Honeycomb Stitch-Along

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Welcome to the Honeycomb Stitch-Along! This throw pillow project will focus on sampling a number of hand-stitching techniques (like English Paper Piecing, Hand Applique, Hand Quilting, and Embroidery) to give a great overview of what a simple needle and thread can add to any sewist's repertoire. Here's the tentative schedule of posts and tutorials (with room to adjust if we need):


I'll be updating this schedule with links to each post and tutorial once they are live. I'll also update this page with any scheduling changes as the stitch-along progresses.

You can also see images of my finished project here.

I'd like to say a special thanks to each of these fantastic stitch-along sponsors for making this event that much more fun!


      

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Hand Stitching Resources:

Here are a few of my favorite hand stitching resources and guides. I'll be periodically adding to this list as we cover more techniques throughout the stitch-along. Let me know if you know of a great resources or links that I should include here. Thanks! 

P.S. I'm not affiliated with nor receiving compensation from any of the resources/ links listed below. They're just some of my favorites that I wanted to share. : )

English Paper Piecing (EPP)-
  • Paper Pieces - Precut paper templates for EPP, they also have some great guides and tips on their website
  • Flossie Teacakes (English paper piecing: where to begin) - Florence has written up a great beginner's introduction to EEP. It's full of lots of info and tips that are quite helfpful.
  • Crafsty BOM 2012 with Amy Gibson - If you're looking for a complete video guide to working with hexies--from basting, to stitching them together, to stitching them down--check out this fantastic (and free!) online course. Amy covers hexies during her April class.
  • Hexa-Go-Go: English Paper Piecing 16 Quilt Projects by Tacha Bruecher - If you're looking for more project inspiration with hexies or wanting a nice overview of a couple EEP techniques this, book is a great resource. With clear diagrams and instructions, Tacha explains many different approaches to sewing with hexies.

Hand Appliqué-

Embroidery-
  • Sublime Stitching / Hand Embroidery Tutorials - Jenny goes through a number of techniques and basic stitches that are great for a beginning stitcher to add to their repertoire. 
  • Clover and Violet / Embroidery 101 - For this intensive quilt and stitch-along, Jennie and Clara covered a ton of great embroidery stitches and also offered tips on how to prepare for stitching. These tutorials are fantastic as stand-alone guides as well.
  • Wild Olive / Embroidery Basics - A ton of basic tutorials to help anyone get started learning how to stitch. Also includes an extensive library of tutorials for left-handed folks.
  • Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches - Best for those with a little previous embroidery experience, this book includes a multitude of stitches from many different areas of embroidery. This is one of the guides that I use to help me find new stitches for my embroidery patterns. I highly recommend this book for those wanting to expand beyond the basics.

Hand Quilting-
  • Anna Maria Horner / The Stitch - I highly recommend hopping over to read this tutorial. Anna Maria does a fantastic job explaining how to hand quilt, while adding many great tips to her instructions.
  • Stitched in Color / Loulouthi Tiles {Hand Quilting Tutorial} - Rachel originally put this tutorial together for a stitch-along she was hosting, but her clear photos and excellent instructions make this a wonderful resource for any hand quilting project.

Needleturn Appliqué-

2 comments :

  1. I am loving this project. It is like attending a class---keeps me moving along, but at a pace I can easily handle. Thanks for your excellent information, organized and well presented. I hope you will do another project once we get this one finished! Thanks for all your hard work!

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    1. I'm so glad you're liking it! Thanks for stitching along. :)

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