Edgey Cork Blooms ~ New Pattern!

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Hello ~ Beautiful Edgey Cork Blooms! Have you seen the new cork fabric in the shops lately?  Perhaps you were a bit like me… you loved it, but didn’t want to make a wallet or bag from it?  Well, I began experimenting–fusing it of course, and developed a project to combine a placemat with collage flowers, and all of it …

red and white snowflakes ~ placemats

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good morning all ~i am enjoying a burst of happy contrast using white on red, and of course prepping for christmas, and since i’m enjoying using my die cutters… {accuquilt go! and size big shot} it’s the perfect time to put them all together and make fun stuff: it’s been a madhouse of fusing and cutting! how fun it is to …

custom dinner napkins ~

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hi friends ~ happy weekend to ya all ~here’s a new idea for custom-created napkins.  these particular ones i made to complement the classic round placemats, too. {can you say wedding gift?!}cut on a curve ~ curved “piecing” if you will, and then layered with a lovely silver razzle dazzle thread.  {love the look}. so i’ll be playing with this …

tutorial ~ making a fitted binding

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hi everyone ~    i’ve known for a while now, that there was a so-called, “easy” way to join the binding ends so they fit perfectly on the quilt, but also to stitch that seam diagonally. a diagonal seam reduces the bulk of butted binding strip ends.  but ~ i never quite understood the directions i’d read….? until now! recently …

love one another ~ sweet water placemats

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hi!well, it’s more of the classic 16″ round placemats featured today! i’ve been using up my sweet, “sweetwater fabric scraps”  {click that link and see them if you missed how i place my writing, and tips}. this time i used a bright pink thread and a combination of different leftover strips for bindings.  i just can’t … seem to stop! {it’s not …

make life sweet ~ sweetwater placemats

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hi everyone ~i finally had time to delve into this charming yardage i’ve had on the back burner; it’s “noteworthy” by sweetwater for moda fabrics.  and so i combined my love of writing and text onto the classic round placemat shape: when i was teaching recently, at the local Quilt-A-Way quilt shop here in Great Falls, this book really caught …