I am dying for some Ruffles!!!

Frito Lay's RufflesEver since I signed up for this Blog Hop, I have been dying for some Ruffles. Those of you who’ve tried these luscious potato chips know what I mean. They are yummy. So I had to bring the ruffles to my day, perhaps then I’ll get over my craving for them. This wonderful blog hop with the theme of “Think Ruffles” is brought to you by the many blogs who’ve participated, Madam Samm, and Amy. I’ve never had a problem with ruffles or gathering when sewing and I don’t mind doing it. I’ve never been able to figure out the ruffler foot either and currently do not even own one for my current machines, so ruffling for me comes the old fashioned way. It’s pretty amazing when you think about it how much ruffles are really apart of sewing. It is common to see ruffles or some type of gathering for instance in Lingerie, many sleeves on garments are “eased” in with a light gather or “poofed” in with a heavy gather stitch. Back in the 70’s, the maxi-dress was very popular and the skirt was entirely gathered. You can’t go to a department type store without seeing a pillow that has a ruffled edge around it. I bet none of you can go into your closet without seeing some sort of garment that doesn’t have some gathering. Many techniques in sewing even give the appearance of gathering, such as elasticized items, or shirring, pleating, and ruching. So with all that said, here is what I created for the Think Ruffles Blog Hop. Continue reading

Little Treasures EQ Project Files Are Now Available

Electric QuiltEQ Project files for the Little Treasures BOM are now available online for purchase.

If you would be interested in owning the EQ project file for this BOM, you can buy them here.

You might ask, why would I buy this file when I can download the block for free.

First, you will always be able to replace the file without having to purchase it again by buying the pattern/block.

Electric Quilt files will allow you to:

  • Resize your block.
  • Place the blocks in a quilt layout.
  • Store the block In your block library.
  • Color the block with your own fabrics from EQ’s library of fabrics or your own fabric library.
  • Edit your block
  • Create new templates
  • Print the blocks
  • and so much more

Your purchase of this pattern is a digital download. If at any time you need to replace your file, I will gladly reset the download for you.

If you don’t own Electric Quilt, you are really missing out on expanding the abilities of your own creative juices. I would encourage anyone to purchase this software. Not only is it great software, but the support is excellent, there are many tutorials on the web showing you how to use it, and you can purchase additional addons to make quilting just that much easier.

Have a wonderful day!!

Marian

Flags On A Stick

Flags On A StickFlags On A Stick Sponsored by Sew We Quilt March 25 to April 03, 2014

My post for this hop can be found here.

 

 

 

 
 
March 27th
Bumbleberry Stitches
Quilted Delights
Red Quilts
On the Banks of Frog Creek
Words & Stitches
K and S Sweets and Stitching
 
 
 
 
 

2014 March Little Treasures BOM

2014-LT03Can I just say how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE this months block. I love it.. simply put. I really went all out on this block this month and created quite a few dimensional effects.

From the double bows, to the hair, the leaf, the tulips and I even used multi-colored threads instead of my normal invisible thread when I applied the shapes to the block.

Today’s notes about this block are pretty short and sweet as I’ve put everything in the pdf file that you need to create this block. However, I left a few things to place on the site as well.

Let’s get to the nitty and the gritty, you want the download.. 🙂 Yes?

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Fridays Faces 03 – Please redownload – Fixed Problem

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My apologies, I forgot to reverse the template shapes in the pdf file. If you have already downloaded this cute little Leprechaun, please redownload the zip file (pdf) which contains the corrected version of the pdf file.  (Fixed March 02, 2014 4:23pm Italian Time (6 hours ahead of EST))

Come and get this cute little Leprechaun face.

Artwork from Andrea’s Lil-Pixels

A commercial license is owned by Seams To Be Sew for Andera’s Lil-Pixels.

Permission to use face only from Andrea.

Download Will Expire March 28, 2014

Only available on my Facebook page. Click the Gifts For You button after you “like” the page.

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Fridays Faces 03 Is Now Live!!

2014-0228-Fridays Faces 03Come and get this cute little Leprachaun face.

Artwork from Andrea’s Lil-Pixels

A commercial license is owned by Seams To Be Sew for Andera’s Lil-Pixels.

Permission to use face only from Andrea.

Download Will Expire March 28, 2014

Only available on my Facebook page. Click the Gifts For You button after you “like” the page.

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How to work with Heavily drawn areas in EQ!!

Working In Heavily Drawn Areas of EQ

Working In Heavily Drawn Areas of EQHello and Welcome,

I was working on the next block design for Fridays Faces when I realized I could do a lesson for you on working in heavily drawn areas of EQ. I had created a video back in December for this, but never uploaded it, and when I rewatched it I realized I don’t do that anymore, I prefer to move the lines. This video shows you how I do that. Enjoy!!

and see, if you take a look at the video, you’ll see a preview of Fridays Faces coming for February 28, 2014. Next tuesday also brings Little Treasures 03. Cya Soon!!

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