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Country Elegance

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Country Elegance
I am such a lover of appliqué, especially wool work (appliqué), and this book is chock full of it! There isn’t a project without this beautifully executed technique. A rare find these days are quilt books with a country theme using rich, dark, vibrant colors in projects that stretch from pillows to bed quilts. The templates for the appliqués are reasonable to make, however, geared more for …

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Book Giveaway Winner – Sew a Modern Home

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Wow, what a wonderful turnout we received from everyone last week!
It was great getting to read through everyone’s favorite color combinations for a chance to win Melissa Lunden’s newest book, Sew a Modern Home!
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And the giveaway winner of this custom signed copy is comment #58, Mary Ellen! We have already emailed her the good news and can’t wait to send this out!
 
Many thanks to everyone who commented last …

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Book Giveaway – Sew a Modern Home!

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There aren’t many things about my job that I love more than meeting some of the amazingly talented authors and bloggers out there. Melissa Lunden is no exception! When her new book came across my desk, I knew that I needed to meet this incredibly talented person! Her design aesthetic is chic, classic, and, in my opinion, not so modern that it can’t work in most homes. I found her quilts to be stunning, and some of her smaller …

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Chevron Technique Bonanza

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Chevrons seem to be everywhere in quilting, home décor, and clothing. They have a modern, graphic appeal with a sense of movement and vibrancy. Since my work revolves around quilting patterns and designing, I have come across several ways to construct chevrons. While there is often more than one way to do a design or technique in quilting, it is a bit unusual to find so many methods to accomplish the same design element. Please keep in mind, I am …

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Plethora of Pillows: Painter’s Palette Pillow

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For my Plethora of Pillows project, I chose to sew a pattern called Painter’s Palette Pillow by Laura Jane Taylor. It’s an easy, no-applique scrappy project sewists and quilters will love.
You’ll find the pattern in this book.
Pillows!
I chose a 20″ x 20″ pillow form that we sell and they are the softest pillow forms I’ve ever purchased. Really, this pillow …

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Plethora of Pillows – Double-Z Block Pillow

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PlethoraofPillows_BlogA little something about me, though I am in love with quilts and fabric and anything related, I am not a quilter. I’m more of a huge fan. I have not worked on a sewing project in so long, my machine was dusty and my fabric scissors were squeeky. I was a bit nervous about taking on a quilted pillow, but I wanted to make one that really jumped out …

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