The first I'd heard of a Taggie

Posted by Ruth on 24 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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A taggie is a fairly new creation, I had never heard of it before Amanda Maxwell mentioned she had turned one of her stitch along projects into one. They are usually simple shapes, most often square and they have ribbon loops around the edges which provide tactile and visual stimulus for babies and small children. The backing (and on very simple ones, the front) are made of soft cuddly fabric so they serve a dual purpose as comforter and toy. For mums and grandparents they are quick and easy to make, they can be as simple or complicated as you like.

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More Hoffman Fabrics

Posted by Ruth on 31 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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Do you remember back in June sometime I posted about the arrival of Hoffman fabrics - they were a selection of orange and black fabrics?

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Hoffman Fabric inspiration

Posted by Ruth on 6 July 2013 | 0 Comments

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It is always exciting to receive new fabrics, especially Hoffman Fabrics which are my very favorite.

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Name your flower

Posted by Ruth on 17 March 2013 | 1 Comments

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For those of you who have been following along this year you will have heard of my BOW (block of the week) flower program. I have already posted the first 11 blocks. (you can see all the flower blog posts here)

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Bargello History

Posted by Ruth on 31 May 2012 | 4 Comments

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I love making Bargello quilts. Even more so, I love teaching others to make them. I have several classes that are very popular, from beginners to advanced quilting. Today I wanted to share a little bit of bargello history with you and show you where I began my bargello journey.

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Bargello in Spring

Posted by Ruth on 31 July 2011 | 5 Comments

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Being the last day of the month and realizing I have not added one post to my blog for the month prompted me that I should let you all know what I've been up to. Well, I must say, my students already inspire me back to the sewing machine...  so this past week I've been recreating my spring bargello quilt ready to produce as a pattern, the last one to be presented in the series.

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13 way to find inspiration for quilt making - part 4

Posted by Ruth on 19 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Inspired by Others is our final part in finding inspiration for quilt making. Be sure to read our previous parts in this series:

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13 way to find inspiration for quilt making - part 3

Posted by Ruth on 18 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Audio Inspiration is our next part in finding inspiration for quilt making. Be sure to read our previous posts

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13 way to find inspiration for quilt making - part 2

Posted by Ruth on 17 February 2011 | 1 Comments

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Written Inspiration is our next part in finding inspiration for quilt making. Be sure to read part one: Visual Inspiration.

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13 ways to find inspiration for quilt making

Posted by Ruth on 16 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Each quilt tells its own story and is unique with its own characteristics, but where does the inspiration come from to make a quilt? Over the next 4 blog post I'm going to give you 13 ways to find inspiration for quilting. Each post will be divided into a category group. In most points, I will include my own personal examples to give you further understanding for each. Our first category is visual inspiration.

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