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  • Dragon Princess Finished: Pride and RecriminationsThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here.I measured correctly. Each binding strip was long enough to ...
  • Binding the Dragon PrincessesThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. Dragon Princess has been determined since day one to ...
  • Crossing the NotQuilt BorderThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. I’ve been filling in the border, that strip of ...
  • Adding Seersuckers and Roses to the NotQuiltThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. With the roses on white floral, it was time to ...
  • Filling in the NotQuilt SquaresThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. As I wrote last week, I selected and sewed down ...
  • Filling in the NotQuilt SquaresThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. I’ve done more sewing lately but not more writing. That ...
  • Pitching a Fit Over Cutting NotQuilt Strips to FitThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. Dragon Princess continued to put up a fight. I’ve ripped ...
  • Filling Blocks on the NotQuiltThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. Last week, I talked about picking the fabrics and filling ...
  • Color Theory Comes Into PlayThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. All of the pink butterfly strips are sewn down. That ...
  • NotQuilt Design: Time to Fill in the SquaresThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The next step in the NotQuilt design was to construct ...
  • Evaluating the Dragon Princess GridThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. I finished sewing down the Dragon Princess grid. It makes ...
  • Today’s NotQuilt Lesson: Perfection Kills CreativityThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. I spread Dragon Princess on the floor to check the ...
  • Mathing Out the NotQuilt DesignThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The topmost and bottommost horizontal rows are sewn down. Time ...
  • Dealing With A Sewing FailureThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. Now that I have given up on any hope of ...
  • Sizing the NotQuilt Fashion FaceThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. I began work on the Dragon Princess NotQuilt fashion face. ...
  • Solving the Wavy Edges ProblemThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. Not all breaks are bad. Purely by accident, I discovered ...
  • Covering the NotQuilt BackThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. I started the process of sewing the NotQuilt backing onto ...
  • Uncomfortable Comforter RecyclingThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. This NotQuilt project started out with more than a few ...
  • Judging the Balloon NotQuiltThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Balloon Notquilt project. Now ...
  • Binding On A CurveThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Balloon Notquilt project. You’ll ...
  • Securing the NotQuilt BindingThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Balloon Notquilt project. I ...
  • NotQuilt Sewing Down the CenterThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Balloon Notquilt project. We’re ...
  • Notquilt Design: Flamingos and EyeballsThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Balloon Notquilt project. We’re ...
  • NotQuilt: Filling in the BlanksThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Balloon Notquilt project. Last ...
  • Choosing the NotQuilt FabricThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Balloon Notquilt project. Last ...
  • Adding the Notquilt FrameThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Balloon Notquilt project. I ...
  • Sewing the NotQuilt BackingThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Balloon Notquilt project. So ...
  • Solving NotQuilt Design ProblemsThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Balloon Notquilt project. This ...
  • Starting the Balloon NotquiltThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. Having finished the Cat NotQuilt, let’s move on to the ...
  • Quilt Odyssey InspirationThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • Don’t Hold Back; or Why Make Boring Quilts?This post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • Introduction to NotQuiltsThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • Finishing UpThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • Adding the Quilt BindingThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • Finishing the Cat NotQuilt BorderThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • Quilt Filling Along the EdgesThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • Filling the NotQuilt to the EdgesThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • Filling in the GapsThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • Quilt Improvising by DesignThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • Letting the Quilt Design Appear NaturallyThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • Fabric for the Cat QuiltThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • Orienting Quilt FabricThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • Choosing the Quilt Binding FabricThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • The Cat NotQuilt: Finishing the Quilt BackingThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • Herding ChickensThis post is part of a series about sewing NotQuilts. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, The NotQuilt series begins here. The link below takes you to the Cat Notquilt ...
  • Preparing the Notquilt ComforterThe first step in the process is preparing the notquilt comforter. I dug through the stash and discovered some fabric with chickens on it, some fabric that looks like appliquéd ...
  • Making the Cat NotQuiltThis is the current NotQuilt project. The guts are an old comforter, very old. I have no idea where it came from. It’s for a queen-size bed. As with all ...
  • Wedding NotQuiltsFor the last two weeks, we looked at the NotQuilts I’ve made for my family and friends. (part 1 and part 2). This week, we’ll finish with two wedding NotQuilts. Skull ...
  • Designing NotquiltsLast week, we looked at some of the NotQuilts I’ve made for my family and friends. This week, we’ll look at more of them, so you can see how I ...
  • My Life in NotQuiltsTo better understand the construction and thinking behind NotQuilts, I’m going to spend the next couple of weeks displaying the ones I’ve made for my family and friends and the ...
  • Making NotQuilts (Part 2) Last week, I described a NotQuilt, a blanket which uses a repurposed blanket as the middle layer between the backing fabric on the bottom and pieces of fabric sewed into ...
  • Sewing NotQuilts: The Origin Story I got into sewing NotQuilts because I hate the cold about as much as I hate spending money I don’t need to. One of the things we are concerned about at ...
  • Making A Fleece Robe From Scraps (part 2)Last week, we looked at piecing together the Younger Son’s (YS) fleece robe from scraps. This week, we’ll finish it! The shoulder seams and the seams where the collar and collar ...
  • Making a Fleece Robe from ScrapsLast week, we talked about the challenges of using leftover fleece to make clothes. In this case, Younger Son (YS) needed a bathrobe, bathrobes can be made out of fleece and ...
  • Making Clothes Out of Fleece Without Getting FleecedI like making fleece clothes. We won’t call it Polar Fleece as that is a registered trademark of Polartec LLC, and many companies make fleece. Fleece is available in every ...
  • Making Pajamas Out of Scrap Fabric (part two) So back to Younger Son’s pile of fabric. I dug through all the red and orange scrap looking for the largest pieces. All this fabric had been previously washed; I ...
  • Making Pajamas Out of Scrap Fabric A routine thing that happens when you accept fabric, rather than buying as much as you need, is it comes in odd sizes. This is just as true of ...
  • Saving Money by Reusing Cloth and Patterns I’ve written about sewing before, both a very lengthy post about why I sew and a few posts about specific outfits that I have sewn, such as the Ivory Coat ...
  • Functional Yet Attractive Nightwear (Part 2)I made up the purple nightie first. Let me say now that flannel-back satin is awful to work with. It is slippery and without a walking foot, you’ll have ...
  • Functional Yet Attractive Nightwear (part 1)Back in my essay on why I sew, I touched lightly on some of the problems of nightwear. Good quality nightwear, for most of the family, is expensive. It ...
  • Making the Swing Coat (part 2)(This is the second and final part of “Making the Swing Coat” Part 1 can be read here.) This brought up the problem with the pattern. It is unlined. I dislike ...
  • Making the Swing Coat (part 1) Now, onto the “swing coat.” This is a coat for the spring and fall; warm but not very warm, particularly as it has an open front due to the hooks ...
  • Sewing Coats (part 4)(This is the fourth and final part of Teresa’s posts about the ivory coat. Here’s part one, part two, and part three.) So back to the lining. Once I sewed in ...
  • Sewing Coats (part 3)This is the third post in the “A Tale of Two Coats” story. Here’s part one and part two. I laid out all my pattern pieces, front, front, back and back, ...
  • Sewing Coats (part 2)In last week’s post, I learned while laying out the pattern for my beautiful ivory coat on my salvaged cloth shower curtain that I was shy about four inches in ...
  • A Tale of Two CoatsWe’ll be talking for the next several weeks about sewing coats. Much of the “Suburban Stockade” project is focused on making do with what you have, with not going into ...

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