Adventures of a Novelty Fabric and Selvage Obsessed Quilter

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I am a busy wife and the mom of 19 year old twins, a boy and a girl who are Sophomores at Syracuse University.

I have been quilting since the spring of 2008. I love novelty fabrics, colorful and unique.

Selvage quilting is addictive! Who knew the "junk" we cut off and threw out would be what I now save! I started a new tradition when I travel--visiting quilt stores! I particularly enjoy going to stores that have been named in the Quilt Sampler Featured Shop Lists-

Friday, January 7, 2011

Chicago Lost and Found

I just saw this this morning on
Paula Deen's Facebbok page.
I think it is beautiful!

Here is what Paula had to say about it:

The folks over at Chicago Lost and Found can
sure make something out of nothing!
Did y'all see that amazing tree skirt featured in the
new issue of Cooking With Paula Deen magazine?
Well, they made that out of old silk ties!
 It's so beautiful and I'll be using it this year under my own tree.
Lend me a hand and help supply old ties to this wonderful organization
 that helps teach kids a craft and puts others to work.
Go to to see
 where to send them, or order one for your own tree!


  1. this is great. $1200, we can learn to make that

  2. Seems I have seen this before , it is very colorful, I have a bag full of ties ,I was going to make handbags out of them ,I like the tree skirt better or if I don't get to them soon, I may send them on the the group.


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