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February 15, 2019
stash building from Karen Ann Ruane

pom poms, threads and beads.

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February 13, 2019
threads from Karen Ann Ruane

Work on my workshop has been delayed for a couple of days.....never mind. (weather apparently...

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February 5, 2019
How to Applique with Wool from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Amongst the crocheting and appliqueing, we filmed one more tutorial with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet when we went to visit the Cozy Cottage: How to Applique with Wool! To celebrate her two new 10″ wool stackers, Lori shows us how to prepare […]

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How to Applique with Wool from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Amongst the crocheting and appliqueing, we filmed one more tutorial with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet when we went to visit the Cozy Cottage: How to Applique with Wool! To celebrate her two new 10″ wool stackers, Lori shows us how to prepare wool to be appliqued and the buttonhole stitch with Lori’s wool threads.

Materials

Here’s what you need to applique with wool:

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February 4, 2019
Island Batik Ambassador 2019 Unboxing from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

As I have mentioned previously,  I applied to be an Island Batik Ambassador for 2019 and was accepted to the program.



Island Batik is "The best from Bali."  The fabric is outstanding. In a few days I will be showing you my first project as an ambassador.

Full Disclosure:  Island Batik along with partners, Hobbs Batting, Aurifil Thread and Accuquilt have provided the items I received free of charge as an Ambassador. 

I will also say that I have purchased and used products from all of these companies prior to becoming an Island Batik Ambassador. 

So now, enjoy watching as ...

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January 30, 2019
My Wonderwall from Charm About You


Wonderwall curved quilt by Charm About You featured in Love Patchwork and Quilting

It should come as no surprise that I get very excited about fabric. I've been sharing what I buy, stitch and make here for over seven years. The colours, prints, the way it handles, the endless combinations... fabric brings me joy. 

The opportunity to get to chose and work with fabric is truly something special. I SQUEALED a lot when these beauties I picked arrived from Freespirit. Vibrant, rich, bright, happy colours of Designer Essentials Solids:

Freespirit Designer Essential Solids fabric

top row: Cosmo, Melon, Pomegranate, Gold, Tropical
bottom row: Serpent, Clearwater, Julep, Citrine

And I kept on SQUEALING because this was also in ...

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January 28, 2019
what’s new our quilting neighborhood + a Giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

I had a fun fireside chat over the weekend and I want to be sure you had a chance to watch. That got me to thinking, I need a 'Just for Fun' giveaway too!  

Pat sloan olfa ruby

There are so many things that get shared online in my quilting neighborhood, I'm always afraid you'll miss something good! Here is a run down of what I don't want you to miss out on.

Pat Sloan oh my stars in little sweetheart sm

I love all your Oh My Stars quilts ...

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January 19, 2019
Get Away – Storm at Sea from Carol Lyles Shaw

Get Away is the Island Batik Blog Hop theme for January 2019. And, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to make Storm at Sea, a traditional block–but I ended up altering it in a modern way.

First…the Fabrics! My fabrics are from the Soul Song Collection by Island Batik.

This collection goes from brights to muted black/cream.

I decided to use these fabrics shown below in the project–you’ll see why in a moment.

I used these Island Batik Soul Song fabrics and added an Island Batik neutral called Whip Cream.
I love the words ...

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January 17, 2019
colours [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

colours

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December 30, 2018
new embroidery thread from Karen Ann Ruane

playing with new embroidery threads

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December 29, 2018
Longarm Quilter of the Month: December from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Longarm Quilter of the Month

Whether you aspire to use a longarm sewing machine yourself or want to learn more about the art and craft of quilting, this post is for you. In our monthly series on longarm quilters, we called on Amy Bouchard, owner of Cascading Quiltsto find out more about how she got started and her process for longarm quilting. Here’s what she had to say:

1. How long have you been longarm quilting?

I have been long arm quilting for 8+ years. I purchased my first longarm in 2010. I had zero experience with longarm quilting, although I had a ...

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December 27, 2018
Slowly back to work.......... from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I did get a fair amount done yesterday considering that I also spent a lot of time visiting.

