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September 10, 2019
Meet Annette Ashbach, a Missouri Star Academy Instructor from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Missouri Star Academy is all about providing education and empowering you to create. From weekly tutorials to online in-depth classes, events and even classes held here in Hamilton, MO at our Education Center where there is something for everyone!

Annette Ashbach is one of our Education Center instructors and she teaches many things ranging from making full quilt tops to smaller projects like aprons and totes!

Annette first found interest in sewing after she became fascinated with watching her grandmother’s hand-stitching and embroidery techniques. Her love for sewing continued as she grew up watching her mother create costumes and ...

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May 1, 2019
Drafting the Apron Pattern from From the Strawberry Patch...

Think of this as part #2 from the previous post. The apron found among my mother's scrap bins has provided itself for drafting purposes. I drew up and cut out an apron to be what I thought was an exact replica. It all went together well. Before I added the buttonholes I decided to try it on. The fit seemed good, and I liked the length. Mr. Goodneedle thought it looked like a

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Drafting the Apron Pattern from From the Strawberry Patch...

Think of this as part #2 from the previous post. The apron found among my mother's scrap bins has provided itself for drafting purposes. I drew up and cut out an apron to be what I thought was an exact replica. It all went together well. Before I added the buttonholes I decided to try it on. The fit seemed good, and I liked the length. Mr. Goodneedle thought it looked like a

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April 29, 2019
Hidden Treasures from From the Strawberry Patch...

I love aprons; I wear them all the time. Normally I wear a bib-style style apron that loops behind my neck and ties behind my waist. I have made many of these over the years and have tried out different patterns for similar bib-style aprons. I found this apron, pictured, in a box of my Mom's fabric this week, she brought it to me after she had cleaned out her sewing space last fall and I

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Hidden Treasures from From the Strawberry Patch...

I love aprons; I wear them all the time. Normally I wear a bib-style style apron that loops behind my neck and ties behind my waist. I have made many of these over the years and have tried out different patterns for similar bib-style aprons. I found this apron, pictured, in a box of my Mom's fabric this week, she brought it to me after she had cleaned out her sewing space last fall and I

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February 14, 2019
A Sampler of Lace, Linens, and Love from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

If you have been reading the blog for a while now, you will know Teri and I have a great love for all things vintage—especially linens, clothing, or lace. Teri recently shared her story about a special dress in A Vintage Pinafore, Tea, and Friends, and I shared the story of my apron collection in Apron Strings. We even wrote a post together about our quest for vintage treasures in a Hershey, Pennsylvania, antique mall in Vintage Treasures Newly Acquired. We love seeing the handiwork of those who have stitched before us! 

Long ago, hand work was a required ...

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January 28, 2019
Shop pinny from Granny Maud's Girl

Because I am again working casually at Calico & Ivy, I thought I would make an apron to carry a few handy bits and pieces about. The phone, especially, seems to like disappearing under bolts of fabric. When it rings, the first thing we must do is find it!

Craft or shop apron

When I grabbed a colleague to take a photo, I had not yet stuffed my pockets with phone, pen, notebook, etc.

I used Crafty Staci’s tutorial for the apron, but I made a few changes:

  • I cut the waistband and ties on the straight grain, not the bias, so that they ...

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January 10, 2019
No Bake Aprons from CollectInTexas Gal

I've always loved Aprons.  They have been a part of my 'Collections' starting with one my Grandmother Minnie gave to me as a little girl.  I have posted about them here on CollectInTexas Gal many times...so often that I have an entire 'Label' dedicated to 'Aprons'. 
As a self proclaimed 'Apronista', it was only fitting that manufacturing aprons for my Shop became a staple part of the inventory.  Apron styles change as do suitable apron fabrics.  Not one for adhering to traditional styles and suitable fabrics, my Aprons took on an 'Apronista Arty' look fit for Florists to ...

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November 21, 2018
Two Cute ~~one finish from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Cute one.


Cute two.


A couple of weeks ago Dusti asked me to make a little apron for Miss Priss. She's supposed to be getting a new kitchen for Christmas. However, she founded the box. No knowing that, I made the little apron and let Dusti know that she could pick it up. 


When they came today, she put the apron on Milly and told me about the kitchen discovery. I am happy to see that it fits well.




To make the neck strap, I recycled two notions from an old bra. One is a plastic ring, the other ...

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October 16, 2018
Mary's October Finish from Urban Quilter

Mushroom Apron, October 2018
My October Project (#3 on my 2018 Forward Progress list) was my mushroom apron which I finished. As I expected the toughest part of it was just sitting down to do it. I ended up using all the original pieces except the facing. I lined the whole thing with a tan cotton from my stash and top stitched the ties and pocket in a dark tan (mushroom colored) thread and top stitched the body of the apron in a neutral to match the muslin.
Embroidery on Pocket






Top edge embroidery detail

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October 8, 2018
Mary's October Start from Urban Quilter

Beginning of a Mushroom Apron 
Project #3 on my 2018 Forward Progress list is my mushroom apron. At the start of the month this is a piece of muslin with a cute toadstool design embroidered on it. I did this kind of work when I was a teenager, though not really since then, so it was probably stitched then. I found it in a bag with a note that I was planning to sew up into an apron and a good amount of progress had been made in that direction. The main piece is cut into an apron shape, there ...

