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Cathedral Window mini quilt finished!

  This is the beginning of sewing in the penultimate triangle. This is the last triangle of this mini quilt. I’m almost done! Here it is, finished. I had to take a screenshot of it because my phone was misbehaving. … Continue reading

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Quilt ideas

This is a tile floor from the abbey on Mont Saint Michel, in France. It looks like a streak of lightning setting for triangles. The way the color is worn away, it looks like “scrappy fabric” choices. It would make … Continue reading

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Bayeux Tapestry/embroidery

Today I went to see the Bayeux Tapestry, which is really wool embroidery on linen. It is about 150 feet long, and shows how William the Conqueror became king of England in 1066. They believe it was made within 20 … Continue reading

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More hand sewing

I’m continuing to sew this cathedral window sample. At the Voices In Cloth quilt show I learned something interesting from Youngmin Lee, a quilter originally from Korea. In Korea they have their own tradition of making what looks exactly like … Continue reading

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Hand sewing cathedral windows

I’m working on a hand sewn 4 block cathedral window sample for the class I’m teaching at HelloStitch on June 10. In this photo I’m sewing 2 of the blocks together with a tight whip stitch. The nail clippers are … Continue reading

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Cathedral window quilts

Here is a cathedral window pillow that I made in the 1980’s, entirely by hand. I hadn’t made one since then, but I’m teaching a class on how to make them at HelloStitch in June, so I’ve been researching them. … Continue reading

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My new video!

Watch this brand new video of me, teaching you how to make a matza cover for Passover, without any sewing. Of course you could sew on it if you wanted to. I used fusible web, and it is more permanent … Continue reading

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Disappearing pinwheel churndash

Here’s one of the disappearing blocks that I forgot to post earlier. I’ve already cut it into nine equal squares. When you rearrange the pieces you can make a churn-dash. Churn-dash is the name of an old quilt block. If … Continue reading

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Videos of me demonstrating paper-cutting and mezuzah making!

My friends at Bimbam made YouTube videos of me demonstrating how to make paper-cuts and mezuzot. Mezuzah making video here and Paper cutting royzelech or Jewish snowflakes, here.  There will be more videos soon on things you can make for Passover.

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Baskets!

I found a disappearing pinwheel block I’d never seen before on YouTube. It’s a basket! I made one and followed their suggestion to take a pinwheel from another block so that the “flower” on the basket would be a different color. … Continue reading

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