Category Archives: Applique

Binding Completely by Machine – Part 1

6 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, …


Stars and Stripes Candle Mat

5 comments » Applique, fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal, patterns, Personal Stories

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 …


Zippered Pouches, Duffles, and Bags–Oh My!

6 comments » Applique, fabric, fun, gifty, staff projects, Uncategorized

I think I have a problem.   Ever since I got over my fear of zippers I seem to be addicted to making little zipper bags!
First there was the Little Zipper Bags Kit we had in 2012 (these bags will be returning very soon made up in a new line of fabric.  UPDATE: these are available now–click here).  That was when Sue showed me the Wonder-ful thing called Wonder …