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June 16, 2018
Book Report: Gingham Aprons from Urban Quilter

Gingham Aprons of the '40s & 50s: A Checkered PastGingham Aprons of the '40s & 50s: A Checkered Past
by Judy Florence
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is primarily a gallery of gingham aprons from the authors vast collection. Most include embroidery (like cross-stitching, but using the squares of the gingham for the grid) and many have rick-rack as well. If you happened to have a large quantity of rick-rack on hand there are numerous ideas here for how to use it in apron designs. Many of them have the rick-rack attached with embroidery floss which creates an additional design element on the rick-rack. I didn't ...

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May 18, 2018
Aprons….I Made A Facebook Post About Them from Quilts + Color


And now it’s time to share some family apron photos!
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Merry Christmas Nick!

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Nick’s pizza party. I made aprons 1,2,3 and 5.


I made several of these.


Mary wears hers while they host the family July 4th party on the lake.
I made many other aprons for gifts for family and friends but I don’t have pictures.
And my favorite apron is one my son Greg made for me when he was 13. I still wear it and it still looks like new.

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April 20, 2018
$5 Friday: Aster E2E from Wasatch Quilting

As quilters, we know it takes LOTS of patience to create our masterpiece! Today, the Aster flower is known as a talisman of love and a symbol of patience, which is why we chose it for our deal this week! This pattern was included in April of 2012 Masters Club, so unless you’ve been a faithful Masters Club member since 2012, you don’t have this pattern!

https://www.digitizedquiltingpatterns.com/shop/product/aster-e2e/

$5 Friday

Quilting has been the big topic this week as I have been designing some Aprons for a giveaway at the HQ Academy Conference coming up ...

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March 11, 2018
It's THAT TIME of Year With a New Spin! from CollectInTexas Gal

Several things in the last few days have given me cause to reflect on this time of the year...last year.  With the sale of this Spring Green Apron today, sealed the deal of 'It's That Time of Year.

It was at this time last year I was in the Apron Making Frenzy and on a quest to use as much 'duck fabric' as I could in designing and making these 'Tie Slide To Fit Any Size' aprons.  They sold like hot cakes!  Why this one didn't sell last year....who knows. 

It sold today to a lady ...

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November 22, 2017
Day 10 of 12 Days of Christmas Countdown from CollectInTexas Gal

The Chicken Farm Art Center!
*Here is Day 10 'Christmas Gift Shopping' preview from
 Sue's MadeWith Fiber&Fabric Studio.
*You and Yours DoNot have to COOK to wear my SusieQ Apron/Smocks...just sayin'
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There is no getting around it....Aprons are in my DNA...I've been tested so I know it's true.
For sure I can trace my Apron-DNA to my Grandmother Minnie...she was an Apronista, too!
Here are some Apron Posts from the Past.

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November 15, 2017
A Harvest of Creative Possibilities and Fun from With Heart and Hands.....





Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and wonderful Fall Harvest of Thanksgiving, creative opportunities and fun!

And please, do not let me forget to share that as much as I love to create, and as much as I love to share and to give to others...

Martha Stewart Doesn't Live Here



"Martha Stewart will not be dining with us this Thanksgiving. I'm telling you in advance, so don't act surprised. Since Ms. Stewart won't be coming, I've made a few small changes:

Our sidewalk will not be lined with homemade, paper bag luminaries. After a ...

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November 2, 2017
Pin It Weekly #220 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

What's happening on your Pinterest?  


30's Diamond Scrap QuiltVintage Antique ~ Jade Diamond Mountains ~ Quilt Top ~ Hand Stitched 77 X 68, eBay, ladybuggs1965

Love the old quilts that are somewhat faded and show that they were used and loved.


Vintage-30s-FARMHOUSE-Cottage-Feedsack-Broken-Dishes-QUILT-Pastel-Peach-GreenGrandmothers Flower Garden Quilt Vintage Flour Sack Fabrics

yellow Irish chain variation from Land's End

I've been too busy writing to do much pinning, but I have pinned a few vintage quilts to my "heart, quilts" board.  A few other folks have been pinning some interesting photos, however. Check out what Lou Cariveau pinned to her boards

fun little Norwegian gnomes
Image detail for -Nyform Trolls, Dancing Trolls, Troll Figurines, Scandinavian Trolls

Baba Jaga. Love his nose

and some pretty aprons
reversible pillowcase apronFloral Cobbler Apron

Repurpose and upcycle a vintage coat rack.  Use it to display a vintage linen collection.  I would paint it pink, white or green. Hang jewelry???

and these smart sewing room organizational ideas

great storage for craft roomRibbon spool organizer ~ take it further for my collection, drill holes in a lazy susan and mount the dowels.

My My 99cent store knockoff Rubbermaid-lovin heart is all a-flutter for this ORGANIZED wall!  #office



This last one is my favorite (can we say "Mary likes vintage"?
Where Women Create & Where Women Cook studio

Thanks, Lou, for your pins! 
And now, dear reader, what have you been pinning lately?

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October 24, 2017
Down To A Basket Full of Fall Fabric from CollectInTexas Gal

Fall fabrics have never been my favorites.  It's more than likely the reason my Fall Fabric Sale looks picked over before the Sale has begun.  That's because I've been the one picking it over....
...while putting together Fall Aprons, Runners, Potholders and Bowl Warmers.
Down to a Basket Full of Fall Fabric!

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September 24, 2017
2017 Lyon's Farm Fall Festival from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

Almost every year, since 2012 I've had a booth at Lyon's Farm Fall Festival, to show off some of my vintage machines (no selling) and do demo's.  Here are some pictures from this years booth.

My booth is a double booth, and I get the same area each year.  The first year I participated, I had this whole building to myself.  Each year afterwards, they add more and more vendors to this building, so, my area shrinks.  I still get more room than the paying vendors (when you do demos of historical things, and don't sell ...

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