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Video Bag of the Month Club is now OPEN!

  Today is the big day that I open up my NEW Video Bag of the Month Club for EARLY BIRD signups! If you haven’t been following me on YouTube this week then you probably missed out on all the info and FREE tutorials I shared. But no worries, I’ll include them here for ya […]

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Farm & Family Fridays #6

It’s definitely feeling and looking like summer here in Florida! The amaryllis flowers are blooming around the front yard. Aren’t they pretty?! Our gardenias are blooming and the aroma is so lovely as you’re walking in the house. And now… some big news! Baby Cutes, our mini nubian (Nubian/Nigerian Dwarf cross) is pregnant! The vet […]

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Must-Have Sewing Supplies for Beginners

Last week I shared my video review of the sewing machine I’m calling the 2016 best sewing machine for beginners. If you missed it be sure to check it out here.  {Hint: There is a giveaway involved and it ends this week!}  I wanted to follow that post up with an introductory overview of what I […]

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Farm & Family Fridays #5

Phew! Now that I am back home from Spring Quilt Market I decided to give myself one day off to relax before I have to hit the ground running again! So, we decided to go to the beach yesterday. Thankfully, we live less than 2 hours away from both east coast and gulf coast Florida […]

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2016 BEST Sewing Machine for Beginners- Video Review

This post has been a long time coming! Phew! I posted a video tutorial 3+ years ago on a machine I considered to be the best sewing machine for beginners then. Well, shortly after that video went up the manufacture stopped making the machine. So, I have been searching high and low since then to […]

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Zipper Pouch- 10″ Slicer Video Tutorial

In this brand new video tutorial I walk you through all the steps in creating this cute and funky zipper pouch using my 10″ Slicer quilting ruler & template! My friend and quilt club member, Nancy L. gave me the idea and I just knew I had to film a video tutorial for you! You […]

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Hand Embroidery- Tote Bag Video Tutorial

Hi all! I’m back with another installment in my hand embroidery video tutorial series. This time I wanted to use some of the stitches we’ve already learned to embellish a cute tote bag. The bag is fully lined and features some fun denim fabric and an embroidery design from the Stitched Style book by my […]

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QuiltCon West 2016

Today is the big day! I’m headed to the West Coast for QuiltCon 2016. My day began at 3:00am this morning.  It was supposed to start at 6:00am but American Airlines called me yesterday to tell me they canceled my flight. After trying several different options that would get to me into Los Angeles before […]

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Meet me in person in California and Florida!

Hey everyone, I have some exciting updates!  This month I’ll be attending two different quilting events where you can come meet me! Here’s a short video with details and I’ve also included everything you need to know about both events below. Hope to meet you in person! If you plan to attend one of these events, let […]

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Online quilt retreat! Join us for some quilty fun!

{Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you sign up for our online retreat using one of the links on this page I will receive credit and compensation for your registration. Thank you for your support!} I made this quick video tonight to remind you that tomorrow is the official launch date […]

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Introducing the 10″ Slicer quilting template & ruler!

Happy New Year, everybody! I’m super excited today to share with you some fabulous news. I designed and manufactured my very first quilting template & ruler! It’s been an interesting ride and I have learned so much about the process of taking an idea from paper to prototypes to more prototypes to finally having the […]

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Quilted Adventure Online Retreat- SIGNUP TODAY!

{Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you sign up for our online retreat using one of the links on this page I will receive credit and compensation for your registration. Thank you for your support!} We have selected the 12 teachers who will be teaching in our 2016 Quilted Adventure Online […]

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Want to join our online quilt retreat for FREE? Enter the giveaway!

Hi all! We have reviewed the (almost 1,500!) responses to the online quilt retreat survey we sent out last week and I wanted to thank you for completing it! We received some great insight and I’m excited to share this next step with you! I am working with several other quilting instructors to bring you […]

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QUILTERS! I need your help & input!

Hi all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Life is crazy busy! I’m leaving to Missouri tomorrow to film new tutorial for my Crafty Gemini Creates channel so I’ll keep this short. I’m working on something that I think so many of you will benefit from and I need your help and input so […]

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Hand Embroidery Series: Video #2- Getting Started

[Disclaimer: Some of the links included in this post are affiliate links. That means if you click on them and make a purchase I will receive compensation for the referral. Thanks for you support!] If you are following along with my new hand embroidery video series then you will be excited to see Video #2! […]

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FREE MOTION QUILTING- Video Tutorial Series: Video #1

I’m launching a new video tutorial series today! After so many of you have asked over the years I’m finally delivering! Here it is Video #1 in my NEW free motion quilting video tutorial series. If you have quilty friends who are intimidated by free motion quilting forward them this link and tell them to […]

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DIY Scissors Keeper – Video Tutorial

This week’s tutorial is super quick and easy! I came up with this little scissors keeper/case/shield project to help label and distinguish between my paper and fabric scissors. They are especially handy when I travel with my supplies. Have you ever had someone grab your fabric cutting shears and use them to cut paper, open […]

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NEW Hand Embroidery Video Tutorial Series!

