All-In-One Facings: A Tutorial

Here’s a tutorial for a technique that I use a ton.  It’s not particularly hard, just hard to explain, and I haven’t found any good, clear instructions for it on the internet. It’s called an all-in-one facing, and you can use it for sleeveless dresses, shirts, vests, basically anything that doesn’t have sleeves and needs… 

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I Read Crap. You too?

Wow. Char makes crap, and she makes it faaaast. I posted about the drawer stickers on Monday, and she’s all “hey, check it out” on Wednesday: Head over to her post and see for yourself! I just love the little ties on the shelf, too. I/we think one of the most rewarding parts of blogging… 

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Two Silhouette Shirts and Get out the vote!

Susan: Here’s a shirt I worked on with a friend. The friend’s husband is getting ready to head out on a series of loooong work trips and she’s throwing three happy hours in his honor at their favorite bars. Three stops = tour. His nickname is Zeke. We used the Silhouette’s trace function and noodled… 

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Hidden Message Shirt

This was actually my first Silhouette iron-on vinyl project.  I knew I wanted to make something using the alphabet and my daughter’s name, but I didn’t know what.  When I realized her name is in reverse alphabetic order though, it became very simple. And just because I love you, here’s an incredibly poorly lit shot… 

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Presumptuous Potholder

Well that’s a bit cheeky. Because it’s a potholder!  Get it?!  As in, “I will hold the hot things so you don’t have to”?  That probably would’ve been funnier if I hadn’t tried to explain it.  Let’s ignore my very individual sense of humor (inherited from my mom) and enjoy the freehand concentric heart quilting… 

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Featured on We All Sew!

Hey, look at that!  We All Sew, a sewing website sponsored by Bernina, is featuring my Military Hat Tutorial this week!  How fun! We All Sew has a long list of free tutorials and patterns if you’re looking for that sort of thing, and a section with items to sew and donate to a good… 

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