Tag: cheap

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Once you have appliquéd all pieces, it is time to add the handle, notice that there is no pattern piece for this. Sew using a straight machine stitch over the line –if you draw one in – and go over it four times. It does not matter if they all do not match. Then using…

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Something a little different from me this month, with posts about Christmas makes becoming the norm, I thought it would be nice to show off a Halloween make. I enjoy machine embroidery and I enjoy playing and digitising my own designs as well. I started with a 4 inch square embroidery area machine and soon…

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I have made several Thread Catchers over the past years and non of them have been that successful. When I saw this idea on the main Facebook page, I just had to make one….. it is really cheap, and easy to make and it works!   I asked Yvonne Kearton if I could ‘steal’ her…

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First, let me thank the wonderful people at Makover UK’s – www.makoweruk.com – for providing me the collection entitled Counting Sheep which is 100% cotton – http://www.makoweruk.com/section/makower-uk-collection/counting-sheep/ – to review on behalf of the United Kingdom Quilters Website. Worth noting, I have no personal gain other than the sample pack of fabrics provided to me…

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While reading the many posts on facebook; I came across Boro, Japanese style patchwork. It intrigued me, as I find myself draw more and more into the world of Japanese textiles. Yet I know very little about them. Susan Briscoe, author and another blogger on this site has a wealth of information on it. So…

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Perfect for a beginner, this little mug rug will be finished in no time. Start with some colourful scraps; I’m using some 2.5″ squares of Liberty fabric, each cut into 4, approximately 1.25″ square. Choose a plain(ish) piece for your background, about 5×7″, a piece of any wadding, and a piece of backing fabric. Arrange…