Author Archives: Linda @ alottastitches

project #13 – Basketweave Quilt

Inspired by “Pastel Rails” by Becky Tillman Peterson of QuiltedTwins Blog. Free pattern, as PDF – HERE. Becky offers an incredible number of other Free quilt patterns, HERE. Made this one for my older brother, who requested a 60 x … Continue reading

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project #8 – Denim Rails 2 – with flowers

Made this fun quilt TOP in only one week during September 2019. Did the rest: backing, pin basting, tying, binding, in December. A floral denim blouse from a local thrift store provided enough fabric for three full-sized blocks (from sleeves … Continue reading

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Two More Projects, and an Update

Obviously, it’s far easier for me to start a New project than to post about one I’ve finished. HA. Must improve on this! Project #16: Denim 5 – Plain with Crumbs. STARTED Jan. 1, 2020 – Creating blocks out of … Continue reading

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My Newest Project – #14 – Scrappy Trips Around the World

A fellow guild member gave me a bag, about a gallon’s worth?, of 2 1/2″ square scraps. Think of the variety of “new” fabric prints with which to play; think of the cutting time saved! I’ve chosen Bonnie Hunter’s free … Continue reading

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Project #9 – Denim Rails (#3) – with Pockets

Denim Rails pattern in Bonnie Hunter’s BOOK: “Scraps and Shirttails”. Calls for 3 1/2″ wide denim strips, cut vertically from the legs of old jeans! First Denim Rails quilt that I’ve finished, out of three begun in Aug./Sept. 2019. Mine … Continue reading

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Linda’s Eternal Sewing Project List – Mostly Quilts

Thought this would be a good place to keep my project notes (Just how wide did I cut that binding?) and photos (Oh, I’d forgotten how pretty this one came out!) because a Blog is alot harder to misplace than … Continue reading

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Crochet Corner – or – Weaving Central?

Weaving on CDs was such a big hit at the craft gallery demo this spring, I had to share the idea with the Crochet Corner ladies! I was especially pleased to see 98 year-old M enjoying this little project as … Continue reading

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Three $3.00 Bags

It’s far from obvious in this photo but, I actually included at least two novelty yarns in each tote’s handwoven panel. Doing this project made me view the two very large baskets of novelty yarns that I stumbled upon in … Continue reading

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Revisiting an Old Idea

A few years ago I wrote about this tote bag, I up-cycled a thrifty find by covering its’ large logo with a handwoven “rag” panel. At the time I thought, “What a good project for a beginning weaver!”, as even … Continue reading

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Tees for Potholders

Although several people around the nursing home have said they’d bring in some old tees for the ladies’ weaving projects, only Ellen, the recreation director, has actually delivered. Soooo. . . I continue to shop for cheap tees at Sal’s. … Continue reading

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