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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, Project Life scrapbooking, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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Category Archives: tips/tutorials

thrifty quilting: how to piece batting

Like most quilters, I have acquired a large amount of randomly sized pieces of batting.  Every so often I remember that using up my batting scraps instead of buying brand new batting for a project leaves me more money for FABRIC, and then I get all responsible like my momma and I piece together my […]

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sewing kit

Inspired by Jessica‘s fantastic sewing kit for her diamonds quilts, I put together a similar kit for my diamonds quilt as well as the hand quilting I’m doing (and it’s all ready to go for bindings, too).  So far it’s so handy I can’t believe I ever lived without it.  Here’s a peek: All this […]

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