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Trying to make piping and other sewing woes….

Let me give you a tip: when attempting to make bias-binding for the very first time, it is not advisable to wait until 9.30 in the evening after you have spent all day staring at figures, have eaten a large evening meal and are therefore just a teensy bit tired. 602 more words

Bedlinen for doll's furniture

My little girl is into dolls all of a sudden.  I bought her a little doll bed from Ikea, but the linen that came with it was… awful.  290 more words


An outdoor demo

A couple of weeks ago (wow, was it really like a month ago?)  the DC Modern Quilt Guild had our annual outdoor sewing meeting.  I love this meeting, even though this time it made me hate the DC Metro sooo much… What would have taken me an hour to drive, on the Metro was 1.5 hours on the way in to the city and 2.5 hours on the way out. 177 more words

English Paper Piecing

Shine: The Circles Quilt

Shine: The Circles Quilt
66″ square
First block started June 2014 • Top finished June 2015

I’ve finished my quilt top and am happy to release it into the… 543 more words


Free Tutorial on Starting EPP

Free Quilt Patterns has put up a tutorial on how to get started with EPP by Florence of Flossie Tea Cakes. You can download the .pdf through Print Friendly from her site, and there’s also a link to her current website post. 43 more words


Hand Stitching Preparedness {Tip}

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of hand stitching, between finishing the piecing of my English Paper Pieced table runner, and stitching the pieced Lucy Boston blocks down to the border fabric to complete my table runner quilt top. 420 more words

Hand Stitching

Circles Block #13--EPP Sew-A-Long

Tiny Swirly Gig
Circles Block #13 of the Circles EPP Sew-A-Long

Since I so rationally decided that I needed SIXTEEN blocks to make up my quilt, all I can chalk it up to is summer heat (coupled with our drought, we are going to have so.much.fun), regular old garden variety stress (having cloth in your fingers lowers blood pressure so I heard), or a blissful existence of sitting on sofas eating bonbons while watching videos and stitching.   1,002 more words