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Tricks & Treats in our Pumpkin Patch Sunshine Box

Our Pumpkin Patch Sunshine Boxes and Moonshine Bags have gone out this month. It was exciting for us to come full circle and complete one year of Sunshine Box tutorials! We were able to send out this wonderful fabric from Windham Fabrics by Dinara Mirtalipova called Mischief Night. We used the Fantastico Citrus Grove thread to circle from pumpkin to pumpkin, outlining the shapes and looping on to the next. Embellishing a pattern already printed in the fabric is a great way to create  ...

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Window Pumpkins Half-term Sewing Project

Get the kids sewing with this Window Pumpkin project. It’s half-term and this pumpkin project is a perfect opportunity to give your kids a go on your sewing machine. We call these window or stained glass pumpkins because we hang them in the window and the sun shining through makes them glow. At night time we can get the same effect by putting them on a lampshade. Here’s a simple tutorial for making the pumpkins together with your kids. The whole project comes together quickly  ...

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Project, Threads, Tools of the Trade

Trick or Treat Bag

Whip together this glow-the-dark spider web bag just in time for Halloween. The trick is to find just the right fabric waiting in your stash. The treat is to have just the right tools to turn your ideas into reality in a couple of hours. The project started as a way to show off the TL 2200 QVP Mini on our 6-foot Machine Quilter frame. I found this spider web canvas fabric in my stash and decided to trace the spider webs with glow-in-the-dark thread. We loaded the fabric on the frame and  ...

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