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I’m teaching how to make Cathedral Window quilts this Sunday!

Three Ways to Make a Cathedral Window Quilt Sun, Mar 24 Mar 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Hello Stitch Studio, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley www.hellostitchstudio.com [510] 982-6549 | hello@hellostitchstudio.com   Cathedral Window is a beautifully intricate quilt block pattern. Traditionally … Continue reading

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Last quilt finished in 2018

This quilt, titled Inspired By Sujata, was the last quilt I finished in 2018. I just realized I never posted a photo of it. I started it in Sujata Shah’s EBHQ class. I started laying it out on a design wall in … Continue reading

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Baby quilt finished at the last minute!

I stayed up until the early hours of the morning two nights in a row to finish this baby quilt. Then I took BART to San Francisco to hand it to the grandma who commissioned it for her new grandson … Continue reading

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When your quilt isn’t working…keep working on it.

This was the hot mess on my design wall, a few weeks ago. My artist friend Lila Wahrhaftig looked through the photos on my phone. She liked the one with negative space, which was just slices separated by an inch … Continue reading

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Photos from my wonky log cabin class

  Here are wonky log cabin blocks by my students on Sunday, at HelloStitch. I had 5 students, but can only find 4 photos on my phone. My apologies to the one I left out.  

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Printing and painting on fabric

Last Monday I took Deborah Boschert’s EBHQ workshop on printing, stamping, and stenciling on fabric. Below are some of my experiments: This one is handwritten with a Micron pen, and a stamp I made from “fun foam” attached to a piece of … Continue reading

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Serging with silk

I gave up ironing the silk. I took it to HelloStitch and used their serger to hem it. The serger is a fancy sewing machine that cuts off the edge and sews sort of a blanket stitch around the edge. This … Continue reading

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Sewing with silk!

I’m attempting to hem this piece of silk, to make a tallit/prayer shawl for my Bat Mitzvah student, Hannah. She picked this sheer silk fabric. I got a suggestion from Taree to take it to HelloStitch, and use their serger. … Continue reading

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Strata for baby quilt

Here is the first set of strata sewn together for the baby quilt I’m working on. I would have made a wider piece, but I was limited by the bicycle fabric. I only have short lengths of it left, from … Continue reading

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Baby quilt with stars and bicycles, WIP

I have a commission to do a baby quilt. Here are the fabrics that will go into it. I might add some light blue solid fabric as well. I’m planning to construct this quilt in strips of different widths, sew … Continue reading

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