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I will admit it, I have a really bad sweet tooth.  Lucky for me this beautiful candy embroidery and applique piece is good for my waist line. Nana Company shares a wonderful childhood

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281013OneHere’s another great embroidery pattern from Imaginesque that could also be used for applique or quilting. Their patterns are always so versatile. As with all their patterns, you can either stitch the design in all one color, with a limited …

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5221313816_2988c11c26Helen at Bustle & Sew is previewing some of her Christmas designs in her latest blog and I just love her idea for a Christmas tree done in three hoops – you have to check it out. But those patterns …

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030913OneHere’s another great free hand embroidery pattern from Imaginesque. This one is a lovely stylized flower pattern. The spelling in the title of this blog is not incorrect by the way – it is the way it is spelled at …

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Mollie of Wild Olive is sharing a project that combines the hexie trend with what amounts to a stitch sampler. Imagine the possibilities — small and/or large hexies, infinite color and stitch options. In fact, the bathroom I’m redecorating probably …

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Sania Pell posted a tutorial on Inside Out Magazine’s web site for making a charming set of throw pillows. Applique fabric images and add silk flowers and leaves for one-of-a-kind accessories with dimensional flair that perfectly match your decor. See the

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It is fascinating to me to observe an artist’s mind at work. Most of us have trouble articulating our design process — we say it’s something we “feel.” So I love that Jude Hill speaks aloud her thoughts as she …

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 Marjolein of Threads and Patches has finished her crazy/art quilt for the Message in a Bottle challenge. I’ve enjoyed this series so much, watching sky and hills emerge, bits of lace turn become waves, sequins turn into seafoam and sparkles. …

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 Rachel of Imagine Gnats pays homage to the dimensional applique/embroidery hoops of one of her favorite artists (and ours), Lucky Jackson, with this stitchery for a crafters’ exchange. See her post to find out how she pulled it off

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 Kathy Lewinski posted a tutorial on Just Crafty Enough for making appliqued napkins to brighten your Easter dinner table. Her technique is easy — raw-edge applique topped with a split-stitch outline — and this is a perfect project for using …

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 Your spring decor probably needs a bunny. Or a bluebird. Or both! Elizabeth of Creative Breathing shares her patterns and instructions for these sweet embroidered felt sculptures. Go to her blog post to get the designs.…

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 Love this applique created by Jenny of Stumbles & Stitches for a fund-raising auction. Her fabric choices make the simple shapes and stitching pop to life. Want to try your hand at this technique? Jenny’s blog post links to a

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 If you haven’t already noticed, I have mad love for Tardar, the web’s famous Grumpy Cat. So I squealed aloud with delight when I came across this adorable Grumpy Cat brooch by Lauren of LDP. And I squealed some more …

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appliqueIn honor of Chinese New Year, Agy of Green Issues refashioned a crocheted sweater into a kebaya (a Malay blouse) by adding colorful fabric appliques. What a beautiful modern take on a lovely tradition. Find out how she did it

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tagWilma of Empress Wu Designs explains four fiber-art techniques that you’ll want to add to your repertoire. They’re all enticing, but the one I want to try first is a fusing technique. Wilma says,

If you like working with sheer

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