Recycled Denim Coasters Tutorial

How to Make Coasters Out Of Recycled Denim Blue Jeans - Free Tutorial - Create with Claudia

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The other day I found a water stain on our table and realized we needed more coasters around the house. So I decided to use old jeans and make some. Denim is a tough and durable fabric which lends itself well to this kind of project.

I am going to go out on a limb and say that pretty much everyone owns at least one pair of jeans, and occasionally they wear out. In the case of my family, that happens more frequently than I like. I donate the jeans if they are in decent shape, but if they are badly torn, they get recycled.

These coasters are made from some of these jeans, and I love the way they turned out. Even better, they are incredibly easy to make.

There is not much measuring, and the sewing is basically a raw edge quilt-as-you-go method. The only tricky part is the binding.

So grab those old torn jeans, a few other sewing supplies, and let’s get started!

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Easy Scrap Fabric Windsock Tutorial

Easy Scrap Fabric Windsock Tutorial - Create with Claudia

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As a child, I was always fascinated by windsocks. I was mesmerized by their movement at even the slightest hint of a breeze.

Nowadays, I often see them in gardens or patios and they still manage to capture my attention.

So, on a particularly cold and blustery winters’ day, I decided to make one for myself.

As usual, the first place where I look for inspiration when I start a new craft, is my fabric scrap bin. Luckily, I found the perfect piece of fabric to get me started, rainbow stripes. What is more summery than a rainbow, with all of its vivid colors?

Easy Scrap Fabric Windsock Tutorial - Create with Claudia

I started going through my stash, pulling pieces that caught my eye, and that reminded me of a rainbow. Additionally, I went through my notions and found some ribbon and rickrack.

The result was this bright and happy windsock, a fun and easy craft project that can be finished in an afternoon.

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No-Sew Valentine’s Day Embroidery Hoop Patchwork Wall Hanging

No-sew Valentine's Day Embroidery Hoop Patchwork Wall Hanging
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Valentine’s Day, that one day a year that brings out the romantic in everyone, well maybe not everyone. For me, it brings out my crafty side. All those lovely shades of reds and pinks are just begging for a project.

So if this holiday makes you want to create something artistic, then this is the project for you.

No-sew Valentine's Day Embroidery Hoop Patchwork Wall Hanging
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This year is special for me because I just started my new blog, and this adorable no-sew Valentine’s Day embroidery hoop is my first post. It’s an easy way to decorate for the holiday that doesn’t break the bank, and looks good wherever you hang it.

I have become a fan of embroidery hoops because they can be transformed into anything. It’s easy to switch out inserts to correspond with particular occasions, and they come lots of sizes.

The bottom line is that they are super fun to work with. So let’s get started!

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Easy Batik Fabric Scrap Table Runner Tutorial

 

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I’ve probably said this many times with my fabric crafts, but I’ll say it again…as a quilter, I always have loads of fabric scraps. According to my husband, I have way too many of them.  Oh well, it is what it is, but because I have so many scraps, I’m always trying to come up with fun projects to use them in.

This colorful batik scrap table runner is one of those projects.  It’s fun and quirky, and can be finished in about one afternoon.  That’s my favorite kind of project.

For my runner, I used lots of jewel tone batiks, but this could easily be made with shades of one color, or another family of hues, like autumn tones.  You can also use other cotton fabrics, but I like the batiks, not only for the saturated color, but for the fact that batiks are reversible.  That makes the assembly a lot quicker and easier.

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Easy No-Sew Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Table Runner Tutorial

No Sew Felt Heart Table Runner

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Ah Valentine’s Day…one of those fun, craft inspiring holidays.  I’m not sure why, but every time it rolls around I want to make something with hearts.  It’s probably because there are hearts around every corner.

The idea for this runner came about while I was sidelined with pneumonia.  Laying around all day for a week tends to make me think of all sorts of creative things.  Luckily I had my notebook by my side so I could jot down any projects that came to mind.

This turned out to be one of my favorites, and it worked well for me since I didn’t have the energy to walk up and down the stairs to my sewing room.  I just sat around cutting out felt shapes and glueing them together while I recuperated.

The result was this charming no-sew felt table runner.  It only took about 2 hours to make, not including drying time, and it looks like something out of a magazine.  I especially love the open pattern which makes it looks like that hearts were just scattered on top of the table.

This project is the perfect Valentine’s Day decoration for the table.  It looks really good set on a solid color tablecloth or on wood like in the picture.

So without any further ado, let’s get started…

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