Posts by Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith
Ashley is the quilting Acquisition Editor at Craftsy, gathering the best talent in the industry for Craftsy's high-quality classes. With more than 17 years of experience, Ashley leverages knowledge from past roles as Director of Marketing for Possibilities, Great American Quilt Factory, and The Quilt Show. Additionally, she has in-depth experience in retail and wholesale channels, publishing, fabric design and video production.
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Create a Photo Transfer Quilt in 4 Simple Steps

One photo-preserving project that is especially appealing to those of us in the quilting world is photo transfer quilts. These quilts allow us to express ourselves through one of our favorite art forms, while maintaining the integrity of treasured photos. Let’s explore how to create a photo transfer quilt! Read more »
Modern Stupendous Stitched Pillow — Quilting embellishments on the Craftsy Blog!

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Trend Alert! Beautiful Quilt Embellishments

I've recently been impressed with the number of quilters using embellishments on their finished works of art. Because the tools and products required for embellishment can get pricy, I’ve come up with some great items to let you get your feet wet. Once you try embellishing I think you’ll be instantly hooked! Here are 6 simple embellishments and ideas for getting started.

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Applique Projects -- Machine or Hand Applique? On the Craftsy Blog!

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Machine or Hand Appliqué? What Do You Think?

With quilting there have been a few classic debates over the years. One debate you can find plenty of support for (on both sides!) is whether or not to wash your fabrics before using them. Another debate stems from appliqué and whether quilts should have machine or hand appliqué. Let's review the two basic types of appliqué and discuss their usefulness!

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Quilting Scraps -- Finish Your UFOs on the Craftsy Blog!

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Tackling Your Quilting UFOs on World UFO Day

No matter what your theory is about life on other planets, Earth is filled with UFOs—that’s right, quilters' Un-Finished Objects. We all know these projects exist in the depths of our sewing rooms, packed away so we can forget them, ignore them and pretend we never started them. Not to fear, here are some of the best ideas on how to get the most mileage out of all your unfinished projects!

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Handcrafting for a Newborn: Welcoming a Baby!

Baby Boy Laying on a Baby Quilt

Welcoming a new baby into the world is such a special and amazing event. Months of preparation often go into getting ready for the big day. One way to make a baby’s arrival more special is to create a custom nursery. Discover how to take advantage of the best products and patterns to sew special touches for a one-of-a-kind nursery, with ease!

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