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Dyeing 103 – The Color Wheel(s)

Last Friday, I had the house all to myself for the entire day. This meant play day, all day long for me. I decided that it would be a great day to dye fabric. A few months ago, I signed up for another of Candy’s online fabric dyeing classes.  This one is  Dyeing 103: Multi-Colored …

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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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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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My New Laptop Bag – Finished!

Last week, I blogged about my progress on my new laptop bag. It is the Lilium Laptop Bag pattern from  Sara at SewSweetness.com It is now finished! The front flap snaps closed with a magnetic snap.  The strap has a slider on it so that I can shorten or lengthen the strap as needed. The …

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My New Laptop Bag – My Progress So Far

While walking through the airport, between flights, on the way home from Ohio last winter, the strap broke on the bag that I used for carrying my laptop. What an inconvenient time to have this happen. It was not a real computer bag, it was just that it was the right size and had zippered …

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Dyeing 101 ~ Controlling Color

Over a year ago, I signed up for an online class with Candy Glendening, of CandiedFabrics.com   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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Hand Dyed Winding Ways Table Runner

Every time I see a photo of a winding ways quilt, I want to make one. I am getting closer to doing just that, after doing some sample blocks first. Since the piecing for the Winding Ways block must be precise, I wanted to be sure that the pieces were also cut precisely. I bought …

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Just Checking In…

I can’t believe it has been a full month since I made a blog post. It isn’t that I don’t have anything to blog about. I have been doing SO MUCH to blog about that I just didn’t take/make the time to actually blog about any of it. Hopefully, I will catch you up on …

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