Stitched By Me

A place to share projects from my sewing room.

Monthly Archives: September, 2013

I Failed to Meet My Goal Yesterday :(

I failed to meet my goal for the day, yesterday, there were just too many other distractions.  I did make great progress, though. This is my first experience with Y-Seams and there were plenty there to learn and practice on. After I got the center diamonds and squares all together, there was a bit of …

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I Am Committing to Assembeling This Top TODAY!

My version of Go! Be Dazzled started as my take along project for our quilt retreat back in April of this year.  Even though I took along about a million different emboroidery threads and did a TON of prep before leaving for the week end, this really was not a good choice for the event …

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National Sewing Month on Display at the Library

I had an extra long, 2 hour lunch one day this week, so I decided to go hang out at the library. As I was walking in, I noticed this display. I just had to take a few photos so that I could share. (sorry for the overlap, I didn’t have one full view of …

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Dyeing 101 ~ Controlling Color

Over a year ago, I signed up for an online class with Candy Glendening, of   Dyeing 101-Controlling Color  is a Low Water Immersion Fabric Dyeing Class  . The class is broken down into several sessions of excellent, written and video instruction, followed by a section for Q&A. There is a lot of information …

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Altering My New Pressing Boards

Yesterday, I shared how I made and plan to use my new pressing boards. Today, I am posting an update to these boards. The very first time I spray starched and pressed a piece of fabric on my big board, I realize that the way I like to starch my quilt parts and pieces, I …

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My New Pressing Boards

Like so many other quilters/sewers/stitchers, I find my regular ironing board to be more narrow than I would like for pressing larger pieces of fabric, and the narrower end makes it difficult to keep things neat and straight. Many have bought or made “Big Boards” that fit/attach to their regular ironing boards. I wanted my …

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