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Barbara Brunson
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Updated Shop List!
We finally finished our 'Shop List' on our website . It took a lot longer than I thought it would but I am sure glad we went through the process. Sadly, lots of the shops are gone - but then they are plenty of new ones! We are hoping we got all the details ...
We finally finished our 'Shop List' on our website. It took a lot longer than I thought it would but I am sure glad we went through the process. Sadly, lots of the shops are gone - but then they are plenty of new ones! We are...
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Awesome shop!
Houston St. Mercantile specializes in quality pre-cuts, sewing notions, yarns, threads and more. Let our helpful and experienced staff save time and money.
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Converting T-shirts into dresses!
Here's Emma wearing a T-shirt Transition. Any T-shirt, with a cotton skirt attached. P162, T-shirts Transition shows how to get cotton to accommodate a stretchy store-bought t-shirt. 
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They are breaking my heart!
I really feel sad today because of some notifications sent to me by Vanilla House fans. [Thank you fans for watching my back!]  My famous pattern, Four Corners Apron, is being copyright violated be several bloggers.  One blogger, whom I won't name yet, has ...
I really feel sad today because of some notifications sent to me by Vanilla House fans. [Thank you fans for watching my back!]  My famous pattern, Four Corners Apron, is being copyright violated be several bloggers.  One blog...
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I don't think I follow her, but I will search for Becky Jorgensen right now. Xx
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Adobe's Creative Suite
So I often have [people] who ask what software I use to make my patterns. Adobe Creative Suite -- mostly Illustrator. I use Photoshop for the photo parts and of course, Acrobat to create pdf's. I use to use InDesign to write the main body of the pattern, bu...
So I often have [people] who ask what software I use to make my patterns. Adobe Creative Suite -- mostly Illustrator. I use Photoshop for the photo parts and of course, Acrobat to create pdf's. I use to use InDesign to write ...
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Pot Pinchers is now an Epattern!
I thought is was time to put up our most famous oven mitt! Hopefully, by the time of this post, we will have just put up vhE156, Pot Pinchers, as an Epattern. I converted it awhile back but will take some time to edit it before it goes up! This is one patte...
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Keep your cool, folks!
Naming our patterns has been one of our favorite things to do. Oven mitts were the most fun to name. I love the name of Keep Your Cool! (P135). Lowell's best name was Hot Stuff! (P121). Of course, Hand-sies for Pan-sies! (P193) is probably the most clever o...
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Delicious Four Corners - great version of the original Four Corners!
I Love the Four Corners Apron - it really is the pattern we are most famous for! Delicious Four Corners (P143) is also very popular! Made from jelly rolls - it is really fun to make!  
I Love the Four Corners Apron - it really is the pattern we are most famous for! Delicious Four Corners (P143) is also very popular! Made from jelly rolls - it is really fun to make!  
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More information on copyright infringement!
Some have asked a few more questions about copyright infringement.  Here's a few concepts: Are you wondering what is available to use for free?  -- Apply this rule: If someone (business, individual, quilt shop, etc) is trying to sell the product, then a fre...
Some have asked a few more questions about copyright infringement.  Here's a few concepts: Are you wondering what is available to use for free?  -- Apply this rule: If someone (business, individual, quilt shop, etc) is tryi...
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What's your idea?
Getting ready to start new pattern designs. I have lots of things on the drafting table, but wondering if any one else has a great idea for a new pattern?
Getting ready to start new pattern designs. I have lots of things on the drafting table, but wondering if any one else has a great idea for a new pattern?
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New Printer -- it's a big deal!
For a small operation like ours, getting a new printer like the one below, is a big deal for sure. It's our third printer of the sort in the last eleven years. And our second Bizhub -- this time a Bizhub 654. It's quite an amazing printer and even though I ...
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Dude Babies is also available as an Epattern! There are three versions in the pattern, Mr. Business Man, Mr. Formal, and Mr. Cowboy! Not sure which one I think is the cutest!
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Owner and designer of Vanilla House Designs since 1994, creating sewing patterns for the "other stuff" in quilt shops!
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