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Stitch with lightweight or monofilament (invisible) thread.

Arrange strips, sew and spray baste, finishing up a garden cushion cover

Yesterday I listed the materials necessary to sew some strips to create your own version of this bench pillow, so perfect for a ...
Bench cushion

Making a cushion cover for the porch

Yesterday I showed you how to use some 10" fabric squares along with Therm Fleece to make some attractive and ...
Bowl cozies using a variety of fabrics and corner finishes

5 easy steps to finish your bowl cozy

Yesterday I showed you how to get started making an easy and useful project - a bowl cozy - using 2 ...
Bowl cozy made from 2 squares of fabric and Therm Fleece

Bowl cozies: a fun and useful project!

In June 2018, I showed you how to use Therm Fleece to make some coasters and mug rugs, in my ...
The finished pot holders

6 essential tips for sewing bias binding on a tight curve

It's the end of the week and time to wrap up our appliqued pot holder project. The pattern is called ...
PIvoting with the needle in the work

6 tips for blanket stitching applique shapes you want to know

Welcome back. Another tip filled day as we get one step closer to finishing the pot holders. The pattern I'm ...
A sharp pair of scissors results in smoother edges and no frayed edges.

4 TIPS for cutting and fusing applique shapes

Welcome back. How did the tracing go? Hopefully, the tips from yesterday made the process a lot easier to do ...
Using a light tablet to provide greater contrast for the lines when tracing

2 tips to make prepping a paper pattern much easier!

Welcome back. Did you have a chance to gather your supplies? I've got more great tips for you as I ...
Barnyard Buddies pattern by ellie mae designs

Quilting farmyard fun pot holders for the kitchen

Greetings from the farm. This week, I'll be making some adorable farm-themed pot holders. As I work through the process, ...
Finished coasters using HeatnBond EZ print sheets for the appliqué shapes and Therm Fleece for the batting

Using fusible web for an easy finish for appliqued coasters

Yesterday I showed you how to use HeatnBond EZ print sheets to prepare some appliqué shapes and make a coaster ...
Applique designs printed on HeatnBond EZ Print Lite

How to use fusible web that goes in your printer and its characteristics

Yesterday I showed you how to finish the tote bag with textured pockets made with Stitch-N-Steam and handles made with ...
Stitch the webbing handles.

The finishing touches for an attractive tote bag

Yesterday I showed you how to add inside pockets and outside pockets made by using Stitch-N-Steam by UNIQUE to your ...
Finished tote bag

7 easy steps to make inside pockets for the tote bag

Yesterday I showed you how to use Stitch-N-Steam by UNIQUE to make a textured pocket for the outside of a ...
Stitch-N-Steam by Unique

The magic of Stitch-N-Steam continues

On March 15 and 16, 2018, I introduced you to an amazing product, Stitch-N-Steam by UNIQUE. The package contains 1 ...
Finished Welcome Spring quilted banner

Tear away stabilizer, batting and binding to finish Welcome Spring banner

Yesterday we had a wonderful time using decorative stitches to add depth and dimension to our machine applique. Now it's ...
A blanket stitch was used to stitch the leaves and stems in place.

Decorative stitches add detail and dimension to machine applique!

Yesterday our banner found its voice as we added a sentiment using computer fonts or stencils and fusible web applique ...
Rough cut the pieces apart and then cut accurately on the drawn line

Enlarge, print, cut, fuse: successfully appliqueing letters to a quilt

In yesterday's post, we explored how to prepare fusible web applique for stitching for maximum success. Today we use the ...
Fuse the applique shapes in place on the background fabric

Fusible web applique – preparation for success

Yesterday I listed all the supplies we'll need to create a quilted spring banner. Are you all set? Let's go! ...
A selection of the supplies used to create your quilted spring banner

5 easy steps to making a quilted spring banner

Last month in my post Adding dimension to applique pieces using fabric markers, we learned how to accent a floral ...
Accent an applique with color

Adding dimension to applique pieces using fabric markers

Yesterday we colored some free motion quilting designs to instantly give the appearance of applique. For the final post this ...