Category Archives: Applique Tutorials

Hand Embroidery

As the nights get longer and colder, it’s good to have some handwork to keep your fingers busy while watching TV. Personally, I get a little stir-crazy when I don’t have something else to do in the evening. But did … Continue reading

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Do You Have Leftover Blocks?

Make baby quilts! There are so many quilt patterns out there that can easily be modified to accommodate a single block. Dig through your old patterns and see what you can do. For instance, this leftover block was 12″ square. … Continue reading

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How to Sew Eyes — A Stitch Guide

Originally posted on Ashton Publications Quilting Blog:
Here is something I should have put together years ago. Ah-well, better late than never! This is a handy reference guide for sewing eyes. It has fourteen different ways to make them. It…

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New! Applique Tutorial Pattern #2

Here is a new hand appliqué tutorial, recently released as a pattern. This pattern includes my instructions for sewing applique designs with multiple pieces of fabric. This is an original technique in which I use freezer paper to prepare the … Continue reading

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How to Sew Eyes — A Stitch Guide

Here is something I should have put together years ago. Ah-well, better late than never! This is a handy reference guide for sewing eyes. It has fourteen different ways to make them. It also shows you the three different embroidery … Continue reading

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Tutorial #1: How to Transfer Patterns for Hand Applique

First things first, if you like this tutorial, it’s all spelled out for you in this handy pattern, which also includes instructions to turn your bunny block into a cute baby quilt. So, here is my method for using freezer … Continue reading

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Locker Hooker Rag Rugs

I found a new way to use up a whole bunch of crap scraps…. make a rug out of them! The locker hook looks like a crochet hook on one end but it has a large eye on the other. … Continue reading

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More on Hand Quilting

I’ve been on a hand quilting kick here lately. This time I have added little hand stitched butterflies to some of the blank spots in my bunny blocks, then I filled in the rest of the block with stipple quilting … Continue reading

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Making Yo Yos

IMG_9908 I am nearly finished with my new bunny book, but I need to make one more project, just so the page count comes out even. I found this nifty yo yo making tool at Itchin' to Be Stitchin' in Chandler … Continue reading

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Hand Quilting

When adding a quilting motif to a quilt, the first step is to transfer the pattern to your quilt. I have two favorite tools. The first is freezer paper, the second is a white Clover pen. After selecting my design, … Continue reading

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