bluebirdMelissa of Checkout Girl guest-posts a tutorial on Sew, Mama, Sew! for this awesome appliqued and embroidered valentine. See her tute.…

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Martha G., Oklahoma, USA, FebMartha G of Oklahoma, USA, has produced a crazy-quilt block that is so original in its use of color and applique that it makes a 90-degree turn from Victorian traditions. Brava! Go to the Crazy-Quilt Journal Project post for an

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CorgiEep! Make a little felt version of Queen Elizabeth’s corgi — and lots of other British inspired items. The whole pattern set is free from Creative Breathing. Go to her blog post.…

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8004343872_4108851360_bThis Flower Power Pincushion has the perfect amount of hand-stitched embellishment to make it stylish as well as practical. Jessica of Twin Fibers designed it and shares the tutorial at The Sewing Loft. Find out how to make one.…

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SeptemberHouse_applique_tutorialCorinne of So September shows us how to add fabric applique to an embroidery project. Even though the example she uses is seasonal, the principles work for any design. Go to her tute.…

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easterEaster will be here before you know it. Better start stitching up some of these sweet bunnies and chickies designed by Creative Breathing. Go to her blog post to download the patterns.…

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necklace hero 2Sweet tidbits of fabric, pretty buttons, a few embroidery stitches, odd beads and bits of jewelry. If you put them together well, as Tammy Gilley does, you end up with unique fiber-art pendants that make a statement. Find out more

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mosaic(1) Joy from Woolen Sails
(2) 7 borders with corners from Broderie d’Antan
(3) Be Mine from Hudson’s Holidays
(4) 9 floral motifs from Broderie d’Antan
(5) Warm Woolen Mittens from Wee Folk Art
(6) Bake Day snail from Vintage

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6a0120a6769b0c970c017c33fd9fff970b-800wiBronwyn of Red Brolly categorizes this adorable robin as Christmas decor — and he would make a fine ornament, indeed. But I’m thinking different colors, different stitched embellishments, maybe some beads and sequins could turn him into a sweet decoration …

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mosaic(1) Christmas puppy digital stamp suitable for embroidery from Sliekje Digi Stamps (via CraftGossip’s stamping blog)
(2) Floral motif from Broderie d’Antan
(3) Jolly Ole St. Nick from Primitives by the Light of the Moon
(4) 11 primitive Christmas images from

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doodlestitchcoversTo celebrate the release of Aimee Ray’s new book, Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond, Lark Crafts is giving away copies of all three of Aimee’s books to one lucky reader! Go to the blog post to enter before January …

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046These tasty little pincushions would be the perfect gift for a stitcher in your life. Imagine them in reds and pinks as valentine mini-gifts. The chicks at Star-Shaped and Shiny are sharing the pattern and tutorial. Check it out

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applesVal Laird has announced the launch of her free pattern series for 2013, Apples of Gold. Val shows how to combine her embroidery and applique designs into a beautiful quilt; but I’m sure, like past series, each design will easily …

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pillowAnother lovely project from the chicks at Star-Shaped and Shiny. This heart-topiary pillow would look awesome on your sofa or bed all year round, and it would make a rockin valentine gift for someone you love. The blog says,

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Susan Lenz‘ needle art is consistent in personality and style but ever growing in content and theme. I am crazy for this new art quilt, Lift and Tuck, which incorporates recycled, vintage undergarments. She says,

Stitching the girdle in

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