Category Archives: Small quilted projects

And yet another idea for FMQ samples!

This week I’ve been working on a new quilt. It’s all pieced and today I was ready to start machine quilting it. I had a pretty good idea of how I wanted to quilt it, but wasn’t quite sure about what color thread to use. Time to audition a few.

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What to do with FMQ samples

In those instances where I have decided to machine quilt a project, I like to work on a “warm up” sample to practice a little before starting in. This means that eventually I end up with a little pile of odd-sized quilted pieces with no other purpose in life than to sit there staring at […]

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What to do with 3-D Petal Samples? A Dahlia Wall Hanging!

With another month gone by, I ended up once again with a little pile of petal samples from our Dimensional Flowers BOM Series, in addition to the other 3-D orphan flower samples I still have sitting around.

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A quilted lunch bag and a bevy of bookmarks

Jamie asked me to make her a lunch bag. One the one hand, she wanted it to be roomy enough to hold her water bottle, sandwich, fruit, and salad. And then she didn’t want it to be too “fat.” That is, too deep. She wants to carry it in her backpack. I decided to give […]

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10-Minute Sandwich Wrap

During August we have been featuring Back-to-School projects on our website. If you haven’t been by in a while, make sure to stop in and check out these projects. All of them are super-easy and oh, so quick to make!

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Lovely Larkspurs

August was the month to share a (member) tutorial on 3D larkspurs, as part of our Dimensional Flower BOM series. Normally I post the technique, with step-by-step photos of the process. Then there are times such as this one that I feel compelled to complete a project with the finished samples. So today I “threw” […]

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More Bangles

Building up our gift closet here…

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Fabric Bangles

Among the many reasons why it is so much fun to have the kids here this summer is because every day there is something crafty going on. These kids are good for me in that way. Yesterday was a particularly crafty day, after the shaving cream fabric dyeing and flower pounding with Julian in the […]

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Christmas sneaking up!

I had a tiny panic attack Wednesday night when I realized our sewing circle would be meeting the following day for the last time before Christmas. Because of the hectic season, we have fallen into the habit of getting together between Christmas and New Year’s for our own holiday celebration, which involves a whole day […]

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Small Project Sneak Peek

So I’ve been busy trying to catch up here and am working on some of the small projects I plan to bring to you in October. Curious about what they will be? Well, just take a look!

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Preparing a new class… and a little fun sewing

As we approach summer it will also soon be time to offer new classes to students who have a little more time on their hands. This year people have been asking for ideas on how to make different bags. So I’ve been structuring a class with five different “basic bags.”

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Embellishing challenge

Back in February, our friend Elena prepared some little blocks for each one of us in our sewing circle as a Valentine’s Day gift. The blocks are all the same, and her idea was that we all finish them to our liking. In the end, these blocks symbolize the thread of friendship that binds us […]

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Fun weekend sewing

I decided to take a little break from machine quilting that large Sister’s Choice quilt for a little Easter sewing. That has included some fun stuffed Easter eggs and a darling basket. Although meant initially for Easter Egg gathering, this little basket I’m sure will see other uses!

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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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