From My Studio ~ City Lights ~

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Good Friday Morning everyone! Today I want to show a new piece I designed last weekend.  I’m calling it “City Lights.” The base fabric is, once again, my stash of aqua “grunge” fabric from Basic Grey for Moda.  It came together almost by accident, as I was cleaning up in the studio. As I was folding up fabrics, I began …

In A Quick Bind

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Bindings.  Uhm… not my favorite thing to make, or finish, until lately.  Two reasons.  First, my Bernina 830 machine.  Second, a new technique I learned that finishes the binding, and adds a bit of BLING.  Two for one babycakes! And I love that!   Like many of you, I sew my binding strips for the 45 degree angle, so the …

JUST THE FACTS – Bernina Patchwork Foot #37

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Will the REAL quarter-inch seam reveal itself?!   The Patchwork Foot #37 and the stitchplate Ok! So much for being a ‘game show host! Now on to the facts!The most common reason this foot is purchased is to enable accurate, 1/4″ seams in piecing for quilts. Before I go into further details about this fabulous tool, first an important message about …