• applique,  LEARN,  quilting

    Fabric Collage Quilt – How to Make One

    A fabric collage quilt doesn’t need to be scary! Learn how to make a fabric collage quilt- it’s fun, uses scraps fabrics and unlimited designs and shapes. No rules here! This will help you get started… This last year I had picked up the horse pattern from my local quilt shop and decided to give a collage quilt a try.…

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    Raw Edge Applique How to – Video

    This is what raw edge applique looks like– it’s a stitch that is just next to the fabric. It holds is secure and in place on the background, but it is not protecting those edges.  This means that with use the edges will get a little fuzzy and pull up just a little. This is a very forgiving way to…

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    Fine Point Glue Tips for Applique

    I would love to say that I find all the good ideas and tips– but I don’t.  Do you know who does though?  My mom. Yes.  She is always telling me about this or that. I really should start a series on Karen’s finds because she is full of goodies! Good thing she is a share-er though and I get…

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    Free Fall Applique Templates & Patterns

    Fall is hitting us around here.  The evenings are a little on the cooler side.  The apples are dropping from the trees, the tomatoes are ripening (makes for great eating!).  The leaves haven’t turned yet, but I am thinking they will be shortly. This is the perfect time to sew a few things for the season….right before it starts. Applique…

  • applique,  Bags,  Celebrate,  sewing

    Easter Bunny Cinch Bag Tutorial

    A cinch bag is so perfect for little hands and egg hunting.  They are great to quickly close (easy for little finger to do too!) and can be slung around the arm to be hands free. Surprisingly they hold a lot of stuff inside too!  Great for all those bulky Easter Bunny eggs and treats. This cinch bag features a…

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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…