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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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Wool Penny Rugs — The Perfect Cold Weather Project

As we start another new year and cold weather is upon us, what better way to fill the long, dark evenings than to make something easy and beautiful? Wool Penny rugs were first made using leftover scraps of wool that … Continue reading

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A Virtual Class Anyone?

I’m inviting comments…. Is anyone interested in virtual classes? Because of personal reasons, I can no longer teach much farther than my backyard, this might be the only way to share my techniques far and wide. Please tell me your … Continue reading

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Sunflowers — Traditional vs Digitized

Which do you prefer? They both have their pros and cons, the most obvious being price. I do not have an embroidery machine, so I am limited to traditional applique. But setting that giant elephant aside for a moment, let’s … Continue reading

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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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Wool Penny Rug

Originally posted on Ashton Publications Quilting Blog:
Here is another wool penny rug that I finished up this afternoon. I think I’m addicted to these things! For this one I used 1″, 2″, and 3″ circles on 4″ background squares.…

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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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Embroidered Filler Stitches

My newest stitching joy is adding embroidered filler stitches. It’s so fun and easy. It makes the perfect TV project, it’s similar to hand quilting but you don’t have to work as hard and you get to change colors! I’m … Continue reading

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Wool Penny Rug

Here is another wool penny rug that I finished up this afternoon. I think I’m addicted to these things! For this one I used 1″, 2″, and 3″ circles on 4″ background squares. Then I lashed the squares together with … Continue reading

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