The Sadie Quilt Pattern – New and Improved

A few years ago, I released my Sadie Quilt Pattern. I love this pattern, but I was never very happy with the photograph on the cover so making a new quilt and photographing it has been on my (very long) to do list. Then a few months ago, Ruby Star Society included the pattern in their lookbook using a fun new collection called Twirl and I knew it was time.

But of course, I couldn’t just take a new photo. Here are some things that have changed in the new pattern:

  • Additional sizing. Yay! The original pattern had instructions for baby, lap, and twin sizes. The updated pattern adds queen AND king sizes.
  • The instructions in the updated pattern are a little easier to follow. While the pattern itself isn’t tricky, there were some things that were a little tricky to explain and I feel like I have gotten a
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Housing inflation is dead | Financial Times

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Good morning. It’s CPI day. There is good reason for optimism that inflation will continue to abate, and not just because of gas prices. But as we like to repeat at Unhedged, there is no such thing as high and stable inflation. There will be more surprises, in both directions, before the current episode concludes. Email me: [email protected]

Housing: even worse (so, better?)

The last time Unhedged checked in on the US housing market, back in June, we wrote that “housing remains the one big area of the economy that is not sending mixed signals. It just looks bad.” This is no longer true: the US housing market no longer just looks bad; now it is very bad.

“Bad” is ambiguous in this context, though. Sharp

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English Translation: A Compact Victorian Gets an Eclectic

When it comes to architectural and interior styles, we’re pretty omnivorous: we can admire a dressed-to-the-nines formal home (like this one) and, in the same breadth, applaud a rustic DIY cabin with no running water (like this one). Sometimes, though, we happen upon projects that make us want to pack up and move right in. Paul West’s duplex, in a compact London Victorian, falls into this category.

It helps that the space itself is blessed with good bones. “There was so much to love,” says Paul about why he chose to buy it five years ago. “At first glance, lots of space, mature garden, quiet street, original character, and the large, well-proportioned rooms. The whole space felt like a perfect canvas to create a home for living in.”

Paul studied interior architecture and used to work for various design and architecture studios (he is now a strategy director at a

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U.S. Homeowners Judge Their Neighbors For 3 Key Things,

Have you ever had a sneaking suspicion that your neighbors are secretly judging your home? Bad news — they probably are. In a new state-by-state study, home services site Angi found that when it comes to passing judgment, Americans are most likely to side-eye three things: a messy yard, a cluttered house, and a smelly house.

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If you don’t have the greenest grass on the block, don’t worry! Angi found that 46 out of 50 states are more concerned about the overall cleanliness of an outdoor space, as opposed to how nice the lawn is. So roll up your hose, store your garden tools, put away any stray toys or knick knacks, and your curb appeal will rise instantly.

Still, there are a few outliers when it comes to lawn care. If you live in Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, or

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The Luna Quiltalong – Quilt Kits

Welcome to Week 1 of the Luna Quiltalong. This week we will be talking about fabric selection.

This quiltalong is for everyone, but it will include extra information for beginning quilters. Feel free to skip over posts that aren’t helpful to you if you have a few more quilting years under your belt. The whole quilting world can seem pretty overwhelming at first and I want to be as thorough as I can.

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This week we will be talking about the different cuts of fabric you can use to make the quilt, how to pick fabric that will be successful, where to buy fabric, and whether to use prints or solids. Today we will start off by talking about quilt kits.

When I made my first quilt, I was absolutely terrified to buy the fabric. I did so much reading about where and how much to buy that I got

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Evergrande vows to restart all stalled property projects

China Evergrande has pledged to resume construction of all remaining stalled property projects by the end of this month, as the world’s most indebted developer works to pacify a nationwide mortgage boycott.

The developer will resume the construction of 38 remaining projects by the end of September and accelerate 62 restarted projects to “normal level”, according to a company statement released late on Monday that cited its chair, Hui Ka Yan, in a weekly meeting.

Among Evergrande’s 706 pre-sold projects nationwide that need to be completed and delivered to homebuyers, 668 had resumed construction, it said.

“We have to work hard and put our nose to the grindstone to ensure the delivery of projects. Only in this way can we satisfy the homebuyers, resume sales, resume operations, repay all types of debts and get out of the predicament,” Hui said at the meeting.

Evergrande has been at the centre of

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Current Obsessions: Shopkeeper Season – Remodelista

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Ring In Spooky Season With This ‘Hocus Pocus’-Themed YAHTZEE

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Fall is finally here, meaning it’s officially time for a little bit (or a lot) of “Hocus Pocus.” This spooky season is extra exciting, because after almost 30 years, the Sanderson Sisters — played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy — are returning for the long-awaited sequel, “Hocus Pocus 2.”

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Naturally, Disney is marking the occasion with plenty of “Hocus Pocus” merch bound to put a spell on your wallet — and in one case, put a new spin on upcoming game nights.

YAHTZEE has teamed up with Disney to release a collectible “Hocus Pocus” Yahtzee game inspired by the beloved Halloween film. And it all comes in an

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The Luna Quiltalong – Supplies You Need to Make a Quilt

When it comes to quilting supplies, I am a bit of a minimalist but there are a few things that will make the process of making a quilt much more enjoyable. If you are a new quilter, don’t feel like you need to be every product that is shown to you — you don’t need much to get started. 

I am going to give you a list of items that I would consider to be essentials, and then a list of things that are optional but that I find to be helpful. For some items, I will give you an inexpensive option and an option that is a little more of an investment. 

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UK stamp duty cut unlikely to help first-time homebuyers,

A stamp duty cut announced by the UK government on Friday risks pushing up house prices and will do little to help first-time buyers on to the property ladder, according to housing experts.

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng laid out plans to cut the property transaction tax as part of his growth-focused fiscal package on Friday. The move is designed to give a leg up to first-time buyers and support an increasingly fragile housing market.

The cut, which could save some buyers more than £10,000, would “support growth, increase confidence and help families aspiring to own their own home”, said Kwarteng.

Effective immediately, buyers in England and Northern Ireland will pay no stamp duty on the first £250,000 of a property’s value — double the previous £125,000 threshold — and first-time buyers will pay no tax on the first £425,000, up from £300,000.

First-time buyers in London and the south-east could potentially

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