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Do-Si-Do Sneak Peek

When I saw Kay Harmon's Nestled in the Woods quilt, I knew I had to make it. So why not make it for our Fall issue Do-Si-Do feature? This week I ordered the kit from Sew Graceful Quilting, a wonderful quilt shop that sells Kay's patterns and kits. I can't wait to get it!And I can't wait to start the quilt! This will definitely push all my other projects aside, but it will be worth the accommo…

Support for Helpers and Victims of Coronavirus Disease 19

Once again, the generosity of stitchers worldwide shines through in the midst of the CoViD19 pandemic. We are hearing about so many efforts—group and individual—to help healthcare workers, caregivers, essential frontline workers, patients, families, and so many more. In our upcoming Fall issue, I'd like to summarize your efforts in this unusual time. To let us know how you're helping,…

Henley's Apron

Many of you know that Jeni has an adorable 4-year granddaughter, Henley. She received a pretend cupcake-baking kitchen set, and is totally into it. She plays for hours on end, taking orders, baking the goods, and serving them.Of course, her Grammy (AKA Jeni) couldn't pass up the opportunity to make some aprons and oven mitts (or "mittens," as Henley calls them).If you are interested in making simi…

Tracing onto Dark Fabric

Jeni shares her simple--and low-tech--method for tracing embroidery patterns onto dark fabric. Here is her video: