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Friday Favorite: Getting Crafty

December 27th, 2013

Now that winter is here, I finally have some time to dust off my sewing machine and get crafting.  I never have time to sew the rest of the year. I’ve been wanting to make a few quilts for a long time.  In fact, I’ve been saving pieces of clothing for years for this.  Last week I cut out the strips and sewed them all together.
quilting 1
Then I set to work on my second quilt, one that will hold all of the patches we’ve collected throughout our travels.  I just finished sewing the top on this one last night.  It’s made of old pants that I’ve saved.  The fun part is that most of these pants were worn during our travels to these places.
quilting 2
quilting 3
Next up I have to quilt them.  I’ll use old flannel sheets for the inside of the quilt and old sheets for the backing.  The best part of these quilts is that they were FREE.  All the fabric was saved items that were past the point of mending.    Quilting really is a great way to use up those things that can no longer be used in their previous forms.

Do you have anything you do in the winter that you don’t do in summertime?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.