Heirloom Sewing Techniques for Today’s Quilter – Blog Hop!

I have a complete change of pace today. It’s my turn on my very good friend Cheryl Sleboda‘s blog hop. Cheryl’s long awaited DVD, Heirloom Sewing Techniques for Today’s Quilter has been released by Interweave Press.

14QM15-1It’s also available as a digital download and that is how I watched the finished product.

Of course, I had seen parts of it beforehand when Cheryl was actually filming it on the set of Quilting Arts TV in Cleveland, back in March. I was taking pictures from the green room…

Here’s a close up of Cheryl’s manicured hands working on one of her puff techniques.

DSC07582 Here she is stitching away on the machine.

DSC07599And here’s one of her beautiful finished pieces, combining many of the techniques she demonstrates during the DVD.

DSC07610I am the sixth stop on the blog hop so you can look at one of the other blogs (see the list below) for complete details of the DVD content.

I am intrigued by Cheryl’s work and decided I needed to have a go for myself. Cheryl’s directions are incredibly clear so I set to trying her petal technique on a little top for Ruby.

I bought a t-shirt from Target. It came with a flower embellishment which seemed perfect for what I had in mind. I chose a fat quarter from my stash and a couple of hours later the t-shirt had been transformed…

DSC08348Not too bad?

Of course the proof is in the wearing and Ruby was happy to model for me!

IMG_0154The petal puffs make just the right amount of gathering.

IMG_0155Ruby inspected her new top from every angle.


I think she liked it!

IMG_0161Cheryl has lots more techniques I want to try. I will be watching my download again to check them out. Anyone interested in fabric manipulation, for quilting, clothing or home dec will appreciate all the information shared on this new DVD.

Here’s the other stops on the blog hop.

June 9 – Susan Brubaker Knapp – http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/
June 10 – Maddie Kertay – http://www.badassquilterssociety.com/
June 11 – Faith Jones – http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com
June 12 – Lynn Krawczyk – http://smudgedtextilesstudio.com/blog/
June 13 – Julie Creus – http://www.latodera.com/blog

June 16 – Catherine Redford – me!
June 17 – Megan Dougherty – http://thebitchystitcher.com/
June 18 – Pokey Bolton – http://pokeysponderings.com/
June 19 – Jamie Fingal – http://www.jamiefingaldesigns.com/
June 20 – Cheryl Sleboda – http://muppin.com/wordpress/index.php/blog/



  1. Denise Spillane said:

    Love these techniques. I love that they can be used in a quilt block. Thanks for sharing your adorable project and model, perfect together!

    June 16, 2014
  2. Vicki H said:

    What a great idea! Sew very cute. I would love to learn this technique.

    June 16, 2014
  3. Nancy Gagnon said:

    Such a wonderful idea! I just love to sew. yeah! I would love to learn many different techniques to sew a beautiful quilting.

    September 30, 2014

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