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The Best Kind of Sewing

I know I am not alone when I say I love to sew for a cause. There are so many people less fortunate than us, people who are dealing with all sorts of …

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Needle and Foot

It is no secret that I have this crazy love of vintage everything. I have posted many times about different thrifting trips where I have found little …

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Checking In

Balance (for me) is never easy. Lately I feel I have ignored my blog slightly as I work to get my fabric shop up and running. There are a limited …

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Projects with Vintage Sheets

It is no secret that I have this crazy love of vintage everything. I have posted many times about different thrifting trips where I have found little …

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Sew Fresh Quilt Bee Blocks

Last November (I think it was) Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts announced her plan for the Sew Fresh Quilts Bee. The goal was to make tons of 12″ quilt …

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No Scrap Left Behind – Blog Hop

I am thrilled to be a participant in the Blog Hop celebrating the new book No Scrap Left Behind. This book, written by Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy …

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Sweet Tweets Blocks and a Quilt Top

Yesterday I had the pleasure of introducing you to Kim Schaefer in my third <b>Meet the Designer</b> post. I hope you enjoyed getting to know her. I have …

Meet the Designer – Kim Schaefer

Welcome to the third post in my Meet the Designer series at Needle & Foot. If you missed the first two interviews you are welcome to check them out. …

Spring Blouse Finish with Butterick Pattern B6024

Ever since I received these bolts of fabric designed by Sharon Holland, I have wanted to make a shirt with one of them. They have such soft colors …

A Cheerful Finish

This is quite possibly the most cheerful quilt I have made yet. The colors are so bright, just to look at it makes me smile. I hope my niece and her …

Fiction and Fabric, Round 4

With the beginning of Spring this week, I want to introduce the book we will be sharing for this round of Fiction and Fabric. I have really enjoyed …

Island Batik Project Finish

As an ambassador for Island Batik, I have a schedule of challenges issued each month to create with their gorgeous fabrics. The theme for the month …

Gift and a T-Shirt

It has been a busy week and I am happy to see Friday roll around. I really enjoyed working with Maureen and writing the posts about her work. It was …

Meet the Designer – Maureen Cracknell, Part One

Welcome to the second installment of “Meet the Designer” at Needle and Foot. Just in case you missed the earlier posts, I have been interviewing some …

The Kindness of Friends

Yesterday I received a package in the mail. It was completely unexpected and absolutely made my day. I looked at the return address on the package, …

Baby Quilt Number 3

I don’t know if you remember but when I was posting about the lattice square baby quilt I made last fall, I said that there would be three new babies …

A Quilt for Baby Girl

We are playing the waiting game for Baby Girl (my first grandchild) to arrive. Everyone is so excited to meet her but she seems to be taking her own …

A Fresh New Totebag

I am loving having all of these gorgeous bolts of fabric downstairs. I like to look at them, rearrange them, sell pieces to my wonderful customers …

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Meet the Designer – Sarah Golden

Today I am sharing my first interview in my new Meet the Designer series of blogposts. I was lucky enough to be able to talk with Sarah Golden last …

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Happy Galentine’s Day!

If you are a fan of the TV show Parks & Rec, you are probably familiar with Galentine’s Day. The main character Leslie (played by Amy Poehler), holds …

Holidays

Blog Hop – I Love Precuts Book

I was recently given the opportunity to review a newly released book by Tricia Maloney. Having already published two quilting books, Maloney just …

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Giveaway Winner and Survey Results

Thank you to all who took a few minutes to give me some feedback on your experiences with on-line shopping. Having my own shop is like a dream come …

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New Adventures at Needle & Foot

Most of you have read that I have an Etsy shop. I opened it just over two years ago, about the same time I began blogging. I love having a shop and …

Pattern Testing a Great Beginner Quilt Pattern

I have followed Sarah Goer’s blog, for a long while now. We both began blogging around the same time and somehow we became blogging buddies. Sarah is …

Q1-2017 FAL Plan

Baste, quilt and bind the Harmony quilt. This WIP is moving from last quarter’s plan to this quarter. The issue is that I really want to use a rental …

Winter Bookshare

Who is ready for another book share? The summer book, Vinegar Girl, has made it’s way home to me. The Fall book, The Double Bind, has reached the …

New Beginnings

The first of which is to greatly expand my Etsy shop. I have a plan blocked out for this but I believe I will save the details for another post. I am …

Christmas Finishes

I have two little projects to share with you. These were both gifted at Christmas and I thought I would wait to post until after they had been given …

2016 — What a Great Year

I have to tell you — I had a whole lot of fun blogging this year. I met quite a few new friends – some bloggers, some readers, and all so very kind. …