5 Tips for Making an Upcycled Quilt

If cutting fabrics apart and sewing them back together again (a quilter's specialty!) can give more life to some of these environmentally expensive fibers, I'm more than happy to do it. 

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I Made a Jacket from a Vintage Quilt

Last week, I finally enjoyed my five days of crafting and business classes. It was everything I had hoped it would be. To summarize, I met some people, learned some things, and left feeling empowered.

But my favorite thing I took away from the conference was a jacket.

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Quilts That Do Good

Sometimes our passions pull us in different directions, and we have to choose between quilting and the other things we care about. But sometimes we get lucky, and our passions come together.  These quilts have been made entirely from fibers rescued from the landfill. Upcycling existing fabrics reduces water usage, carbon emissions, and potentially even deforestation. And my boys and I are creating these together.

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Giving a Beloved Holiday a Refresh

Since the pandemic began, it seems we've all been rethinking our lives in one way or another. This is especially true this Christmas season.

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All the Quilts I've Loved and Lost

It can be so hard to part with a beautiful quilt. From choosing the fabrics, cutting and stitching the pieces, and watching the pattern emerge, we put a bit of ourselves into the quilt. 

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Plant Inspired Quilt Patterns

I've always been better at crafts than keeping plants alive. Maybe you can relate?

But last year changed that. Being cooped up inside an apartment during lockdown made me want to bring some outdoors in.

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Quilting from Crisis to Calm

Seeing this quilt stitch together has been like a deep cleansing breath again and again. 

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My Top 10 Quilts of 2020

But before we purge 2020 from our memories altogether, let's appreciate some of the shared good that has come from our collective challenges. I'm talking about quilts.

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Christmas All Year

"Next year I'll be ready for Christmas on time!" Sound familiar? Meet my newest pattern, a cutie you don't have to finish by Christmas. Let's share some holiday magic all year!

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Free Patterns for the Holidays

With the spirit of giving, I have a new energy to sew for my friends and family. But of course the projects need to be quick and cute. Take a look at these free quilt patterns you can download today.

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