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Tool Time Tuesday...2*10 Apron Tutorial

Hi to all my wonderful blogging friends out there! I want to say thank you to all my new friends who clicked the follower button this week. A great big hug to everyone!

Today's "Tool" for this Tuesday is an easy one...
Your sewing machine!! space
Here is a super easy tutorial for a 2*10 apron.

What's a 2*10 Apron you ask? Well, hop over to Stash Manicure (click the red link to go) and you will find my tutorial full of pictures on how to make an apron for yourself or for gifts. space I was asked by Rae Ann to do a guest post on her amazing blog. Stash Manicureis a place where you'll find wonderful ideas from other bloggers on how to organize and start using your stash of fabric. Even though we may find ways of using up our stash, it doesn't mean we can't buy more fabric...right?

Sorry to my friends who are also friends on Stash Manicure and you saw this tutorialyesterday, but it's a good one and I wanted to share it with all of you. space The aprons will make …

What's a Fat Quarter You Ask?...

I've had a few emails asking what a fat quarter is. Fat quarters are those little folded squares of fabric you see at your local quilt shop or larger chain fabric stores. They are usually in front of the bolts of fabric. They are pre cut pieces of the bolts for a quick purchase (because you know I LOVE to wait in those lines at the cutting table in the big chain stores LOL), small project or scrap quilts. Here's a quick picture explanation.
Here is a piece of fabric that is one yard long...see the yard stick on the bottom. The fabric is unfolded, so the selvage (finished) edges are on the top and bottom.

Here is a close up of the 36 inch length of fabric.

Now cut that 36 inch length in half at 18 inches.

Here are the 2 strips 18 inches by the width of fabric (WOF).

Now, the usual width of fabric ranges from 42"-45" (that's the vertical ruler on the right)

Minus the white edge of the selvage, this fabric is just about 44 inches.

Now cut that in half at 22 inches.


Sharing on Sunday #9 Christmas in July...

Image is July 25th. Don't hate me for saying this, but Christmas is 5 months away from TODAY! and how appropriate for the last Christmas in July give away.

This week's give away is a brand new bucket of 40 Christmas cookie cutters.

There are 20 designs with 2 of each standard size and one mini.

Here are the pictures of the cookie cutters.

What's wonderful about cookie cutters is the many uses for them. You know me...never use something for real purpose. cookies (that one is obvious, lol )cut out rice crispy treatsmake fudge in each one and give as a giftChristmas tree ornamentstie them together for a wreath or hang them from a wreathhang a tag on each one for a dinner place carduse a napkin ringtemplates for scrap bookingcut out shapes from card stock and make gift tagshow can I not mention Quilt Appliques!!cut out sandwiches for childrencut out shapes from pancakesFor me, I use cookie cutters for everything else but cookies. I tend to make drop cookies rather t…

Winner of Sharing on Sunday Christmas in July...

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. The winner of last week's peppermint paper set is #26...

Elizabeth from Such a Sew and Sew space just send me an email with your snail mail address. space You must go visit her blog. The whole blog is great, but scroll down until you see her Snowball quilt she made for her sister's wedding shower. It is FANTASTIC!!! My favorite is the free motion quilting that makes the quilt all crinkly and her snowballs are sooo cute too. Love it!

Be back with another Sharing on Sunday give away in a bit, ~Karen~