I start listening to Christmas Music on Nov 1, and there's plenty of new albums to get excited about this year!

FINALLY!! I start listening to Christmas music a little early (at least I admit it) to really get into the Christmas spirit. My Christmas music listening dwindled in 2014 and 2015 because of the 1989 and 25 album releases…. I was listening to those on repeat for a while, and they conflicted with the usual festivity.

I don’t think there’s any major releases coming up, so I’m ready for all the new Christmas albums. SO MANY CHRISTMAS ALBUMS ARE BEING RELEASED THIS YEAR!

I’m so excited.

Ok, Let’s get started with my favorites of all time. View Post

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I found a great product for organizing my craft room, and I had to share with you! I think other sewing bloggers have used these before, but I thought it would be a good time to remind my readers that these exist 🙂

The BUMERANG Pants Hanger from Ikea!!

using the bumerang pant hanger from Ikea for sewing pattern organization is probably the cheapest method I've found yet!

These are definitely the cheapest (I searched Amazon for something similar, but nothing for $0.99). I bought 10, and 2 of them didn’t work… so I’ll be returning those.

I really thought 10 would be enough, but was pleasantly surprised to find that I have more than 10 patterns with several waiting to be printed!

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Remember the Falling Leaves table runner from a few weeks ago? Well, I had some fabric leftover, and thought it would be perfect for coordinating coasters! These would make perfect housewarming or Christmas gifts, and they’re super quick to stitch up.

Also- a good way to practice my binding technique 🙂

Supplies

  • Charm Pack or Scrap Fabric
  • Extra Batting
  • Backing: Leftover backing from my table runner
  • Binding: I used the same as the backing because I liked the plaid print

These fabric coasters are a great stash-buster and they make a perfect gift for the holidays!

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Slouchy Tees are my favorite 🙂 Combine them with leggings, fuzzy slippers, cozy quilts, coffee, and Gilmore Girls and you have THE PERFECT SATURDAY.

Sewing with Knits: Great FREE pattern for a sllouchy tee. Super simple and perfect for practicing with knits!

I had to test out this FREE Tessuti Fabrics pattern, so I chose a poly/lycra blend from Fabric.com. The fabric is super soft, but usually polyester pills. I’ll have to give you a wear & tear update later. And I’ll probably make the next one in stripes… because stripes are always better! View Post

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Love the matchstick quilting on this falling leaves quilted table runner

Sorry it’s been so long since I posted! As much as I love fall, I’ve been super busy and haven’t been able to make as many things as I want.

I’ve seen this leaf pattern all over Pinterest for the fall, and I thought it would be super cuter for my entry way table. I ordered a Charm Pack of Kona Solids in fall colors and started cutting.

The little stems on those leaves are tricky! Of course, after I made them all I saw a video in a quilting fb group that explained the process much better. Oh well – they’re finished now 🙂

Each leaf is 6×6 and then I added a 2″ sashing and a 2″ border. The backing and binding are a Jo-Ann’s Fabrics plaid that was on sale for 50% off 🙂

Here are a few links that I found helpful while making this table runner:

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I’m pretty excited to get sewing a few fall trends. Of course, when I’m sewing I try to make classic pieces that will last for years. But I have seen a few fall trends that I hope stick around for a long time…..

Fall Trends & DIY Alternatives 2016 Trending

A Few Trends

  1. Ruffle Sleeve: These seem to be everywhere and I love them!
  2. Reconstructed Denim
  3. Pink!
  4. Plaid (of course!), but I promise I have proof for this from the runway
  5. Jumpers: Sometimes I take a summer dress and put a white collared shirt under it, so maybe I’m ahead of the trend?

Fav Fall Trend Articles

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Lace Sleeved Lane Raglan by Mostly Sewing

Yes, I made another Lane Raglan. I think this one only took 1.5 hours including cutting! I’m getting super speedy.

In case you’ve missed the other posts using this pattern, here’s a link to the Lane Raglan by Hey June Handmade. It’s my #1 pick for learning how to sew knits. You’ll get addicted (I definitely am!)

I’m pretty sure this one is my favorite, too. It’s SO PRETTY. A few years ago I bought an all-lace sweatshirt from Forever21 that I received a million compliments on (some people at my luxury fashion job asked if it was one of ours haha), so I wanted to add more dressed-up sweatshirts to my collection. View Post

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