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Floppy Bunny

Here’s a cute and cuddly fun little bunny to make!   I found the panel of fabric in my mother-in-laws very old stash. I’m guessing it’s probably 30+ years old. LOL  So I decided to make it on a really old sewing machine!  I bought myself a little Willcox & Gibbs hand crank chain stitch machine to celebrate a great year – and thought this would be the perfect “first project” to test it out.  What a great success!  The machine worked fantastic and the bunny is adorable (as I guessed it would be before I cut it out) – so I scanned in the pieces and made a PDF pattern to share.  So Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you!  Here is the tutorial and the free PDF pattern – just click on the links and HAVE FUN WITH THIS!  I can see it made from plaid flannel or printed fleece or what about minky?!  There’s no end to how cute and cuddly this bunny can be. 😉

http://themasquerade.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Flop-Ear-Bunny-instructions.pdf

http://themasquerade.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/FloppyBunny-pattern-pieces.pdf

Make it “Crinkle Rattle & Jingle” in a few easy steps!  Here’s a link to upgrading your Floppy Bunny!

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Angel Jewels Quilt As You Go Pattern

This is a super easy way to use up your scraps and end up with a reversible already quilted project when you are done! Learn how to “Quilt As You Go!” Keep bags of pre-cut scraps handy for when you want to spend 5 minutes putting together a block. You will need some 3 1/2″ squares in pairs, some single 5″ squares, some 1 3/4″ strips (at least 4″ long) and sashing strips cut at 1 3/4″ and also at 1 1/8″ in the color of your choice. Most people go with black or white because if you run out before you are done, it’s easy to match when purchasing more. Have fun!

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Free Motion Quilting | Tutorial

No need for a long arm machine if you quilt your project in sections! This is a sports quilt made from team jerseys, and it’s being put together in rows – so each row can be quilted before finally being pieced together. The trick is to pick a steady tempo and do a little portion at a time. Don’t rush – and practice first!!

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Paper Piecing Example: Stepping Stones Pattern

A very quick look at paper piecing a block. Just a “stepping stone” to an entire quilt. Three blocks together make a unit – 12 units make the center of the quilt. Add a boarder and you are done! All you need is the paper pattern, rotary cutter, add a 1/4″ ruler, plastic template, fabric glue, an iron and of course your sewing machine. This pattern is available at QuiltWorx.com – it’s called Stepping Stones! Have fun!

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How To Make A Candy Cane Horse | Tutorial

Felt or Fleece or scraps of fabric – you can make a horse of a different color! Just trace around the top of a candy cane with an extra half inch all the way around to make a pattern for yourself. Fold a rectangle of fabric in half (at least 4″ x 11″) and then you are off to the races! This project is a good way to hang your candy canes. When the kids go to eat them – they’ll know which candy cane belongs to who – and when they don’t finish (do they ever?!) – you can hang it back up and they can come back to it later! No sticky mess on your tables or couches!!! When the candy is gone – it makes a fun finger puppet!

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How To Make An Owl Pincushion | Tutorial

Need a pincushion for all your sewing hobbies? Here’s a fun owl-shaped pincushion that’s easy and quick. I call this “zen sewing” – a small hand sewn project that I can work on while I zone out in the evenings.

Click on the link below to get the FREE pattern!

http://themasquerade.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Owl-Pincushion-pattern-only.pdf