Dresden Pillows & Quilt Ladders

I’ve been busy.  Busy working on orders and busy trying to use up scraps on new small projects.

Pillows first.

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My scrap stash is pretty immense.  Like I could go a year without purchasing any fabric and still make something every day of that year.  I’m not bragging, I’m more drowning.  I don’t like it piling up, but I can’t throw it away.

When I do pull from it, you can’t even tell something is missing.  I sometimes feel like a hoarder and get stressed about it.

And sometimes I find something that I didn’t know I had that is just perfect for whatever project I’m rummaging for.

These are the times that I like having a big stash.

If you can get past the constant clutter that is.

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I’m rambling….  I made three half dresden pillows, one I gave away and the two pictured here are for sale in my Etsy shop.  Both are made with the just the most eye popping colors and fabrics.DSCN0909_renamed_20102

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I go back and forth on how I make pillows.  I’m never completely happy with any one way, but I think I finished these in a way that makes me very happy.

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I cut one big piece, the size I needed (not front and 2 pieces like I normally do), then quilted all over it.  I then sewn the dresden down.

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I used two pieces of binding to do the edges of the envelope closure.

The folded it up how it should go and then I serged it closed.  I normally don’t like pillows serged, but with the batting it made it a nice THICK clean serge that turned out perfectly.

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There are in my shop here and here, ready to ship.

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My husband has opened up a wood shop on Etsy.  Find it here.  I finally talked him into adding a quilt ladder.  Because I’ve wanted one for so long.  And every time I find one at an antique store or flea market, they are always too narrow.  I needed one to not only display my quilts, but also store them, so it won’t looks too crowded on the couch.

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He finally made me one.  I’ve listed this in my quilt shop as well.  They are made to order and are available in the colors: aqua, vintage white, and stained wood.

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Find the quilt ladders here.

One last thing—  We are having a big big sale all week long for July 4th, so go treat yourself to some comfy cozy.

Details are in the shop banner.

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