Let's just say that I need to get this recipe for the lentil soup and I should plan on making one big pot each Sunday afternoon. It's so easy to just whip that pot back on the stove and heat it up for lunch. I swear it gets better each time we heat it up!! And much better for me than store-bought. How hard can it be to cut up some veggies and throw in some lentils?

Those oatmeal cookies ...

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Moving Sale Week 2 – Save Big on My Books and Thread! from Christa Quilts

Did you take advantage of last week’s inaugural moving sale? I’m overlapping the sales a little each week, so you can still get all PDF patterns for just $5.95 through 12/31/18.

House Update

I hope you had a wonderful holiday! We are knee deep in preparations to move and as you can imagine, many of our Christmas presents involved trips to Ikea and gift cards to the home improvement store! Our closing date is set for Jan 2nd and reality is now beginning to set in.

New Furniture from Ikea

My daughter chose a new Ikea bedroom set for ...

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December 20, 2018
Who Needs a Pattern? from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

'Tis the season for giving—and decorating! But as the weather chills and winter comes upon us, it is also a great season for stitching. This year, I (Teri) decided it might be fun to do some free-stitching and practice my spontaneous designing (not my forte), using some felted wool from old sweaters and whatever threads and beads I had on hand that made me happy. I tend to do better with a plan, but I allowed myself to play with various stitches and combinations, trying new threads and just having fun. Here are my results.


A gathered lace flower ...

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December 19, 2018
handmade : play : prepare from Charm About You

handmade key ring with beads and jersey fabric

Creativity has been on my mind recently. The role it plays it my life, the way I use it... or sometimes chose to ignore it. How different types of sewing/crafting affect me. Wondering "what do I get from creating/sewing/hand stitching?" and "is it (the act of making/the product) meaningful?".

My mind fills up with these types of questions and I try to unpick how I'm feeling, to work through some things and get to a place of inspiration, motivation and satisfaction.

One of the best things to do when I'm in that state of ...

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December 17, 2018
An Interview with: Tracy Lee of Sew Thankful from Terificreations's Weblog

At Fall Market while looking for another quilter I met Tracy Lee, owner of Sew Thankful. We had a bit of a mutual admiration society with each other. We’ve both been following each other for a long time. And quilters she’s someone I’d always wanted to meet. How I came to know Tracy’s business, Sew… Continue reading An Interview with: Tracy Lee of Sew Thankful

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December 10, 2018
catch up and from Charm About You

*GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED*

to save you some time, scroll down to the bottom if you're only interested in the giveaway

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December 7, 2018
Fun Facts from Bear Patch Quilting

One more milestone was recently accomplished in the closing of Bear Patch -- we had our final employee Christmas party!  I know, it's bittersweet, but I think it was possibly the most fun party we have had!  It was a potluck at the store after business hours.  Normally, we go out to eat, but since we had just had a fabulous dinner at our retirement party for Debbie and Laurel, we opted to just stay at the store and share our own specialities.  Wow!  Good food, too much to even fit on our cutting table buffet line!  Desserts had to ...

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November 30, 2018
Longarm Quilter of the Month: November from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Longarm Quilter of the Month

Once a quilt top is pieced and the batting and backing are added to create a “quilt sandwich,” the quilt is ready for the next step in the construction and design process: quilting! Stitching on the quilt sandwich holds the quilt top, batting and backing together firmly and locks down seams, but it also has an artistic element to it. The stitched patterns added by a longarm machine (or sometimes a home machine) can complement your piecing and elevate the overall design of the quilt depending on whether they’re loopy or straight lines, flowery or abstract. For this reason ...

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November 26, 2018
La Droguerie from Quilting Stories

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

A little trip to Paris last week. And for me, going to Paris means visiting and shopping at La Droguerie, my favorite haberdasher's shop. They have their own production and dyeing of great quality yarns. In this wonderful shop you can find quilting fabrics, Liberty fabrics, all sorts of threads, buttons, beads, ribbons... as well as catalogues with their great patterns for children or adults.

I remember when this shop was created in 1975, I was one of their first customer and so happy to find cashmere yarn, out of which I knitted a sweater for the one who ...

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