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September 2013 Blog Posts (8)

Long term project - Re-lining a vintage faux leopardskin coat - Part 1

As I said back in February, I expected this to be a long term project.  Having learnt from experience that the problem with taking something apart is that when you finally put it back together again, you can’t always remember the little details of where and how things were fitted…


Added by Karen on September 30, 2013 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Free motion quilting with water color pencils!

I saw this on quilting arts TV and decided to give it a try, it's free motion quilting with water color pencils. I really enjoyed the process, what do you think?




Added by Wandie Garren Williams on September 14, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Great post one the clothing quilt

I'm so glad you posted your quilt. I lost my sweet hubby the 1st of June and can't stand the thought of giving any part of him away. Anyway I was thinking just that last week that I should make each of the families a quilt with his clothes. I even have photos of him holding some of the grandkids in certain shirts and thought I could do the photo fabric next to a piece of the shirt, So you might think about doing that on your next one.. Will watch for your next one. When I do mine I'll post…


Added by Judy Mazzari on September 13, 2013 at 12:11am — No Comments

Jane Overshirt

Here is my latest completed project.  It is the Jane Overshirt by StyleArc.  It was my first venture with the Australian patterns and I have to say I'm very please with the outcome.  The sizing is right…


Added by Denise Dickson on September 12, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment


Hello everyone!! I'm new at this , but just wanted to share my story. I have a tailoring/alterations shop in Ohio and stay pretty busy these days.I recently was asked to come up with some ideas for a lady for something to be made from her deceased father-in-laws clothing.After a few suggestions, we decided on a quilt. She gave me 4 tubs of his clothing and just let me do whatever!!! I must admit, they turned out beautifully! I have since been asked to do teddy bears for another client!! I …


Added by Valerie C. Trainer on September 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Re-sized and Personalised Sherbert Bag - Pattern by Melly & Me

I fell in love with a pattern by Melly & Me called "Sherbert" (Now available as a PDF pattern on their new web site!)  It is so pretty and allowed for mixing and matching several fabrics.…


Added by Karen on September 10, 2013 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

Josy Clutch - Another 25% Bigger !

As I said, my sister liked the Josy I made and asked if I could make her one.  She wanted me to use the rest of the black and white houndstooth skirt we recycled for her 25% bigger Sherbert Bag if there was enough left.  There was.…


Added by Karen on September 8, 2013 at 8:30am — 8 Comments



Tonight I want to show you my little fall-jewelry-project. It's inspired by a pattern from Martha Stewart for pin-cushions. It's sewn of velvet ribbon, stuffed and glued in a real acorn cap.

Warm greetings from Germany,

P.S.: I will post a photo

Added by Susanne Gruening on September 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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