

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Craft Your Own Valentine Heart (Placemat)

Sew a quilted heart placemat today for a sweet Valentine supper tomorrow!  Choose six complementary fabrics, three in each light and dark shades. I picked a spring green and strawberry red garden color theme. You’ll need 1/4 yard of each … Continue reading

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Tea Cozy with a French Twist

I made a slightly larger tea cozy because I didn’t think I had enough of these tea pot warmers in my collection (see previous post). The blue tea cups on a background of brilliant yellow give the cozy a French … Continue reading

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Mini Tea Cozies So Sweet You Won’t Need Sugar

My tiny 1 1/2 cup teapot was in need of a cozy. It swam in a regular-sized cozy, so I decided to make one (or two) to suit it. The pattern measures 9 inches by 11 1/2 inches before sewing. … Continue reading

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The Joint is Jumpin’ – Fabric Art By the Sea

I had dinner at The Mad Batter restaurant in Cape May, NJ (inspiration for my middle grade book The Tide Changers) where Meryl Simon Nelson‘s wonderful fabric art was displayed. Here’s a sampling:

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