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Hazel Hedgehog

Hazel Hedgehog

Some projects are years in the making. When we bought a new dresser over a decade ago, I said I would make a quilt for it. I wanted something beautiful and decorative and homemade to sit on this beautiful dresser. We put an old woven rug on the dresser until I made the quilt. The rug sat there for years. Then we repainted and I swore I would make a quilt. Instead of the rug (which was full of dust…

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Binding

Binding

Unexpected benefit of blogging: it’s easy to compile links to all your favorite resources in one place so you can find them again! These are my go-to resources for quilt binding techniques. Hand Finished Binding If you are planning on submitting a quilt to a show, it’s good to know what the judges look for in your binding. A hand-finished binding is definitely the preferred method. I tend to use Elizabeth Hartman’s book when I want to use this method….

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Unstuck

Unstuck

How Joining a Group Can Boost Your Creative Goals If you’re reading this, you are probably a quilter, crafter, or hobbyist of some kind. Or maybe you aspire to be but aren’t there yet. Just like I was. For YEARS. For years, I would tell myself I ought to do some sewing. “I enjoy it, why don’t I do it?” But then I would get bogged down in what to make and what kind of skills it might take. I…

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Hedgehog Progress

Hedgehog Progress

I absolutely love Elizabeth Hartman’s patterns! They perfectly fit my preferred style of sewing: beautiful, complicated, but not too fiddly with special techniques. But, so many pieces! This is 185 pieces right here. Which doesn’t seem possible, but I counted twice. Unlike the unicorn pillows, I labeled the piles which made a huge difference when finding the right pieces to sew. Label your piles! The sew up took a few sessions, but was fairly straightforward. I felt that I could…

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