Stitched By Me

A place to share projects from my sewing room.

Monthly Archives: April, 2014

Butterfly Baby Quilt

One of the ladies that I work with is going to be a 1st time Grandmother this Easter week-end. About a month ago, I made the baby (grandma) a quilt. I decided on a square in a square layout because it would be quick, easy and pretty besides. Plus it only required 2 different fabrics. …

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Dyeing to Quilt

You may have noticed that my last several posts have been about using some of my hand dyed fabrics. Well, using these fabrics has inspired me to dye even more fabric! Some of this inspiration came from the need for a backing for my Hand Dyed Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt. For his backing, …

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Finishing My Lone Star Wall Quilt

Small projects are great for learning new techniques. They are also easy to finish in a short period of time.   This one is a project from the Luminous Lone Star Craftsy class that I won, that I wrote about in my last post. The class project was to make a pillow, but I chose …

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Oops! I Won a Craftsy Class!

Sandy, at Quilting for the Rest of Us Podcast & Blog just celebrated her 4th Podcastiversary (podcast anniversary). To celebrate, she hosted 2 give aways, one for a gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop and one for a Craftsy Class. This is where the Oops! in this blog title comes in. The contest was …

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My Hand Dyes are Becoming a Quilt Top

In my most recent post,  I talked about my decision to cut into my hand dyes, and the making of my first block of a Scrappy Trip(s) Around the World quilt. These 20 blocks went together pretty quickly. This is the layout that I decided that I liked. Time to sew the blocks together. Oops! …

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Cutting Into My Hand Dyes

Over the past couple of years, I have been playing, off and on, with hand dyeing fabrics. I am still experimenting with the dye process, so I want to keep my fabric costs down a bit without risking the quality of the end product. At the moment, I am using 120″ wide Premium Muslin. I …

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