Hi there! Amy from Friends Stitched Together, back with a new tutorial and a little confession: I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day – I’m not really the flowers-and-chocolate type! This year though, I thought I’d challenge myself a little and come up with a tutorial for a … Continue reading →
Imagine relaxing in a log cabin listening to a crackling fireplace, covered by a patchwork quilt that you recently made yourself. Fantastic! Indeed, quilt making is a very rewarding art project and it makes for a very precious gift for your friends and family too. In a recent article, we … Continue reading →
When I think of November, I think of harvest time, pumpkins, gourds, squash, and other vegetables surrounded by leaves and acorns. When I designed the November mug rug, I had all these images floating around in my head. For this harvest mug rug, I chose to use a straight stitch with black thread. … Continue reading →
We’ve done many articles over the years about quilting. Our readers have a lot of interest in quilting and many people have asked if we could summarize the best way to start beginner quilting for newbies. Quilting is a branch of sewing that some of us love to get stuck … Continue reading →
We do not know exactly when and where quilting originated but there is no doubt that it was used as a garment, decoration, and furnishing in many parts of the world many ages ago. From the carved ivory figure of a Pharaoh of the Egyptian First Dynasty to a quilted … Continue reading →
We have come to the end of our Mug Rug of the Month Pattern series. For the last one, I’m sharing these simple, yet pretty fall flowers. Since you are my creative friend, you already know you can swap out the fabrics and turn them into spring flowers. How fun! I … Continue reading →
Everybody loves puppies and kittens, and who wouldn’t? They have big, innocent eyes, ears they have to grow into, and watching them play is such pure joy. Mug rugs remain so popular! For the past couple years they are by far my biggest pattern sellers. This is probably for many … Continue reading →
An easy serger scrap catcher will put an end to this nightmare! My sewing area, which is on the way to the kitchen, is a terrifying sight almost every day. It’s only when I finish a project that I look around to find the embarrassing pile of scraps, paper, and … Continue reading →
Mug rugs have become so popular lately! For the past couple years they are by far my biggest pattern sellers. This is probably for many reasons. They are super easy to make, they can be made using your favorite techniques (hand or machine), they make great gifts, and they can … Continue reading →
I know that for many of us, sewing on binding is our least favorite part of a project. It usually comes at the end after all the other hard work and investment, and is a very visible part of the end result. If it doesn’t look good, then it can … Continue reading →
So you found this free quilting pattern online and you love everything about it from the style down to the color combination. Unfortunately, not all the materials or colors you need is available from your local specialty store. Or perhaps you are a novice quilter and isn’t very experienced when … Continue reading →
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