Applique the easy way

Applique the easy way

My friend Enid taught me an easy way to make applique with finished edges, and I’ve used it ever since. All you need is: your appliqué fabric used dryer sheets marker thread Here’s how to do it. I draw or trace the appliqué shape onto the dryer sheet and pin it to the right (show) side of the appliqué fabric. … Read more

Birds in my window

Birds in my window

I’ve been working on some alterations to my living room window quilt and finally finished them last week. Here’s what it looks like: Here’s how it started: The birds on the birch tree are something I silkscreened on the window quilt several years ago during a crafting party at a friend’s house. I have often thought that the quilt looked a little bare … Read more

Free-ish photo book

My work requires a lot of typing and mousing, so I’m often looking for more ergonomic ways to use the computer. Last week I  bought a Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet to use as a mouse.  A few years ago, I bought the Apple Magic Trackpad for the same reasons, and now I  wish I had bought this instead. The Intuos product … Read more