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Blanket-stitch and variations
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Making Bias Tape for applique
  


Binding odd angles


Binding a small project
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Binding a Quilt

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Bullion-stitch - Val's signature Roses


Ric Rac and what to do with it

Have a look at this blog post:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/ric-rac-ramblings.html


Hints on Colour selection

Have a look at this blog post:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/over-rainbow.html


Sorting out the Needles

Have a look at this blog post:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/sorting-out-needles.html


Using Beads in projects

Have a look at this blog post:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/bedazzled-by-beads.html


Alternatives to Backstitch

Have a look at this blog post:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/beyond-backstitch.html


Removable Applique

Have a look at this blog post:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/applique-applications.html


Managing Monofilament
Have a look at this blog post:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/managing-monofilament.html



Adding the Third Dimension
Children's Projects

Have a look at this blogpost:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/adding-third-dimension.html



Tailored Buttonhole Stitch

Have a look at this blogpost:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/the-real-mccoy.html



Border Ideas
Have a look at this blogpost:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/border-security.html





Fun with Felt

Have a look at this blogpost:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/fun-with-felt.html




Prairie Points
Have a look at this blogpost:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/to-point.html



Broderie Perse

Have a look at this blogpost:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/the-ins-and-outs-of-broderie-perse.html



Finishing off the Edges
Have a look at this blogpost:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/finishing-off-edges.html



Finishing Touches
Edge treatment for stitching accessories
Have a look at this blogpost:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/the-finishing-touches.html