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Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
I'm a pattern designer and sewing, embroidery, EQ instructor.
Interests: Sewing, knitting, crocheting, golfing, biking, sometimes just hanging around.
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Bet you thought I forgot that I originally called this my "insanity" list. Can't forget that!! Project 20 – Candy Corn Halloween Quilt This is a machine applique project. It's a great quilt for newer machine embroidery people since the... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project 19 – P Touch Label/Ribbon Maker Now I know that this is a machine not a project but I want to get it out and use it!! It prints on ribbon and I would like to print on ribbon... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project 18 – Watermelon Placemat Here is an easy project. It is a quilt as you go placemat. I will be sure to do a video tutorial on this one! This project came about because I have a monthly class... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project 17 – Goose Tales I bought this fabric awhile back and it was designed by J. Wecker Frisch. I met her a few years back at Houston Market and she was telling the story of how she went on... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project 16 – Luna Now this is a project from last year’s list! I realize that the picture doesn’t tell you much but I can’t seem to put my hands on my Luna book. I’m sure it is right in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project 15 – Crocheted Birds This project came about when a good friend of mine sent me a picture of a crocheted bird and asked if it was a future project! So I checked out some books and found one... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project 14 – Vintage Christmas Quilt I have been working on this quilt for some time now. I meet once a month with a group of my students virtually so we can work on this project together. I haven’t come... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project 13 – Crocheted Christmas Potholder Here is another project that got started teaching some of my students how to crochet. We still have to finish around the edges so, hopefully, I will be done with this project quickly and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Can you believe it is Day Twelve already?? Project 12 – Log Cabin Quilt This project started from an online video tutorial I did showing how to cut and stitch a Log Cabin block. I used my Crafter's Companion Gemini... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project 11 – Annie’s Crochet Strip Afghan This is the first time I have purchased a monthly crochet kit but I took the plunge! It wasn’t really expensive and if you are interested in this kit, here is the link... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project 10 – Crochet Monkey Time to put a small project on my list. I was feeling a bit “quilty” after posting the last two projects. I got this project on a super sale last Fall from Crafter’s Companion. I’m... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project 9 – Wildflowers This is a machine embroidery project that is “in the hoop” applique. The flowers are fairly simple designs and the embroidery stitching is fairly simple which means the blocks will stitch along pretty quickly. I have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project 8 – Squirrelly Girl This is one of my bigger projects that I started working on last month. The blocks are really big which is nice because the applique pieces are bigger as well. I am using the Squirrelly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project 7 – Sashiko Baby Lock makes a sewing machine that does the Sashiko stitch. If you have never seen one, it is a sight to watch it stitch. A Sashiko stitch has a stitch then an equal size space,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project 6 – Bee Fabric Quilt I purchased a Fat Quarter bundle of this bee fabric. It is from Moda and the collection is called “Bee Grateful”. It came with a panel which I will use later after this quilt... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project 5 – Main Street Bench Pillow Today’s project is machine embroidery mixed with some sewing to make a bench pillow. A bench pillow is like having two pillows side by side! This project comes from Kimberbell Designs and uses... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project No 4. Year of Crafting from Crafter’s Companion I am so looking forward to working on this project and have been saving it for my April Insanity List! Since I am a beginner at this paper crafting, it will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project No. 3 - Seasonal Silhouettes Ok, now I told you that you didn’t have to let anyone know how old any of your unfinished projects are but I’ll tell you this one is about two years old…though someone could... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Project No. 2 Crochet Busket Since I need some more storage (and who doesn’t), I decided I would like to make a crochet busket (basket) using the T-shirt yarn. Yes, yarn made from strips of T-shirts. I guess I could... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Some scrap fabrics and a die set from #crafterscompanion. What do you think it will be? Tune in Thursday night April 1 at 7:00 pm EST at the Schoolhouse YouTube Channel to watch or cut and stitch along with me!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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A couple of years ago, I started making an list of projects I wanted to work on through out the year. Some projects were older...some really older...while others were more recent and some are brand new from my wish list.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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I have some great "bee" fabric that I really didn't want to cut up into little pieces. I want to be able to see the cute designs in this fabric collection so I'm cutting big pieces to make my quilt.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Isn’t this fabric pretty? What will I be making with this fabric and the Crafter’s Companion Gemini/Jr/Go and the Strip dies? Be sure to join me tonight as I show you how to cut and stitch for a …………. Block.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Join me as I open my first Crochet Striped Afghan monthly box from Annie’s. I’ll demonstrate some of the stitches used in the afghan. I’m looking forward to working on this project each month and will share a video box... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Here’s a little Clip Busket to go along with last week’s Sew Along Pen Busket. The Clip Busket can hold your sewing clips or anything else you want nearby when sewing. The Pen Busket from last week holds your fabric... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2021 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse