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Butterfly Fan


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Award-winning Crazy Quilter, Betty Pillsbury, has designed a lovely pattern to add to your next crazy quilt! Or, frame it and hang it on the wall! This butterfly fan motif will teach you stem stitch, chain stitch, cast-on roses and beaded cretan stitch. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should have a few embroidery projects under your belt first! SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Motif finshes at 4" x 5"

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Betty Pillsbury
Betty Pillsbury is an award-winning textile artist. Her book, "Crazy Quilts, A Beginner's Guide", has just been published by Ohio University Press. She specializes in embroidery and embellishment for crazy quilting and art quilts. Her work has been displayed in the White House, Fenimore Art Museum and other venues throughout the United States. You may have seen her on Simply Quilts on HGTV. Betty enjoys teaching embroidery and gardening.