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Karin Jordan
Exeter, New Hampshire
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When Hawthorne Threads asked if I'd like to make a quilt using their new Fair Isle fabric line. . . yes, please! Bears, narwhals, sleds, igloos, ice floes, snowflakes, icebergs, arctic trees, paw prints, you name it it's on this fun fabric. This is a tutorial for a 15" (finished)... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Need a quick gift for the people who have everything? A set of these custom placemats can be made in a few hours. They're reversible and require no hand sewing! I made eight for my parents; they have a narrow, glass topped dining room table so I scaled this set... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Did you jump on the Creative Pay-it-forward bandwagon earlier this year? A friend makes you something during 2014 and you agree to make gifts for the first five people who sign up on your Facebook post. I received a beautiful Dresden pillow from my friend Laura, made with Ellen Luckett... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Finally! I get to share this table runner, inspired by the thought of a deconstructed candy cane. I used my red and white stash and the Dresden Plate die. For all the how-to details, please visit the Sizzix blog here. Using traditional shapes in unexpected ways is fun and often... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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HI Krista, Yes, they can be heated in the microwave for about ten seconds at a time. Since there's oil in flax seeds, it provides moist heat which is really nice. They can also be chilled. I also like the weight of the flax seeds on my tired eyes. :) - Karin
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I'm so grateful I joined do. Good Stitches. I mean, in addition to being in a group of amazing ladies, I get to make these! For November, Colby picked a block based on one by Heather Jones, and we're all having fun with it. The more of them I see... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Isn't it pretty? When Fat Quarter Shop asked me what I'd like to choose for a giveaway I knew the answer right away. They are kindly giving my readers a chance to win this incredible Fat Quarter Bundle of Carolyn Friedlander's latest line from Robert Kaufman. This bundle of Doe,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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For teacher's gifts this year I decided to make eye pillows, to be given with some tea and wrapped up in a cute ribbon-tied package. I'm on the Board of Directors for the kids' school, so I'm making eighteen patchwork eye pillows for all the teachers and aides as a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Group creative projects are typically met with trepidation. We've all seen the collaborative projects on Project Runway; they occasionally succeed, but more often than not personalities clash and there are conflicting style issues. I have to admit that this is the first project that I've worked on as a group... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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I love a good Dresden, but it's fun to think of new ways to use traditional shapes, in this case a tree-filled landscape on a sunny, snowy day. I made this thinking it could be used as a mini quilt or the first in a series of placemats. Finished size... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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A few months ago I made a Dala Horse wall hanging for my daughter's room. This quilt actually happened at the same time and I've just now finished it. It uses a Fat Quarter bundle of Wee Wander by Sarah Jane (both Sunrise and Twilight colorways) and a bundle of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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I'm happy to announce Southern Fabric as a new sponsor! As a welcome, Aubrey is offering my readers a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Since 2004, Southern Fabric has been selling fabric online (that's ten years!). There is a terrific selection of precuts, bundles, patterns and notions in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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My Supernova hiatus is over! For the past two months Jess and I have been busy with other things and we agreed that it was okay to push off our Supernova blocks. Then I felt guilty. Then I felt sad. That's when I realized I was stuck. I love the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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The Riley Blake Designs Flannel Blog Tour wraps up today! To check out all the fun projects, please visit their blog here. Ed the Cat is still snuggling on or around his new bed, depending on his mood. To conclude the tour, Riley Blake is giving away three fat quarter... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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For the Sizzix Halloween Challenge I took my kids' favorite Knock Knock joke and turned it into a banner to hang on the front door. I was recently sent some burlap to play with and it inspired me to use it as a backdrop for this Halloween fabric that I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
Hi Vicky - thank you. I'm not sure how the link was broken but it should be fixed now. Thanks so much for letting me know!
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Kate Spain fan that I am, I've been wanting to work with Horizon. Last weekend I made this 48.5 x 56.5" quilt using the latest free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop, called Fat Eighth Frenzy. I enjoy working with fat eighths — they're easy to iron, fit nicely on my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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I timed the end of this giveaway with the close of Quilt Market. While I was not able to go this fall, it was so fun seeing everything on Instagram as it was happening. Jessica Levitt's Cascade booth was incredible, right down to an actual waterfall. My pillow got to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Today is my stop on the Riley Blake Flannel tour. Our cat, Ed, is quite the character (aren't they all?) and I've been wanting to make him a personalized cat bed. Warning: I am not a professional pet photographer! :) This bed can be flipped over and used 'upside down';... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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Jessica Levitt's new Cascade line for Windham Fabrics is fabulous. I grew up in Oregon with the Cascade mountain range in my peripheral vision everywhere I went, so I was most excited to see what Jess was up to. With its roots in Art Nouveau, Cascade has an aesthetic that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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My Instagram bio says, "Mostly sewing and quilting but sometimes it involves glue." This is one of my no-sew projects that involves paper, a Sizzix die, ribbon and adhesive tape. Annabel recently turned five and she had a bounce house birthday party with her friends. I enjoy making containers for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
Your quilt is coming together so nicely, and I'm in love with the Kona Bluegrass!!
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To celebrate the first anniversary her book Quilty Fun: Lessons in Scrappy Patchwork (an It's Sew Emma publication) Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet designed this fun birthday cake quilt block. It's not paper pieced; it's all traditional piecing and goes together faster than you might think. For the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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The moment I saw this fabric I knew I wanted to make a Halloween quilt with it. It's Witch Hazel by October Afternoon, kindly provided for this tutorial by Riley Blake Designs. It was designed with Halloween in mind but could be easily adapted to any color scheme. For the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios
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I'm calling these blocks I made for do. Good Stitches my Murphy's Law blocks. You know, "If something can go wrong, it will." I love how they turned out; it was the process that threw me for a loop. First off, I misread the instructions. I overcomplicated things. If I'd... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Leigh Laurel Studios