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Monday, July 24, 2017

Burning leaves

Working on this quilt, adding some leaves on black background.
Need to be finished ASAP!

 Every log cabin block has a little cabin in the center. Needless to say they will represent all those, which burned to the ground.

Still debating: round or square...

Friday, July 7, 2017

Old Grist Mill, done!

Just finished quilting, binding, labeling and sleeving (sorry, if some words don't exist or sound funny! :) )
Here's the back:
The size of it is just 14" x 16 1/2" (scissors on the left:

I fell in love with this pattern since I first saw it @ Cynthia England booth at the quilt show. And here it is!
I just love, love this technique! It's called picture piecing, but to me it's more like meditating, putting together all those 325+pieces together.

Sparkle holographic thread makes the water shine!
Mitered corners on the front, folded straight on the back.

I realy love how it turned out!



Sunday, July 2, 2017

How to use bobbin winder for the larger size spools

Did you know, you can use your bobbin winder on the sewing machine to wind more thread on the regular size spool?


It's always cheaper to buy anything in bulk or in larger amounts. 
When I buy large size of Sulky, Aurifil, Kingtut or Superior threads, yes, I always win in price, but it's not not always convenient having a big spool, especially when you travelling, go for a class or guild meetings.
It also applies to serger or coverlock, when I need 4 spools of the same color at a time, but I have only one available (or 2-3, still not enough!), you would like this tip to know how to rewind it. 




Just buy sticky Velcro circles 
and punch the whole in the center.
Attach one to the bobbin and one to the empty spool.
Ready!



















Just hold the top of the spool, when winding, to prevent it from wobbling.

Enjoy!

Natalie Quiltessa

Friday, June 30, 2017

Ultimate carry all bag for any kind of crafts, sew along

Join my Facebook group "Sewing with Quiltessa Natalie" and sew together Ultimate carry all bag for any kind of crafts! The project starts TODAY!

Coupon code Supplykit5off for Supply kit expires TODAY in my Quiltess.com store.

Happy sewing!

Natalie Quiltessa

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Needle threaders: what's the difference?


If you are a beginner in sewing and quilting, you might want to know the difference between needle threaders: why some of them are cheap, but the other ones, Clover or Tulip type, are much more expensive. Are they worth the money? Yes, to me! Watch my video and see the difference 




Saturday, June 24, 2017

Cotton porcelain, tea set

To complete my tea set, I made more cups and a creamer.

 Maybe need some saucers... Will think about it.
Pattern for the cups in my Craftsy pattern store.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

AirPods cozy, more colors available!

For Apple products fans!
AirPods on a lanyard, on a wristlet or carabiner. More colors available!

                                                                Video on Youtube.

My original design.








Thursday, June 15, 2017

Rocket in Jack's crate

I thought you might like watching this!

My cat is so brave little man, he is not going to give up!




Friday, June 2, 2017

Vintage sewing machine music boxes

Aren't they adorable?

 Here's my little video:
video
Find them in my Quiltess.com store or my "Quiltessence" Etsy store. Limited quantity available.


 I also made couple of small sewing bags (using my own pattern) with matching design.
 You can find this pattern on Craftsy in my patterns store.


Happy sewing!

Natalie Quiltessa