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Subway Style Embroidery Art Project

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I'm so excited to finally be able to share my Love of Sewing Challenge project.  This subway style embroidery art is my style in so many ways! I love that you can instantly transform words into meaningful keepsakes.  Let's take a look at just how easy it is to transform standard fonts into customized artwork. Subway Style Embroidery Art This project is for intermediate stitchers. Skill … [Read more...]

Scrappy Girls Club Tea Towels SWAP

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Woo Hoo- Scrappy Girls Club just opened up a Tea Towels SWAP for February and I'm joining in!  Basically, this is the excuse I need to finally toss out and replace all of my old dish towels with something fun and festive.   Tea Towels SWAP details:   WHAT/SIZE: Every participant will make and receive 2 tea towels to share with a friend. The pattern/style is makers choice and … [Read more...]

Binding Detail | Starry Night Quilt

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Over the last year we have stitched blocks, made backings, quilted and now, it's time to add the binding details. The binding is the final detail to finish this baby off.   Quilt Binding Details   Binding can be cut on straight grain or on bias but since my quilt is a rectangle, I chose straight grain to save fabric. By now, it's pretty safe to say that I love to use every last … [Read more...]

Sewing Machine Unpacking | Meet My Destiny II

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Things are about to be busy this week! As mentioned last week, I am part of the Love of Sewing Challenge with Baby Lock and today is sewing machine unpacking day. To say that I was a little excited when that big olde Fed Ex truck arrived at my house would be an understatement. Becuase let's face it, sometimes awesome things DO come in big packages! I could hardly contain my excitement and … [Read more...]

Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge

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Woo Hoo, I've been keeping a secret and today, it's time to spill the beans! I’m excited to announce that I am taking part in the Love of Sewing Challenge with Baby Lock and my week is just about to kick off! When Baby Lock issued the Love of Sewing Challenge and asked me to join the fun my mind starting swirling! What type of project would I make, how would I share it and more importantly, … [Read more...]

English Paper Piecing Starter Pack | Giveaway

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Two short weeks ago I was speaking at Phoenix at Creativation and drooling over tons of creative eye candy heading to stores near you this spring. One of my sessions was all about English Paper Piecing in the Dritz/Prym booth. I showcased their new pre cut paper forms specifically designed  to help stream line the process. Now, with the help of these paper forms we can skip straight to the … [Read more...]

Creative Uses and Disposal of Dull Rotary Blades

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It's pretty safe to say that most quilters these days use rotary cutters to slice through their fabric stash on the daily but, what's a girl to do with the dull rotary blades? Well, after chatting with a few friends during my last group meeting, it turns out most people keep them. To be fair, I'm not really sure why. I mean, I get it, we all want to be prepared for that emergency situation … [Read more...]

Sewing Trim the Perfect Sewing Notion

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Trim – noun Ornamental decorations such as ribbon, ruffles, buttons, ric rac, lace, fringe, cording, etc. These decorations can be used to embellish garments, home decor or anything cloth related. It is usually sold either by the yard or in a pre-cut package. Think of sewing trims as a way to elevate your project and make it special. These little bits of goodness can instantly transform a … [Read more...]

Free Motion Pebbles | Starry Night Sampler

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Wow, I can hardly wait to finish up my Starry Night Sampler Quilt! Today, I'm gonna show you how I added free motion pebbles to my project on my regular sewing machine. For those of you that think you need to have a fancy machine to quilt your projects, I say no way. Check out my tips below. Free Motion Pebbles Tips   Take your time and do the prep work. Meaning no wrinkles, … [Read more...]