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The Soul Behind Stitch Publications

The Soul Behind Stitch Publications

As you know, I am a huge fan of Yoko Saito. I have been wanting her books since I picked up my first issues of Quiltmania magazine about seven years ago - but they were only available in French and Japanese at the time, and I would have had to order them from Europe....

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Tiputini Photo Shoot

Tiputini Photo Shoot

Here are some more peeks at Tiputini. It is back from Lisa Sipes who did an beautiful job quilting it, and then I spent almost a week ditch quilting around all the appliqué and attaching the binding with its 360 inches of hand-stitching on the back. These things...

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Jaelyn’s Sunshine (And a Bit of Gratitude)

Jaelyn’s Sunshine (And a Bit of Gratitude)

“Why don’t I just come down tomorrow morning and make sure that you are doing it right?” It was my best friend Gerd in the phone last night. Gerd Corrigan is the designer behind my logo and my web page. She is a competent photographer and a talented graphic designer....

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The Making of a Family Quilt: Part One

The Making of a Family Quilt: Part One

Remember from my recent post about the new book out from Interweave, Sew Fun by Deborah Fisher? I was feeling inspired to make a family quilt based on Deborah Fisher’s community quilt in the book. Last week the chance presented itself. Patrick had a late meeting out...

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Sewing with Kids….or just by yourself.

Sewing with Kids….or just by yourself.

I am such a sucker for new craft books! I usually don’t even think about whether I will make something from a book when making the purchase…I just consider how pretty the pictures are and how inspired I feel when I flip through it. Some books stay with me for many...

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Craftsy, Mimi Dietrich, and Wonder Clips

Craftsy, Mimi Dietrich, and Wonder Clips

Maybe  I am a bit slow, but I have just discovered Craftsy.com in the last few months. What an AWESOME website! For those of you don't know the website yet, it is basically an online craft school that has a some fabulous high quality quilting classes. Craftsy isn't...

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My new and fancy Bernina 880

My new and fancy Bernina 880

I haven't shared this with you before, but I have a new and amazing sewing machine! For the last 15 years I have been sewing on a Viking machine that had clearly seen better days and it finally went to the eternal hunting ground for sewing machines back in October....

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About Thread

About Thread

A few years ago I made a Sunbonnet Sue quilt with raw edge appliqué in 30's feedsack prints. I used a light pink super-shiny synthetic thread for all the appliqué. It is a sweet quilt and I don't mind the use of one color thread throughout, but these days I think of...

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I love this part of making a quilt

I love this part of making a quilt

Don’t we all have our most favorite and least favorite parts of making a quilt? Planning Selecting fabric Cutting Starting to piece Seeing how the blocks go together Assembling the quilt top Basting (if basting is your favorite part I want to talk to you about that)...

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