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Monthly Wrap-up: July!

Wow, summer is flying by! Can you believe we are already in August? We had a lot of fun on the blog in the month of July, especially because it was our one year anniversary! Here's a recap of the month.

During the first week in July we celebrated our one-year anniversary of the blog! We celebrated with you by offering three prize packs. View the prize packs and winner's names now!




Our viewers loved the Stitched Fabric Card Tutorial. It's a great way to use your fabric scraps and send a nice note to someone!



When it's scorching outside, sometimes it's best to stay in the air conditioning! Gabby shared with us a project her and her daughter worked on together during one of our HOT summer days -- Fabric Flowers! (Another great project for fabric scraps.)



We finished off the month with a Flip Flip Pillow Tutorial made from printed cotton fabric. Awesome project for a beach house, teen's room or just for fun!

Did you have a favorite post from July? 


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