My latest idea was to add some simple temari stitches to a kimekomi ball. I had to use a double layer of quilt batting between the foam and the fabric so that I could actually sew the design while the fabric was on the ball. A more flexible needle might have made it a
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When I was a teenager, I had a friend who’s mother was crazy about Christmas trees. She had several of the plastic variety that stayed up all year round and would be decorated according to the season. Valentine’s theme for February, St. Patrick’s for March, Easter in April, and so on. I love this idea
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YouTube is a great resource for new project ideas and today I would like to share one of my favorites with you.
angiejanca has made this wonderful tutorial video explaining step by step how to make quilted ornaments. There is no sewing involved. All you need is fabric, straight pins and a foam ball.
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I’m not going to give you step by step details of how I made this since I don’t have rights to the design. However, you can figure out the basic concept from the video.
Making this kimekomi was interesting but difficult. Honestly, I was a little frustrated at one point. Especially when I
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As some of you may know, I live in Japan. I don’t live in Tokyo. I live a few hours north, in the suburbs of a small city called Utsunomiya. I ventured out on my bicycle today to check out a craft store I just recently discovered in my neighborhood. While I was there I
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