Mary Bourque Marcotte

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'Heartless to the core': autistic man chased by Centrelink debt collector

Autism Australia head says her son almost paid $3,000 to a debt recovery firm when he did not owe Centrelink anything<p>A call from a private debt collector was the first 21-year-old Jack Rogerson learned of his $3,000 debt to Centrelink.<p>Rogerson, who is autistic, was confused and unsure of how to …

Loans

Quick & Easy Sunglasses Case Pattern

I am notorious for losing my sunglasses. In fact, my brother bought be a bunch of $5 pairs last year for my birthday so that I would always have …

Best Ways to Get Paid for Reading

<b>Question:</b> How to Get Paid to Read?<p><i>Allena, I've heard you mention getting paid to read. How exactly do you this?</i><p><b>Answer:</b> Great question. Here are a few …

Publishing

14 Brilliant Ways to Get People to Take You More Seriously

If your presence doesn't make an impact, then your absence won't make a difference.<p>Are you having trouble with people not taking you seriously? There are lots of irrational reasons people may have for being dismissive--your age (too young or too old), race, sex, voice, height. It may even be that …

Body Language

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin review – beyond spooky

A sympathetic biography argues for a feminist reappraisal of a tortured genius of American gothic<p>“One who raises demons,” the writer Shirley Jackson once observed, “must deal with them.” Whether fiction could raise demons and deal with them remained for her an open question, one that drives Ruth …

Literature

15 Quick Quilt Patterns | Easy to Make - The Sewing Loft

It always feels so good to finish a project on time. To keep keep that spark alive I’ve rounded up 15 super quick quilt patterns to make in a …

Sewing

How To Make A Quilt Design Wall For Your Sewing Room or Home Studio

A design wall is a fabulous tool for quilters as it lets you step back from your work and view your quilt on a single plane. You can audition …

Sewing

Long Arm Quilting Service

Our Longarm Machine Quilting services are:<p><b>Edge to Edge:</b> A continuous quilt design that covers the entire quilt edge to edge, including borders. View …

Sewing

Road to California 2017 - Award-Winning Quilts

4<p>Take a look at some of the award-winning quilts from <i>Road to California 2017</i>, including the <b>Best of Show</b> and <b>Marie White Masterpiece Award</b> winners. …

California

Here’s What Makes Quilt Making Services so Popular

Come winters and we seek rescue under the blankets, beneath the warmth of woolens and more such things that protects us from cold and keep us warm. …

Textiles

Tips on Labeling Quilts and Sewn Projects

<i>How do you document your quilts, and what do you include on quilt labels?</i> That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog, <b>Facebook,</b> and</b> …

Sewing

Make a Baby Onesie Quilt

Recently, I was inspired to make a quilt from my son’s onesies! This is pretty surprising because A) I generally don’t like onesie quilts and B) I’m …

Sewing

How to make clear vinyl zipper bags

Did you see the earlier article about the clear project and storage bags I made with the snap tops? These have been very handy for sorting and …

Sewing

Car Diddy Bag

Isn’t it amazing how quickly a car can get unorganized and messy? And add some kids into the mix… yikes!<p>This tutorial is for a multifunctional Car …

Dog Collar & Leash Sets

Take your pet <i>walking in a winter wonderland</i> in style this year! Beautiful ribbon, hardware, webbing, a couple of hours; and you can make your very …

Sewing

Cloverleaf Bag Tutorial + Pattern | Sew Mama Sew | Outstanding sewing, quilting, and needlework tutorials since 2005.

on September 11 | in Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by Beth | with 12 Comments<p>Lorraine’s ikat bag blog has been one of our must-visit sites for years …

50+ WAYS TO USE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE® FABRICS

We’ve been so excited to see all the ways that crafters, homemakers, and fans have been using the Little House on the Prairie® fabrics by Andover …

Crafting

Get Organized! Projects from Janome

The start of a New Year means a fresh slate with lots of resolutions.<p>If you have organization in mind for your New Year’s resolution, this project is …

Sewing

How to Store Scrap Fabric In Plain Sight

When I was a little girl learning to sew, my mom would give me her scrap fabric. My mom is not what you would call a fabric hoarder at all, but she …

Tutorial for my car trash bags

As seen on....<p>This little bag has received lots of attention on Pinterest.<p>And Featured on Craft Ideas Magazine<br>Summer 2016 Issue<p>GO TO OUR<p>SHOP …

Quilting Basics: A Five-Part Series for Beginners

Little pieces of fabric sewn together. That's truly quilting at its most basic, but its just as crazy as describing cooking as: tasty bits of food …

Sewing

Our Most Popular Blog Post—It’s on How to Sew Elastic!

I try to keep a pulse on what sewing, quilting, and embroidery topics you enjoy the most. For over the past two years, The Absolute Easiest Way to …

Sewing

Fabric Scrap Bowl Tutorials

These fabric scrap bowls were a quick project I made to use up some of my fabric scraps and some cording rope I was given. I really enjoyed choosing …

Crafting

Re-Purposed Sweater Pillows - Tidbits

Pillows are a wonderful way to cozy-up your home during the winter months!<p>I would like to share with you an inexpensive and easy way to take an …

Sewing

Sewing Machine Organizer Apron: Fabric Depot

Your sewing machine is probably the largest item in your sewing space. But it likes to surround itself with lots of little things. When you're …

Sewing