Instructions for Rope Cable Borders

I have received many emails from quilters asking for instructions on the sequence of quilting rope cable borders.  I have these instructions in my new Ultimate Medallions book so thought I would pass this information on to all of you.  https://www.cindyneedham.com/collections/ultimate-medallions Hope this helps!  Cindy        

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New Life For An Old Redwork Piece!

I bought this very old redwork piece probably 20 years ago off of Ebay.  I was disappointed when I received it as it just wasn't very attractive.  The embroidery is very primitive, too much open space.  The fabric was rough (done on old feedsacks) and was a grayish color.  And then there was a missing block in the corner.  So I tucked it away. I came across it recently and since I've been on a roll cutting stuff up I decided I could do something with this.   I took my rulers and fussy cut all of the embroidered areas...

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Introducing the NEW Ultimate Medallions!!!! ON SALE THRU JUNE 15th!!!

            ON SALE THRU JUNE 15TH FOR $100.  CLICK HERE! Larger medallion designs, especially larger circles, ovals and stars can be a bit difficult to draft and even harder to find. I have gathered some of my existing designs, resized them, added/eliminated details and combined them into a wonderful set.  The set includes the Feathered Star (34"); Zig-Zag Circle (17"); Cathedral Feathers (17") Rope Cable Star (19") and two sets of Circle Medleys (up to 34") and two sets of Oval Medleys (up to 41.5 x 33.5").  These offer an abundance of design choices depending...

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The Ultimate Tools!

LINK TO YOUTUBE VIDEO A full year ago I came up with the idea of creating a tool set that would be ergonomically friendly to those of us who suffer from dexterity issues with our hands.  This includes arthritis, carpal tunnel, tendinitis, injuries etc.  I do a lot of handwork and love my small tools but it is becoming painful at times to use these due to the tight pinch required.  When I'm teaching I notice many students struggle using small tools because they too have hand challenges.  The Ultimate Tools set will allow us to use fine tools with...

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Final Step on the Boutis Challenge-Karen Azevedo's Finished Quilt!

If you've been following my blog posts you know that my friend Karen Azevedo and I have been working on a challenge piece.  Karen loves to do traditional Provencal boutis (Broderie de Marseille).  I, on the other hand, fell in love with the wholecloth designs and prefer to machine quilt them on regular fabric or vintage linens. We decided that we would each do a piece using the same pattern but we had the option of adding to it or changing it up a bit if we chose.   Karen sent me photos of her final process.  AMAZING!!! Once the stuffing...

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