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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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Upcoming Classes

You may have noticed that there has been a large gap in the timeline of my posts. So where have I been? Well, unfortunately, I’ve been battling cancer. It was bad, horrible really, but I’m on the mend and ready … 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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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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Sewing Eyes

One of the most commonly asked questions I hear is “how do you sew those eyes?” They are really quite simple. I’ll go through it step by step. Step #1 Start by getting them clearly marked on the front of … Continue reading

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