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Itajime Shibori

Itajime Shibori

    You might have read that title and thought, "Huh?!" Last week at the North Texas Quilt Festival I had the wonderful opportunity to take a few classes and one of them was a class on Itajime Shibori. Cindy Lohbeck teaches several classes throughout the year. She sells all the supplies for her Itajime Shibori dyeing techniques on her website here: Hands-on Hand Dyes   Yes, they did stick us in a commercial kitchen for this class. Did I mention this gets messy?? Shibori is an ancient Japanese fabric resist dyeing technique that is used to create patterns on...

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Podcast + Sewing = Perfect Pair!

Podcast + Sewing = Perfect Pair!

  I love to have something on in the background when I am working. Don't you? The day I discovered Podcasts made for a much happier sewing room. For me, music just doesn't cut it some days. Podcasts provide a way for me to learn while I quilt! Full disclosure - I didn't even know what Podcasts were or how to listen to them until about a month ago. (I probably shouldn't admit that!) I assumed when I heard others talking about them it was something you had to pay for or subscribe to. They are FREE folks!  If you have...

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Effort + Ease Quilt Pattern

Effort + Ease Quilt Pattern

    Hello quilt-y friends! This quilt started as a sketch several months ago but slowly evolved into the real deal. I am so excited to be sharing my first quilt pattern with you all! I am also feeling pretty vulnerable in sharing what this quilt pattern means to me because of the season of life that it came out of.     (Did you know this is a FREE quilt pattern? All you have to do is join my email list and it will be sent to your inbox. CLICK HERE to sign up now!)   I woke up one Saturday...

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Easter Basket Tutorial

Easter basket sewing tutorial

Easter Basket Tutorial

To help you get ready for the Easter bunny I am sharing a quick and easy Easter Basket tutorial on the blog today!

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EPP Nametag Tutorial

EPP Nametag Tutorial

My quilt guild recently set a challenge for everyone to make their own name-tag. I scrolled through Pinterest for quite a while and didn't find anything that I really loved. SO - I thought "Why don't I just use EPP?!" Here is what I made:

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