Category Archives: Sewing & Quilting

New edge

My son’s red quilt has a brand new binding, and a patch over an area that had worn thru the top layer of the quilt. There are plenty of other areas that are getting thin, so there may be more … Continue reading

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Sewing day

It’s been ages since I had my sewing machines out, and today I had a chance to sit down and give them some attention. But first, I put my trusty seam ripper to work, removing a worn out binding from … Continue reading

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Taking it slow

Confession: my hand sewing skills suck. Truly. I can do a lot of things, but a sewing needle in my hand is as graceful as an elk on roller skates. Embroidery has always been beyond me, and my attempts at … Continue reading

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In the nick of time

Squeaking in under the wire, I just finished a Christmas stocking for our granddaughter. I’ve made quite a few stockings in my time, but they are usually knit — this time I was taken by a sequined kit and my … Continue reading

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Sock sack

While I figure out what to do about the Wingspan, I took a knitting break and sewed myself a little two-a-time sock sack with spare fat quarters. It’s a pattern I had in my Craftsy account; it has three sizes … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different

I am sewing, by hand. With embroidery and sequins and beads and felt. There are a hundred pinpricks on my fingers, and it’s slow going; but I’m having a good time. 

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I started a quilt! I ironed a ton of fabric, and then cut out a bazillion diamonds and miles of sashing strips.  Next, I sewed the diamonds to the strips, making long flags. Or kite tails.  Then I cut them … Continue reading

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