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Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Ghastlies Quilt

The Ghastlies Quilt
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] It’s a compliment to say this quilt designed by Nicole Brewster is ghastly. In fact, the quilt by this Pickering, Ontario, designer uses a line of fabric featuring the famous cartoon characters, The Ghastlies. This is not a surprising fabric choice for someone who admits to liking the “non-traditional”. The proprietor […]

T-Shirts

T-shirt designs 1
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Everybody has them, but what do you do with them when they have outlived their life as a wearable? It is difficult to get rid of the T-shirts, especially if they hold memories of special events, vacations, people, etc. Instead of throwing them out or allowing them to take up storage […]

Quilt Backing Basics

leftovers quilt backing
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] Elaine’s Tech Tips™ Things to consider when choosing the backing fabric A busy print will disguise quilting imperfections, but if you want to showcase the quilting, then choose a solid or tone-on-tone fabric. Evaluate the amount of white or light patches on the front. A light or white backing will […]

Quilting in Summertime

Outdoor sewing essentials
[columns] [span6] [/span6] [span6] [/span6] [/columns] Elaine’s Tech Tips™ There is nothing better than the brilliant light, the fresh air, and the warmth of the sun in the summer. Here are some suggestions that will keep you quilting while enjoying the great outdoors. Do your prep work (cutting and pinning) indoors on a rainy day, […]

Canada Quilt

Canada Quilt
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] A Knitted quilt I learned to knit while working one summer at a fishing camp on an island off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. It rained every day for 82 days, and there wasn’t a whole lot else to do. My first project was an overly ambitious lace sweater. […]

Summer Lace Tunic

Summer Lace Tunic
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] There’s comfort in a garment made of linen, almost like a second skin to keep the body cool and dry on a muggy day. The lace pattern offers extra breezy comfort at the beach or lazying around at home. Read more in our Summer 2014 issue. Designed by Cindy Craig www.redheart.com

She Wears Seashells Cover Up

She Wears Seashells Cover Up

This is a very clever summer cover-up! It’s designed with a sideways knit yoke and mesh sleeves and body. The knitting starts with the yoke, then stitches are picked up and the rest is knit downwards. Why not knit a coordinating pair of seashell earrings to match? Read more in our Summer 2014 issue. Designed […]