Monthly Archives: May 2012

“Spare” baby quilts

I bought some good baby quilt fabric recently and wanted to make a couple extra baby quilts to have lying around in case I was in need of a good quick baby gift.  Most of the time I have plenty … Continue reading

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May Bee Blocks

Wee Bee Learning:  This block was, of course, simple, as is the theme of the bee.  I liked the colors I used, though– it’s cheerful! 99 Bee:  This is Double Mint from the 99 Modern Blocks book.  I wasn’t thrilled … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day tote bags

I found this tote bag tutorial a few months ago on pinterest, but I just recently read about it and found out how easy it was to make these tote bags.  Once I discovered that you don’t actually have to … Continue reading

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Why I hand-stitch my bindings

In blogland lately, I’ve noticed there has been a lot of discussion about machine-binding quilts versus hand-stitching the bindings.  From my perspective, there are two main advantages to machine binding: 1.  It’s faster– most people seem to want to make … Continue reading

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How to make and transfer your own embroidery pattern

Personally, I haven’t done a lot of embroidery– cross stitch, yes, but not embroidery.  In the past if I’ve ever wanted to add an embroidered message to a piece of regular fabric, I’ve used a counted cross stitch chart (either … Continue reading

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Adding a name and date to the baby quilt

I posted yesterday about this quilt that I made for my cousin’s new baby girl.  The baby was just born today, and they texted/emailed out a picture along with the name and the stats.  I plan to visit them in … Continue reading

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Baby Girl Quilt

This little quilt is for my cousin’s new baby (as yet unborn and almost a week overdue).  This is their second girl, and I’m hoping I have the chance to make a nice personalized label for it, but they don’t … Continue reading

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