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June 3, 2021
Bargello Technique Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Welcome back to another tutorial, makers!

One of my favorite things to sew is strips of fabric because I find myself in a trance under my sewing machine, and at that point, I feel unstoppable. I'm sure when everyone is in the zone, you can relate too! Combing this love to strip piecing, I thought it would be a great idea to show all of you the Bargello Technique, which is made of strips of fabric sewn together to create the appearance of movement. I wanted to capture this technique with a small project so it is easier to ...

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June 2, 2021
Tiny Foldover Pouch (free YouTube video) from Sotak Handmade

 Hello friends, 

today I'd like to share a super adorable little pouch I designed for my YouTube channel

I think these Tiny Foldover Pouches are absolutely precious. They finish at approx. 3'' wide x 3 1/4'' tall x 1'' deep and are just the right size to keep one's earbuds or small sewing notions and tools. Or, it could be used as a nice little coin pouch.

To make one of these cuties you will need two panels of quilting cotton for the *exterior, two panels for the lining, and two panels of interfacing (I used Pellon ...

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May 25, 2021
CHUBBY TOTE BAG (pdf pattern in four sizes) from Sotak Handmade


Hello lovelies, I hope you are all doing well. 

How are things in your neck of the woods? I was hoping for some nice spring weather by now but instead we've been getting daily rainstorms with heavy winds

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May 13, 2021
Cathedral Window Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


Welcome back for another tutorial!

If you've been in the quilting world for a while, you might've seen this beautiful block show up in some quilts, and wondered how to get that look! In learning how to make this block, it amazed me is how different each tutorial can be. Today, I wanted to share my version and knowledge of this Cathedral Window that I believe is the best way to help you! It's a great technique to use too if you want to use some fabric from your stash bin. 

Feeling the softer colors today, I ...

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May 6, 2021
ASHFORD HANDBAG (new pdf pattern) from Sotak Handmade


Hello friends, welcome!

I'm beyond excited to introduce my newest bag pattern to you today

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April 12, 2021
How to Sew an Exposed Zipper Pocket from Sotak Handmade


Hello friends, happy Monday to you all!

I love making my own bags but what I love even more is the ability to customize them to meet my needs. So, I add pockets to my bags all the time, I love adding them both to the exterior as well as the lining

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April 2, 2021
Summer Squares Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Summer Squares Quilt for the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

In winter, quilts are for snuggling. We wrap them ‘round our shoulders like thick, cozy cocoons and pile them on our beds to stay toasty through the night.

But in summertime … those quilts take on a whole new life!

Jenny Doan and the Summer Squares quilt by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

We carry them to picnics and t-ball games. We spread them out for fireworks and parades. They join us on camping trips and days at the beach. Summer is adventure time for quilts! 

This week Jenny is working on a brand new Summer Squares quilt. It’s a pretty jelly roll pattern based on one of our all-time favorites, Summer in ...

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February 26, 2021
Quick and Easy French Seams Tote Bag from Sotak Handmade


Hello lovely makers, happy Friday to you all!

I think it's quite obvious by now that tote bags are one of my favorite things to sew. And today I'm going to share with you one of the easiest totes ever

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February 16, 2021
Chubby Tote Bag (free video tutorial) from Sotak Handmade


Hello lovely makers, I hope your week is off to a good start.

A little while ago I designed this wonderfully roomy, easy to sew Chubby Tote Bag for my YouTube channel and ever since then I've loved using these cuties as my shopping bags. They are just the right size to put your groceries in but not so large that you struggle to carry them

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January 18, 2021
Devon Pouch (a fabulously handy zipper pouch) from Sotak Handmade

 Hello lovelies, happy Monday to you all!

If you've been following me for a while you would have noticed how much I enjoy sewing up zipper pouches :). It's one of my favorite projects to work on and today I wanted to talk a bit about one of my most favorite pouch ever, the Devon Pouch.

Here's just a little sampling of the Devon Pouches I made over the last year or so :).

I love putting these sweet fabric combinations together, matching them up with metal zippers, and whipping up these super useful pouches. I especially love having ...

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January 9, 2021
Boxed Zipper Pouch (how to) from Sotak Handmade

Hello everyone, happy Saturday to you all!

I'm super excited to bring you a new video tutorial

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December 22, 2020
Binding for Beginners - Easy Way to Finish Your Quilt Projects from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

Hope you are finished making your handmade makes and have them beautifully wrapped under the tree! I can't believe Christmas is only three days away! Hope you all have a relaxing and safe holidays! But before you start celebrating I have a Quilting Tips video for you showing you a simple binding method that will have you finishing your quilting projects like a pro! There are so many different ways to bind a quilt and choosing the one that works for you may take some time. In this video I will show you the most successful method ...

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August 25, 2020
Matching Fabrics Part 3: Using Elements (blenders) from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi, fabric lovers!

Elements-2020 BLOG

Welcome back to my “Matching Fabrics” series! This has been quite a ride, with such an overwhelming response since the start, I am very excited to be continuing and sharing my knowledge. In my last blog post, we spoke about how important scale was and how to use it. In the last part of that blog, we spoke about the small-scale fabric prints and in this section, I wanted to dive deeper into what that is and how they are also considered a blender fabric.

First, let's talk about the definition of a blender fabric. These ...

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June 12, 2020
Straight Stitch Length: What is it? Why does it matter? from Crafty Gemini

topstitching an outer pocket

If you are confused with stitch lengths, then here’s a video I made to help you better understand how it works and when to use it. I am going to talk about straight stitch lengths only. There are various stitch lengths to choose from but each comes with a purpose. When deciding on stitch lengths there are several factors to consider. 

Is it a topstitching prone to wear and tear? Say, for example, when sewing an outer pocket on a wallet. An outer pocket is prone to straining and the stitches might come off easily. This is the reason ...

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April 17, 2020
Triple Play! Totally Tulips Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Join Jenny, Natalie and Misty once a month for a Triple Play!

When life feels off-kilter, I find solace in two places: the sewing room and the garden.

Jenny’s Design

The Tulip Time Table Runner from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Whether I’m up to my elbows in fabric or dirt, creating a bit of order and beauty does wonders for the soul! And combining the two? Well, that’s a slice of heaven!

The Tulip Time Table Runner from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Misty’s Design

The Tulip Garden Wall Hanging from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

In this week’s Triple Play tutorial, learn how to make 3 new tulip projects with Jenny, Natalie, and Misty.

The Tulip Garden Wall Hanging from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Natalie’s Design

The Tulip Fields Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

These pretty quilts will have your home looking as fresh as a spring garden in no time! Click HERE to watch ...

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February 27, 2020
YouTube, Blogging, Stitching & Life from Where Art & Life Meet

Things have been busy around here. I had the idea to start a YouTube channel over a year ago. My thought was to go through Sue Spargo’s Creative Stitching book and demonstrate every stitch (but for left-handed stitchers) featured in her book, one stitch a week. I discussed my idea with Anna Bates, my friend… Continue reading YouTube, Blogging, Stitching & Life

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