Digitally Cutting Skylines or Detailed Shapes For Applique

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stbs-TM Skylines 54I’ve talked before about cutting machines and such, but I thought I’d shed some light on specialty techniques for cutting skylines or detailed shapes. In the Row By Row Experience, it is quite common to have rows that come in kits where the shapes are laser cut or precut for you. I can see why this is enticing you to purchase the kit, but did you know you pay a pretty high premium for those precuts? I have been pretty amazed as I sat and watched kits I purchased this year come into my home and many times I didn’t even realize I was purchasing a precut kit or a laser cut kit. I wouldn’t have purchased them had I known because I can already do this very easily. In terms of cost, I purchased a laser cut kit, thinking it was just the normal kit, and the cost was 38.00. When I found out that it was laser cut, I called the shop to find out the cost of the non-laser kit, and it was 19.99. Huge difference, so I paid someone literally $18.00 to cut part of the kit. Some parts aren’t precut, so to me, if I am going to pay $18.00, I think the whole kit should be cut. 🙂

I’ve talked before about cutting machines, but what if I could walk you thru how to do it with just normal scissors also? Yes, sirree, while it may be a bit more tedious to do, it can be done with your normal scissors also and I can show you a way that will make getting those details done quite well.

Please note: While this isn’t a video lesson, like most of my video lessons, I do not make short lessons, this lesson features 57 images in order to give you the best outcome on learning the process, but once you know it, it won’t take as long to do it… I promise you that. 🙂

This technique works whether you use scissors to cut your shapes or a cutting machine. I am going to walk you thru the steps.

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Day 8… The Road Home… It’s Goes Sew Sew Fast!!

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stbs-Road Home tall bannerTime just passes us all by so fast and so quickly, sometimes I wonder how I just let a day slip away… It’s the same with any part of our lives, we do it daily where time just slips on by and before you can say goodbye, you barely have time to say Hi.. 🙂

This event has passed by quickly, it’s hard to believe that we are on day 8 of this event, with only 3 more days to go.

When this event is over, I’ll be packing my bags and heading back to the states. Yep, my husband has accepted a job back in the good ole USA and after 14 years living overseas, we are headed home. Gotta be back in the states by November 1, so October for me is a busy busy month. Amy Warner at Sew Incredibly Crazy has agreed to take over hosting Eerie Nights for me, so please don’t worry the blog hop is still on, I just won’t be here to host it. I’ll be visiting tho and having fun with all of you and I hope I have a moment to even post. No projects I have no time to sew, but maybe a free pattern.. 🙂 We’ll just have to wait and see…

So today, we are stopping over in Vermont, my second favorite place to be in the world… I love Vermont… Manitoulin Island, Canada, Silicon Valley, CA and Oregon.. all of these rows today are super fantastic and I can’t wait to hear and read your comments on what you think. Be sure you invite your friends to come and see us because as I said.. time… just passes us all by so fast and before you know it, those downloads will expire and the rows will start to disappear… into the beyond…. perhaps into retired pattern land… 🙂

If your planning to create one of the rows from our bloggers, there is just 2 weeks to finish so you can enter the FlickR giveaway.

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On The Road To Hollywood….

Road Home Row along

Road Home Row alongWho doesn’t dream of going to Hollywood at least once in their lives. Whether you’re wanting to be an actor or actress.

I was not responsible for the artwork for this pattern or the decision to create the city, but I was asked to create the pattern for the row. This is why Batts In The Attic and I are doing a dual posting today.

I am down with the flu currently and when I have the flu it’s never a one day thing for me, in fact I’m lucky if it’s gone in two weeks.

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The Road Home Day 7

Road Home Row along

Road Home Row alongI keep hearing each day gets bettern and better, but to me, everyday is as good as the last one.

Today, we will visit Baltimore, MD, Dodge City, Kansas, Hollywood/LA, and Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia.

New giveaways do start today and you can enter the next 5 blogs for The Fat Quarter Shop giveaway also.

Please note: I am down with the Flu or some odd cold bug, I will do updates as I can.

If your planning to create one of the rows from our bloggers, there is just 2 weeks to finish so you can enter the FlickR giveaway.

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Day 6 Is Here – Are You Ready To Rumble To Your Road Home?

Road Home Row along

Road Home Row alongWe’ve had some great designers featured so far, and as we delve further into this event, we’ll discover even more great designers. Surprisingly, quite a few of the bloggers who are featured in this event are first timers, in other words, they’d never actually created a pattern before, pretty amazing isn’t it. 

Today, we will visit the West Michigan Shoreline, Africa, the Beaches of California, Baltimore, MD, and Port Angeles, WA.

New giveaways do start today and you can enter the next 5 blogs for The Fat Quarter Shop giveaway also.

If your planning to create one of the rows from our bloggers, their is just 3 weeks to finish so you can enter the FlickR giveaway.

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And Then, There Is Day 5 – The Road Home RAL…

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As we approach the half-way point into The Road Home, I’ve heard and read some amazing comments from many of you who’ve commented on how much you’re enjoying the rows and the wonderful blogs that have been featured. 

Today, we will visit, Alaska, Denmark, The Netherlands, and Maine.

New giveaways do start today and you can enter the next 5 blogs for The Fat Quarter Shop giveaway also.

If your planning to create one of the rows from our bloggers, their is just 3 weeks to finish so you can enter the FlickR giveaway.

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Zooming On In To Day 4 of The Road Home Row Along…

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Road Home Row alongToday is day 4 of the Road Home Row Along. We’ve seen some really wonderful places so far and travelled with our fellow bloggers to their road homes, today we follow suit with that bringing you to the Road to Tehachapi, California, Worcester County in Massachusetts, the North Georgia Mountains, Toronto, Ontario in Canada and New Milford, Connecticut.

Winners from last Thursday, Sept 8, will be announced later today.

New giveaways do start today and you can enter the next 5 blogs for The Fat Quarter Shop giveaway also.

I’ve also added the FlickR reward today, so you can enter when you get your row made.

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