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Digging into My Stash of Embroidery Floss

It’s been years since I did any embroidery. I first picked it up when I was about 11 or 12. My oldest sister was into it; I probably started to do it to emulate her, but then discovered that I … Continue reading

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Back to the Studio

Now that the weather has begun to warm up, I’ve moved my sewing machine back out to my studio. I’m not sure when I moved my sewing machine into the house, but I think it may have been in November. … Continue reading

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A (Nearly) Empty Spool

For as much as I hand-quilt, you might think I use a lot of thread. However, this is only the second spool of thread that I can recall using up. That spool originally had 250 yards of thread on it. … Continue reading

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Tiny Star Pieces

For the past few months, I’ve been making a variety of 8″ (finished) blocks, which may end up in some sort of sampler quilt. Or may not. I just don’t know yet. For right now, I’m just having fun making … Continue reading

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Of Flamingos and Four Patches

One of the tasks I often do for my employer is make a store or show model. These are projects, such as a quilt or dress or tote bag that is displayed in one of our stores or at a … Continue reading

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BOM

I’m deep into writing, illustrating, and laying out the instruction sheets for a 12-month Block of the Month for Pacific Fabrics, the company I work for. I designed it around our 2017 exclusive fabric panel that just hit our stores. … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Scrap Quilt

For some time now, I’ve been sewing together small bits of leftover fabric that I collect in zip-lock bags, and turning them into pillow covers and occasionally a quilt top. Some of the pieces are quite small — two inches … Continue reading

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