I'm a sucker for bag and purse patterns. If they feature appliqué hexagons or are made with a fun, contemporary fabric, so much the better. My Pretty Little Tote Bag with hexagon appliqués. The Pretty Little Tote Bag I made for Modern Patchwork 2012 is simple enough, and you can jazz...
During almost a year of sharing quilting ideas with you via the Quilting Daily blog, I've noticed something interesting: circles are popular. Whether the circles are sewn with hand stitching or machine quilting doesn't matter. Every time I write about circle motifs, the post gets a big response...
5 Nov 2012
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Stylish, practical homemade gifts are welcome anytime, I think. When people know you're a fiber artist, they appreciate that you took the time to make something just for them. Small quilted gifts like this mug rug can be whipped up in an hour or less. I have made bed and lap quilts, holiday table...
13 Aug 2012
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This festive fused appliqué runner comes with a free sewing pattern. There was a time when the only sewing patterns that crossed the threshold of my studio were the vintage tissue paper kind I gathered to use in my mixed-media artwork or the books of Victorian sewing patterns and needlework I...
Patchwork Checkerboard, from 101 Patchwork Projects + Quilts With summer approaching and the school year ending, a lot of parents I know are looking for projects to keep their kids busy (and somewhat unplugged) in the coming weeks. This patchwork checkerboard designed by our assistant editor for special...