5 Minute Reusable Shopping Bag

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todays tutorial..a 5 minute reusable bag/tote using canvas napkins! amazing right..

i stopped using plastic bags a couple years ago, and our area is slowly but surely doing away with plastic shopping bags all together, so customers will have to bring their own bags, purchase a reusable bag or carry all their items out in their arms.

so, why not make your own cute bag with fabric you like and no big ugly store logo printed across the front!

see how…

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How to sew a [scant] quarter inch seam

How to sew a scant quarter inch seam

one of the very first things to learn when quilting is the scant quarter inch seam. what is a scant quarter inch seam..? in laymen’s terms, it’s a seam that is just shy of a true 1/4″ seam. in the above photo, you will notice that the white stitching is not a perfect 1/4″, if it we’re we would see the stitching directly under the yellow 1/4″ ruler marking, as it is, the stitching is slightly to the right of the marking, this is a scant quarter inch.

i’ll show you just how to set-up your machine to sew a scant quarter inch seam.

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Modern Grid Quilting Made Easy

while searching, googling and reading online quilting pins, blogs, etc… i stumbled upon this amazing, simple trick to create a perfect grid quilting pattern each and every time.. as a new quilter, i need all the help i can get, not to mention my machine doesn’t have a laser guide so the magic blue tape will be my guide….

it all begins with..

ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape, Advanced Multi-Surface, .94-Inch by 60-Yard

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