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Dyeing to Stitch :: Blog Tour & Giveaway

Posted on November 21st, by Amy in give away, review, video. 84 comments

I have the honor of sharing a new DVD with you today!

My friend Candy, recently filmed all her dyeing secrets with Quilting Arts, and has a 70 minute DVD to start you on your dyeing journey, or answer all your unanswered questions!

Candy is a Biology Professor at the University of Redlands, by day, which makes her very concise, and a great presenter of information!  The DVD is broken into chapters, making it easy to get to the information that you need.

I loved seeing Candy in action, she shares her methods for mixing dyes and how to scrunch/pleat your fabric for varied effects.  She uses a low water immersion process to dye, so you don’t need a 10 gallon pot to alter a yard of fabric (bonus!).  After many experiments, she … Read More »



How to use Flickr — Join the Community

Posted on May 5th, by Amy in video. 5 comments

Blog or no blog…flickr is a great tool for connecting in the crafty community!  In case you haven’t set up your account yet – here’s a crash course to setting up your flickr account and adding your pictures to groups.

Bloggers’ Quilt Festival will be here next week, and there will be a new gallery of quilts available here and on flickr, as well as The Quilting Book Club.  Go make a quilt from Modern Basics with some new friends!  The groups available on Flickr are as varied as you can imagine, search and see what you might like to join.

Have fun~ Amy


Bloggers’ Quilt Festival :: Photographing Your Quilts

Posted on April 28th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, video. 31 comments

Looking back at my three years of blogging, I’ve learned a lot about taking pictures!  No doubt if you go back and look at my first posts, you will find poorly lit pictures, and rarely a full quilt.  Since we are counting down to the next installment of Bloggers’ Quilt Festival (2 weeks!), I thought I would share a few of my own tips for taking great photos of your beautiful quilts!

Don’t be too hard on me…it’s my first video here!  And I hope you learned something new too.

Are you ready for Bloggers’ Quilt Festival?

Hope so!  Happy quilting ~

Amy

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