A couple of weeks ago I posted my video tutorial on converting traditionally pieced patterns to paper pieced patterns. I also mentioned on that post that it would work well with Thimble Blossom’s Fireworks quilt, and of course with the Marcelle Medallion quilt pattern. Well, this weekend I actually converted the Fireworks block, and in […]
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Screen Printing Tutorial Part 2 – Make Your Own Cheap and Easy Screen Exposure Unit
I don’t remember where I heard it, but recently someone said something to the effect of – when you are trying something new and difficult, or it might have been about launching a new business, prioritize the things that you hate the most. The things that drive you nuts, that take hours longer than they […]
Tutorial: Convert standard piecing templates into paper-piecing templates
Recently it was suggested that I write a tutorial on how to convert a traditional standard piecing template for a quilt block into a paper-pieced template. You might want to do this if the quilt block in question has lots of weird shapes or Y-seams (aka set-in seams). The block we’re going to work with […]
So you wanna screen print your own fabric? Part 1 – Supplies and getting set up.
I’m counting this post as my Funday Monday Post because I did this awesome screen printed fabric over the weekend and I love it! If you made something over the weekend leave a comment! So. It’s been about two weeks since I started my plan to screen print my own fabric. If you want to […]
Take Apart a Hard Drive for Craft Parts
Some of you might have seen my bag here on the Lemon Squeezy Home Purse Week 2012 contest last year. I used hard drive parts for the little button and the metal rings that attach the strap to the bag. So today I’m going to show you how to salvage those parts from old hard […]
FREE Messenger Bag Pattern and Tutorial! Merry Christmas!
As always, you are free to make and sell items made from my tutorials or patterns on a small home scale. Please do not sell, redistribute, claim as your own, or otherwise copy my tutorial. If you do sell items made with this tutorial please just credit me and link to my website in the […]
Modified Easy Starch Applique
OK. So let me just say first, I originally was going to show a method to do applique with fusible interfacing, but after several less than stellar attempts yesterday I decided to try a different method. I will add that the interfacing method does work really really well on rounded easier shapes, but because I’m […]
Make your own sew-in labels
Finally, I’m writing up the tutorial for MY way of making sew-in labels on ribbon. I’ve seen a few tutes on this but they usually use twill tape, and I found this really great chevron ribbon on Etsy that I just HAD to use, but it’s bumpy, so the ‘usual’ methods weren’t working for me. […]