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Indigo Skies Tote - FREE Pattern

Indigo Skies Tote - FREE Pattern

This project uses some techniques I shared in a recent blog post of one of my favorite ways to alter fabric - by using deColourant! More info is in that post - but essentially, deColourant works by removing dye from fabric when it is heat activated (by ironing or by the sun). It's unlike bleach in that it does not affect the strength and integrity of the fibers, as bleach does. This technique is used a lot in the book I wrote with Sarah Case, Transfer Embellish Stitch.

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My Favorite Faux Shibori Method -- plus a FREE Tote Pattern!

My Favorite Faux Shibori Method -- plus a FREE Tote Pattern!

I am SO excited to share with you one of my absolute FAVORITE ways to personalize my sewing projects! I think you're going to love my favorite faux-shibori technique.

First - confession: I am totally a solids girl. Love 'em. I do love fabrics with pattern, but finding the right combination of solids really makes my heart sing. I love that when I use solids, I can customize them, modify them, and make them entirely my own. 

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New Pattern: Ellie Elephant Baby Quilt

New Pattern: Ellie Elephant Baby Quilt

Guys, I am so excited about this new series of baby quilts! For me, making baby quilts that are cute but also FAST is a must. I really love using a large scale applique shape as a focal of a baby quilt. This means there is no piecing involved, and it is easy to whip up in a day. Introducing.... the Ellie Elephant Baby Quilt

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New Pattern: Bosque Leaves Quilt Pattern

New Pattern: Bosque Leaves Quilt Pattern

In Albuquerque where I live, the Bosque refers to the stretch of open space on either side of the Rio Grande. "Bosque", of course, means forest in Spanish. The Bosque along the river is home to giant cottonwood trees, willows, porcupines, coyotes, sandhill cranes, owls, and all number of living things. I go to the Bosque almost daily for a walk or run with my dog, and I love walking through the willow stands by the river while Piper jumps in to cool off. It's one of the most relaxing places to me, and this quilt is a tribute of sorts.

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