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Where the Fabric Flows?!


Where have I moved?? Seriously, there are ZERO ‘quilt shops’ in Pensacola, Florida.  Don’t get me wrong or misunderstand, there are fabric stores, but there are no “quilt shops”. Oh well, on to other things.   F    A   B   R   I   C  !   I just can not get enough fabric! The sight, the scent,…

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Facing the ‘lasts’ in life as a mom


Good vs. Bad ‘Lasts’ in Life Bad ‘Lasts’: The ‘lasts’ in life have not been an easy thing for me, for the most part, they came without warning. This year marks the ‘last’ of my children graduating from high school. Ugh! When I think about my youngest entering her senior year of high school, I get choked up and teary…

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Rainy Day Crafts for Crafters


It’s one major rainy, dark day here in Troy, Ohio and I’m ‘stuck’ as to what I can sew because everything is packed in our SUV for the ‘big move’.  I thought perhaps I would use this moment to sift through the internet to get inspiration for rainy day crafts for crafters from various websites. DISCLAIMER: *I do use affiliate links and…

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Sewing Needle & UpCycling for Cash


Today is Earth Day 2017 and I was inspired to post a blog post today after reading Angelika’s blog Fish Adventures 17  post “How to keep the world around you clean.”  During our brainstorming session this week (I mentor her) she spoke about wanting to make a difference in the world around her. I wasn’t going to post my own blog…

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Finding Peace in the Pieces of Scraps


Finding Peace in Life’s Scraps If you are a crafter whether it be fabric or paper crafting you might notice that you keep scraps. I know that the scraps of fabric from my mom and grandma’s sewing projects quickly became my personalized masterpieces, all created with their scraps. They could have easily thrown them out with the day’s trash but…

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Best Beach Themed Quilts Online


I don’t know about you but I’m so OVER this Ohio winter! In fact, the past 5 months I’ve been planning my future around moving back to Florida (no, I’m not joking). I don’t know when it will happen, I just know that I’m planning on it happening! After taking a break from my online Health Information Management classes I decided to…

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Craftsy Merges with Michaels 2017


Have you heard the news about Michaels Craft Store and Craftsy? I spent some time today surfing the online sewing world for news related to my favorite hobby, or should I say, business? I was surprised to read the news about Craftsy merging with Michaels Craft Store (click here to read the entire press release). Just to be sure we…

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How to Make Fabric Labels for the DIY Crafter in 2017


How to make your own fabric clothing and craft labels?   Welcome back to My Sewing Needle.com! I hope today finds you well and full of creative juices! Lately, I’ve been creating my own patterns and found that I needed to take a 5-minute break and if you know me, you’ll know that my breaks are centered around increasing my…

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Online Sewing Needle Craft Books and Patterns


Sew Useful: Simple Storage Solutions to Sew for the Home Book by Debbie Shore Price: $19.24 Sew Better, Sew Faster: Smart Construction Price: $49.99 Annie’s Cut It, Sew It, Stow It Book by Ebony Love Price: $7.79 Bird Brain Designs Sew Sweet RedWork Needlework Embroidery Set Pattern Price: $2.59 Cluck Cluck Sew Nautical Pattern Price: $7.09 Krause Publications Sew To…

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