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Brielle 100-Percent Modal from Beech Jersey Knitted Comforter, Twin, All Natural

by Brielle
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Features:
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  • Year-round comforter with hypoallergenic Polyester-fiber fill
  • End-to-end diamond tact construction keeps filling in place


Make It and Mend It: Over 30 Ideas to Make, Bake, Sew and Grow!

by David & Charles
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Be inspired to make more and use less with this creative guide to sustainable living. Packed full of clever, crafty and thrifty ideas to make do and mend, this practical and fun book will keep you busy right through the year with projects for every season.

Make it and Mend it is the brain child of four women - Clare Flynn, Clare O'Brien, Hilary Bruffell and Anne Caborn - all keen to share ideas and inspiration that empowers people to re-use more and throw away less. And have fun along the way...

Lamenting the fact that so many people nowadays don't know how to knit, to sew, to change a plug or to experience eating something they have grown and cooked for themselves, the foursome launched Make it and Mend it - initially as a 'how to' website to share basic skills, and now in a beautiful book that will have you smitten with the idea of living more sustainably.

The Make it and Mend it way of life is better for you, better for the planet and better for your friends and family - who will soon find themselves on the receiving end of beautiful handmade gifts. Being creative and making things is actually good for us. It builds our self-esteem, helps us feel more capable and in control,reduces depression and generally lifts the spirits. So whether you choose to bake a loaf, sew a cushion cover, hang some shelves or plant a row of cabbages,you will save money and feel happier and more fulfilled.

This wonderful book is full of creative ideas tore-use, re-style or re-define things we might otherwise throw away. So old sweatshirts can be turned into a beautiful patchwork quilt, an old fire grate becomes a garden herb planter, and old jam jars are filled with home-made preserves or are turned into tealight holders.Upcycle kitchen cupboard doors, build your own barbecue from scratch, create handmade cards for special occasions, and bake delicious homemade sourdough bread.

To make more of life - Make it and Mend it!









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Mt. Vernon Register-News

Quilts being made for world relief 10/01/15, via Mt. Vernon Register-News

VERNON – As many as 69 quilts have being hand-made this year by members at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Every week, members get together to help make the quilts. The quilts are prepared for shipping after a year of work, and seen by the entire 

Northeast Arkansas Town Crier

Museum Talk -- wedding ring quilt made in 1933 09/15/15, via Northeast Arkansas Town Crier

Buffalo Island Museum has an eighty-two year old wedding ring quilt that was made by Elizabeth Bell in 1933 for her daughter Ruth, who was about to be married. It was donated by Ruth's daughter Jill Smith Tilley. This pattern was first known to be in

The Amazing Twister Tool - Quilting Made Easy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d1sqIfUctQ

com -- Jenny Doan demonstrates how to use the Lil' Twister tool from Country Schoolhouse Designs. The tool comes in two sizes - the Lil'.

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Maria And The Gee’s Bend Quilters: A Homecoming

Kristen Nichols, a thoughtful artist and blogger from Massachusetts, e-mailed Maria Friday shortly after 2 p. m. to tell her that she had just discovered that some of the Gee's Bend Quilters were going to be in Brattleboro, Vt. at 5:30 p. m as... We got there, the streets were packed with people, we made it to crowded gallery and there were three of the quilters in the lobby working on fabrics for quilts. Gee's Bend is the inspiration for much of Maria's life as an artist, she was so excited, I wanted very much to go along, I wasn't sure we could get there in time. Maria made a pilgrimage to Gee's Bend in Alabama last year, Gee's Bend is a kind of homecoming for her, the quilters their share her notion of creativity: they take discarded fabrics and make beautiful and original quilts with them, they do it the... The Gee's Bend quilters are descended from slaves who lived and worked on a huge plantation, the Pettway Plantation. They made quilts out of necessity, mostly to keep warm in the wooden shacks they lived. The quilters remember picking cotton when they were fix and six, they had no money and often went hungry. All their quilts were made of worn out clothes and towels and blankets. Because they were invisible, working in a remote inlet in Alabama, no art professors or critics told them what to do, so they did what they wanted and made some amazing art. There were three quilters from Alabama there in Brattleboro, one of them, Maria Delia Pettway Thibodeaux, invited her to sit down and sew with her, and I nearly cried watching these two – sisters in art – work together for nearly a half an hour. Maria was radiant, she learned some new stitches, she said she felt totally star struck. We looked at the quilts, saw a half-hour film about the quilters, and then got some yogurt at a new place on Main Street. We were home shortly after 9, tired and very happy. Maria was still beaming. Maria said she was grateful that I wanted to come, but this puzzled me, as why wouldn't I want to come. It was a very special night for the two of us, I'm grateful we made the dash. I'd drive a lot farther to see the joy and meaning in her face, sitting there with Delia. (Maria's conversation with Delia was recorded by a reporter for Vermont Public Radio, it will probably be aired in the next few days.

