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Happy New Year!
Originally published 1/2/2020, via email
I often like to spend January on organization after the chaos of the holiday season; sorting fabrics and looking through partially completed ideas! Cleaning out my sewing areas is always on my January list. It is also fun to begin new projects.
I like scrap projects in January and Snibbles has always been a favorite because you can use any size scrap. Start with a rectangle of something for the center and foundation piece the scraps around the edges.
We always love seeing Quilts of Valor quilts. So many of you have created projects for this group and the deserving recipients. Sharon from the Lewis Clark QOV sent us this picture using Scooch Over 1 54" x 72".
I had big plans to make Destination market style bags for all the shoppers in my family. Even though I started in the early summer I didn’t get very far. The pattern is a one-piece paper pattern that goes together quickly, folds up easily and replaces the plastic bag we are all trying not to use. If you don’t have 54” wide fabric, you can create your own with a seam and a little more fabric. I tried using fusible binding instead of the facing and wouldn’t suggest it to anyone! The facing is still the best!
We hope you have a great start to 2020 and all the new projects you will create.
Our special January offer is: Buy 2 or more patterns and get the Destination pattern for free! Don’t put it on the order form or you will be charged for it. Every order that is 2 or more will automatically receive the Destination pattern. This offer is good until January 20, 2020.
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