Category Archives: Quilting

Quilting Books and a New/Old Quilt Project

The book Patchwork Please! by Ayumi Takahashi has been on my wish list for some time because of a pattern she has in the book for the You’ve Got Mail Wall Pocket which features paper pieced letter envelopes that are … Continue reading

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Organizing Quilting Fabric

When I moved to a new house I just took all my fabric out of boxes and piled it up neatly, with no regard to colour. I knew I’d have to sort it out once I got my new sewing … Continue reading

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A Fresh Round of Embroidery and Quilting Books

I saw a couple of embroidery and sewing books that seemed to have a fresh approach so bought three of them for my collection. 1) Modern Folk Embroidery: 30 Contemporary Projects for Folk Art Inspired Designs by Nancy Nicholson I … Continue reading

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Handmade Quilted Case for Laptop

Once again I used Jenya’s tutorial for this. I added some ease but probably didn’t need to as this turned out a bit roomier than I had planned. I was using a slightly thicker 80/20 cotton/polyester batting and larger seams … Continue reading

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Handmade Quilted Case for Garmin GPS

This was again done with the tutorial for an electronics case from Jenya on the While she was sleeping blog. It was quite easy to modify the measurements for a device like this which is thicker than a phone, about … Continue reading

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Baby Quilt and Padded Phone Case

I finished the baby quilt I have been making for the last couple of years. I had some leftover blocks from cutting the Disappearing 9-Patch pattern I used for this quilt, so took four of them and made an unquilted … Continue reading

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Kim Mclean’s Lollypop Trees Quilt Pattern

Many of the current books on appliqué use fancy batiks and prints to emulate a watercolour painting for appliqué flowers. I prefer blobby flowers done from scraps. The last time I tackled a floral appliqué quilt was a Baltimore Album … Continue reading

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