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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Winner of my Giveaway!, Blog Hop Sneak Peak, Burlap Tutorial


Thank you for your comments on my last post! Congratulations to Charlotte of Charlotte's Creations.  for winning the giveaway! (via Random Number Generator!) I have sent her an email to let her know that she can choose a pattern of her choice from my Craftsy store. I appreciate so much all of your encouragement and support! 

Today is the first day of the Ho Ho Ho blog hop! You will want to check each day for inspiration! This is a great time to start making things for your Christmas decorating! 
Click on the button on my sidebar to see the line up and the daily top picks. Be sure to check back with me on August 8 to see what I've made. By the way, here is a little sneak peak tutorial for you. 

Have you noticed all the burlap you're seeing in home decor? Well, there is a trick to cutting and sewing it. 

1. Make a snip where you want to start your cut. 

2. Find a thread beside the cut and start pulling that thread. In burlap it will be thick enough that this is not too hard to do.
3. Continue pulling, moving your hold on the thread close to the fabric each time. If the thread breaks, simply find the end and continue.
4. After pulling the thread completely out, simply cut in the void that was left. 
 Now, that didn't really show you very much of my project, did it? Burlap is only a small part of it. So be sure you check on August 8 to see what I have done! I think it will put a smile on your face.


  1. That is a good tip, I have seen that and never do it, I end up cutting on the line, guess the years of working in a craft store and cutting linen for cross stitch helps;)


  2. HI!!! Great tip!!! I love the natural look of burlap!!!! I will be back to see your project!!!

  3. Congratulations to Charlotte!

  4. this has been a record day for for getting the word out and I am yes I am have a wee something with burlap too...I love the pulling of threads....I was taught this by the guy I purchase my burlap from..soooo cool isn't it..

    1. oohhhh can't wait to see what you will be doing with it

  5. Congratulations to Charlotte. Linda this is a great way to cut burlap. My Grandma used to do this and it always worked perfectly. I look forward to seeing your reveal. Hmmm...Happy Creative Hearts...

  6. That's just how we used to find the straight-of-grain when I was in Home Ec a thousand years ago! :) blessings, marlene


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