hand-sewing

A New Project for the New Year

by Stephanie January 3, 2017
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I don’t recall when I first came across this idea, but it’s a good one. And especially tempting when one variation or another popped up in my social media a couple of weeks before the end of the year. With New Year close enough to make the idea of embarking on a year-long, one-block-a-day project […]

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Scrappy Hexies Pillow

by Stephanie May 8, 2016
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This is the pillow cover I made last month from the panel of random scrappy hexies described as item #5 on my Q2 Finishalong list. I did a very quick “quilt-as-you-go” thing, by centering the hexies on a large piece of batting with a square of an old sheet for lining. I quilted diagonal lines […]

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Machine-finished quilt binding

by Stephanie May 6, 2014
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Lynne of Lily’s Quilts recently posted a lovely tutorial on how to machine-finish your quilt bindings: quick and easy! Since I do almost all of my bindings this way, Lynne has saved me a bunch of time not writing a tutorial of my own. Go check out Lynne’s tips and pics here, then come back […]

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CatchUp Week! Day 3: Only Slightly Saner

by Stephanie August 20, 2013
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This project predates The Hoodie, although I’ve been working on them simultaneously the past two months. When I ordered fabric from Alabama-Chanin some time ago, I also got one of their (huge) scrap bags, figuring it would be a good way to stock up on little bits of different colors for play, practice, and future […]

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CatchUp Week Day 2: Bling!

by Stephanie August 19, 2013
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Most of my summer sewing has been hand-work. One of the luxuries of being self-employed is that I don’t have to dress up as a professional and commute anywhere in the morning. This frees up my early morning coffee time to be spent sitting on the couch — or out on the deck, if the […]

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