Monthly Archives: May 2006

My Second Stuffed Animal

I got the pattern for this bunny at craftster.org. It was rather more challenging than the duck I did last week, so I fully anticipated this being a bit of a trial run for the bunny. I was going to … Continue reading

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K.I.S.S.

I finished the quilt! As you can hopefully see, I decided to go with the straight line quilting. I figured that since it was a baby quilt, it didn’t need to be busily quilted. Too much quilting might overwhelm the … Continue reading

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Quilting Dilemma

I’m about to start marking a quilt top that I’ve had ready for months – only now I’m torn between two different quilt designs. One is straight lines and will be very easy to do. The other is full of … Continue reading

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My First Softie!

Yesterday I took a book out of the library (Teach yourself to make soft toys: simple techniques and patterns for stuffed animals) so that I could learn how to make stuffed toys. I thought that since KCquilts is partially named … Continue reading

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Quilting the Quilt

Well, I’ve started quilting the dorm quilt and it is a beast. As previously mentioned, there is not a lot of room under the arm of my sewing machine. This makes quilting such a large quilt difficult, but it is … Continue reading

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Behold the Holder of the Pots

I love making homemade gifts for people. I also love receiving homemade gifts from people. It’s just a nice feeling, knowing that someone took time and effort to create something special for you. The problem with making gifts, however, is … Continue reading

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What to do With a Bridesmaid’s Dress?

I have two bridesmaid dresses and I know I am never going to wear again, despite certain ads that try to convince me otherwise. I’ve thought for years that I should make something out of them – that those expensive … Continue reading

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No Sewing Does Not Equal No Quilting

I had a very busy weekend and never made it down to my sewing room, but I did make some quilting progress. First, I created templates for the quilting pattern I need to trace onto the dorm quilt I’m still … Continue reading

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Completed!

I finally finished a project, but it’s not a quilting project. Nevertheless, now that it’s out of the way I can concentrate more on quilts. The carrier took a lot less time than I anticipated, but came out rather different … Continue reading

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Not Another Project!!???

I finished piecing together the top and back of the Virginia Tech quilt, but I still need to mark the top for quilting, baste it, and actually quilt it together. But, apparently, that won’t stop me from beginning yet another … Continue reading

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