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Love Never Ends Ring Pillow

Love Never Ends Ring Pillow

Is someone special in your life getting married? A daughter? A granddaughter? A friend? You could make their day special with the gift of this ribbon embroidered ring pillow designed by Marie Alton of Pickering, Ontario. If the wedding is just around the corner and time is short, consider doing the design as a cushion […]

Mermaid Treasures Bag

Mermaid Treasures Bag

Underwater Treasures: Part 1 Our Mermaid Treasures bag is the first in a four part series of underwater theme sewing accessories. We would use our bag to hold embroidery or small sewing projects but it is perfect for everyday essentials – and your latest issue of A Needle Pulling Thread will fit nicely into it. […]

Tips on How to Sew with Handmade Batik Rayon from Bali

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[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Good to Know part 2 of 2 It was at the Creative Sewing and Needlework Festival in Toronto, Ontario several years ago that I first saw the gorgeous handmade batik rayons of The Batik Butik. I was immediately smitten by the sophisticated designs, vivid colours and soft drape of this unique […]

Summer Breezes Patio Quilt

Summer Breezes Patio Quilt
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] It’s hard to imagine that summer could be warmed or brightened anymore, but designer Colleen Blackwell McMahon has found a way. Her patio quilts can be thrown nonchalantly over a wicker chair or draped over a picnic table or bundled onto a hammock to add another shot of colour or a […]

Canterbury Rose Stained Glass Quilt

Canterbury Rose Stained Glass Quilt

Some of the most glorious images in the world are created in stained glass, so why not create a “window” on your own world? Here is an opportunity to create your own “rose window” albeit not quite like the famous rose windows found in some of the world’s most beautiful cathedrals. The stained glass technique […]

Life In Motion quilt

Life In Motion quilt

Incorporating her double heritage, knowledge and experience into quilt making is what sets Alice Olsen Williams’ work apart from other quilters. A prolific and gifted artist, Alice has been making quilts since 1980 when she took a summer course in the art. Since that time, she has used quilting to inspire, teach and soothe. Her […]

A Global Warming Sunflower

A Global Warming Sunflower - detail
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] The sight of a field of sunflowers with their heads following the sun is a warm reminder of what Canadian summers offer. Despite their heavy stalks, one wants to grab a bouquet of these bright, cheery flowers as a reminder of warm, sunny days. There is no need to pick sunflowers; […]