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We are so excited to have Sara Sunderlin on the blog today! She's got great gifts ideas to share - and there is still time to make them! Here's Sara! Sara: Ever wish you had a sewing clone about this time of the year? Maybe a Santa’s helper elf that could work at night completing projects while you slept? I always have grand plans for Handmade Giving in October when I start the very long list. I love making gifts and most specifically I LOVE mass production of gifts. Like so many things, my ideas are much, much bigger than...

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I do my best to keep my handmade gift list manageable, because I've made the mistake in the past of trying to do too much and having it be a really stressful experience that sucked the joy out of the season for me. So now, I try to limit my list a little. If I have a really good idea for someone and it sounds like fun to make - great! If not, and if all they really would prefer is a gift card, no big deal. One thing I have committed to though is to have a handmade gift...

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This year to celebrate Handmade Giving, we want to share some of our own personal gift making adventures - past and present. We're going behind the scenes to discover what handmade giving really means - the nitty gritty of why, what, how and when. We've roped in a few friends to join in the fun and we think it's going to be a really great series that we hope you enjoy. First up this week is Kathleen Bergseth. Kathleen teaches a variety of classes at MT including the Floor Pouf, Bucket Tote, Sewing 102, the Linden Sweatshirt, and the list...

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It's time for a new project, don't you think?! The MT Market Bag is our version of the classic Japanese Bento Bag! Scaled up with an added handle, it's going to be the bag you reach for in a pinch and the bag all your friends want you to make them! Here's why it's so great: 1. You get to use 6 of your FAVORITE fat quarters! If you had fun picking fat quarters for the Fat Quarter Cowl, you will love this! The possibilities are endless and there is so much less pressure when it's just a fun bag....

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Introducing The Lucille Tote! We are loving this versatile and fun tote. It's the perfect size - big enough to carry everything you need but not so big that it's annoying to carry around. This tote is an extension of our Favorite Tote that we blogged about a while back. The Lucille Tote is a simple square bottom tote bag with large pockets designed for you to feature your favorite fabric. We all have that fabric that we love and want to use in something so bad but feel weird cutting into. This is your chance to use it in...

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