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Stitchin' & Slashin'

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Stitch & Slash taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Popular instructor Carol Ann Waugh returns to Craftsy for more fiber fun. Get your seam ripper ready to destroy in the name of creation.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Casual, Funky
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What materials did you use? Various fat quarters - cotton

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What are you most proud of? That I actually finished it! A lot of the time, I start but don't finish projects that don't have a recipient so doing something just for the sake of doing and finishing it is not my normal behavior. I've gotten positive feedback from family and friends - that feels pretty good, too!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Relax and have fun! This technique produces a very complex looking piece, but it is deceptively simple! You don't even have to be able to sew in a perfectly straight line or make perfectly sewn curves.

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I LOVE this pillow. You have created something outside the box -- congrats! I can almost feel it's squishiness. The texture is so appealing to me!

07/04/2012 Flag

Thank you! It is squishy and I love it, too! I really didn't like the look of the piece after I finished slashing it. Something about the blue background just didn't sit right for me. Once I added the couching and inadvertently got the gathered effect, the whole thing took on a new look. Stuffing the boxes and then loosely stuffing the back made all the difference!

07/04/2012 Flag

I just want to reach out and touch this... and squeeze it!

07/17/2012 Flag

LOL - Thanks

07/17/2012 Flag

It is quite squeezable! It opened my mind to how important touch is when creating something. My pillows need to be pieces that people WANT to touch, squeeze, snuggle. I'm hoping that people will use my pillows for play, for comfort, for relaxation. Maybe they will become heirloom items that a little girl takes with her to college or that a mom passes down to her first grandchild?

07/17/2012 Flag

Just lovely

09/30/2012 Flag

Thanks!

10/03/2012 Flag

Very lovely!

10/18/2013 Flag

Thank you! It was fun and the results were better than I could have planned for!

10/25/2013 Flag