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My New Book Crazy Quilting for Beginners Handy Pocket Guide is out!

I have a huge surprise for everyone — drum roll….. I have another book out! Crazy Quilting for Beginners Handy Pocket Guide: All the Basics to Get You Started is a condensed version of my other book. It’s a beginner’s guide that covers all the basics – but just the …

TAST Week 46

A little housekeeping before I announce this weeks challenge stitches. Yes, next year I plan to run TAST again but the order of stitches will change. Also some new ones will be added and some others will drop out. TAST will also have an added component of a design challenge. …

TAST Week 45

I always encourage embroiderers to experiment with different threads and this week’s stitch is an ideal example of why. The stitch for TAST week 45 is  Raised Cross Stitch Flower.  You benefit if you explore this stitch a little, by using different types of thread. If you have threads or …

Bosnian stitch

Bosnian Stitch is a quick easily worked stitch that forms a zig-zag line. You can work it in a line, on a border, or over a crazy quilt seam or row upon row to become a filling stitch. Since its structure is a simple zig-zag line it is great fun …

TAST Week 44

TAST Week 44 is Twisted Chain stitch or Rope stitch. These are two very similar stitches. Rope stitch is a twisted chain stitch worked closely together, so I am inclined to group them together. They are also an example of a stitch that can look very different if you play with the …

TAST Week 43

So, let’s go on to the stitches for TAST week 43! The first is Knotted Cretan stitch, which is an interesting stitch – particularly if you use it to represent organic designs. It is a textured stitch that follows a curved line a well. And yet, because it is based on Cretan …

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