Category Archives: fabric

Displaying embroidery in a hoop

Q: Why shouldn’t I just take a pair of scissors and hack off all the excess fabric that sticks out behind my wooden embroidery hoop? A: 1) Because you’ve gone to all this trouble to stitch something nice, it’s a shame to rush through the finishing like a knucklehead. 2) Because you are not a knucklehead. Continue reading

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Fabric Bunting Beads

Nothing says “Fiesta!” like bunting. These are tiny stringable fabric bunting flags that you can make using stuff in your home. Another quick way to use up those teeny-tiny-but-too-pretty-to-throw fabric scraps. Continue reading

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Low-brow patchwork

This is a favorite method of mine for putting together quick fabric patchwork pieces that I then use to cover my handbound books with. Want to give it a go? Here’s the how-to. Continue reading

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Make a Spool Bird

The Project: There is a very cute bird softie project over on Spool Sewing that I fell in love with the instant I saw it. Right away I made a trial bird, in pink and yellow— a week later she … Continue reading

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Join a movie-themed embroidery swap: the Phat Quarter

The Project I have ❤‘d Mr X Stitch loooongtime, but didn’t have the nerve to join one of their FFF of F (Fifth Friday Festival of Fabulousness) swaps until now. The theme this time is Movies…something I have not had … Continue reading

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