Tag Archives: die cut

Wool Appliqué Happy Easter

1 Apr

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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.

Die Cut Appliqué – The Bees Knees

26 Jul

Do you appliqué or is it the “A” word as I have heard some quilters call it?  Well, for me appliqué is the Bees knees! Specifically I love die cut appliqué using primarily the Sizzix steel rule dies and felted wool. Never a scrapbooker, I have always used the Sizzix dies in my quilting and fabric crafts. I encourage you to cut something out and create! 

  
   
   
 

Beach Memories

31 May

imagePlaying in my wooly sandbox to kit up this felted wool appliqué candle mat in preparation for a workshop.  Aren’t the colors awesome?  This project is a great showcase for my hand dyed wools.  I am sure we all have memories of a wonderful beach trip!  Why not stitch those memories into a fun project?  I used my favorite Sizzix.com machines and steel rule Dies to cutout these motifs.   Cut something out and create!  

 

Frosty Fun

30 Jan

Hopefully you survived last week’s threatened snowmagedon! Here is a photo of my Frosty Fun table scape made with felted wool die cuts from Sizzix steel rule dies. Time to put the snowflakes away and decorate for Valentines.

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Stitching Gifts for Sewing Friends

1 Dec
Great gift for you stitching friends.

Great gift for you stitching friends.

Do you have handmade gifts planned for your sewing friends? Locked in my mind forever are these words from my lovely mother Annette “if I can’t eat it, wear it or spend it I don’t want it!” LOL. To this end I created this little Scissor Holder Needle Minder combination. Hope you can fit in plenty of stitching with your Christmas preparations.

Name Tags

9 Nov

Do you have occasion to wear a name tag? I participate in several stitching groups and name tags are encouraged. Sizzix has a number of label dies that make wonderful name tags. Here is how I prepare my name tag: fuse fabric to both sides of Peltex then die cut desired shape. Apply white glue to the side/perimeter, it’s about 1/8″ and dust with your favorite fine glitter. Yes you could stitch around the edge, but the glue and glitter is so quick and accents the edge without overpowering. Select your favorite Sizzix Flower Layer die and make an embellishment for your name tag. Use a Pigma Pen or other permanent none running ink pen to write your name. I usually use a corsage pin to pin my name tag to my garment.

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Met with the Pins and Needles group and they made Name Tags from kits I prepared.