Monthly Archives: January 2011

Things I Learned This Week

Wonder Web is a great tool for someone like me who has difficulty cutting out shapes. “Mistakes” make your projects unique, especially when using a kit. When using a pressing cloth with fusing web, make sure it isn’t colored.  When … Continue reading

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Wonder Web- You Truly Are Wonderful!

I’ve been putting off my “Learn to Quilt” January project for weeks.  Why?  Because it required me to do the two things I am most afraid of- cut out shapes and applique.  With January slowly coming to an end, I … Continue reading

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Rocky Road Indeed

One of my goals for this year of quilting is to become better at technique.  Most of the quilts I have done have been pretty free-form and don’t need to be as technically precise as other quilts.  That’s one of … Continue reading

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“War Wounds”

My poor hands are in bad shape.  I had sewing calluses on my fingers to begin with, but they were formed using your standard sewing needles.  I was advised to use the John James “sharps” for the Hexagon Quilt so … Continue reading

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A Hexed State of Mind

I have spent the last two days in a fever haze, fighting off a mystery ailment.  The main thing on my mind was “crap, I’m getting behind on my quilting schedule!” When I got home from work on Saturday I … Continue reading

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Things I Learned Today

Hand sewing flannel sucks. leather thimbles are great! there are people in the world who are worse at cutting fabric than I am. I need sharper needles. rubber needle grabbers- awkward to use, but very helpful All of these thoughts … Continue reading

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Storytime Quilt

Remember the Little Golden Book series?  Whenever I see one it brings me right back to sewing class with Winky Cherry.  Why?  I have no idea.  I advanced quickly through the Winky Cherry system- I made stuffies, embroidered pillows, and … Continue reading

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The Cat Quilt

I am making a quilt for my cat.  I promise, I am not a crazy cat lady, but I am indeed making a quilt for my cat. When I first got my dog- Mr. Sparkles I noticed how much he … Continue reading

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Cross Stitch Detour

I took a break from the quilting to try out a new craft. I enjoy cross stitch, but have only done counted.  I found a “vintage” stamped cross stitch kit on ebay that had a cooking theme and thought it … Continue reading

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The Baby Quilt

My step-brother is having a baby. Well, his wife is anyway. I purchased a kit from ebay to make them a baby quilt. It is the first of the projects with a time line. It also required me to get … Continue reading

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