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Tutorial: Cutting Fabric Diamonds

Tutorial: Cutting Fabric Diamonds

This week’s quilt block of the 2019 Summer Sampler is "Altitude" and features a mountainous landscape with the most beautiful sky you can imagine behind it. I designed this block to help you cut and assemble 45 degree diamonds. The result is a dynamic block that would...

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Tutorial: Wrapping Your Embroidery Hoop

Tutorial: Wrapping Your Embroidery Hoop

An easy way to spruce up your embroidery hoop for display is to wrap it. It brings the final product up a level for a finished look without using too much fabric or effort. When you've worked hard on a piece such as Canned Pineapples, it's nice to give it a little...

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Tutorial: Basic Embroidery Stitches

Tutorial: Basic Embroidery Stitches

In this post, you'll get an idea of how to make some simple embroidery stitches to complete your Canned Pineapples hoop quilt! We'll cover a back stitch, woven wheel stitch, and a running stitch. I'm not an expert in this realm, but I sure have fun adding these...

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Colour Post: The Glowing Effect

Colour Post: The Glowing Effect

Starry Night -- one of the world's most well-known paintings -- has been subsumed into the image bank of my mind and probably influenced the design of my hoop quilt design, Canned Pineapples. In this post, we'll talk about how to choose colours to achieve this effect....

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Spoonflower’s New Quilting Cotton

Spoonflower’s New Quilting Cotton

Introducing Spoonflower's newest substrate, Petal Signature Cotton™! This new quilting weight cotton is colour-fast and is easy to work with.Pictured here is a baby version of my Striped Scallops pattern with a lively background fabric designed by yours truly. Photo...

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Striped Scallops Pattern Release

Striped Scallops Pattern Release

Striped Scallops gives illusion of curves without curved piecing! Learn to get comfortable with some skinny piecing and a scant 1/4" seam allowance with this pattern. Small throw, 50" x 56 1/2". Quilted by Violet Quilts. Striped Scallops comes in 5 sizes: Baby (38” x...

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