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Alyssa Thomas
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"I Love Home" Borders and Giveaway
My "I Love Home" quilt is coming together. Woohoo! Today is the release of the border and sashing (the borders in between the blocks) instructions for the Jacquelynne Steves "I Love Home" Block-of-the-Month quilt along. I laid out some of the border fabric ...
"I Love Home" Borders and Giveaway
"I Love Home" Borders and Giveaway
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Block 4 release and a new giveaway from Olfa! "I Love Home" BOM
Today is the release of Block 4 of the Jacquelynne Steves "I Love Home" Block-of-the-Month quilt along. Yay! This is the last block in the quilt along. For me, Block 4 looks like it's going to be the most advanced as far as the skills I wanted to improve on...
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Block 3 Giveaway - "I Love Home" Block of the Month quilt-along by Jacquelynne Steves
Wow. It's October already. Where did summer go??? A new month means that there's a new block for the "I Love Home" Block of the Month quilt-along by Jacquelynne Steves. It's super cute! I'm ready to get needle turn appliquéing and embroidering again. I'm re...
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My top 5 favorite sewing books to add to your quilting library. They’re the best!
Even though we have Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook to find all sorts of sewing inspiration and tutorials, there’s still nothing like a good book. Something that you can hold in your hands. Something that can look pretty on your shelf. Something that can...
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Giveaway 2 for the Jacquelynne Steves, “I Love Home” BOM quilt along.
I had so much fun this past month working on Block 1 of the Jacquelynne Steves “I Love Home” block of the month quilt along. Here’s my Block 1 all finished. (To watch the YouTube replays of me making Block 1 Live, click here.) Kind of a vintagey, floral exp...
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“I Love Home” Block of the Month (BOM) quilt along. Sewing LIVE from start to finish. Plus a GIVEAWAY!
It’s time for a new project over on Facebook Live. Yay! Tonight we’ll be starting the Jaquelynne Steves, “I Love Home” Block of the Month (BOM) quilt along. The project is the second in my Designer Series on the Penguin & Fish Facebook Live #RelaxAndCraft s...
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Half way finished with The Splendid Sampler quilt along.
The last 6 months for me have been defined by one big crafty project. The Splendid Sampler quilt along. If you haven’t yet joined the 21,000+ people working on a Splendid Sampler quilt of their own, here’s a little background on the project. Started by quil...
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Chain stitching in embroidery and crochet - My block for the Splendid Sampler #thesplendidsampler
There’s a reason that the chain stitch is one of my favorite embroidery stitches. It reminds me of my grandma. My grandma and the hundreds of doilies she crocheted out of an endless number of tiny chain stitches. Her crocheted chain stitches look almost ide...
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The cutest Foundation Paper Pieced hexie pattern by Tiny Toffee Designs
When I started quilting about 15 years ago I had a question, and it lingered in my head for years. “How do you make a quilt with all sorts of different intricate pieces and angles?” I had my eyes set on designing a quilt with cute animals on it. Animals tha...
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How to choose what craft project to work on - 4 super quick steps
Yay, it's craft time! Ok, let’s go. Grab one of your projects. I’m waiting. Hello? Oh, I see the problem. You don’t know which project to pick! You have so many projects, both new and unfinished, and now when you finally have time to craft you don't know wh...
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