Monthly Archives: June 2007

McCall’s Quilting has some new patterns up…

McCall’s Quilting has soooo many quilt block patterns and as I was looking them over this morning I found several web only patterns and patterns marked “New”.  I especially liked the Grandma’s Legacy Quilts,  but found that it would be a … Continue reading

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Show Off Your FPCs! (tutorial)

What to do with Fabric Post Cards… I always want to have them where I can see them…or do I want to make them into a book… or do I want to just store them in a lovely box so I … Continue reading

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Brazilian Embroidery (free designs and tutorial)

The Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery Guild has a wonderful site for anyone loving embroidery.  If you’re looking for something different to use on FPCs, ATCs this would be lovely.  The teaching free patterns with tutorials are here. This is a dimensional … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Flowers

I have just joined a Yahoo group with fabric post card exchanges called Art We Mail.  It’s a lovely, friendly group and as I am preparing for our first swap I began to think in terms of flowers and their … Continue reading

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Look What Came in the Mail ..2..!

I love when the unexpected piece of mail shows up in DH’s hand as he comes out of the post office.  And  I really loved this!  A surprise FPC from Jo.  She had no way of knowing that as we … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Skirt Pattern (free tutorial)

This tutorial from Fashion Era.com shows every step (with illustrations) for drafting your own skirt pattern.  Love this…  Have a look….

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Cranston Village (free patterns)

Cranston Village.com is one of my favorite online inspiration places to go.  First, I enjoy seeing just how fabric is made and then printed.  Then I enjoy their huge selection of mostly quilting projects, but also some book covers, lampshades, chair … Continue reading

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