Viewing entries posted in January 2016

My January Stitch Along Week 5

Posted by Ruth on 31 January 2016 | 2 Comments

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Last week I made a back to add to my project so that I could turn it into a book cover, so this weekend I proceeded to make that. I won't go into the details about the actual making here because they can be found in my free class at academyofquilting.com. However I did construct it slightly different. Let me explain.

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A Unique One Time Only Format

Posted by on 27 January 2016 | 0 Comments

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images from Nancy Chong's hawaiian quilting 101 workshopNancy Chong (designer and teacher of amazing Hawaiian quilts) has decided to offer her online workshop "Hawaiian Quilting 101" in a once-only unique format - scheduled on-demand.

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How to Set Up A Still Life Display

Posted by Ruth on 26 January 2016 | 0 Comments

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Still Life workshop with Ruth BlanchetI took this short excerpt from my Still Life workshop. It gives you some hints and tips on setting up the perfect Still Life display to making your quilt. The class sample uses a vase (lower left photo in image), but all the instructions given can be applied to your own Still Life, and usually students have time to do both; first the class sample and then practice with their own still life project.

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My January Stitch Along Week 4

Posted by Ruth on 24 January 2016 | 1 Comments

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It's a good thing we have another week for this challenge because I never managed to finish! But that's okay, I will next weekend. You see, I decided that I would make my project into a book cover for a journal I had, which I plan to use for writing my lists in. I think it will be easier to keep my lists all together that way, and next year I can change out the journal for a new one - if it is full.

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January Stitch Along Rules Week 4

Posted by Ruth on 21 January 2016 | 0 Comments

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There are still two weekends of January left so this is a good time to use to finish off our projects. Think about what embellishments you might add to enhance your designs. Ask yourself, does it need any more stitching? How will I finish it? Why not try something different for a change?

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Reset Your Inner Sense of Self

Posted by Marjorie McWilliams on 19 January 2016 | 0 Comments

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"I love the whole process of batiking from start to finish. I find it very theraputic and soothing. I love the smell, the feel, the look, the process!

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You can too - Screen Printing for everyone!

Posted by Ruth on 18 January 2016 | 0 Comments

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Did you know that you can learn to screen print without any specialized equipment or special fabric paint?

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My January Stitch Along Week 3

Posted by Ruth on 17 January 2016 | 0 Comments

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I made a decision to make my finished piece about 8" x 10" so not a lot of room for my two applique lists that I made last week, but they will fit. The first thing I needed to do was remove the paper backing from the fusible and position them ready for pressing in place. I always like to play around with the positioning a little and get them in the perfect spot before pressing them permanently.

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What Linda's working on

Posted by Ruth on 14 January 2016 | 0 Comments

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I love seeing new classes coming into production and have a number coming this year including one that Linda Schmidt is working on. She calls is Skyrockets in Flight. It's all about fireworks and how to create them. Here's a sneak peek at the finished product. Isn't it amazing!

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January Stitch Along Rules Week 3

Posted by Ruth on 14 January 2016 | 0 Comments

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For week three in our January Challenge we will add stitching and if you are like me and not yet put your layers together, then that will need to be done as well.

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