All posts by Sherri Osborn

18 DIY Fabric Pumpkins

18 DIY Fabric Pumpkins

Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween.  You can also use pumpkins to decorate for the fall season or Thanksgiving.  Plain pumpkins sometimes just won’t do though, how about jazzing up your pumpkins with fabric or making pumpkins out of fabric?

Many of these fabric pumpkins are simple to make. For some you need to use a little bit of sewing skills but for others there is no sewing required.  Some of them use pumpkins (not real ones) as part of the craft and other simple use pumpkins as inspiration.
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Flying Home Quilt

More Quick Rotary Cutter QuiltsAfter I made my first quilt, I was hooked. Piecing and quilting was not as difficult as I thought it would be. I then went on a quest for a pattern to make for my second quilt. That is when I ran across a book titled More Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts (For the Love of Quilting) (affiliate link – this book is out of print but you may be able to find it at the link provided).

I bought it because so many of the fun quilts in this book appealed to me. I was still a newbie to quilting so I had no idea that many of the quilts in this book are for a more experienced quilter. When I bought the book, I figured they would be easy quilts because they are labeled as “Quick”…  Well, you know what happens when you assume!
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Simple Rail Fence – My First Quilt

I figured since I am giving Hidden Treasure Crafts a new beginning, I would start talking about my quilts from the beginning. This is the first quilt I made (in 2002).

Simple Rail Fence - My First Quilt

Considering I am now designing my own quilt patterns, I can’t believe I was so nervous to make this simple rail fence quilt.  In my defense, as far as I am concerned, I think most finished quilts look anything but simple.  I think that is one of the things I now love about quilting — how you can get such complex looking designs usually by making simple, straight stitched and cuts.
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