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 Darcy Ashton
 Oklahoma City, OK 
 
 Phone: (405) 557-0507

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darcy@ashtonpub.com

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 Hand Appliqu? Tutorial   

  

 

 
Teach yourself the time honored art of beautiful hand appliqu?
 
This pattern has step by step instructions with lots of diagrams to describe as well as illustrate how to do basic hand appliqu? You also get an appliqu?pattern for the one-piece bunny shown. The instructions take you through the process of marking your fabric easily and accurately without a lightbox, clipping, the needleturn appliqu?process, and embellishing with embroidery including the eye and Darcy's unique knotted buttonhole stitch.
 
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced appliqu?person, you will learn some useful and unique methods from this pattern.

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     Hand Appliqu?Tutorial
 
$9.00
 
     
      
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 Eye Guide & Embroidery Stitch Guide    
  

  

This tri-fold brochure is a handy reference to help you stitch cute and sweet faces on all your appliqu?animals. In this guide I have included the three embroidery stitches that you will need to master as well as never before published helpful tips. The guide includes fourteen different eyes with directions for each one. These include my signature "Basic Eyes", how to add color, no-sew eyes, and two examples of machine sewn eyes.
 

 

This is a tri-fold brochure of embroidery stitches, many of which are unique to me. I've been teaching appliqu?and embroidery for over 10 years and now I have a handy reference of all my most popular stitches including the knotted buttonhole stitch, the knotted beaded buttonhole stitch, the knotted threaded buttonhole stitch, the rice stitch, the seed stitch, the threaded running stitch, the beaded running stitch, and many, many more.
 

Eyes: A Hand Stitching Guide
  
  
$3.00
  
Embroidery Stitch Guide
  
  
$3.00
  

 

 

   

                       

      
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 Flamingos  

 
This 14 page large format pattern includes ten full sized pink flamingo patterns and several small creatures including a frog, a shrimp, and fish. The quilt instructions are also included for the finished quilt shown. These patterns can be sewn by hand or machine.

This quilt can be made as shown or you can make just four blocks or use the mother and baby pattern to make a cute one block pink flamingo baby quilt or wall hanging.

The "sky" and "water" fabrics are pieced together and the legs are sewn from two different colors so that the flamingos look like they are underwater.
 
Quilt size: 51" x 63"  Block size: 12" x 16"

 

     Flamingos $16.00
     
      
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 Inchworms  

 
  

 
Quilt size: 45" x 57" Block size: 11"

This large format pattern includes the six full sized Inchworm patterns shown in the quilt as well as the math equations and the "marigolds" around the outer edge. The quilt and appliqu? instructions are also included. These patterns can be sewn by hand or machine.

"Inchworm, inchworm,
Measuring the marigolds ?br> You and your arithmetic,
     you’ll probably go far.

Inchworm, inchworm,
Measuring the marigolds ?br> Seems to me you’d stop and see
     how beautiful they are.

Two plus two is four
Four plus four is eight
Eight and eight is sixteen
And sixteen and sixteen is thirty-two."
  

     Inchworms $16.00
     
      
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 Bunny In The Sky  

 
  
 

 
This is an easy pattern for a very cute bunny flying in an airplane. The actual appliqu?is sewn from three pieces while the rest of the block details are created with embroidery. The finished quilt is 36" square. You can use charm packs or jelly rolls to make this quilt. It is also a fun way to showcase your collection of 1930s reproduction fabrics.

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     Bunny In The Sky $9.00
 
     
      
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 Doesn't Everyone Love Bunnies?  

 
  
 

 
This is a QUICK and EASY Beginner level quilt pattern!

Make this pretty 27" baby quilt. The bunny block is 10" square. Use a floral fabric in pastels as shown here or change it out and make it bright and cheerful.

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     Doesn't Everyone
     Love Bunnies?
$9.00
 
     
      
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 Can't We All Get Along?

 
  
 

Can't decide what your favorite pet is? Make them all! This easy baby quilt pattern has a cat, a dog, a rabbit, a parrot, and a hamster. You can use them separately if you prefer, or put them all in the same quilt as shown here. Very fun to make, these patterns, except the parrot, are sewn from just one large piece of fabric and they can be sewn by hand or machine.

