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moravian star ornament with free pattern

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Here is a beautiful ornament called moravian star  The moravian star ornament looks complicated and tedious at first to make but the detailed instructions with photographs will help you figure out how to manage points and seams. When you prepare diamonds just start sewing them together and you will find out your way. The moravian star ornament is so nice and elegant that it worths making one. Besides, with right colour choices you can make it a Christmas ornament. It is also a perfect ornament to be gifted.

I have seen that beautiful moravian star ornament around and wanted to give it a try. The result is here. I think I have managed it well and to be honest, until the last pieces to add, I was not sure if I could make it successfully but it turned out well. So here it is! I also prepared a tutorial for you.You will need:60 1" diamond paper pieces. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DIAMONDS TEMPLATEThe moravian star ornament finishes at 4" x 4 3/4"
InstructionsDownload and print out…

DIY fabric bookmark tutorial

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Get your favourite fabric with a piece of ribbon and a little time for sewing, then you have the perfect way to mark your book page. Once you make one and see how easy it is, you will want to make many of them. It is a perfect gift for book lovers.

I prepared an easy step by step tutorial to make a fabric heart bookmark. So you can make your bookmarks and can be gifted for any special day.


Here we go!MaterialsTwo pieces of fabric measuring 3" x 8"Fusible interfacing measuring 2.5"× 7.5"A piece of ribbon InstructionsCut two pieces of fabric into 3" x 8" and one piece of fusible interfacing, a little smaller than your fabric.
Place the interfacing on one of the wrong side of the fabric piece and press with iron until the fusible interfacing is attaches.

Center the ribbon on the rights side of the top of the fabric piece and pin it. You can see it on the image below. Place the fabric pieces right sides together.Sew all around the fabric piece except the part yo…

how to make no-waste flying geese for quilts

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Flying geese quilt block is simple and quick to make and versatile. You can make a single quilt with flying geese quilt block or match it with another quilt block. It can either stand alone as a single block to make a quilt or be used to make some other quilts. Or it can just be used to complete a quilt such as borders. So it is a good idea to learn more about flying geese quilt block which is a useful, practical quilt pattern. There are many methods to make flying geese, even with paper piecing method you can make flying geese. Here I prepared a tutorial to show how to make no waste flying geese quilt block. In this method there is no fabric wasted and you male four flying geese at one time . This technique is practical when you need to make many identical flying geese.Below is the video showing how to make no-waste flying geese.

Steps to make no-waste flying geeseCut the fabric. Flying geese are rectangular units, twice as wide as they are high. Cut a square which is 1 1/4" large…

miniature hexagon flower (1/4") tutorial with free template

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Hexagons are one of the most popular patterns among english paper piecing lovers, so is mine. Depending on the project I have been working on, I use various hexagons in various size but this is the first time I have made such tiny hexies. They are 1/4". I must say it is tedious and a little bit fussy but when you finish making a hexagon flower, it is lovely and adorable. 


Look how tiny these hexagon flowers are! I started sewing these 1/4" hexagon flowers without any plan on mind. I thought, well I should  give it a try. And I like the result, 1/4" hexagon flowers are lovely. The first one I made was appliqued on a face mask. These tiny hexagons are not only cute but also perfect for your trash. You can make and put them away to applique on a face mask, zipper pouch, a bag or even you can make a whole quilt.

So here I tell how I sew tiny hexgon flowers with useful tips. InstructionsFirst off all you will need 1/4" hexagon templates. You can DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE.
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face mask with hexagon flower applique

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We the quilters have been busy sewing DIY face masks for ourselves, family, friends and  even for hospitals since the quarantine started. We know that fabric face masks are not as effective as N95 masks but highly protective when you choose %100 cotton and tightly woven fabric. So it is better than nothing.

Since it is obligatory to wear masks, it is a good idea to make the masks for yourself. Fabric face masks are practical and washable, so you can use them for a long time.
As you might have seen, there are dozens of face mask patterns. I have tried some different face mask patterns but this pattern of CraftPassion is the best, it fits your face well and it has a nose wire. I used soft elastic which does not hurt ears. You can reach the free pattern HERE
Tadaa, the best part of making the fabric mask is adding it a tiny hexagon flower, which I liked most and wanted to share it with you. I used 1/4" hexagons for this hexagon flower. This is the first time I have ever made such a ti…