June got Busy

June K. is a subscriber to our batik/bali Fabric Lover’s Club and assured me when she signed up that she would make use of the monthly fabric packages.  Well, she remained true to her word, and sent me a couple of …

Spring Bouquet – A Big Ta-Da!

In 2013 we ran Spring Bouquet by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts as a Block of the Month with pre-fused, laser-cut applique pieces.  Everyone got to pick their own background, and many people chose dark backgrounds, instead of a …

Lazy Days

We have a new kit available!  Click the picture to see it on our web store.

12 Days of Christmas Wishing – December 7

“On the Seventh Day of Wishing, I would like some hand needles.” It isn’t always easy to know what size of hand needle you will prefer to use in your stitching.  So Jeana Kimball of Foxglove Cottage put together sampler …

12 Days of Christmas Wishing – December 6

“On the Sixth Day of Wishing, I would like some holiday applique wall hangings.” McKenna Ryan of Pine Needles designs the most whimsical and charming applique patterns.  We have kitted her most recent holiday series as individual wall hangings with …

12 Days of Christmas Wishing – December 3

“On the Third Day of Wishing, I’d love some precision scissors .” If you enjoy machine or hand applique, you’ll understand the importance of very sharp, precision scissors.  A master of applique, Karen Kay Buckley has developed her own line …

Student’s Work from Roxanne Nelson’s Class

Last November we had a show and tell of the student’s work from last summer’s class of Pictorial Quilting with Roxanne Nelson.   I thought you may like to see how Roxanne can lead a group of newbies to success.  …

Spring Bouquet – Ta Da’s

I promised you Ta Da’s and here they are. And this is Kim’s Block 2 Ta Da. Send me your Ta Da’s, and I’ll post them.  Keep on stitching, Linda.

Stitch On

It’s time to get stitching! The pattern insert regarding the applique process is on the back of the pattern picture. But most of this information is presuming that you don’t have the already pre-fused and pre-cut Silhouette applique shapes. With …

Fuse it Down

So now that you have your design traced on your fabric (or you can use a light box with light-coloured background), you are ready to fuse your applique pieces in place.  The pattern does not have an “order of fusing” …

Back Into Spring Bouquet

I promised you in January some tips and tricks for working on your Spring Bouquet Block of the Month.  Well, the next time I was able to get back to working on this project was during our staff retreat at …

Spring Bouquet – Heralding the New Year!

Guess what I started over the holidays: This is block 1 from the new Spring Bouquet Block of the Month program which we are running at the store.  All the batik applique pieces are laser cut and pre-fused with Steam-a-Seam …

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