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NanaCompany. InAnOrchard. Over the last 3 years I’ve sewn a lot of things for Miss E.


While she happily wears pretty much anything I make her, there is one pattern that gets worn more than any other. It’s not really a pattern, it’s Dana’s Simple Skirt tutorial. Her skirt tutorial is one of my all-time favorites! I’ve made nine simple skirts for Miss E over the last few years. She loves them. They are so easy to make, easy to embellish, and they require very little fabric. The simplicity of the pattern allows you to add little details and make variations to the basic pattern. This patchwork version of the Simple Skirt is Miss E’s favorite among favorites. This skirt was washed and worn every week for the entire summer. Start by reading Dana’s Simple Skirt tutorial. Next, go through your scrap fabric and choose a handful of fabrics that look good together.

BeeQuilt. 26 sur 52... et je ne m'en lasse pas!


Chaque hexagone en engendre un autre. Alors que l'un n'est pas encore terminé, je pense déjà le suivant... Q is for Quilter » Blog Archive » Children of Other Lands, 1954 — Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, and Greece. I noticed that African and South American countries are underrepresented in this coloring book.

Q is for Quilter » Blog Archive » Children of Other Lands, 1954 — Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, and Greece

A modern “Children of Other Lands” coloring book would probably be a lot more diverse, but I wonder if the illustration style would be as cute. You can find the previously posted countries by clicking on these links: Holland, England-Sweden-Hungary-Czechoslovakia-Austria, Japan-China-India-Burma-Korea-Arabia, France-Switzerland-Italy-Germany, and Belgium-Spain-Portugal-Ireland-Scotland-Wales-Denmark-Finland-Norway. Click to enlarge. Australia New Zealand South Africa Egypt Turkey Russia Poland Yugoslavia Greece. Kantha see I’m busy? Week 10 ✂ Running Stitch (TAST)

Week 10′s stitch on Take A Stitch Tuesday is Running Stitch… Possibly the simplest stitch of them all, and yet…who, among embroiderers, is not indebted to this stitch?

Kantha see I’m busy? Week 10 ✂ Running Stitch (TAST)

From basting, easing, and smocking to outlining, gathering, filling, quilting, and pattern darning, running stitch can do it all. And does it quickly! Please *ahem* note that for once I am not posting my TAST2012 sample at the last possible moment. This piece took the good part of a day to do (it was the pattern darning that slowed me down, and I was plenty distracted) but that’s not too bad,when you count how long some of the others took me. This first bit of my sample shows some pattern darning. My favorite use of running stitch is in the Indian and West Bengal embroidery called kantha.

I work this dense running stitch quite a lot. And on a simple felt journal BUT I am digressing…this here is a detail of my running stitches for the TAST sample. This small embroidery sample is for the Take a Stitch Tuesday 2012 Challenge. Q is for Quilter » Blog Archive » Children of Other Lands, 1954 — Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, and Greece. In-Depth Software Reviews. Hand Embroidery: Lettering and Text Index. Hand Embroidery Tutorial: How to Personalise a Baby Quilt. I get a lot of comments and questions about embroidering baby names on quilts.

Hand Embroidery Tutorial: How to Personalise a Baby Quilt

It's something I started to do last year, and I've done it on almost every baby quilt I've made since. I love personalising a quilt with a name - and baby's mum always loves it :-) So, I threw a question out about writing a tute for it over on my Facebook & Instagram accounts a couple of weeks ago and was surprised by the huge reaction I got.

So here it is :-) But first a little housekeeping. If you're here for my great giveaway for Stash Fabrics, you'll find it here. And if you're an Irish quilty peep, and you're haven't heard about our MQG Ireland Scrappy Pincushion swap, please make sure you head over here to join - sign ups close tomorrow. Ok - so back to the tute. Materials Required: Fabric that you will use for embroidery - I usually embroider the fabric BEFORE piecing into the quilt. Instructions: 1. One of the most important stages of embroidering a name is to decide what style of lettering you want. 2. Noshii. Stitch and embroidery picture dictionary. Embroider a Snutki Doily. Materials • DMC Pearl Cotton Number 8 (Article 116), 100% cotton, 88 yards (80 m)/ball, 1 ball of #353 Peach • DMC Embroidery Floss (Article 117), 100% cotton 6-strand thread, 8.7 yards (8 m)/skein, 1 skein of #353 Peach • Fabric, 100% cotton, peach, 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm), 1 piece • John James Needle, crewel size 8 • Embroidery hoop, 10 inches (25.4 cm) in diameter • Sewing thread, peach • Stiletto • Spray starch Materials are available at needlework and fabric stores or from mail-order or online resources.

Embroider a Snutki Doily

Finished Size: 7 1/2 inches (19.1 cm) in diameter Pattern & Figures. Kantha embroidery. Someone asked me to explain my process for choosing fabrics for a new project, so I thought I’d document my process here.

kantha embroidery

Maybe it will cement it in my own mind : ) This new project is an offshoot of the sketch that I drew for my quilt kit. I liked the way the drawing looked, and I started thinking about making the double wedding ring with a single pattern piece, instead of using the two inch blocks for the pattern. In talking it over with my friend, she suggested the idea of doing the kantha stitching in the pattern (I keep saying pattern because that piece is not an oval, and I don’t want to call it a football!) Right now only about half of my stash is in the studio, and only about a tenth of it is readily visible. And then I started trying to find fabrics that would go with them.