106: Quilting with Wood

So, only posting one new project a month was supposed to give us more time to get more complex projects done.  I started this project 3 weeks ago, I swear, but didn't get finished until 15 minutes before post! (...don't mind the few threads I still have to tuck in).  So, here we have one false [...]

101: Pincushion Rings

Time to make presents!  Having become acquainted with some many sewers of the past couple years, pincushion rings were on my radar - question was, how to make them with lasers? Pincushion rings and bracelets are very useful for quilters and people the use a lot of pins because it holds pins close - no need [...]

95: Fabric Covered Wood

A few weeks ago, during Week 92: Laser Cut Appliques to be exact, I came across the intriguing fact on the Heat N Bond website that it works to adhere fabric to wood.  Cue wheels spinning! Most of my jewelry design is done in silhouette, without  a lot of detail other than in the outline.  This [...]

92: Laser Cut Appliqués

If you are ever wondering where my ideas in fabric and needle crafts come from, I can pretty much guarantee Rebecca at Hugs are Fun had a good hand in it, or at least started me down the path.  This week is no different, and she even took it a step farther by handing me [...]

77: Fabric

Well, with all the laser cutting of paper templates, buttons and fussy cutters lately, you knew we had to get around to laser cutting fabric eventually.  And it went smashingly. Because I don't have a sewing machine, I decided to make 1" EPP diamonds.  I can sew these by hand, and I need them for a [...]

68: Fussy Cut Templates

So, during Week 66, I made a disclaimer that the post wasn't really about English Paper Piecing, but rather a platform to talk about how to laser cut paper. This week is about cutting and piecing together fabric - consider yourself forewarned! To "fussy cut" a piece of fabric is to take great care in cutting the [...]

66: Tips for laser cutting paper

Well, I've managed to fall in with a group of quilters.  More accurately, English Paper Piecing enthusiasts.  If you've never heard of English Paper Piecing before and couldn't care less about cute geometric fabric shapes, don't worry, this post isn't really about quilting.  It's really about cutting paper. According to The Sewing Directory, "English Paper [...]