Month: January 2013

Basic Pattern Blocking

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As promised, a little tutorial on how to do some basic pattern blocking! This technique of course can be used with different fabrics (careful to use ones with similar properties and care!), but I love the look of blocking the same fabric with one of the blocked portions hand printed (more details of this discharged… Read more »

Rose-Blocked Discharge Printing DIY

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Peeps. Favorite new printing technique, right here, right now. Discharge paste! It’s all about discharge paste, guys! Let me tell you why I love this stuff: instead of depositing something on your fabric (like paint printing), you’re actually leaching out the color, so there’s absolutely no stiffness or chance of it fading or washing out…. Read more »

Trouble Shooting Fabric Dying

So the other day I really screwed up a dye job. And not like a bad job, but a total fail, wa wa waaa.  I dyed some fabric a deep blue green-blue color that was just a tad too blue for me.  It was really lovely, but I felt like I might not wear it… Read more »

Personalized Hand-Carved Stamps

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Ever year there’s at least one Christmas gift that I don’t get done in time, and I’m forced to offer a pretty lame I O U_____.  Something happens, I take on too much, whatever…and I always end up with a straggler or two.  Sometimes I get to the promised gift a few weeks/months later, and… Read more »

Stretch Yourself Week 2 Review + Madeira Serger Thread Giveaway

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This series is sponsored by Baby Lock. For over 40 years,  Babylock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance.   If you haven’t noticed we’re ending the Stretch Yourself series with a bang and an assuage of giveaways,… Read more »

Stretch Yourself Week 1 Review + Fabrics A to Z Book Giveaway

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This series is sponsored by Baby Lock. For over 40 years,  Babylock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance. Well the time has come, my friends, to wind down our Stretch Yourself series. I definitely stretched… Read more »

Ottobre Design Review and Giveaway // Stretch Yourself

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This series is sponsored by Baby Lock. For over 40 years,  Babylock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance. Many of you have heard me gush about Ottobre before, but I’m always happy to spread the… Read more »

Twist on a Basic with Lladybird and A Little Gray // Stretch Yourself

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This series is sponsored by Baby Lock. For over 40 years,  Babylock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance. To wrap up our rad guest posters our last ladies are embellishing or doing a twist on… Read more »

Megan Nielsen’s Briar Review and Giveaway // Stretch Yourself

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This series is sponsored by Baby Lock. For over 40 years,  Babylock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance. It’s no secret I’m in love with Megan. The girl’s got talent and impeccable style oozing out… Read more »

Block Printing Knits with Anu*Miki and Paunnet // Stretch Yourself

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This series is sponsored by Baby Lock. For over 40 years,  Babylock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance.   It’s no secret I love hand printing, so our guest posters block-printed projects today were right… Read more »

Figgy’s Banyan Tee Review and Giveaway // Stretch Yourself

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This series is sponsored by Baby Lock. For over 40 years,  Babylock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance. The first time I saw a Figgy’s Pattern while scrolling through Pinterest I almost fell out of… Read more »