A new quilt category, the Hostess Quilt!

25 Feb

I’d like to send a shoutout to a dear Stitching friend Paula A! Paula inadvertently left a dish and small quilt behind over the holidays and when she retrieved it I told her how much I coveted the small quilt. Her hot dish quilt was bigger than a potholder but smaller than a table runner. Paula gifted the stripe table quilt to me! Thank you Paula! 


I would like to coin a new quilting term…the Hostess Quilt!  The Hostess Quilt is bigger than a potholder but smaller than a table runner.  I am in love with this concept of the Hostess Quilt. Perfect for gift giving and nearly instant gratification as far as finishing goes. I use my Hostess quilt under hot dishes, but they would be awesome accompanying a flower arrangement, a bottle of wine or a beautiful candle.  The second photo is my Spring Hostess Quilt! Wool on Cotton Appliqué, machine embroidery quilting and free motion quilting. Best of all, it’s a finished project!!!


The Tulips are Die cut with the Sizzix Originals Tulip Die from my hand dyed Felted wool. Follow Pretty Penny Precuts on Social Media. Request kits at http://www.prettypennyprecuts.etsy.com

Is it Spring yet? 

22 Feb

We’ve had very mild weather here in our little suburb south of Atlanta Georgia. 

If you follow Pretty Penny Precuts…the best ways are on Facebook and my Pinterest Board Pretty Penny Precuts, you know I hold a once a month Open House Stitching Session.  I am so blessed by the stitching friends that attend for this FREE Make ‘n Take event. (You must be present for the FREE project in case you are wondering). These stitching friends inspire me, stretch me, and keep me striving for the next Felted Wool Die Cut design. They also are superb pattern testers!  

Our March Pretty Penny Precuts stitching session is a Challenge of sorts. Stitchers will receive a Die cut Chocolate Bunny to do with as they like. Here is my Sample!  

I have created a simple bordered quilt around mine. Now for the machine quilting. We will see if I do it or turn it over to a long arming friend. 

I hope you have a grand Spring project planned to cutout and create! 

Wool Appliqué Truck: Christmas Ready or Not Continued

30 Nov

Here is the cute Truck fused and ready to stitch!  Now to decide on thread colors and get busy stitching!!!

Visit Pretty Penny Precuts on social media. Request felted wool die cut kits from my ETSY Shop http://www.prettypennyprecuts.etsy.com

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Christmas Ready or Not!

29 Nov

This is what I am die cutting today…

I love this little Truck die form Sizzix!  Sizzix Bigz Truck 657888. I’ll post again when I have the design fused and ready to stitch. In the meantime enjoy some of my other Truck designs stitched by me and others and a special treat Stitching Friend Eileen R’s Trucks quilt top. 



Isn’t Eileen’s quilt top awesome?

And…what do you do with literally 100’s of Truck windows leftover when the Truck is cutout?  Design a couple of other projects with them of course! Many of these Needle Books were stitched by friends!

American Baskets a personal favorite from my Etsy shop

29 Jul

https://www.etsy.com/listing/469127527/american-baskets-candle-mat-pattern

My stitching BFF Mary Ann Thom put her original design American Baskest in my hands to create a PATTERN.  I am honored and the PATTERN is now listed in my ETSY Shop. I hope you will check it out!  

Grandmother’s Fan

6 May

Here is another retired Sizzix Originals medium die Grandmothers Fan 38-0718. My guild friend Annette sent me a text and asked “do you have a Dresden Plate or Grandmothers Fan die”. Of course I do! At least 3 different ones in fact. Annette chose this retired die to pair up with a size able collection of “stupid fabric”. Don’t be alarmed…Annette describes these fabrics as the ones from the LQS that just don’t sell, don’t display well on the bolt and languish on the 60% off rack! These same fabrics in isolation cut with this small die are awesome and really do “play” fantastically together. Cut 6 fans at a time, 300+ ready to stitch, Annette is on her way to a masterpiece!!! I can’t wait to see what you cut out and create.

Wool Appliqué Spring Fever brings Spring Stitching Butterfly and Blooms

29 Apr



Hand dyed felted wool is such a beautiful medium to work with and there is nothing better for butterflies and blooms.   

For these projects I used Sizzix dies and one Quilling die to cut the 1/8″ vine. 

Cut something out and create!

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