The pattern includes full sized patterns for the five animals shown including a cat, dog, bunny, parrot, and hamster. The rest of the quilt construction is easy and the pattern includes step by step directions for everything including the sawtooth border and the animal paw print blocks in the outer corners.

Quilt size: 37" Block size: 10"

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     Can't We All Get Along? $9.00
 
     
      
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 Pigs On A Blanket  

 
  
 

Includes instructions for both needleturn and fusible machine appliqu? Features a mother and baby pig. The borders are made from 1/2" hexies with an alternate layout which uses 1" hexies if you prefer. Quilt size: 36"

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     Pigs On A Blanket $9.00
     
      
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 Froggie  

 
  
 

A fun little pattern that makes an adorable 7" beanbag frog. These are perfect gifts for children of all ages. The pattern is a great for teenage sewers. The eyes can be two-part "safety eyes" or buttons. Fill them with plastic pellets, beans, or rice. Easy to follow instructions with lots of diagrams.

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     Froggie $9.00
     
      
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 My Favorite Pincushion  

 
  
 

Why is this my favorite pincushion? Because it is custom made just for me. I prefer the jumbo size, but there are four sizes to choose from. I use my favorite colors of wool, which has natural lanolin and keeps my pins and needles rust free. Then I add crushed walnut shells to the top so that it has a nice "crunch" and sharpens my pins and needles with each use. The Polyfil fiber which is stuffed in tight at the bottom gives this pincushion the perfect density. It's not too tight and not too loose. It's just exactly the way I like it. And with this pattern, you can make YOUR favorite pincushion too. Just the way you like it.

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     My Favorite Pincushion $9.00
 
     
      
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 Little Smiles Needle Book  

 
  
 

This is a very fun and cute wool felt project. The entire needlebook measures about 4-1/2" when finished. It has three two-sided wool pages with metal grommets at the top of each page. They are secured with a metal keyring so that you can clip it to your sewing basket, purse, project box, or anywhere else that is handy. It has a "wool penny rug" design for the back page and a two-sided blank page on the inside to hold all your pins and needles.

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     Little Smiles Needle Book $9.00
     
      
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 Palomino Dreams  

 


Block Size: 8-1/2"
Quilt Size: 45-1/2" x 54"

   This quilt pattern uses 5" charm packs for the interior of the quilt, 1/4 yard for the thin border and 1-1/8 yards for the wide border. The appliqu?horse is made from a fat quarter of "palomino colored" flannel. I made the entire quilt top, not including the appliqu?pony, in one day. It is a very quick and easy baby quilt. Shop owners -- this is pattern makes a great kit!

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     Palomino Dreams $9.00
 
     
      
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 Sunflower Baby

 


Block Size: 14" x 16"
Quilt Size: 42" x 46"

   This cute little quilt looks like it was made in the 1930s but it is brand new! The pattern includes a template for the Dresden plate wedges but you can also use your favorite 18?ruler or buy the shapes pre-cut from the AccuCut die cutting system available at many quilt stores. 100 different wedges are required to make this quilt, including the fan blocks in the corners.

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     Sunflower Baby $9.00
 
     
      
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 Sunflower

 
 
 

Quilt size: 30" x 36"     Panel size: 18" x 24"

This quilt was inspired by a wild sunflower that grew up in my fence this summer. We almost cut it down but decided to let it grow. I eventually took photographs of it and used them as a screen saver on my computer. The sunny face of this wild spirit eventually moved me to capture it in fabric. I have embellished my block with glass beads and antique "bee" pins. It was just the ticket for brightening a cold wall in my husband's office.

The pattern is full sized, no enlargement necessary. There are instructions for both hand and machine appliqu?included along with border construction and embroidery and embellishment tips.

      
     Sunflower
 
$9.00
 
     
      
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 The Raggedy Rabbit

 
 
 

     This pattern contains four different laughing rabbit patterns and a large flower that are designed to be easy to sew with raw edges that make the bunnies appear to be "fuzzy". The 40" x 50" quilt and 20" pillow would make a fun gift set for any child. The patterns can be used for traditional appliqu?if you prefer.

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     Raggedy Rabbit
 
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