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Azuma Bukuro Bag - Karen Nyberg x Earth Day 2022 Project

Have y’all seen Karen Nyberg’s new Earth Views fabric line with Robert Kaufman? It’s beautiful, and comes to stores this month.   For Earth Day this year, Aurifil challenged us to make a project using this fabric line, and Karen’s curated Aurifil thread     I made my project with one fat quarter from Robert Kaufman Earth Views fabric line, paired with matching thread from Karen’s Aurifil Earth Views thread collection.   I wanted to make something that was functional in my day-to-day life, but showed off the pretty fabric as well. Since I had 4 fabric colors and the complete thread line, I could mix and match colors in any way I wanted.      I decided to make this azuma...

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Inspired by Spring Flowers: Floral Embroidered Drawstring Pouches

These bags celebrate two of my favorite medicinal herbs — lavender and chamomile. They both bloom in spring, look lovely in bouquets, and have potent medicinal properties.  In the last couple of weeks, I stepped out of my comfort zone-- quilting-- to try out something new-- embroidery. I’ve done embroidery before, and I know all the basic stitches. But this was the first time in a long time that I did any figurative stitching.  I’m currently an Aurifil Artisan, and Aurifil provides a monthly prompt for all of us to work on. The March 2022 prompt was “inspired by flowers,” and I knew I wanted to try something with embroidery.   I've been seeing and pinning lots of images of bags with delicate...

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The Strawberry Creek Quilts Gift Guide - November 2021

I'm releasing a new collection of handmade items this Wednesday, November 24th at 9 AM PST/ 12 PM EST. These items were made with holiday gifting in mind. In this gift guide, I'm showing you each item my collection + suggestions for gifting. I'm linking to some of my favorite products for this gift guide, and I've used affiliate links where available. If you purchase through my links, I may earn a small commission.    Mini Quilt Ornaments Available ready-made here, or made-to-order here, $14.  Perfect For: The Holiday Host Pairs Well With:  A bottle of wine A box of chocolates This Roland Pine candle, also available as a votive trio or a small tin candle The Mini Pouch Available here, $7.  Perfect For: Neighbors,...

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How to Inventory Your Unfinished Objects + Free Worksheet Download

  It’s UFOvember, a month-long blog hop dedicated to finding, cataloging, and dealing with your unfinished projects! Bobbie over at The Geeky Bobbin hosts UFOvember every year, and kindly invited me to be part of this year’s programming. To see the full list of contributors, scroll to the bottom of this post.  Ah, UFOs. We’ve all got them. No, I’m not talking about aliens! I’m talking about UnFinished Objects, the ghosts of projects past that haunt your sewing room.  I often work on a lot of projects at the same time— a few quilts, a garment or two, maybe some other crafty experiment on the side. Many projects, many stages of completion, some things I love working on and others...

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Patchwork Potholder Tutorial - Aurifil + Olfa Stitch & Slice Challenge 2021

    The Challenge Every year, Aurifil + Olfa team up for the Stitch and Slice Challenge. Both companies challenge their artists to create fun new projects with their tools and materials. When I heard that this year’s theme was gift giving, I knew I wanted to show you how to make these cute potholders!      These potholders are a quick, scrap-busting make. They gift well around the holidays, and you can make them in a variety of colors depending on your style. Make a few in an afternoon and you’ve got gifts for your neighbors, colleagues, or dinner hosts.    I used Karen Nyberg’s Aurifil Thread collection, Earth Views, for color inspiration. Karen is an astronaut who sews...

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