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snail applique cushion

This is a  smiley snail happy decorative pillow, either for your living room or kids room. I prefer it for the kids' room. I chose green for the body of the snail with a colorful shell. The shell is detailed with individual colors.

The free applique pattern for the snail is HERE. You need to prepare the snail by using epp before appliquing it to the fabric. Once you epp it, you iron and then remove the paper. Now it is ready for the applique. Do not forget the face. This is a happy snail with a happy face.
You can then add as many details as you like.

I added a butterfly and some flowers to the scene. I embroidered the butterfly and flowers in colorful threads. You can add whatever you like. You can change the colors according to the decoration also. Below is another snail in bigger size I made.

All about log cabin quilt

Log cabin quilts are one of the most popular and favourable quilts of all quilt patterns. What makes log cabin fascinating is the possible variations it presents. The traditional design is made by beginning with a center shape-usually a square- and sewing strips in sequence around the square.
There are various designs named such as Barn Raising, Sunshine and Shadow and Straight Farrow. Besides, blocks can be set together in numerious ways to form new patterns. It is simple to construct and offers too many probable patterns to create, so log cabin quilts appeal not only beginners but also advanced quilters.
Log cabin quilts are as old as the times of ancient Egypt. But it is mostly assumed that it dates back to the pioneer days of the United States.
The log cabin quilts had first been widespread in 1860s in the United States during the Civil War and  been popular quickly. They were identified with the pioneer spirit and values of America.

Early log cabins  were made by hand piecing us…

15 upcycling projects from old denim jeans

Are you one of those that cannot throw old jeans? If you just can't let them go like me, do not make them take space in your wardrobe anymore since there are tons of other ways to use them around your house. Denim is a resistant and tough fabric and great for reusing. What's more, it is never out of fashion. It would be a waste to throw them out. I have many old, worn jeans that are not in use but waiting for recycling. That's why I have been looking  around for some time and found a bunch of some great ideas with tutorials to share with you and keeping these great ideas in my blog will remind me to try these projects. Have a look at the list below so that you may get inspired.

1- make a denim fabric basket

Easy, simple and quick project where the legs of the jeans are used. They will match perfectly to your sewing room.

2 - upcycle your old jeans into a bag

Why not to show off with your sewing skills?
3- make a denim organizer
A perfect organizer for your sewing stuff or fo…

patchwork apple quilt block

First, there was a strawberry, then a pineapple and now an apple; actually two- one is bitten. I can't resist making fruit blocks. They look lovely. Sewing fruit blocks is fun and easy to make. There are tons of strawberry and pineapple blocks but I haven't seen many apple blocks around. So I made these two apple blocks, one is complete and the other is a bitten one. I like them as much as other fruit blocks.
For a complete tutorial on how to make a fruit block, have a look at my Strawberry Block Tutorial where I explain how to make HSTs(half square triangles) in details with pictures. We will use the same technique while doing it. Here is how to make the apple block.

Cutting instructions:
from various red scraps cut     : twenty 2" squares and five 2.5" squaresfrom various white scraps cut : seven 2.5 " squares and two 3.3" rectangularsfrom various green scraps cut: two 2.5" squaresfrom yellow scraps cut: two 2.5" squaresfrom brown scraps cut: tw…