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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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Introducing our newest pattern - the Traveling Checkerboard! The zipper pocket on the back creates convenient checker storage making it easy to take on the go. I am passionate about encouraging the use of handmade items with kids, especially my own. When they choose a handmade toy or blanket over a store bought one it makes all my hard work seem worth it! So I'm always looking for ways to bring more handmade items into our home, but in a practical, useful sort of way. (Hence the Bucket Tote, the Floor Pouf, you'll notice there's a trend there!) That's where...

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We've got a new quilt to share with you today! It is the next release from our Pretty Easy Pattern series. I've had the idea for this quilt in my head for a really long time, and I am so excited to finally share it with you! We call it Formation and it is my take on a patriotic quilt that is a bit more subtle than your typical themed quilt. I've always loved the red, white and blue color combo. It's so clean and classic, but I've never found the perfect patriotic fabric or quilt that spoke to me....

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For my niece's 14th birthday I made her a travel notebook using our Journal Cover Kit. She is planning a road trip to Utah to see Arches National Park with a friend when she's old enough to drive. It's fun to have something to connect with her. I love a good road trip and I've had the privilege of exploring a bit of the Southwest and it's National Parks. So I put together a map of the area and labeled the spots I think she should see with page numbers from the guide book I got her. Instead of just...

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You thought we were done with baby projects - and frankly so did we - but the ideas just kept rolling in so we kept making stuff! Stop in the shop to see our own little MT nursery setup! Were you so excited to read our last Baby Fever blog post and then totally disappointed because you need a gender neutral quilt?! We hear you! We made this two beautiful quilt version for all of those "we want to be surprised" folks! Neutral Baby Quilt Kits! Here's a few more things we decided you just have to make! Crib Sheets...

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