Category Archives: Tutorials

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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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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Ruler storage

Organizing one’s stash and tools pretty much depends on the space available. And whether you are willing to spend $$$ on special furniture to house all your goodies to perfection. Or, better still, find creative alternatives to keep all those goodies in order.

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Broken spindles? How to fix your thread rack!

For my smaller spools of thread I have two June Tailor racks that sit on a table next to my sewing machine.

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Recycle your plastic bottles into…. a broom???

You will recall a while back I shared a nifty idea on how to use the neck of a plastic bottle and its bottle cap to create an airtight bag sealer.

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Free Motion Quilting Resource… on sale!

I have seen on quite a few blogs a real focus on free motion quilting this year. If you, too, are looking to improve your FMQ skills, you might be interested in this video from the Interweave Store… available right now on sale (70% off!!!).

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Fabric Folded Flowers

We have a saying in Spanish: Lo ofrecido es deuda. Roughly translated, it means a promise is a debt. So I am paying off one of my debts here.

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English Paper Piecing Tutorial

Way back in July I promised my friend Pearl I would put together a little video tutorial on how I do English Paper Piecing. I didn’t think it would take this long, but I’ve finally done it. (I guess that means we have finally gotten into a routine around here, and I am actually getting […]

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Pyramid Purse

My techie son Jared has been after me for quite a while to learn to make video tutorials. I kept putting it off, mainly because I thought the learning curve would be rather high and I would need to set a good chunk of time aside to learn. As usual, he was right, and I […]

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Lynn’s Handy Helper

I am lucky when it comes to visitors to my blog. You give me some great feedback, and more than once have helped out with ideas when I am stumped.

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How to make a silk thread knot

You’ve heard the saying: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” If that is true, I’m wondering how many words a video is worth? Hmmm….

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    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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