Tag Archives: hand embroidery

A Stack of Books pillow for my reading chair

In a blog post from a few weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to make a small project from Penny Layman’s The Paper-Pieced Home. Which I did end up doing, but of course these things always take a little longer … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: WWII hankie quilt, antique mini sewing machine, Pulse comfort quilts update, and more

I don’t know about you, but I feel like it’s time for some sewing therapy. Here are some stories from around the quilt world to fuel your weekend’s endeavors. The wedding of “General Tom Thumb,” as entertainer Charles Stratton was … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Bonnie Hunter gets honest, Bicentennial quilt found, celeb’s quilt-themed baby shower, and more

Happy 4th of July, y’all! A Nigerian woman named Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale created a business initiative she named Tosin’s Turn Trash to Treasure that employs women who’ve survived domestic abuse to create quilts, shopping bags and other products out of … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Orlando comfort quilts, world’s “ugliest” color, Woody Guthrie quilt, and more

This has been a tough week in a lot of ways, hasn’t it? Some of today’s quilty news items reflect recent events, but hopefully you’ll find all of them inspiring. The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild has started a project to … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Psychologists tackle quilting “addiction,” celebrating WIPs, quilters support Fort McMurray, and more

The weather is heating up here in Colorado and summer is in full swing! I’m posting today’s Scrap Bag a little early so I can join my coworkers for a BBQ potluck lunch to celebrate the season. Hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Vogue covers modern quilts, Longoria sews, button quilt, and more

Unlike the photo of coordinated red-and-white scraps shown below, I have a very mixed bag of quilt- and sewing-related tidbits today — the good news is there should be something here for everyone! Frequent QN contributor Georgina B. Fries of Bellwether … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Quilting cops, Masopust’s influence, Flint water crisis quilt, and more

Can you feel it? The weekend approacheth, bringing with it Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day in the U.S. Let’s take a look at the latest interesting bits of quilt and textile news that have popped up this past week. Work … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: ‘blanket’ for Trudeau, taking on the Modern Quilt Police, and much more

I usually like to post Scrap Bags on Fridays, but this week’s bag is overflowing already and I need to do some destashing stat! Help yourselves to these bits and pieces from the world of quilts and textiles; meanwhile I’ll get to … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Wartime embroidery, TV-inspired quilt and more

Once again, this week’s scrap bag blog post is full of quilty odds and ends that were too good to discard (or delete), as well some stories about other textile arts that anyone who sews can appreciate. Let’s dig into … Continue reading

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My only family quilt

The phrase “these aren’t your grandmother’s quilts” holds no sway with me, partly because neither of my grandmothers quilted. But at least one of my great-grandmothers did, and she made this quilt for my father when he was small. When … Continue reading

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