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Workbasket – very little has gotten done this week

These are two different angles of the same thing.  This is my brand new rolled hem foot.  I practiced on a piece of the wedding dress that had already been cut off before starting on the actual dress.  I had been attempting to do this by hand and... IT WAS TAKING FOREVER. This presser foot… Continue reading Workbasket – very little has gotten done this week

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Workbasket – Flannel NightGown

For this project I used a modern commercial tissue pattern.  After cutting out all the pieces, I set to transferring the pattern markings onto the fabric.  This is the first time I have tried to use tailor tacks.  I had varying degrees of success. For these tucks, not so much. I ended up using blue… Continue reading Workbasket – Flannel NightGown

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Workbasket – Friendship Dollies

While on the 2019 summer motorcycle trip, we stopped at Ocean Waves Quilts in Eureka, California.  Travelling by motorcycle doesn't leave much room for impulse purchases.  One that I made room for was the Cactus Wall hanging project. The other was two fabric panels by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman fabrics.  One panel had four friends… Continue reading Workbasket – Friendship Dollies

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Workbasket – Boutis Sachets

I love-love the look of white on white embroidery and quilting.  For our knitting group Christmas gift exchange I wanted to try my hand at Boutis quilting and thought lavender sachets would be the perfect small project to try. The first time seeing Boutis quilting was the Tristan and Isolde quilt. Then I saw the… Continue reading Workbasket – Boutis Sachets

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Christmas 2019 – The year of the Ugly Fruitcake

Christmas for crafters begins much earlier than Dec. 6th (St. Nicholas' Day). I looked back in my project notebook to see when I actually started this year's Christmas sweaters for the grandsons.  I had neglected to even mention the project on the index page.  On the actual project page, I see 11/20/2019 as the start… Continue reading Christmas 2019 – The year of the Ugly Fruitcake