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Argentan Lace Necklines
Argentan Lace Necklines are ideal to finish off that V-shped neckline on your blouse or top. Just stitch out your chosen neckline, following our easy lesson, in your favorite color, rinse out the stabilizer and your ready to stitch it onto your blouse. Turning a top or blouse into a creative masterpiece hasn’t been easier. Add beads and sequins onto the lace for an evening top or just an extra special blouse.
Adult Victorian Hanger Covers
If you’re like me, I just love these Adult Victorian Hanger Covers that look pretty in my cupboard. These hanger covers fit a hanger 16 1/4 inches in length. Another great thing about covered hangers is that it prevents your clothing from snagging and pulling threads. They are easy to create and kwik to put together. They also make ideal gifts. If you want a padded cover, just add a layer of thin batting under the fabric when stitching.
Hanger Cover fits a coat hanger 16 1/4 inches in length
Heart Gift Bags
These Heart Gift Bags are super quick to make! They are an ideal way to give that special someone a gift.
The finished size is: 8.5 inches wide x 8 inches high x 2.5 inches deep.
Use printed or plain fabric and colors of your choice to make these uniquely yours.
The country purse is big enough for daily use yet small enough for evening wear. The purse has four built in pocket inside which are perfect to hold a cellphone, lipstitcks, tissues, chewing gum etc. The finished size of the purse without the handles is 10 inches wide x 7 inches high x 4.75 inches in depth. A zip has been used to close the purse. I used premade handles
for my purse, but you can make your own.
Sew and Turn Applique Quilt Blocks
Sew and Turn Applique is the easiest way to create beautiful applique designs. The applique is soft
and puffy. Beautiful decorative stitching is used to hold the applique pieces in place. The block is then lined and quilted. Creating beautiful applique quilt as you go blocks with a traditional look, hasn’t been easier.
This lesson is the basic lesson to be used for all the Sew and Turn Applique Quilt Blocks.
A doily is the perfect to put a vase or a lovely bowl on. These are done in applique. Use left over bits of fabric or organza from your fabric stash. I did mine with organza. I just love the look.
The doily measure approximately 20 cm / 8 inches in diameter. Each piece is made entirely in the hoop.
Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern
Freestanding lace is so versatile. This Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern has been crafted and carefully digitized using freestanding lace embroidery techniques. The Gazebo has tiny lace buttons and loops which are used to put the whole gazebo together. The tiny lace buttons and loops are tight fitting. I used a pair of curve nosed pliers to help push the lace buttons through the loops.
English Rose Garden QAUG Large Blocks Tutorial
English Rose Garden QAUG Large Blocks are perfect to make a large quilt. The English Rose Garden Large Blocks are made by creating a fabric sand- wich, which is then marked to position 4 pieces of one design to make up the large block. I didn’t use any stabilizer for these blocks and the sandwich creates a thick enough fabric to em- broider on. The blocks are embroidered and quilted all in hoop. All that is needed to create these large blocks is a bit of alignment.
Follow this lesson to see just how easy it is.
This set contains 5×5, 6×6, 7×7 and 8×8 designs
You can create the following sized English Rose Garden QAUG Large Blocks (measurements are in inches)
From the 5×5 designs you can create 10×10 blocks
From the 6×6 designs you can create 12×12 blocks
From the 7×7 designs you can create 14×14 blocks
From the 8×8 designs you can create 16×16 blocks
Quilt As You Go Technique
This Quilt As You Go Technique is by far the quickest and easiest way to put together the specially designed Quilt As You Go Blocks. This technique can also be adapted for regular blocks making it very versatile. This is the basic technique to putting together blocks to create strips. These strips are then put to- gether using this technique. You will need to adjust the widths and lengths ac- cording to your quilt’s design.