Giveaway: Current Quilting Arts issue I’m in!

Congratulations to Beverly in Utah and Laurie in California. I’ll be mailing out your QA issues next week! Dave and I just returned from a wonderful week in Colorado. I’m anxious to tell you about it and some of what inspired me while there, but while I was gone the new issue of Quilting Arts…

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Ice dyeing inspired by another

I saw a piece of ice dyed fabric recently that just made my heart do flips. Well, not really, but I absolutely loved it. After studying it multiple times I decided I’d try to duplicate it. This whole process reminds me of my mom. She was a great seamstress. We’d go shopping for prom dresses…

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Printed Fabric Bee: Architecture

It’s time for another Printed Fabric Bee giveaway! August’s  The Printed Fabric Bee challenge topic was Architecture.  Deborah Boschert the queen bee, requested that the 12 x 12 piece contain all blues. Before I show you the collection that will be given away, here is my piece and my process. I chose this blue fabric…

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Printed Fabric Bee: Insects

It’s time for another Printed Fabric Bee giveaway! July’s The Printed Fabric Bee challenge topic was Insects. Jane Davila the queen bee, requested that the 12 x 12 piece could be any color but with a touch of black. Before I show you the collection that will be given away, here is my piece and…

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Dyeing Soy Waxed Fabric

I decided to do a little experiment the other day. First I wanted to show you how I made those circles with a tin I found in a $1 bin at Target. I just had to add this after I received a comment from Jaime. We rarely eat anything or buy anything from a can…

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Printed Fabric Bee: Vintage

June’s The Printed Fabric Bee challenge topic was Vintage. Lynn Krawczyk, the queen bee, requested that the 8 x 18 piece could be any color except pink. Before I show you the collection that will be given away, here is my piece and my process. I started by researching vintage colors. When I was growing…

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Sun printing class finally!

After planning and scheduling my sun printing class, it finally happened last Thursday. It all started last summer when the weather would not cooperate. We rescheduled and rescheduled and then just postponed it to this summer. It was suppose to be the previous Thursday, but it rained. Our rain date was Thursday. The weather cooperated…

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Back to Basics: Using fabric as stencils

If you’ve been with me for awhile, you know I love stencils. I love all kinds of stencils, but I’ve really been interested lately in “fabric stencils.” Since I’ve had a couple of you email me about these stencils that I’ve used in the past, I thought I’d tell you all about them in another…

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Review: Playing With Surface Design

Today I’m reviewing a new book, Playing With Surface Design by Courtney Cerruti. Here is the description from the publisher: Create unique and stunning imagery on any exterior with diverse surface design techniques from Courtney Cerutti, author of Playing with Image Transfers and Washi Tape. Whether you are looking to stamp on fabric, marble paper,…

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