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How to make a reading pillow

Hi there! It’s Rachel Rossi again! If you loved the Timber! Quilt, then I’ve got a special treat for you; It’s a special little accessory to go along with your Timber! quilt that your little one is sure to love! It will take them for miles and miles of adventure without ever leaving your home: it’s a perfect little reading pillow. Complete with curious bears, singing birds, and pockets galore! This pillow not only gives you a place to lean and cozy up with your favorite book, but also a place to store your current books, pencils, bookmarks, and maybe even a few small treasures.

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Raw Edge Appliqué Tute

The Timber! quilt is perfect for anyone who loves appliqué or wants to work on their appliqué skills, be it learning or perfecting that skill. If you loved the Timber! pattern but were a little intimidated by the amount of appliqué it requires, I totally understand, but, once you see how easy it really is, you’ll be zooming your way through the pattern in no time!

Today I’ve got a raw edge appliqué tutorial for you—a full, step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve a lovely little raw edge appliqué. This is the only type of appliqué that I use in my patterns, because it is so very simple and I love the dimension and texture it adds to my quilts. If you’re an appliqué lover and want to see those patterns, be sure to check them out in my shop.

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Interview with Rachel from Rachel Rossi Designs

Rachel Rossi is a recent addition to the One Thimble family, bringing us the Timber! quilt pattern in Issue 14. She is a quilt designer based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with modern quilt patterns that keep the tradition of quilting alive in a new and exciting way. With fresh & fun patterns and tutorials, you’re sure to be inspired over at her blog! But first, let’s get to know her a little better…


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How to measure yourself

Hello fellow friends who love to sew – I’m Suzanne from Winter Wear Designs, and I am super excited to be here today!

All right, today I want to chat with you all about one of the most important and most commonly overlooked parts of the sewing process.  And it starts before you sew a single stitch or even drool over that perfect fabric that you are about to buy.  I am talking about measuring yourself.  WAIT…. before you say, ‘boring’ and head over to another post, give me just two minutes of your time – they may change the way you view sewing for yourself forever.

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How to sew a smocked version of the Amuse Boho

Smocking the Amuse Boho Top from One Thimble Issue 14

As soon as I saw the sneak peeks from this issue I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the pattern to hack it, to accommodate some smocking into the centre front panel.

I have what you would call a love/hate relationship with rayon lol!!   It looks great, it drapes beautifully but oh gosh, its got a mind of its own. 

If I had thought about it before getting so excited, I probably would have smocked a little on the back as well – but that can be for the next one I make.

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