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Archives: Week 21

Let’s tiptoe down memory lane to see what I was doing during the 21st week of every year since the start of Shiny Happy World. 🙂 Click on the images to go to the posts.

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How to Bind a Quilt - a video tutorial from Shiny Happy World

Some people hate binding. I absolutely love it! I use a combination of machine and had sewing and I adore those last couple of evenings with my beautiful new quilt in my lap.


Dimples - a free pincushion pattern from Shiny Happy World

My favorite pincushion shape! I have multiples and keep one at my sewing machine, one at my ironing board, and one to rove around with me wherever I’m working.


Hacky Sack - a free crochet pattern from FreshStitches and Shiny Happy World

An easy beginner pattern and a great way to use up scraps.


How to Hide the Messy Back of a Hooped Embroidery Piece - a tutorial from Shiny Happy World

If you care about that sort of thing. 😁 I normally don’t, but if I’m making something like a Christmas tree ornament where both sides may be visible, I’ll often finish the back this way.


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Super cute! But fair warning – this is my most difficult stuffed animal pattern.


QAYG wavy stripes and grids - a video tutorial from Shiny Happy World

A video showing how I do all my favorite wavy line quilting. I use these designs ALL THE TIME.


Bear Lovie pattern from Shiny Happy World
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My very favorite project for quick and easy (and cuddly!) baby shower gifts.


The Big Bag - a free large tote bag pattern from Shiny Happy World

I based the size and shape of this bag on a tote I got IN HIGH SCHOOL and still use decades later. It is, in my opinion, the perfect bag.


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One of my most popular woodland critters.


A silly monster as part of my 100 Day drawing challenge. I love the bumps on his skin and his groovy turtleneck.


The start of a terrific work in progress – calculating the fabric needed for my quilts in ALL the common sizes and as many different layout possibilities as I can think of.


My fun Good Dog fabric collection in a pretty pink palette.


A very pretty experiment. I need to make more of these!


Look at this fantastic quilt that Carolyn made with the Beep Beep pattern! I love that pieced binding! And the plaid van!!!