Thursday, December 31, 2009

Quilt As You Go Connections

Free Motion Quilting DVDs
Click on the photo to learn more about Leah's quilting DVDs
I thought this sounded really good and thought I'd share Leah's blog with you all..Thank You Leah!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Valentine Day Challenge @ CDA Prim Doll Studio

2010 Prim Doll Studio Group Calendar
Valentine Day Challenge @ CDA Prim Doll Studio
Come join us at Cloth Doll Artistry Prim Doll Studio Group
http://clothdolls.ning.com/group/primdollstudio
We are having a Valentine Day Challenge where members create their own
" Doll Maker Apron and Pinkeep "
and share pictures of them. This is strictly a Show and Tell Challenge.
Sign Up: January 1, 2010 - February 12th

Create your own Doll Maker Apron and Pinkeep by using your own pattern Or Use This PDF Pattern by:
Michael Miller , Classic Reversible Apron
http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/Blog/Classic_Apron.pdf

Thinking about Valentines Day and what it represents
"LOVE"
We are doll makers and we Love what we create
why not create some thing that gives us a bit of a challenge ,Some thing different that gets our creative juices flowing for the New Year!! also some thing we can use year round.
Let's create our very own "Doll Makers Apron and matching PinKeep" !!
Adding our own ideas and embellishing to hold our doll maker tools. Creating that special pinkeep to hold all our pin and needles and felting tools.

PICTURES ARE DUE BY February 12th 2010. BE SURE TO POST YOUR PICTURES

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Wash Cloth Slippers

These simple slippers brought back such good memories, My Mother in law use to make them,
This is the first time I had ever seen the pattern!!
I got the pattern from
Washcloth slippers make a wonderful gift for those who do a lot of traveling, as they take up almost no space in a suitcase. In addition, they make great bazaar or flea market items. Check the stores for “bundles” of washcloths, which would be much cheaper to buy, or use old towels and cut to fit.
Washcloth slippers make a wonderful gift for those who do a lot of traveling, as they take up almost no space in a suitcase. In addition, they make great bazaar or flea market items. Check the stores for “bundles” of washcloths, which would be much cheaper to buy, or use old towels and cut to fit. Velour is also a very nice fabric for these pretty slippers. You could make a pair for every day of the week, just throw them into the washer.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Making it Fun

Awesome APRON and more blog
with a pattern for the classic apron. Looks really cool!
. Be sure to take a look , They have lots of neat patterns !


Monday, December 21, 2009

Sew, What's New

I LOVE Sew, What's New !
if you haven't visited them or do not recieve there news letter your really missing so much.Stop by trust me you will be so glad you did. . Hugs Sherrie

Crayon Stained Quilt Art

Crayon Stained Quilt Art

Crayon Stained Quilt Art Crayon Stained Quilt Art
Crayons are used to stain the fabric of a quilted wallhanging, accented with strips of fabric, free-motion embroidery and applique. Create a beautiful textile painting of your own.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


I did the happy dance when I found this tutorial... http://kcquilter.blogspot.com/2007/10/20-minute-zippered-coin-purses.html
She even shares how to use selvages for purses or what ever... "The first one is from fabric made by stitching selvages to a foundation fabric "

Golden Thimble’s 527 Free Crafty Links


Golden Thimble’s 527 Free Crafty Links
These pages are designed to give you access to lots of links about crafts and projects
The page is updated regularly with all sorts of free projects and crafts to do, please check it out. If you like the list, make sure to register at the bottom of the page so you’ll get an email update each time new things are added.
And if 527 freebie projects & patterns aren’t enough for you, here are hundreds more from Tipnut’s crafty lists:
Crafters Medley: 21 Neat-O Projects To Make (June)
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Tipnut’s Picks: 50 Free Projects For Baby
30 Free Patterns For Knitting Needle Cases, Rolls, Pouches & Organizers
50 Free Apron Patterns & Tutorials and the first batch of apron patterns
10 Clever Dish Towel Crafts
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Scrap Happy Update: More Fabric Scraps & Remnant Ideas with the first batch of ideas here.
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35 Reusable Grocery Bags You Can Make – Free Patterns
Tipnut is regularly included on Golden Thimble’s hand-picked selection of goodies and I’m so thrilled to be a part of this spectacular list, thank you!
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tipnut’s Hit List – January 2009 – Popular Tips Aprons

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Seersucker Apron: Vintage Sewing Pattern


Seersucker Apron: Vintage Sewing Pattern
Materials Needed:

Vintage Seersucker Apron Pattern1 yard – Striped Seersucker (36″ wide)9 yards – RickrackThread
Directions for Cutting:
1 piece: 27″ x 28″2 pieces: 4″ x 27″ for ties
Directions for Making:
On tie pieces, finish all except one short end with narrow machine hem.
On apron piece, turn under and press 1/4″ along sides and bottom.
Along top (28″) edge, turn in 1/4″ to wrong side, then fold down 4 1/2″. Baste this edge down and stitch with a loose machine stitching.
Insert unfinished ends of ties in 3″ of space above this stitching line, pleating slightly if necessary.
Run loose machine stitching across apron through both thicknesses 1 1/2″ down from top edge and 1″ apart between other 2 rows.
Stitch rickrack under edge of apron so that just points show, starting from top edge of tie, up and across top of apron and down to top of tie on opposite side. Do the same around the sides and lower edge of apron, starting at bottom edge of tie.
Pull up rows of loose machine stitching to measure 13″, tie thread ends securely and distribute gathers evenly.
Stitch rickrack through the center over the middle 2 lines of gathers.
Stitch rickrack across the top line and continue down the side where the tie is joined, across the lower row of gathers and up the other side to meet the top row.
Source: Easy-To-Sew Toys And Gifts, The Canadian Spool Cotton Company (1945)
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mrs Moen How to's

I enjoyed this wonderful tutorial, using crayons with stitches, I think this would be a wonderful technique to use in many media's , Hope you enjoy it as much as I did , Sherrie
created by:Mrs Moen How to's
Mrs Moen has a tutorial showing how she uses crayons to colour in your stitchery. http://mrsmoenhowtos.blogspot.com/

 

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