40th Anniversary Canvas Painting Gift

My parents just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in January. Being a creative type I thought it would be fitting to make them something in celebration. I looked up a lot of ideas but this particular item kept popping up and catching my eye. I used this as my inspiration and came up with this…   It feels so good to give from the hand and heart. Happy anniversary Mom and Dad!   I’m linking at these parties.

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Organizing Sewing Needles & Pins

I have 4 sewing machines. My 8 year old daughter and I each have a basic Kenmore, I have a serger, and I have my long-arm quilting machine. Each of these machines has their own needles and I use different lengths of pins for a variety of projects. Now how to organize them all so I can find them when I need them? The Domestic Diva’s Disaster’s blog has also had this problem and she posted an informative article on just how to organize the needles and pins. What is your favourite tip and/or how do you organize your supplies?

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Quilt Binding Basics

Many quilters I know (including myself) find the binding bitter-sweet. In some ways it is wonderful knowing that once complete your project is done. In other ways making and attaching the binding fabric is quite fiddly and time-consuming. Heather, from The Sewing Loft has created a picture tutorial “Quilt Binding Made Simple”.

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Scrap Jar Star Quilt Tutorial

I am starting to get quite a lot of scraps from my quilt and sewing projects. What to do with them? Make a scrap quilt. Sometimes I find scrap quilts are “messy” looking. This Scrap Jar Star quilt from Gigi’s Thimble is stunning and doesn’t look very scrappy at all. Visit her blog for a FREE tutorial on creating this lovely piece of art (and scrap eater!!).

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Long-Arm Quilting

Baby Chevron Quilt

I had the pleasure of long-arm quilting this purple and green chevron baby quilt for Irene B. of Bear Hug Quilts. The pantograph used is Mod Dotz.  I’m sharing this post at these linky parties.

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Crochet Rose Heart Wreath FREE Pattern

Are you getting into the Valentine’s Day project groove yet? Petals to Picots has this fantastic idea to crochet a Rose Heart wreath. Check out the tutorial on her blog. What are you planning to make for Valentine’s Day this year?

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Welcome! I'm Elizabeth. The Ruthless Crafter specializes in knit and crochet character hats for makers and wearers. My mission is to help you express your playful side.

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