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Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Attention quilting geeks: You need an adorable mini hexie necklace, right? (Of course you do!)

Turn 10 teeny tiny ¼" hexies into a sewing-inspired fashion statement with my mini hexie necklace tutorial with free downloadable template!

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

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Tutorial: English Paper Piecing Travel Kit, Hexies Part 3

Tutorial: English Paper Piecing Travel Kit, Hexies Part 3 | The Zen of Making

Hexie obsessed? Get your quilting fix on the go with part 3 of my English Paper Piecing tutorial series: the English paper piecing travel kit!

Designed with mobile crafting in mind, my English paper piecing travel kit has two main compartments—one for holding fat quarters and spools of thread and the other for organizing stitched hexies and finished blocks—plus an outer pocket that’s the perfect size for two altoids tins—one for paper templates and one for sewing supplies—and a pair of scissors. Closed and fully loaded, the travel case is a 6" x 6" square that’s only about 3" thick, so it’s the perfect size to toss into a purse, tote, or project bag. Ready to make one of your own? Download my **free printable pattern, and let’s get started!

Tutorial: Pincushion for English Paper Piecing Travel Kit | The Zen of MakingIn the mood to accessorize? Add a custom snap-on pincushion to your finished project with my English Paper Piecing Travel Kit Pincushion Tutorial!

**This project and pattern are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. If you would like to license this project and pattern for teaching purposes or require information regarding selling items that you make with this pattern, please see the permissions section of my legal disclosure, then contact me directly for further details.

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Tessellating TARDIS iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern

Tessellating TARDIS iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern | The Zen of Making

Geek crafts get a little more grown up with my new Doctor Who-inspired [not quite] Tessellating TARDIS iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern with printable PDF template!

My new design is much subtler than my original TARDIS-inspired iPhone case cross-stitch pattern, and I’m definitely loving the results. It’s such a crisp, clean way to display my Whovian cred without drawing too much attention. (The pattern repeat also hides dirt really well, which is a must for surviving daily life in NYC.)

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Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine

Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Hello once again, geeky valentines! Need a last-minute card for your favorite companion? Skip the sappy stuff and get straight to the point with my Doctor Who-inspired Dalek cross-stitch valentine with free printable pattern!

There’s also a TARDIS version here.

Supplies:
* Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine Template PDF
* Embroidery floss, gold, light brown, dark brown, black, blue, red, and silver
* Cardstock, gray and light yellow (or your favorite colors)
* White glue or dry adhesive
* Scotch tape

Tools:
* Embroidery scissors
* Paper scissors
* Embroidery needle

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Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Ready to get stitching?
Grab your scissors and embroidery floss, then download my free Doctor Who-inspired Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine Template PDF here!

See the full tutorial…