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    Ladder Stitch Video Tutorial

    The Ladder Stitch is a wonderful stitch.  It is the best thing to use when you are closing up a pillow, doll, plushie or whatever else that you don’t want the opening to be obvious. The idea of the embroidery stitch is that when you are all done- the stitches disappear.  They are kind of tucked inside the fabric and…

  • Interviews,  sewing

    Marion & Keshela – the Backstory

    Today’s backstories are from Marion & Keshela (they are members of the online quilt group) Marion’s Backstory- I started quilting four years ago when I retired from teaching and to Prince Edward Island. I met lots of wonderful quilters and quickly had a support system. Found a “kayak” buddy among the quilters who became a “kindred” spirit. I belong to…

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    Hand Binding Video Tutorial

    Watch the video to learn hand binding! You’ll even pick up some hints on getting that corner to miter. Perfect every time. Today for the video I thought I would share with you how to hand bind your quilt. It’s not the fastest binding on the planet….but it sure does make your quilt binding look nice. What you don’t see…

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    Machine Quilting Around Embroidery Video Tutorial

    Learn how to deal with machine quilting around embroidery and applique using a simple meander with a loop quilting pattern. Using your standard machine! Machine quilting is kind of fun.  It’s one of the last steps (besides that binding!) to a finished quilt or project. It can be a bit tricky when you hit spots on your quilt that has…

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    How To Sew Hexagons To The Background Fabric Video

    Today, I’m sharing a quick video on how you get those hexagons to the background fabric. I mean, you have a bunch– maybe a nice little pile accumulating, but what? now what? I’m not really sure why I don’t do more hexagon hand sewing projects. They are the best thing to carry around. So small, quick to sew and it’s…

  • Interviews,  Podcast

    Guest Designer Kari – New Leaf Stitches

    I’m so excited to introduce you to Kari-  we haven’t met in person before….there is still time for that! but I love her designs and was delighted when she accepted to come along and be a guest designer for the IAQ. Not only does she have quilt patterns, but she has her own notions and products as well.  She is…

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    Organizing your Holiday Sewing

    This holiday season it’s time to keep things organized. I’m taking a chance in thinking that you haven’t started sewing your gifts yet….maybe you have and whoopie for you! So smart to keep on top of things and be ahead of the normal game of trail behind. Either way– if you’ve started it or not, this is going to help…

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    Video – How To Hand Stitch Hexagons Together

    Learn how to hand stitch hexagons in a video tutorial-It’s super simple and a great sewing project to travel with. All you need>needle, thread and templates! These little hexagons are great for travel stitching.  You’ll all of a sudden find yourself surrounded by an extra large pile of them! Today we are going to tackle stitching them together.  The process…