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Thanks for letting me fill up your blog readers this week with all this Derby stuff. I’;ve had a lot of fun.. I hope you enjoyed it. ?If you didn’;t sorry, ?*wink* we’;ll be back to our regularly scheduled crafting next week!

I thought I’;d wrap it up and show you a fun banner that I made for my fireplace mantel. ?I love to hang banners on my mantleunique gifts for men, and this one was perfect timing! Too late for Easter and too early for 4th of July…;It say’;s “;Go Baby Go”;…;here are a few closeups.

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I just wanted to also share a few quick links with you…; there is some great fun stuff out there on the web if you are looking for more Derby ideas!

I’;m off to the Oaks! Maybe I’;ll post a photo of me in my hat, if you’;re not sick Derby stuff yet !! ?? (because getting to pick out and wear a fancy hat is really the BEST part about going to the race !)

Derby Hat cookies on Bakerella?(okay she calls them Easter bonnets, I think they’;d be so cute as Derby Hats)

Race horse cookies @ Bake @ 350

In November we showed you how a ruffle attachment works, tucking little pleats into the fabric just before the needle stitches them in place. So what’s the different between a gathering foot and a ruffle? Right away you’ll notice that the gathering foot it just one piece, whereas the ruffle has many different pieces working together to pleat the fabric, and adjustments for setting the depth and frequency of the tucks. A gathering foot, such as BERNINA Gathering Foot #16, doesn’t have moving parts. But look closely and you’ll see that the sole of this foot doesn’t rest evenly on the feed dog. This causes the fabric to feed unevenly, forming gathers as it passes under the foot and is stitched by the needle. The amount of gathering is adjusted by changing the stitch length and needle tension, and is also affected by the weight and stiffness of the fabric. You may have noticed that the sole of the gathering foot has two layers; this is for stitching ruffles directly to a flat piece of fabric. Place the fabric to be gathered under the foot as usual, face up, and place the flat piece face down on top, through the slot. The fabric against the feed dog gathers, and the fabric in the slot stays flat. This foot is especially good for making ruffles for garments and heirloom sewing projects.

Rebekah from A Bit of Sunshine is here to share this ADORABLE Pony Silhouette Hoodie Tutorial with us! And since I predict that horses are the next hot animal trend (watch out foxes!) I’m especially excited. So grab your plain boring hoodie with zero appliqued ponies and prepare to make it fabulous.

Hello fellow sewing-enthusiasts! I am so excited to share this quilt-a-long project with you here at WeAllSew. I learned to make quilts from my mom when I was growing up. About fifteen years ago I began doing it in earnest and took classes to broaden my skills. I have since worked in a quilt shop where I taught beginning quilting classes. I still love to teach quilting basics?on my blog, Diary of a Quilter, which I have been writing for over five years now.