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Learning to Long Arm Quilt

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Learning to Long Arm Quilt

I try and learn some new type of art form every year during Baby Lux Design's off season. Last year I learned how to weld metal, This year I'm learning how to free motion quilt on my Mom's Gamill, Statler Stitcher long arm quilting machine. I'm pretty lucky to have access to not only a professional machine like this but the talent and knowledge of my Mom who has competed in quite a few quilt shows the past couple years.  Big RED is her name...she's super pretty and mighty capable! the first five minutes on the machine and I'm already...

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ZERO waste sewing studio...

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ZERO waste sewing studio...

Weeks ago I was explaining to a customer of mine at the farmers market that I try hard to be a zero waste sewing studio. In fact, it's actually how a lot of my product ideas have been born. I think it's actually kinda cool. While sewing baby bibs in large amounts years ago...I held onto the fabric remnant piece that I end up with every time I cut the bib necklines, like in the photo below (next to the scissors) At first I saw a hot air balloon appliqué...but I usually keep consistent appliqué fabrics set for each design I create so...

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Teaching Sewing at Hyla...

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Teaching Sewing at Hyla...

I can't believe how fast last weeks 5 day Stuffie Sewing Camp at Hyla flew by!! We had a blast and I'd do it all over again in a heart beat it was so much fun to giggle, create and be inspired by the kiddos. Here's a peek at their creations. I had to wait till the end of the week because they all wanted to do a big reveal to their parents :) Each student got a packet of patterns I drew up for inspiration that they could cut out... Darby and her first creation....an owl she based the...

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latest sewing project...

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Hall's Hill Labyrinth

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I continue to be amazed at the beauty all around me here on the Island. I read a Labyrinth made entirely out of 25,000 pounds of found rocks, beach glass and trinkets from Bainbridge Island was finished this last summer by an Oregon artist by the name of Jeffrey Bale...and so it's been on my list for sometime to visit. Over the holiday break we finally had some time to find it...only to our surprise it was practically in our own backyard. Yep, just down the road from where we live. They call it Halls Hill. It over looks the...

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