19 Applique Tips

Posted by on 30 July 2019 | 1 Comments

I've been creating applique designs for years and my favorite technique is with fusible webbing so I've put together some tips that I do when I applique, many of which apply to any type of applique.

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Flower of the Month

Posted by on 23 July 2019 | 2 Comments

Recently I came across a file which I'd saved some time ago - a list of flowers for each month. Depending on which country you are in, these may vary slightly.

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Poppy Quilts

Posted by on 16 July 2019 | 0 Comments

Last week I was telling you how I revamped my stained glass poppy quilt to make it better, well that got me thinking about all the poppy quilts I've made - there are several including a free poppy block!

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I revamped a Design

Posted by on 9 July 2019 | 0 Comments

When I first started teaching quilting at the beginning of the century, I was asked to design a simple stained glass poppy for a class in Arizona so this basic pattern was born.

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Quilting Inspiration

Posted by on 1 July 2019 | 0 Comments

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Knowing what colors or fabrics to use when making a quilt is only part (but a very important part) of the way to creating a beautiful quilt. The rest comes in the creation, stitching, quilting and embellishing. Today I want to visit the quilting side of things, one of my favorite parts of quilt making.

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Early Christmas

Posted by on 25 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Over on my website at Arbee Designs we are having a mid-year Christmas promotion! If you are like me, I always leave my Christmas projects to the last minute and more often than not, I run out of time to get them complete. Well, not this year. I decided to get started early and to help you, I've put all my Christmas classes and patterns on sale. 

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How much do you know about color?

Posted by on 23 June 2019 | 0 Comments

I'm so pleased to see this workshop by Elizabeth as so many students ask me about color... Color combinations, color and contrast, value, intensity, and temperature. Now I can direct them to this in-depth class so they can learn it inside out with the help of veteran teacher/designer Elizabeth Barton. She doesn't leave any stone unturned!

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Embroidery Feet for My Sewing Machine

Posted by on 18 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Some time ago I purchased a new sewing machine - my old one was over 25 years and still working well, but I figured some new features would come in really handy for my quilting.

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Zentangle Mushrooms - what a delight

Posted by Lee Vause on 18 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Just a little time out tangling a simple drawing trying to keep my drawing skills at a reasonable level while also promoting my brain activity!!!

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Fireworks in Spring or Winter?

Posted by on 11 June 2019 | 0 Comments

I named my new quilt Fireworks in Spring, but it all depends on the colors you use as to what season it should be named. As I was writing the pattern, I created a different setting using different colors so that quilt became Fireworks in Winter. 

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