Category Archives: Applique

Stars and Stripes Candle Mat

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 ...

Read more »

Batik Paradise – Something Old and Something New

Here are three colorful patterns in CT‘s May 2014 catalog – something old and something new! As CT‘s archivist, I get to recolor popular patterns from the past into new collections. Simple & Sweet Simple & Sweet is a very easy baby quilt suitable for a beginning quilter or a busy experienced one. What makes this 40″ square baby quilt unusual is the use ...

Read more »

Zippered Pouches, Duffles, and Bags–Oh My!

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 ...

Read more »

A Book Review: The Modern Applique Workbook

According to Jenifer Dick, author of The Modern Applique Workbook, “Modern piecing focuses on a fresh and fun design aesthetic, so does modern machine applique. This can mean using a wide variety of stitches, threads, and unusual (fabrics) to create applique.”

Read more »

A Book Review and a Giveaway: The Quilter’s Applique Workshop

I used to be afraid of applique because the first time I tried it, I didn’t know the right tools to help me along the way; I was making a starfish pincushion with appliqued leaves on it; my poor little leaves were so frayed and my stitches were all over the place! If only I had The Quilter's Applique Workshop by Kevin Kosbab back then to ease my fears...lol.

Read more »

Wool All Round!

Candy Corn Image Hear! Hear! to all you woolie lovers out there! Come see wool in the round for a bevy of holiday bedizements! Wahoo!

Read more »

Heart Pincushion

I was thinking…  what can be made for Valentine’s Day that’s fun, but not too much work. A pincushion is perfect! Where to begin, so I started drawing the most obvious image, a heart. How about, two hearts that fit together so well that without one it would look like something was missing? Hey, February is American Heart Month! Perfect!

Read more »

Return of the Snow People

What do you do when a friend gives you half their wool stash? Hummmm… I was over at Teri’s house when she decided to purge her wool stash. Now, this is not just a casual stash; it was a well-cherished, thought-out cache of woolie love. And, this is only half of it!

Read more »

Gifty Galore – December Santa Project

I had a lot of fun making the December Santa Pattern by The Wooden Bear Quilt Designs.  My granddaughter is at the ‘learning what things are called’ stage and has been pointing and saying “Santa” for a while now so I think this will be going up on her bedroom wall.

Read more »