Weekend Projects
top view of a quilt-as-you-go project being placed on batting with a sewing machine and popcorn next to it
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Quilt-as-you-go breaks down your projects to make them much more manageable, making them oh-so-perfect for quick stitching. Brush up on your QAYG techniques, then break out your machine. These projects will go so fast, you can whip up any one of 'em in a single weekend.
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Two hooped floral embroideries on sheer fabric, one in colorful thread, one in white thread
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If you're looking for an embroidery project that brings the wow-factor, look no further. From lush florals bursting with 3D texture, to a barely-there background‚ this stunning hoop has everything we love about hand embroidery. With just a few basic stitches and little bit of know-how, you can stitch up this beauty for yourself.
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Makeup Bag With Assorted Beauty Products
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Bags can be such a fun sewing project to jump into, but if a full-size tote sounds like more than what you're ready to handle, we have the perfect solution: a makeup bag! It's the ideal way to start installing zippers, working with different fabrics and adding custom touches that truly make a bag your own. Plus, they make great holiday gifts — win, win!
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woman wearing punch needle barrette in her hair
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We can't get enough of this design by Arounna Khounnoraj — it's cute, trendy and easy to knock out in a weekend. Plus, it's a great way to use all those yarn scraps you have lying around. Let's get punching!
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If you're looking for a way to show off all your gorgeous fabric scraps, this is the perfect project. Mix and match patterns and prints, or keep things simple with a limited palette. Once you've picked your fabric, things really start to speed up — simple fusing and topstitched wool felt strips add a quilted look (no piecing required!), so even if you're not super confident in your quilting skills, you can definitely pull off this project.
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Embroidered Leaf Pendant
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While everyone loves a good embroidery design they can hang on the wall or turn into a pillow, there's something extra cool about being able to wear your finished masterpiece. With this easy tutorial, you'll have a new necklace — one you totally made yourself — added to your collection in no time.
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Ballon unicorn throw pillow hero
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We’re not clowning around here: This balloon animal-inspired project is the most fun you’ll ever have with a throw pillow! Jo Gick, a finalist on season 1 of NBC’s Making It, has the easy tutorial for turning a fabric tube into this unicorn magic.
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five fox stuffy embroidery animals in front of a colorful garland
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Gift giving for kids can be tough — especially when you want your present to stand out amongst the crowd! With these DIYs, you'll do just that.
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woman holding an ava quilted bag behind her as she walks in front of white background
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Breaking news: quilting doesn't have to take foreverrr. These bags use all the techniques you love about your craft, and you can knock 'em out in a weekend!
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three cakes decorated like a pineapple, orange and watermelon on three white cake stands
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Nope, we're not talking about that kind of fruit cake. These beauties are covered in buttercream and, in one case, potato chips! Whip one up for your next backyard party and get ready for the "tricked ya!" jokes and "so cute!" compliments to roll in.
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