Behind the scenes of a catalog photoshoot part 2

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Take a look! The kits sewn up in Friendship Patchwork by Jody Houghton were really fun to shoot. We found a location in Portland off of the popular site, airbnb. For this shoot, we wanted to have some nice options with lots of room to style a variety of projects from bags to a large Bordered Art Panel.
We shot the Color Me Crayons quilt over the large craftsman porch, but we needed to fill in a little more light. Here you …

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Binding Completely by Machine – Part 2

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On July 4th, I posted a blog about a new binding technique accomplished completely by machine. To see that posting and read more about the  Freedom Flag Mini Runner project itself, click here.
The idea for the binding method came from an excellent tutorial on Aunt Marti’s website – I recommend you read that one as well. By the way, for general instructions about adding binding to quilts, there is a detailed  Binding …

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Mug Rugs Thru the Year – October Pattern

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LarMugRugPattern
I seem to be on a theme of Halloween Cats! (see my post on the Scaredy Cat Wall Hanging here).
I really like the look of projects that combine piecing with stitchery, but put a cat on it and it’s almost irresistible. This Mug Rug Pattern was fun and relatively easy to complete.  I finished the stitchery in a couple of evenings while watching TV.  It is …

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Gifty Galore – Project 1

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Hello my quilty friends!! My name is Karrie (AKA KarrieLyne) from Freckled Whimsy and I am here today to bring you a pattern made exclusively for Connecting Threads Gifty Galore Projects and for you!
This pattern originally was going to be just a baby quilt pattern, but I loved it so much I expanded the pattern to include more sizes.  How many sizes, you ask? FIVE! Of course, you can reduce or expand from there as you like, but …

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Binding Completely by Machine – Part 1

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5 comments » Applique, embroidery, fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal, IDP, patterns, staff projects

Quilters seem to have mixed feelings about binding. For some, it is a relaxing, pleasurable last step in completing a quilt, perhaps providing time to reflect on the person to whom the quilt is being given or how it will be used in the home for years to come. Others may find it a bothersome, time-consuming task keeping them from the next exciting quilt project.
I tend to be somewhere in between. I enjoy hand-sewing and don’t mind adding binding. However, …

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Stars and Stripes Candle Mat

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JudyMugRug4
I love this cute little Stars & Stripes Candle Mat Pattern by Farmhouse Threads. I have eyed this pattern several times and couldn’t resist it any longer. It is such a quick and easy project a beginner could make. It would also make a wonderful gift if I could part with it.
I used scraps that were left over from projects sewn in the Hometown Summer collection. The …

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