(Mis)Adventures of The Trendy Little Geek

Revisiting Face Masks

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Revisiting Face Masks

One of my very first blog posts on this site was about sewing face masks, or more like, my attempt at so doing.  If you haven't read it- let me summarize. I tried. I was mildly successful, if you count two plus hours, broken needles, much seam ripping, and many, many curse words as "successful". I basically swore it off- it was crazy-making. Well, it's been a hot minute. I figured SOMEONE has to have made a better mousetrap, right? If everyone was having the same migraine-inducing ordeal sewing these, how could people possibly make enough to sell and give...

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KIS Quilt Week 2: Jelly Roll Race Segments!

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KIS Quilt Week 2: Jelly Roll Race Segments!

Before we start- a few housekeeping things! So, True Colors. It's coming, slowly. We got the notification that some of our shipment is on the way earlier this morning! We expect it will get to us early next week, and we will cut what orders we can from what we're getting. We can't make mini charm packs without the whole line, so we'll hold orders until we get the whole line and can cut them, OR, you can opt for a Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids 75pc mini charm pack instead, featuring 75 FreeSpirit solids.  We've been told the rest will...

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KIS Week 2 Update, and Embellishing with Ribbon!

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KIS Week 2 Update, and Embellishing with Ribbon!
Embellishing quilt projects with ribbon to add pizazz!

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Keep It Simple Sew Along Week One

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Keep It Simple Sew Along Week One

Hey all! So excited to OFFICIALLY start this thing! By now it's June 15th, and you have your supplies and you've already let all of us see that gorgeousness over on instagram using #ttlgsimplesewalong and #ttlgkeepitsimplequilt ! I feel like I've been waiting forever to get you started with this project, but really it's only been a few weeks 'since I decided I was gonna do this thing! Now there's prizes, and people, and more importantly PRIZES and it feels real!  Anyways- let's go over what you'll be doing this week.  This week is just about cutting. That's all you...

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Black. Lives. Matter.

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Black. Lives. Matter.

  First off, we're sorry we haven't hopped on the blog and said anything yet. Please do not mistake the silence on our blog so far for indifference, for it is far from that.  These past weeks have been so powerful, and we've been doing our best to listen and become better allies. We've been uplifted by the images of peaceful protest; of neighbors coming out despite possible risks to demand justice and equality for Black Americans.  We've been equally disheartened and sickened by some of the images we've seen involving the use of force and chemical weapons (tear gas)...

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