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Sewing with Die Cuts – Heart Ornament Sachets

May 14, 2017
Sewing with Die Cuts - Heart Ornament Sachets

by Joan Frantzen

Happy Mother’s Day! And thanks for the opportunity to be a Guest Designer again on this blog. To honor all the moms, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters out there, I offer another idea for using dies with fabric. This one features new heart dies used to cut various sized hearts that can serve as appliqués or patterns (another quilter’s trick!). Simply fill them with fiberfill as ornaments with a pop of spring color, or include lavender or potpourri inside for a scented sachet. They’re great “thinking of you” gifts for all the special women in your life!

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Sewing with Die Cuts – Spring Flowers Card

April 2, 2017


by Joan Frantzen

Hi it’s Joan Frantzen here as a Guest Designer. I recently discovered that wafer-thin dies work beautifully to cleanly cut single layers of fabric, eliminating the need to fussy cut the shapes. Before cutting, fuse iron-on adhesive to the back of the fabric and voila — instant appliqués! Machine stitching adds texture, and hand-stitched or glued embellishments bring your work to a whole new level. If you enjoy sewing, these little gems allow you to practice your free-motion stitching on achievable works of art that are quick and fun to make. Frame the piece with cardstock in coordinating colors, and include an easel for display. You’ll brighten someone’s day.

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Pop it ups Wednesday with Caz – Gift Card Holder

December 7, 2016

With the holiday season drawing near there are sure to be people on your shopping lists who have asked for a gift card.  These often seem a bit impersonal, but if you make a gift card holder you can show the recipient just how much you care.

Here I have used the Katie Label Accordion for the place where the card is kept and below I explain how I did it.


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Shimmer Sheetz: Tray Bien!

November 6, 2016


By Judi Kauffman

Do you have an old tray that’s in need of a face lift? My project today began with a square oak tray that has already had two previous incarnations. For several years it had a favorite piece of scrapbook paper centered under the glass and before that, a cross stitch sampler.

This third version of the tray is so easy. Simply alter pieces of Shimmer Sheetz with alcohol inks, cut them into strips, and emboss and sand some of the strips. Cut a piece of chipboard to the size of the tray and use Clear Double Sided Tape to hold the Shimmer Sheetz strips in place. Re-assemble the tray per the manufacturer’s instructions. New insert, new look!

This tray is one of several available in a variety of colors and finishes from Sudberry House. It has screws along one side so it’s fast and simple to change whatever is on display – the backing, your artwork, and the glass slide in and out in a matter of seconds. Continue Reading