Category Archives: Sewing/Quilting

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Right foot forward

Quilters/sewers are know to be… collectors. Of all things sewing-related. I admit to this.

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Oh me, oh my!

Just when I thought I’d never want anything more than Craftsy and TQS (my favorites) with regards to online learning, I just stumbled on a new website with a ton of fun content to offer.

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Define Success

One of the things I’ve been mulling over as I look back at these last eleven years is whether or not I’ve been successful in what I set out to do. And I started to realize “success” is rather an abstract concept, and not easy to define.

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When life gives you scraps…

Whenever I see someone post a tip on “how to use your fabric scraps” I go running to see. Invariably I’m wrong. You see, it seems my concept of what scraps are is different from others’. Scraps for me are what other quilters –no matter how frugal– throw away.

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And from quilting teacher to quilt designer

You have probably heard many people’s stories about how they had to moonlight to start up their own small businesses, working regular jobs by day and developing their new business by night and on weekends. My experience was no different from theirs.

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A quilt exhibition

Another walk down memory lane… May 2003. Yes… this is a month of reminiscing.

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Split-Applique Technique

I never really was into the shabby chic look. That is, until I started following Jenny Reynolds.

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From conference interpreter to quilting professional

Before I decided to become a full-time quilting professional, I had been working many years as a conference interpreter and translator. That was what I studied for; that was –at that time– my passion in life. And I loved it. I have plenty of fun stories about that period in my life, but those will […]

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Using a serger for quilting

I bought a serger at the same time I purchased my latest sewing machine. I’ve used it off and on, mainly to make pencil cases and a couple of bags. I’ve loved using it for these few items, but –admittedly– it’s been underused. So this week I decided to really delve into all its possibilities.

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Stitch Bibles

Shortly before I moved I decided to upgrade my Brother sewing machine. I purchased a new model with more decorative and utility stitches than the previous one, and still light enough to carry around with me, if necessary.

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Foot warmer

Just as we thought the weather was beginning to start warming up a bit, we’ve been hit with rain again this week. It’s been cold and wet, so time again to do whatever necessary to keep warm.

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Circle Inspiration

This morning I literally stumbled onto what initially looked like a completely empty page, except for one single object. “What?,” I thought. It turned out to be a really fun exercise.

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Quilting practice and a quick project

In as much as possible, weekends I try to dedicate a day to either sew, sew, sew, or to take an online class or follow some tutorial and learn something new. And, of course, sew.

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  • Angie Padilla

    I am a self-learner. I taught myself to sew and to quilt. And I taught myself how to draw. I am learning how to dye my own fabrics and am dabbling with mixed media. I am a quilt designer and teacher, and design and publish my own line of quilt patterns. With this blog I would like to share the bits and pieces of my life.

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