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Giant Curves: New Quilt Pattern

Giant Curves: New Quilt Pattern

on Dec 16, 2014 in Blog, pattern, sewing | 1 comment

  I’m working on a new quilt for myself.  It is going to be pretty great.  Each block is 18″.  I mean, that is huge!! I did the regular ole drafting with paper and rulers and curved edges and seam allowances and everything.  No computer on this one.  The templates are on freezer paper. My plan is to make the whole queen size quilt with fabrics from...

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Taggy Blanket

Taggy Blanket

on Oct 8, 2014 in Blog, sewing | 0 comments

  Taggy Blanket ~~~~Let us call this the BEFORE picture.~~~~ I used the Scrappy Taggy Blanket tutorial and simply omitted the “scrappy part”.  Instead I had two pieces of fabric cut 16″ square.  One quilter’s cotton and the other one is dot minkie.  OH an my ribbons, those didn’t match anything at all…. Each ribbon is secured...

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Seamingly Accurate Pajama Pants Waistband

Seamingly Accurate Pajama Pants Waistband

on Sep 25, 2014 in Blog, sewing, tutorial | 0 comments

Ever need to make the elastic waist band on a pair of pajama pants or shorts?  Need the top of a drawstring bag?  Check out this accurate way to make the hemmed fabric casing (for the elastic) using the Seamingly Accurate Seam Guide: ps- Sorry the video gets funky at the very end, but it is still a neat trick. Tell a...

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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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