Make a Quilted Journal Cover

Meriwether Lewis kept one. Leonardo DaVinci did, too. Anne Frank taught us a thing or two about courage with hers. What do these historical figures have in common? They all were journal keepers. So am I. I combined my love of quilting with my love of writing and created a quilted journal cover to “dress […]

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Make a Crazy Quilt Block

Crazy quilts are wonderful! Whether your style is meticulous or haphazard, simple or ornate, utilitarian or decorative, a crazy quilt is just waiting to be made. Based on quilts made early in the nineteenth century, this method involves slip-stitching fabric pieces to a unit of batting and backing fabric. Devised on a cherry theme (my […]

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Seeking out something special to crochet for a new baby? Look back to the Victorian era for inspiration. Weldon’s Practical Crochet, Third Series (in Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 1) has just the project to honor a newborn, a Square for Baby’s Quilt. But wait! There’s no illustration. What does this crochet Square for Baby’s Quilt […]

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Crazy Quilting

PieceWork recommends a needlework book of interest: Allie Aller’s Crazy Quilting: Modern Piecing & Embellishing Techniques for Joyful Stitching by Allie Aller Besides learning new techniques for creating your own fabrics, methods of piecing, and an array of embellishment techniques with beads and embroidery stitches, this uniquely useful book encourages readers to develop a zeal […]

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