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May 10, 2021
an embroidered background for an embroidered heart [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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an embroidered background for an embroidered heart

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May 8, 2021
mounting embroidered samples [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

mounting embroidered samples

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May 7, 2021
Mother's Day Gift ~ Nova (Sapporo Coat) from Tea Rose Home

You might be tired of me posting another Nova(Sapporo) Coat, so I apologize in advance. I made this third coat for my mom who is in Japan, for Mother's day and I shipped it last week. She called me today to tell me how much she loves it! I am so glad it got there in time.
I made the first coat with a white wool blend and the second coat was a quilted one. I knew my mom wouldn't care for either of them because she would say white will get dirty easily, the quilted coat ...

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Breezy Windmills Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Breezy Windmills quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Breezy Windmills quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Quilters on the American frontier were inspired by the world around them. They stitched up log cabins, rail fences, bear paws, and flying geese. And, of course, they stitched up windmills. 

You see, windmills dotted the Great Plains, pumping water from deep underground. When dry spells left the earth parched, a windmill could pump enough water to cook, bathe, wash, and water crops. Now that’s a quilt-worthy feat!

The Breezy Windmills quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

This week Jenny is whipping up a simple Breezy Windmills quilt using precut 2.5 inch strips. It’s a pretty jelly ...

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May 6, 2021
AGF Collection Reveals: 2021 Part 2 from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Here at AGF, we celebrate a lot of holidays but there are a few dates that are on our calendar that we treat the same… COLLECTION REVEALS! They are here and here’s where we show you what we’ve been working so hard on for the last couple of months. We are so thankful and proud to have this opportunity to continue bringing you original designs & beautiful fabric collections. Although last year was a hard one for everyone, it was a time that allowed us to get together and work even harder! We strive on having the prettiest fabrics ...

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May 4, 2021
silk, a pocket, embroidery [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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silk, a pocket, embroidery

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May 3, 2021
twelve weeks of sampling pattern and hand embroidery [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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twelve weeks of sampling pattern and hand embroidery

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April 30, 2021
Sew Sampler April 2021 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

April marks Sew Samplers 5th Anniversary and we are so excited to share this milestone with you! Over the past 5 years we have grown together as a quilting community and shared so many stories and experiences along the way. We are very grateful for our members and can’t wait to share another 5 years with you! Now let’s get to unboxing the April Sew Sampler box!

Petite Sunday Stroll Fat Quarter Bundle by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics

This vibrant set of fabrics is sure to put the spring back into your step! This exclusive Fat Quarter ...

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Charity Sewing and Quilting from From My Carolina Home

With the Safelight Project underway (click on that link to see how you can help and prizes you might win), I wanted to make a few case sets from some pretty fabric. This is such a quick project, and uses up leftover fabrics as well as batting bits. I guess I am still in a blue and yellow mode, LOL! This blue print is lovely and paired nicely with a tone on tone yellow for accent. I did the two tissue covers in a jiffy, then started on the cases.

It was easy to do the cosmetic case and sunglasses ...

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April 29, 2021
Nova Coat Pattern + Rifle Paper Co. Fabric = New Favorite! from Tea Rose Home

I think it was about two years ago that I purchased the Wildwood fabric by Rifle Paper Co. I love it so much that it was sitting on my table for a while and every time when I walked by, I looked at it, touched it and thought about what to make with it. A tunic, a top, a skirt??? I didn't want to mess it up or didn't want to regret not making something else after I used it. My indecisiveness was in full swing and I had to put it on the shelf and wait.

After ...

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April 23, 2021
Sharon Holland’s First Kids Fabric Collection: Lilliput from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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As someone who has been behind the scenes here at AGF,  I've had the honor and privilege of looking at collections come to life! Today I'm excited to finally see Sharon Holland’s first kids collection, Lilliput, live and in action. Now for me, this kids collection is the most unique I have ever seen, as Sharon really outdid herself by balancing adorable forest creatures, sweet florals, and tying them together with boho elements. 

Lilliput is inspired by observing the natural world through a child’s imagination. Encounter sweet foxes and bunnies in forest shades of fern green ...

