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How to Make Quilt Binding // Tutorial

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Hi friends! Today I’m showing you how to make your very own quilt binding! You can purchase pre-made binding in the store, but honestly making your own is super easy, and you can choose your own fabric which makes all of your sewing projects super cute!

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Watch Erica’s How to Make Quilt Binding video tutorial here!

Making quilt binding is so easy, here’s what you’ll need:

And that’s it! As you can see making your own binding is very easy and doesn’t take long!

And now that you can make your own, you can customize your sewing projects and make them extra special!

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and happy sewing! 

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QAYG Quilt As You Go Easy Pot Holder Tutorial

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Happy Thursday friends! Today I have a super fun and quick sewing project for you. These quilt as you go pot holders make cute gifts and they’re so easy to make!

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Pot Holder Supply List:

I used a lovely print called Holliberry by Corey Yoder for Moda fabrics. I love the traditional feel of this line. It is kind of muted tones, but festive at the same time.

Let’s get started! Watch my QAYG Pot Holder Tutorial here!

And that’s it friends, in just a few minutes you can make this adorable, unique pot holder.

They’re perfect for gifts, and I think kids can have a lot of fun making these as well! You can make a few in your favorite colors, add them to a cooking-themed gift basket and you’re good to go!

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Faux Fur Trimmed Pillow Sewing Tutorial

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Hi friends and happy Tutorial Thursday! Since the holiday season is approaching I thought I would do a fun tutorial for these cute faux fur pom pom trimmed pillows! They’re very easy and fast to sew and they make great gifts! And of course I love that you can customize them for your home.

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I chose this fun pom-pom trim, but you can use any trim you like using this same technique. My pillow finishes at 20″ x 20″ but you can customize it to fit any size you need and you can even make custom sized and shaped pillows as well. To make a custom shape just use pillow stuffing instead of an insert.

Watch my Pom Pom Trimmed Pillow Tutorial here!

You Will Need:

And that’s it, easy peasy! Now you can go make a bunch to decorate your home and have plenty left over for gifts too!

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial, if you have a project you’d like to see a tutorial for leave a comment below!

Happy Sewing!

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Heating Pad & Travel Pillow // TUTORIAL

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Hi friends! It’s October and right about now, I get excited about making holiday gifts! Today I’ll show you how to make this adorable heating pad and travel pillow. It’s so easy and fun, and I think they make great gifts too!

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Ready to get started?

Watch Erica’s Heating Pad & Travel Pillow tutorial here:

You Will Need:

Download my FREE Heating Pad & Travel Pillow PDF Instructions below:

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Heating Pad Tips:

If you make the heating pad version, make sure to use 100% cotton fabric. Heat in 30-second intervals on high until the heating pad is the desired temperature.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! These make such fun gift ideas, and you can put them in a little self-care gift basket too!

Happy Sewing!

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How to Sew a Burp Cloth and Lovey!

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How to Sew a Burp Cloth and Lovey! is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi friends! I have a really fun and beginner-friendly sewing tutorial for you today! I’ll be showing you how to make these adorable burp cloths and baby loveys! They’re super easy and make great hand-made gifts. Let’s get started!

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Ready to get started? Here’s what you’ll need:

Watch Erica’s Easy Burp Cloth and Lovey tutorial here!

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Burp Cloth Instructions:

  • Cut a 9.5″ x 16.5″ from both the Chenille and the cotton fabric
  • Cut a 3.5″ long ribbon as an accent

Lovey Instructions:

  • Cut a 12″ x 12″ piece from the Chenille and cotton fabric
  • Cut several decorative ribbon strips into various lengths (I used 16 pieces for mine)

Fold your decorative ribbon in half. Line up the raw edges of your ribbon accent along the raw edges of the Chenille and clip in place. I put mine on the top left corner of the for the burp cloth and all around the edges for the lovey. Next place the Chenille and print fabrics right sides together and clip in place.

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Sew around the edges using a 1/2″ seam allowance, leaving a 3″ opening in one side. Clip the corners of the sewn unit close, but not through the stitch line. Turn your project right side out and press. Sew a top-stitch along the outside edge about 1/4″ in to finish it off, making sure to close up the opening. If you’re making the lovey, don’t forget to add in your final ribbon into the opening as shown in the video.

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Now, go make more and bundle them up using a fun fabric scrap!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial!

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DIY Quilt Ladder / Tutorial

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DIY Quilt Ladder / Tutorial is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

I get so many questions on how I made my quilt ladder so today I’ll be showing you what I did!

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It’s nothing fancy, and super easy, literally anyone can do it!

Are ready to get started? Watch my easy DIY Quilt Ladder Video Tutorial here!

SUPPLIES:

  • Three 2x2x8 pieces of wood
  • Eight 3″ screws
  • Optional: Annie Sloan Antique White Chalk Paint and clear wax

CUT:

  • Cut two of the pieces of wood to 6′ long.
  • Cut the third piece into four equal pieces approx. 23″ long each.

ASSEMBLY:

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  1. Place the first horizontal 23″ piece approx. 9″ down from the top of the two 6′ pieces and screw into place.
  2. Place the remaining three 23″ pieces approx. 12″ apart, screw each into place.

FINISH:

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Paint using Annie Sloan’s chalk paint and wax. (By the way, I have tried less expensive chalk paint and it is NOT as good in my opinion. So I do recommend getting the Annie Sloan brand for this project if you plan to use chalk paint! If you have a brand of chalk paint you like, leave it in the comments below!)

Next let it dry and then hang your favorite quilts on it for display!

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