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Frankenbatting | The what, the why, the how

FRANKENBATTING. Sure sounds like the right thing to be talking about with Halloween right around the corner, doesn’t it? I promise, this isn’t as scary as it sounds! THE WHAT: Frankenbatting simply refers to piecing together batting scraps in order to make batting big enough for your quilt top. Once used in a quilt and quilted, you can’t tell at all that your batting was pieced. “But Eliane, won’t my batting come apart?” No! YourContinue reading

Dog Bowtie | A Tutorial

I mentioned recently making Riley a new collar and bowtie and promised a tutorial was coming. Well, it is here! There’s a shocking lack of dog bowtie tutorials out on the internet, so hopefully my little corner of the internet can fix that somewhat. If you missed it, there’s also a free dog collar tutorial (in 4 sizes!). This bowtie pattern comes in two sizes, small & large. Riley is modeling the small size forContinue reading

Harvest Star | A Quilt Pattern

Pattern number 5 is here! Harvest Star is a big block quilt with a big impact! (Buy it here) It is also my first single-block based design. When I first designed it, I tried a lot of different things for the block corners. I knew I wanted them to form a secondary pattern, but I wasn’t sure what. When I saw the stars, I knew it was perfect. My cover version is made out ofContinue reading

Hand Embroidered Converse Shoes | A Makeover

I’ve seen quite a few embroidered pairs of chucks out there, but most of them feature flowers. Although I enjoy flowers as much as the next girl, I was looking for something a bit different from the norm. My absolute favorite fabric I’ve ever had is a print called Mystery Food by Sara Watts, which features whimsical octopi. I chose this as my starting point. Although you can buy the embroidery pattern for the octopusContinue reading

Dog Collar in 4 Sizes | A Tutorial

With all the amazing fabrics on the market, making your special pup a one-of-a-kind collar is a cinch! My tutorial features a super soft cotton outside for sensitive skins and a solid nylon core for durability and strength. This tutorial covers how to make a dog collar in four sizes: X-SMALL: Fits neck size 8″ – 12″ SMALL: Fits neck size 10″ – 16″ MEDIUM: Fits neck size 14″ – 20″ LARGE: Fits neck sizeContinue reading

Misty Mountains Baby Quilt | Finished Project

Ever get stuck? That’s what happened to me. I worked on this quilt back when Misty Mountains was getting released, and after I finished quilting it, I lost steam on the project. I know, I know, I was SO close to finishing! I actually just this week spent some time affixing the binding on THREE quilts. Yes, three. All of them have been quilted and trimmed for MONTHS and were just sitting in my quiltingContinue reading