Stitched By Me

A place to share projects from my sewing room.

Author Archive: June

An Update to My First Share

The Craftsy link, for the embroidery files that I blogged about yesterday, is now live. I did update yesterdays post with the link. To save you from having to go look for it, here it is. The cut file (.fcm) for the Brother Scan N Cut can be downloaded here. My original intention was that …

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Brother Scan N Cut ~ My First Share

I got my Brother Scan N Cut back in January. My main motivation for buying it was for cutting applique shapes for machine embroidery. Yesterday, on the Scan N Cut N INSPIRE Facebook group, one of the discussions was about this very topic. Several members commented that they have both, an embroidery machine and the …

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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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Arizona Quilters Guild 2014 Quilt Show ~ Part 2

2014 AZ Quilt Show ~ Part 2 In my last post, I shared photos of some of my favorite quilts at this years Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show. Once I got all of the quilt photos that I wanted, I visited the vendors and did a little bit of shopping. I only bought a few …

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Arizona Quilters Guild 2014 Quilt Show ~ My Favorite Favorites

2014 AZ Quilt Show ~ Part 1 My Favorite Favorites This was the week end that the Arizona Quilters Guild held their annual quilt show. I went with the intention of coming home with lots of photos. I enjoy taking the time to admire the beautiful quilts while I am standing in front of them, …

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