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    applique,  Embroidery

    How to Whipstitch Embroidery Stitch

    Learn how to use the whipstitch embroidery stitch for your applique. Quick and simple. Great for beginner projects and sewers. This is the simplest embroidery stitch I know.  The Whipstitch. This embroidery stitch is perfect for whipping something up quick.  The edges of the applique are taken care of…. because it doesn’t completely cover the raw edge there might be…

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    Quilt Market Recap

    This past week has been crazy busy and fun all wrapped into one! It started off with a visit to North Carolina to ThinkTank…a blog conference.  I was almost more excited to hang out with Heather of the sewing loft, Deby of So-Sew-Easy and Molly of  craft ideas weekly.  We had a wonderful time together and learned a lot. After…

  • Quilt- Wash and Care | patchworkposse #quilting #sewing #wash
    quilting

    How to Take Care of Your Quilt

    I find that the funnest part of sewing up a quilt is seeing it being used.  I’m a fan of having quilts all around the home for others to use.  They are draped on chairs, couches, foot stools…whetever.  They are easily grabbed and snuggled with. When you are a believer in using them, there comes a point when that quilt…

  • halloween applique in 3 sizes | patchworkposse #halloween #applique #embroidery
    applique,  Celebrate,  Embroidery,  Printables

    Halloween Applique Designs & Templates

    I’m always looking around and no the search for some fun applique designs. This time I thought I’d help you out in your spooky search for halloween applique design– here are a few fun printables. Each applique design has been sized three ways…..so you can pick and choose your size and your subject.   Halloween Templates– Download    Get the password for…

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    Chunky Wheel Table Runner Tutorial

    Half square triangles can be a lot of fun to sew with. They are quick to sew and can be rearranged into a variety of different layouts. This table runner features 3 quilt blocks.  They are kind of a chunky wheel– thus the name. It is charm pack friendly.  Divide the pack into lights and darks.  The background doesn’t have…

  • Celebrate,  sewing

    Eyeball Coasters Tutorial

    I am over on the Thermoweb blog with a quick tutorial for making eye ball coasters tutorial! These are so crazy and kind of fun.  They are great for adding a conversation piece to your halloween party  You’ll find the full tutorial here– Eye Ball Coasters Tutorial Materials Needed: Thermoweb Fabric Fuse Thermoweb Vinyl  felt- black and white for the…

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    Market Prep and Blog Hop Tour

    I was asked by Carol (super talented designer and friend) to participate in a little around the world blog hop.  While I don’t participate in these very often, I thought it would be fun to play a long. This week I’m headed to Quilt Market –walking the floor and networking like a crazy woman.  Watch for pictures to find out…

  • oil cloth projects and tutorials | patchwork posse #freepattern #oilcloth #sewing
    Round Ups,  sewing

    20+ Oil Cloth Projects to Sew

    The past little bit I have found an interest in sewing with oil cloth or laminated fabric. It’s a bit tricky to sew with, but really it’s a great fabric product to use when making something you are going to need to wipe over and over again. The fabric, though picky comes in a lot of patterns and prints.  There…