Category Archives: staff projects

Adventures in Hand Sewing

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During my quest to find a non-sewing machine related project, I ventured into the world of hand piecing. I rifled through my stack of books for just the right project. I came across the Amuse-Bouche pillow in 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks by Katy Jones. While I love the bright and fun colors that she uses throughout her book (it’s one of the things that sucked me in, in fact!), I decided to do a much more neutral palette. I used a combination of Neutral Love II and Golden AgeGolden Age has some of my absolute favorite prints! And Neutral Love II contains fabrics that coordinate really well with Golden Age (and many others as well).

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Neutral Love II + Vintage Quilt Revival = Pillow Love

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When we received the samples for our Neutral Love II collection I knew right away I had to have one if not several things made out of it. When I was reviewing the book Vintage Quilt Revival I thought exactly the same thing so I thought why not put them together and see what comes of it. Somebody did that with peanut butter and chocolate and look at how much better the world is now!

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A Runaway Runner

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I call this my runaway runner because it’s been hiding from me for about three years. Poor orphan that I’ve neglected. When Christmas was over I decided to begin spring cleaning and the first place I started was my bedroom closet. The most “stuff” that was pulled out of there was quilting related. Can any of you relate? My lovely runner was so far along in completing, I chose it first. The runner was completely sewn and already adhered to the batting and backing with 505 Spray & Fix. I love that stuff! No pins of any kind, no baste stitching, just 505!

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Have you tried our “Iron-On Transfer Pens”? They’re on Sale!!

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As most of you know I love to embroider and I usually use the old school method of transferring my design by tracing it by using a light-box and Pigma pen, but with all the embroidering I’ve been doing, I thought I should really take advantage of the tools we offer at CT and see what other options there are out there, that I may actually find more useful.  So I tested out the Iron-On Transfer Pens by Sulky of America.  

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Confessions of a Broken Sewing Machine

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My sewing machine is broken. I’ve “fixed” it twice now, but each time it breaks again. It’s not allowing me to “fix” it this time. This leaves me with the biggest urge to sew that I’ve ever had. I think things always work like that. What “they” say is true: you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. I could take it in to get fixed, but I’m stubborn and believe wholeheartedly that it will magically work one day. Please come back to me sewing machine… I miss you.


Credit: Blueberry Park

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