Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday Featured Tutorial - Wool Applique Tips and Tricks and Free Design

Hi everyone -- and welcome to another Throwback Thursday Featured Tutorial.

It's been a busy week here in the Finger Lakes, USA - the weather is perfect for lake fun!   Swimming, skiing, tubing and just having fun with our family - there is no better way to spend the summer.

A couple of other fun things going on this week -- first the Throwback Thursday featured tutorial "Wool Lovers Tips and Tricks" was written last year for the Wool Lovers Blog Hop.

This tutorial features Wool Applique Tip and Tricks and includes a free bookmark design for your personal use.  I hope you enjoy reviewing it.

You can see a complete list of my tutorials by clicking the "My Tutorials" tab on my blog header ;)

Next, my blogging friend Carole at
"From My Carolina Home" blog finished a beautiful pillow rendition of my "Spring Basket" pattern and is having a giveaway of Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors on her blog.

These serrated edge scissors work wonderfully on wool.   Hop on over to Carole's blog to see her lovely and creative work and be sure to enter the giveaway - it ends Thursday night, July 17th, so don't delay!!  
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If you're interested in purchasing the "Spring Basket" pattern, you can click on the link on my sidebar to jump to my Craftsy Pattern store.

Stay tuned early next week for my review of Karen McTavish's latest book -- I think a giveaway is in order on that post!!

Happy Quilting!

PS - If you're on Facebook be sure to follow Redbird Quilt Co .  Thank you!


  1. Good morning, thank you for the tutorial-and I love Caroles blog-thanks for the introduction

  2. The cushion looks fabulous and suits the chair perfectly! I'm off to visit her blog!

  3. Hi Karen...just dropping in to catch up with what you are up to. :) More wonderful things...your picture of grands swimming reminded me of my own youthful days swimming the summer days away!!

  4. Just visited Carole's blog. We are neighbors since she is in NC and I am in Ga. Loved her blog. Thank you for the intro - I love her Spring Basket Pillow. So Pretty.
    Have fun!
    xo jan

  5. Love to see your work on FB. Maybe this will help motivate me to finish my penny rug!

  6. What lovely work. I keep thinking I'll finish the wool penny rug I started, but I need encouragement! Love seeing your work on FB.

  7. Great post! Thanks so much. Ahhh, the Finger Lakes. A beautiful location. On a trip back east from TX one year, I threaded my way along the tips of the Finger Lakes and always thought I'd find my way back there for a longer visit. Maybe someday. Enjoy!

  8. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for all the tips about working with wool. I will give the needle felting tip a try. Love your work.


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