FPP with freezer paper

Foundation paper piecing (FPP) is a technique used in quilting, where a pattern is printed or drawn onto a piece of paper. Fabric is then sewn onto the paper, following the lines of the pattern, in a specific order. Once all the fabric pieces have been sewn onto the paper, the paper is removed, and …

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How to make a quilted bag

I love a nice bag. And I love quilting. Put the two together and you have love over your shoulder. Here’s how I made a quilted bag with a standard pattern.

Leftover Quilts

Leftover quilts are what I call those tops made from bits and pieces of patchwork blocks, binding and fabric that didn’t make it to the original quilt.  Kinda like stash-busting doing improv piecing, but using the fabric that coordinates and is too much for the scrap bucket. The quilt I’m featuring in this post had …

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Placemats for Christmas

I’ve made some placemats for Christmas celebrations.  The designs used are “Folk Christmas Redwork” . The finished size of each placemat is approximately 13″ x 18″. Yardage Using the diagram, this is for 1 placemat: Cutting Using the diagram, cut the following for a single placemat: Method I made the placemats before doing the embroidery …

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