Sock Monkey Baby Quilt

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About a month ago, I made a baby quilt for a friend who was expecting. It was a fun project and really cheap to make (about $10 plus free batting from my MIL…THANKS!!) but there were times I wanted to give up. There was one section in particular that was driving me absolutely mad. My biggest mistake was not looking at the bolt to see if it was 100% cotton.

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Goals

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Everyone has different goals in life. Some people grow up knowing what they want while others are still drifting, trying to figure it out. I definitely fall into the latter category. Only recently do I feel like I’ve “figured it all out” meaning there’s somewhat of a direction in my life now instead of the ever constant drift. I suppose that’s why I decided to blog about sewing.

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Circle Skirt Tutorial The First

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The circle skirt. Other than some basic math, (For help use this calculator: http://circleskirtpattern.com/ ) you can easily draft a pattern and make a few skirts on a weekend afternoon. Not only are they super simple to make, there are several different types of feminine and sometimes silly prints to give you that extra touch of individuality. I drafted a pattern a while back and it held up well until today. I used butcher paper but poster board would definitely be more durable in the long run. Depending on your measurements, you can use as little as a yard of fabric for a skirt. Since I used about 2 1/2 yards, my skirt will consist of four panels sewing together to ultimately complete a perfect circle.

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