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Pet Postcards SAMQG

Pet Postcards SAMQG

on Aug 20, 2013 in Blog, blogging others, charity, SAMQG, sewing, tutorial | 3 comments

  Pet Postcards Are you in on the Pet Postcard Project?  It is a Quilted/Artist Postcard Sale benefiting Friends for Life.  Each card is sold, at the Houston Quilt Festival, for $20 with the proceeds going to charity.  SAMQG has launched our involvement as our first charity endeavor for the new board year. Let me get you a link to Pokey’s Ponderings where...

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Altered Tuxedo Shirts

Altered Tuxedo Shirts

on Apr 18, 2013 in Blog, commission, sewing | 1 comment

That would be four (4) of the finished tuxedo shirts for a client in Illinois.  The 4 are only a fraction of the 11 total shirts for this project.  Turns out, it is going to be a big, wild, fun wedding. Here’s what happens, if you don’t already know- The gentlemen are wearing suits/tuxedos/military service dress/mess dress.  The cuffs and collar and...

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QuiltCon Raffle Quilt Block PATTERN

QuiltCon Raffle Quilt Block PATTERN

on Mar 5, 2013 in Blog, book, pattern, sewing, tutorial | 0 comments

If you missed it at QUILTCON, I have the free block pattern postcard right here on the bloggity blog for your stitching pleasure. Click on the image to download a pdf with both postcard sides featured. The block is made using a simple shape-facing technique and machine applique methods.  Incidentally, these methods are the main focus of one of my new books, Learn To...

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Hexagons Made Easy by Jen Eskridge

Hexagons Made Easy by Jen Eskridge

on Jan 18, 2013 in Blog, book, Books, Hexagons Made Easy, quilt, quilting, sewing | 3 comments

I can finally reveal something I’ve been working on for the past year. Hexagons Made Easy This is my newest book, releasing with Martingale Press.  (!!!!!!)  It is full of tips and techniques to make truly hexcellent projects. From Martingale: Create stunning hexagon quilts and so much more–without Y-seams or hand sewing. Sound impossible? Expert quilter...

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SEW IT ALL VOL 5

SEW IT ALL VOL 5

on Dec 4, 2012 in accessories, Blog, pattern, Press, recycle, sewing | 1 comment

Last year, I did a filming of Sew It All TV out in Golden Colorado.  That was an amazing experience.  The show was very cool behind-the-scenes and the editors of Sew It All were outstanding.  I decided on the plane ride home that I would try to submit work to a “non-quilt” magazine for a change.  I’m delighted to tell you that worked out very well....

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Car Shade Lunch Bag

Car Shade Lunch Bag

on Sep 17, 2012 in accessories, sewing | 6 comments

How about that for a funky blog post title???  It will all make sense in a minute. Back story- I went to one of those trendy 31 Bag parties a while back and I didn’t purchase anything.  I did really enjoy checking out the monograms and styles, though.  One thing that really stuck with me was their insulated bags.  I kept touching that shiny silver lining...

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Pillow Pizzazz Book

Pillow Pizzazz Book

on Jun 26, 2012 in accessories, Blog, book, Books, sewing | 0 comments

Have you seen this fun new title from House of White Birches?  It is Pillow Pizzazz!  With the continued popularity of the Pillow Talk Swap on flickr, this book comes at great time.  12 different pillow designs by various contributing designers. I was honored to have one of my pillow designs selected for this publication.  The pillow set uses jelly roll precut...

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Sewing Bags FREE eBook

Sewing Bags FREE eBook

on Jun 18, 2012 in accessories, Blog, book, Books, Press, sewing, tutorial | 0 comments

I’m happy to announce this fun new title, Sewing Bags, from our friends at AllFreeSewing.com.  They compiled 10 fun bag patterns from 10 different designers, into a FREE FREE FREE eBook for your sewing enjoyment.  I was thrilled that the popular Beach Bag was invited as one of the 10 patterns.  The book is a downloadable file available on their website. ...

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Making Life Beautiful- Book Tour & Give AWAY

Making Life Beautiful- Book Tour & Give AWAY

on Jun 12, 2012 in Blog, blogging others, quilting, recipes, sewing | 32 comments

Welcome to the Blog Hop Book Tour for A Year of Making Life Beautiful.  I’m happy to share with you, my friend, Melissa Stramel’s first book!  Melissa is the blogger over at Lilac Lane.  You might also recognize her from her pattern company or her row in the Rockin Row Robin Quilt Along, which ReannaLily Designs hosted last summer. She put together this...

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QuiltCon Block Challenge – 3

QuiltCon Block Challenge – 3

on Jun 11, 2012 in Blog, contests, quilt, sewing, WMQG | 0 comments

Keeping with the stripes theme from Block 2, I went on to design Block 3.  With all that photoshop, illustrator, EQ available… Block 3 was totally sketched out on leftover notebook paper + blue sharpie.  The old fashioned way. Block 3 was, by far, the easiest to sew. Tiny bit of chain piecing to add white rectangles in the middles of 2 1/2″ wide strips....

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