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hand embroidered silk panel, 15 x 17 inches [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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hand embroidered silk panel, 15 x 17 inches

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April 22, 2021
Patchwork for the Kitchen - In The Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks 
and
my day - the final day for the In the Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop.

To all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!
I enjoy hosting blog hop events so much.

My head is swimming with all kinds of ideas
and I can't wait to get to stitching.

But first, it's my day to show my
Patchwork for the Kitchen.


My kitchen has been undergoing a floor renovation so I had to take my pictures outside.
I didn't want sawdust in my new kitchen pretties...


I'm working on using ...

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April 20, 2021
Free Song Bird Embroidery Pattern from Jacquelynne Steves

Nothing says Spring like a song bird. You can reduce or enlarge this to any size you want for any project- it would be great on any type of home decor or kitchen item, such as a wall hanging, pot holder, dish towel, etc. (Hand embroidery pattern only, this pattern not available for machine embroidery.) You could also use it for coloring and make note cards, etc.

Click here for the pattern PDF. 

Did you know that I have lots of embroidery videos to help you get started with hand embroidery? Yep, I do! If you are a complete beginner ...

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April 16, 2021
Eyeglass Case Tutorial with Printable Pattern from Tea Rose Home

The idea for this project came purely from my own need, but I thought there might be some of you going through the same thing and looking for an eyeglass case.

I always had good eyesight up until few years ago (darn aging! My teen daughter often say, "Is there anything good about getting old??"), but I started needing glasses to see far and it seems to be getting worse. Because I am not used to carrying glasses around, I always forget to take them with me and I won't even think about them until I need to see ...

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NEW Knits Solids + Makers Spotlight from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Happy Friday, makers! 

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There is a lot of stuff happening here at AGF so hold on to your sewing machines for this announcement because our knit selection just got a little bigger! Our 6 NEW colors to our Knit Solids range are “Spruce,” “Sienna Brick,” “Cinnamon,” “Mink,” “Camouflage,” and “Mauvelous.” Hurray for more options for the softest knit fabrics in the industry! These light colors are ideal for all-year-round makes, and with its four-way stretch, this fabric calls for the softest apparel, quilts, and even home decor. We added this new range of colors, so you have more color options ...

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April 14, 2021
More than a Blanket: Quilts are Art! from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Sunbeam quilt by from Annabel Wrigley for MODBLOCK.

Many have wondered, “Are quilts art or craft?” Well, the answer can be yes to either. Confused yet? Let’s start with the definition of art. In the Oxford dictionary art is said to be, “The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.”

In that sense, quilts can be considered an artform. Although quilts are created to serve a purpose, most often to keep us warm, they ...

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April 12, 2021
Artist Spotlight: Heather Bailey from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Heather Bailey

Meet Heather Bailey, a full-time professional artist, a patented inventor—and a world-re- knowned star in the textile, craft, and decorating arena. With her sophisticated floral designs and smart geometric prints, Heather has inspired a new generation of crafters and home decorators to embrace art and color in their everyday lives.

Heather’s creations, including fashion and home-decor items, have sold worldwide in the best stores: Fred Segal, Henri Bendel’s, Bloomingdales, and more. InStyle, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Seventeen, Country Living, and other top publications have all highlighted her unique fabrics and creative designs. Heather has contributed to books ...

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More Masks from Becca's Crazy Projects

A friend asked for some more masks so I grabbed some fabrics and got cutting. Lining and outer pieces cut and ready to go. Now, where did I leave those adjustable ear bands? 
I searched and searched and couldn't find them. I ended up having to do some tidying to find them. They were somewhat buried in the piles of creativity I have on my cutting table. I didn't have to dig very deep after all. That cutting table is still a mess.
These masks are really easy to cut with quilting rulers and your rotary cutter. You ...

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April 6, 2021
Raindrops Quilt Block from Expect Moore

This month’s free block is all about April Showers – with this fun rain-themed quilt block! I had so much fun creating two creative versions of this block for you, scroll down to check them out, get details on downloading the block pattern, and get links to all the other fabulous rain-themed quilt blocks from […]

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