Source: Bedlam Farm Journal
LifeStride Women's Safe Mid-Calf Quilted Riding Boots, Black, Size 8.0
LifeStride Women's Safe Mid-Calf Quilted Riding Boots, Black, Size 8.0

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All-day LifeStride comfort and updated styling at a remarkable value. These Quilt Stretch Boots provide three seasons of wear featuring SoftSystem comfort elements. Made by LifeStride, these women's riding boots have a quilted back panel for style with a stretch inset for ideal fit. Low heels provide just the right amount of lift without compromising stability. Made of durable, leather-like polyurethane with a flexible outsole, these durable women's boots have a convenient exterior side zipper for easy on and off. * Diamond quilt pattern on back of the calf * Top elastic stretch insert for ideal fit * SoftSystem comfort elements * Faux leather upper and traction outsole with low 1" heel * Exterior side zipper for easier on and off * Imported * Spot clean only * Sizes: 6-11, half sizes through 9 1/2 * Widths: M with regular calf or W with wide calf LifeStride footwear provides women with comfortable and fashionable shoes for every occasion in extended sizes and widths. LifeStride shoes offer the perfect casual shoes for weekends, pumps to complement your wear to work outfits and dressy pumps and heeled sandals for weekend parties you can't miss. Here you will find the perfect LifeStride shoe styles such as casual boots, wear to work flats, wedges and mid-heel patent pumps. You can shop the latest LifeStride footwear at our store and find a variety of sandals, Mary Jane pumps and heels, walking shoes, pointy flats and pointy pumps in regular and extended sizes and widths.

$8.99

LifeStride Women's Safe Mid-Calf Quilted Riding Boots, Black, Size 6.0
LifeStride Women's Safe Mid-Calf Quilted Riding Boots, Black, Size 6.0

Shoes


All-day LifeStride comfort and updated styling at a remarkable value. These Quilt Stretch Boots provide three seasons of wear featuring SoftSystem comfort elements. Made by LifeStride, these women's riding boots have a quilted back panel for style with a stretch inset for ideal fit. Low heels provide just the right amount of lift without compromising stability. Made of durable, leather-like polyurethane with a flexible outsole, these durable women's boots have a convenient exterior side zipper for easy on and off. * Diamond quilt pattern on back of the calf * Top elastic stretch insert for ideal fit * SoftSystem comfort elements * Faux leather upper and traction outsole with low 1" heel * Exterior side zipper for easier on and off * Imported * Spot clean only * Sizes: 6-11, half sizes through 9 1/2 * Widths: M with regular calf or W with wide calf LifeStride footwear provides women with comfortable and fashionable shoes for every occasion in extended sizes and widths. LifeStride shoes offer the perfect casual shoes for weekends, pumps to complement your wear to work outfits and dressy pumps and heeled sandals for weekend parties you can't miss. Here you will find the perfect LifeStride shoe styles such as casual boots, wear to work flats, wedges and mid-heel patent pumps. You can shop the latest LifeStride footwear at our store and find a variety of sandals, Mary Jane pumps and heels, walking shoes, pointy flats and pointy pumps in regular and extended sizes and widths.

$47.94

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Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter raffling homemade quilt - 10/02/15, via Athens Banner-Herald

The Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is raffling off a quilt made by Amanda Whitsel to raise money benefitting ... The drawing will be on Dec. 12 during a live Nativity scene event. The winner does not have to be present. For more information call ...

Community mourns loss of irreplaceable Marilyn Walker - 10/03/15, via Hamilton Spectator

"When they made that commitment ... She paved the way for quilting to be treated as a serious art form. She has also supported numerous art and community organizations across the region, including the St. Catharines and Area Arts Council, Rodman Hall ...

Auction will fund project to comfort families of police officers killed on the job - 10/03/15, via Fox 59 History

(October 2, 2015) – Handmade quilts have provided comfort to the families of fallen officers ... Donations can be also be made online.

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  1. Quilt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Specific wedding quilts continue to be made today. “Wedding ring” quilts have been made since the 1930s, ... A T-shirt quilt is a quilt made out of T-shirts.
  2. History of quilting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia History of quilting ... Their quilts have become collectors ... century is best remembered for the "Crazy quilting" craze. Crazy quilts were made of abstract shapes ...
  3. Campus Quilt Co - Official Site Custom T-Shirt Quilts made from your t -shirts ... you have a pile of treasured old t-shirts you ... "I received my t-shirt quilt yesterday and I can't ...
I've Finally Finished it!!! 2nd May 2007
I've Finally Finished it!!! 2nd May 2007
Addie's quilt is finally finished, yea!!! Addie is our youngest grandson and is only 2 years old so it won't mean too much to him, but it is the last one I have to make, [so far!!!], all 17 grandchildren now have a Quilt made by Nanna. "She learnt to quilt on Monday, Her stitches were very fine, She forgot to thaw out dinner, So we went out to dine". Author unknown.
Photo by JIGGS IMAGES on Flickr
my quilt so far
my quilt so far
it's getting bigger, but I still have a long way to go. I started out with a big stack of red, pink, and white solid and crazy quilt squares my mom had made when I was a kid, and have been adding to that with some more colors, mostly from my fabric scraps. I'm planning on adding some more solid colors to what's here. I think the back will be long, wide strips of fabric.
Photo by merwing✿little dear on Flickr
Quilt
Quilt
An 83 year old friend of ours made this beautiful quilt for her grand daughter. She has made a quilt for almost every member of her family over the years.
Photo by Big Grey Mare on Flickr
Via Suzanne Groover
Via Suzanne Groover
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  • Shoe_Mom @MaritimeRaces @cmwinner07 I keep reading about people who have their race tees made into quilts. My son and I think this would be cool!
  • CozadSchools 8th graders in Mrs. Lucas' Life Skills class will be selling $1 drawing tickets for two quilts they have made.... https://t.co/bE087TTIvh
  • gufuus @Ieorio omfg i have so many quilts cos my nana makes quilts i have the most BEUATIFUL one my nana made me for my 5th bitrthday its called