Tag Archives: Needlepoint

Raw Edge Applique {Sewing Tutorial}

Today we’re talking raw edge appliqué, and I’m sharing a step-by-step tutorial for my super simple technique that I use for almost all of my appliqué projects. (If you missed the first part of this post, where I shared my … Continue reading

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How To Create Your Own Appliqué Designs Without Drawing A Thing By Hand

Last week’s appliqué baby bib sent my inbox into quite a tizzy! There were lots of questions regarding my tips for finding appliqué designs online, requests for a more detailed tutorial on how to sew them, and even a few … Continue reading

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{Vacation!} 3 Tips For Bringing Your Crafting On The Road With You

Am I the only one that looks forward to long road trips because that means I get 3+ hours  (each way!) of uninterrupted knitting time in the car? If you blushed when you read that because you think the same … Continue reading

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Baltimore Style Halloween Quilt {October 2012 Update}

I’m still chugging along over here. Two more small blocks done…I think three more small blocks to go. Then the center block (over 200 pieces!) and the applique bat border. Don’t get me wrong. Hand applique is a true love … Continue reading

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Baltimore Style Halloween Quilt Update – My Adventure in Hand Applique Continues

It’s been forever since I posted an update on the progress of this quilt, and quite honestly, it’s because it’s been forever since I’ve worked on it! But with two weeks of vacation at the beach scheduled for earlier this month, I … Continue reading

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{Make The Connection} Snap This Necklace Together in Under 5 Minutes!

  How do I love this necklace? Let me counts the ways… 1. It’s gorgeous…but I know you are already thinking that! 2. It takes less than 5 minutes to make. Yup! There’s a few crafty tricks involved, but it … Continue reading

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Nikki, In Stitches – A Handmade Holiday

  Who’s holidays are going to be filled with handmade decorations, gifts, and simple crafty touches? Answer – Yours! That’s right! Every year as I post holiday projects on my blog I get comments and emails from readers who “wish … Continue reading

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Baltimore Style Halloween Quilt: My Love For Hand Applique Continues

As you can see I am making very slow progress on my Halloween block of the month quilt, but I still am totally and completely in love with hand applique.  It’s obvious this quilt will not be ready to enjoy … Continue reading

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Vintage Valentines (Embroidery on Paper)

I was going for “vintage” and ended up a little too “victorian,” but I’m still in love with the idea of embroidering on paper. If you’re going to give it a try, I just have one huge piece of advice: … Continue reading

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Embroidery 101: 2 Basics Stitches You Need To Know

As I was working on this year’s Valentines, I realized I’ve always just assumed all of you know how to embroider. Well, you know what happens when you assume! So, below you will find photo tutorials for two basic embroidery … Continue reading

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