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June 24, 2020
Faith Hope and Love…These ThreeHow many ways can we use... from Living Water Quilter



Faith Hope and Love…These Three

How many ways can we use Kraft-tex?  For the Ambassador June project I decided to try an inspirational home decor project.

NOTE: As a Kraft-tex Ambassador for C&T Publishing I received the Saffron hand-dyed and pre-washed Kraft-tex.

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I love trying something new. My mind is always churning with ideas on how to use ...

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April 21, 2020
a bookmark with purpose from Charm About You


Having already made my mum a similar bookmark, I decided to make one for myself. Given the current situation and the fact we are staying at home, it has made me focus on small things but also the bigger picture. I'm grateful for so much right now and have found it helpful to think about what I would like to achieve in this time. Not to 'hustle' or have unrealistic expectations of a million things I could do or learn or create. Rather what is important, can I prioritise the things I put off but really want to do ...

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February 3, 2020
Baskets and LabelsFinally, I have labels for my baskets. I... from Living Water Quilter



Baskets and Labels

Finally, I have labels for my baskets. I needed labels a year ago. I tried a few ideas, but the labels were too big and did not work with the basket style. Then I had an idea I thought would work but could not move forward. My schedule was full so it  had to wait. It became one my first goals for 2020.  

  • The need….small readable logo labels for baskets
  • The idea….DIY labels with Kraft-tex with a logo modification
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First, I rehired designer, Gabriel Pons to modify my current logo for small usage. The logo ...

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January 29, 2020
Tic Tac Toe XOXOSome games we learn and play last a life time. ... from Living Water Quilter



Tic Tac Toe XOXO

Some games we learn and play last a life time.  Did you learn Tic Tac Toe as a child?  It’s a fun thinking game and a precursor to Checkers or Chess.

This is my first project as a 2020 Kraft-tex ambassador for C&T Publishing.  The pouch has Crimson Kraft-tex on one side and vinyl on the other side. It is lined with Island Batik Speakeasy fabric designed by Kathy Engle.

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Did you notice the playing board has two sides?

NOTE:  C&T Publishing provided the Crimson Kraft-tex. As an C&T Publishing affiliate I ...

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January 16, 2020
2020 Kraft-tex AmbassadorI am pleased to be a Kraft-tex... from Living Water Quilter



2020 Kraft-tex Ambassador

I am pleased to be a Kraft-tex ambassador for another year. 

CT Publishing, the makers of Kraft-tex, invited me to participate in a year of monthly color challenges. Kraft-tex is a paper substrate that sews like fabric, and can look like leather. It can be dyed, painted, stitched, and washed.

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Every quarter I will receive several rolls of Kraft-tex designer colors from CT Publishing for the 2020 colors of the year:

  • January - Crimson
  • February - Orchid
  • March - Denim
  • April - Linen
  • May - Emerald
  • June - Saffron
  • July - Marsala
  • August - Greenery
  • September - Sapphire
  • October  -  Blue Iris
  • November - Tangerine
  • December - Turquoise
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December 31, 2019
2019 - A Fruitful YearIs it possible I made all these quilts in... from Living Water Quilter



2019 - A Fruitful Year

Is it possible I made all these quilts in 2019?!  A year for me is 10 months. I don’t sew in November and December.  I have been a busy bee!

Let’s take a gallery tour.

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1) I see a small theme of light backgrounds in some Island Batik Ambassador projects.

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2) These smaller projects were fun first-time techniques.

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3) Geese Gone Wild made the priemer issue of Modern Monthly, an online magazine published by the Modern Quilt Guild.

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4) Mini art quilts are fun between big projects. 

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5)  It’s also been a year ...

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December 28, 2019
carry around some quiet from Charm About You


This was part of my mum's Christmas present. I had this idea in my head, to combine some cross stitch and Kraft-tex to make a bookmark. This is really a very basic make but I'm pleased with how it turned out and hope it will wear well as she uses it. I know that Kraft-tex can actually feel better the more it's handled and it should still hold its shape, as it helpfully conceals the guts of the cross stitching. 
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December 16, 2019
Making Plans
Plans. I have them. You have them. Sometimes plans... from Living Water Quilter



Making Plans


Plans. I have them. You have them. Sometimes plans need to live on paper and not just in our mind. Do you use a planner? I not only use a planner, I NEED one to organize my weekly, monthly and yearly schedule.


I made a cover for this planner a few months ago. However, I wanted creative playtime with Island Batiks, thread and Kraft-tex.



The fabric stripe are fun, but best part of this project are the vinyl windows! The windows are perfect for featuring you favorite quilt block or fabric.


Three Island Batik fabric collections, Speakeasy, Soil ...

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December 2, 2019
Travel Tray InspirationHave you made a travel tray?  Travel... from Living Water Quilter



Travel Tray Inspiration

Have you made a travel tray?  

Travel trays have been on my “To Make” list for a while. So, I thought they would be perfect for the Island Batik Ambassador 3D Challenge.  This the first of two 3D challenge projects.

NOTE: Island Batik provided the fabric and Kraft-tex was provided by CT Publishing.

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Island Batik and Kraft-tex Trays

Island Batik and Kraft-tex is a winning combination for a travel tray. Kraft-tex is firm yet flexible. The tray sides remain at an angle even when the tray is unsnapped. 

I made two with Kraft-tex  as the base and ...

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November 11, 2019
Planner CoverI’ve been falling in love with the... from Living Water Quilter



Planner Cover

I’ve been falling in love with the rugged-durability of Kraft-tex, so I decided to make a Kraft-tex cover for my 2020 Quilter’s Planner and Pocket Notes book. 

The design is my own. It is a practical design with functional options like a pen and marker holder, and a business card pocket.

NOTE: The Quilter’s Planner, C&T Publishing and Island Batik provided the planner, Kraft-tex and fabric for this project.

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Of course, I had to make a  cover for the Pocket Notes book. Isn’t the heart window cute?  Never fear, vinyl was stitch around ...

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October 23, 2019
Loving the DestinationI love visiting other countries. I’m not a... from Living Water Quilter



Loving the Destination

I love visiting other countries. I’m not a fan of the hours of plane, train or car travel required to reach the destination. Experiencing  the sights, the sounds, the food, flora, fauna and the culture is the best part.

I renewed my passport recently and decided I wanted a new and improved cover with Kraft-tex.  Kraft-tex is the paper product that sews like fabric and can look like leather. It can be stamped, dyed, washed and more.

NOTE: CT Publishing provided the designer Kraft-tex for this project.

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Radiant Orchid is a vibrant designer dyed and ...

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