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How to Make Fabric Tape

Coming at you today with a super fun, super FAST tutorial. You don’t even need to break out your sewing machine for this one! Let’s learn how to make fabric tape. I started making fabric tape a few years ago because I hate to throw out scraps! Hey, you paid for that entire yard of fabric, didn’t you? Let’s make it all work for you the best it can! Fabric tape a super easy wayContinue reading

How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs Ultimate Guide

This post may be a bit of a departure from my usual quilting fodder, BUT, I’ve fallen deeply into a hot chocolate bomb making craze. Many of you have reached out asking how to make hot chocolate bombs and so I’m here today to walk you through the process! I’ll cover different types of molds and sizes, ingredients you’ll need, and the best techniques that I’ve found to make the chocolate spheres. First – let’sContinue reading

Aurifil November Project: Holiday Stocking

For my November Aurifil Artisan project, I decided to lean into the Christmas spirit with a holiday stocking! I was provided with the fabrics and corresponding thread from Free Spirit Fabrics and Aurifil and was told to do whatever I wished with it! I thought long and hard about how to turn these fabrics into something that was reflective of my style, and this holiday stocking really hit the mark. For the front of myContinue reading

What I’ve Been up to Lately: November 2021

I did one of these blog posts earlier this year, and it was a fun way for me to keep track of what I was working on and show all of you the projects that don’t always end up on the blog. Here’s What I’ve Been up to Lately 2.0! This Fairmount Shacket I’ve worn everyday This was a last-minute, day-before-leaving-for-a-trip sort of sewing affair. I finished it although not quite as I didn’t getContinue reading

Lone Star Quilt Coat

Since starting Patchwork & Poodles in December 2018, I don’t end up doing very many “just for fun” projects anymore. This is something I’ve heard from my other pattern designer friends and believe to be a common trend. There’s just so many things to sew for the business that projects without a business purpose take a backseat and more often than not, just don’t happen at all. Except for this lone star quilt coat. I’llContinue reading

Quilted Trick or Treat Bag Tutorial

It is officially OCTOBER!!! Bring on the Halloween decorations, the candy, the spooky and the sweet! When creating the Boo Bunting pattern I realized how well those little blocks could be repurposed into the sweetest trick or treat bags. Read on for a free tutorial on how to make a quilted trick-or-treat bag for the little people in your life! This quilted trick-or-treat bag finishes at 14″ wide by 13″ high, making it big enoughContinue reading