Category Archives: Etsy

Wicker and Wool

Two of my favorite things, Wicker and Wool. OK, I have lots of favorite things, but these two textures just seem to go together. I love finding “just the right basket” and then embellishing it with a custom wool penny … Continue reading

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Inventory 2020 — SALE!

It’s that magical time of year again, when you put on your grubby clothes and shuffle off to the storage area to see what’s out there and how much. I have some new ideas for some great new products this … Continue reading

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Seven Stocking Stuffer Ideas for People Who Sew

I really enjoy finding small stocking stuffers at Christmas time. I’m always looking for cool stuff on Etsy and Pinterest. I also have quite a few items on Etsy that I sell myself. Below are a few items that any … Continue reading

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Beautiful Big Dogs

This book has a few surprises in it. Besides being packed with thirty-five different large dog patterns, it also has several duck decoy patterns which could be made into a  duck quilt for the very special guy in your life. … 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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Instant Download Patterns on Etsy

Originally posted on Ashton Publications Quilting Blog:
Etsy.com has a new feature that lets you attach a digital file to the listing. Once the item is purchased, the buyer instantly has access to a .pdf file that they can download…

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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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Fracture Frenzy

I’m very happy to unveil a new book by Brenda Esslinger. This is Fracture Frenzy and it is a sequel to the best selling Fabulous Fractures book from 2009. Since writing that first book, new ideas and techniques came to … Continue reading

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My Little Orange Kitten

This is our newest family member. We call him PJ for “Pumpkin Jr.” but his nickname is Agent Orange — and he’s just as lethal! PJ started out as a country cat and is the luckiest kitty I know. When … Continue reading

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Pigs on a Blanket

This 36″ baby quilt is a great scrap buster. I used lots of bright scraps for the border squares and I even used scraps for the binding. This pattern (available here) has two different sized templates for the hexagon blocks. … Continue reading

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