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How to: Piecing Free Form Triangles with Jean Wells
Jean is a home, staying safe and busy in her studio. She wanted to share a technique she's been having fun with...
DIY Felt Hydrangea Bouquet
Here in Central Oregon, spring flowers are just starting to poke through the ground. We couldn't wait for them to bloom and bring a little spring cheer, so we made our own flowers. Our bouquet has the added advantages of...
Face Mask Tips, Patterns, and Information
Face masks are in desperate need and anyone who can sew, can help. We've gathered the best information and patterns we could find and added some of our own tips and tricks in this post. We also created...
Dreaming in Color - Color Balancing with Jean Wells
The past two months have been filled with the bright colors of summer even though it is winter in Sisters. This is the time of year that I work on quilts that will be donated to fundraisers for Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Our theme...
DIY Grocery Tote
Oregon recently passed a law banning single use plastic bags, and adding a five cent charge to paper bags in many retail situations. This has us thinking about reusable tote bags. Besides being Eco-friendly and saving you from extra charges, fabric bags are...
Dreaming in Color - Shades of Winter with Jean Wells
It is January, and as I write this blog it is trying to snow outside. To so many people, the winter colors in the landscape are dull and uninviting. When I take time...
No Knit Yarn Hats
These adorable yarn hats only take a few minutes to put together and make charming package toppers or a quick last minute ornament to give. 
DIY Adjustable Dog Collar

This week we're going to the dogs with a DIY adjustable collar. By making your own collar you can ensure a great fit, trust in the quality of the hardware and workmanship, and show off...

 

Make Your Own Veggie Bags
Every little bit helps when in comes to living greener. One way to make a difference is by using reusable produce bags, instead of plastic. While reducing your plastic use is an obvious benefit...
Dreaming in Color - Color Inspiration through Travel with Jean Wells
There is something magical about seeing a place for the first time. I was fortunate to be able to attend Valori Wells and Kelly Sheets Morocco Creatives Retreat in November. Valori has been to Morocco several times and her photos...
Little Wallet - Tutorial
One of our most popular patterns is Valori's Little Wallet. It's easy to understand why - it's quick to make, only needs two fat quarters, and...
Sew Your Own Pillowcase Using the Burrito Method
Chances are if you've been sewing for any length of time, you've made a pillowcase or two. They are always useful, and...
DIY Beeswax Wraps
While you're thinking about gifts this year, consider giving a gift to our environment and try using beeswax wraps instead of plastic wrap. Beeswax wraps are a wonderful natural alternative for keeping food protected. Use them in...
Give Memories - Teach Kids to Sew
If you're reading this, it's likely that sewing and/or quilting are hobbies you love. Having the skill to make something for yourself is immensely satisfying, and crafting is a wonderful way to...
Knit or Crochet Soap Cozies - Free Patterns
I hear some of you thinking..."What's a soap cozy?" It's basically a washcloth that your soap fits inside of. The cozy adds...
Curvy Tree Ornaments - 12 Projects of Christmas #4
These ornaments are so cute you'll want to make an entire forest of them! Anyone would love to receive one as a hostess gift or package topper, but you probably won't want to part with your trees once they're done. 
Dreaming in Color - The Value of a Library with Jean Wells
With the cost of fabric rising, many people are more selective and do not buy for their stash as much as they used to. My advice is...
Messenger Bag - Embellishment Options
It's week three of our 12 Projects of Christmas newsletter series and this week we're making a messenger bag. Man or woman, boy or girl, everyone needs to carry things. A messenger bag is an ideal...
Pincushions - Pretty Experiments
Every crafter needs a pincushion, or two, or three. Even more than that, crafters need a way to experiment. You can't grow or improve as a quilter without...
Lucy & Logan - Freezer Paper Method for Machine Stitched Faces
Let's kick off our crafting season with a great gift for kids. Lucy & Logan, adorable cat and dog stuffies, are sure to bring smiles Christmas morning or anytime. Enjoy making...
Dreaming in Color - Palette Play with Jean Wells
Back to school for me is more time for creative pursuits. I am putting the garden to bed, and this weekend I cleaned the studio. I found...