Today I’m kicking off a brand new video tutorial series on hand embroidery! This is going to be FUN! In this first video I go over the supplies I recommend for hand embroidery! This should give you plenty of time to gather the basic supplies before the next video is released in a few weeks. […]

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More FREE Video Tutorials every Wednesday!

I’m still in Hamilton, MO visiting Missouri Star Quilt Company headquarters. It’s been a busy week of meetings and I have had a great time meeting and collaborating with so many employees of the company! For those of you that don’t know about my latest collaboration here is a quick update! I’ve teamed up with […]

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JUKI TL-2010Q Sewing Machine Video Review

I’m finally done with the video review of the 3rd JUKI sewing machine I bought this year! If you missed the others they are, JUKI Exceed F600 and the JUKI MO-1000 serger. Today, though, I’m sharing my review of my all-time most favoritest (is that even a word?!) sewing machine! The JUKI TL-2010Q! This is […]

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Reversible Round Basket- Video Tutorial

Today I’m sharing with you my new video tutorial for cute reversible and round fabric baskets. It seems little organizers are trending in the interwebs these days so I thought I would share this project with you. It’s a great scrap buster for using up orphan layer cake (10″ x 10″) squares of fabric. You […]

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Quilted Luggage Tags- Video Tutorial

I’m late writing this post but wanted to make sure you didn’t miss my latest FREE video tutorial! I’m back to post a new video tutorial to my YouTube channel every Monday now. So, to make sure you don’t miss any of them click HERE to subscribe to my  channel. If you’re traveling this summer […]

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NEW YouTube Channel launches today & Giveaway!

Today is the BIG day! My new YouTube channel with Missouri Star Quilt Company launches today! What does that mean for you? Well, starting today you will get a NEW free video tutorial every Wednesday! Check out today’s fun and easy scrap busting project! The new channel is called Crafty Gemini Creates and will feature more […]

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Girl’s Square Neck Sundress Pattern & Tutorial- 30 Days of Sundresses

Today is my day! I’m being featured on Melly Sews as a stop in her 30 Days of Sundresses blog tour! If you don’t know about 30 Days of Sundresses you are in for a treat! Every day this month Melly is featuring fresh new patterns & tutorials by different bloggers. The sundresses are for […]

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How to Make Triangle Zipper Pouches- Video Tutorial

I’m back this week with a new video tutorial. My most recent video tutorials are longer than some of my older ones but so far it seems like that’s a good thing! No negative comments so far and it seems most viewers are preferring the more detailed and in-depth video tutorials. What do you think? Leave […]

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ModBlock Magazine & a Quilting Retreat with Missouri Star Quilt Co.

  By now you’ve probably seen the video tutorials I collaborated with Missouri Star Quilt Company on. There was the Improv Tote that basically sold out all In-R-Form Plus everywhere! Then yesterday I posted my Twist 10 Table runner video tutorial. I also interviewed Jenny Doan on camera for you in this post.  Now, I’m […]

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How to Paint & Distress a Wooden Bench (en español)

I recently built a cute little rustic bench using these free plans and filmed how I painted it to give it a distressed look. The video tutorial is in Spanish because it was a paint project I was hired to do for the Sherwin-Williams Latino website.  Don’t let that discourage you! I’ve added English captions to […]

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While She Naps Podcast Interview

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on Abby’s While She Naps Podcast. I’ve been following Abby for a while now and am always so impressed with everything she does! If you’re a creative small business owner you need to subscribe to her newsletter and listen to her podcast! She is amazing and really […]

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Quilted Panel with Lights- Video Tutorial & Giveaway

What a fun little project! Have you made one of these light up wallhangings yet?! If you haven’t, you have to watch my tutorial! I bet you’ll be cranking these for the holidays. My friends at Northcott Fabrics were generous enough to offer up some amazing goodies for a giveaway! TWO winners will each receive a […]

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FREE ONLINE CLASSES!

{Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. Even though the classes I link to are completely FREE to you. I will still earn credit if you sign up using the links provided in this post. Thanks for your support!} Many of us are gearing up for a new school year right around now and as your […]

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Paper Piecing Class Recap

Two finished Mod Mushrooms blocks! That’s Margaret Travis of Eazy Peazy Quilts on the left! Can’t believe she came to my class! Sooooo cool! I was in Lakeland, FL this weekend teaching my Mod Mushrooms paper pieced block to a wonderful group of ladies at the Fabric Warehouse. It was so much fun! I’m working […]

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Stitch Fix Haul #3!

{Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. That means if you set up an account/order with Stitch Fix using any of the links I’ve provided below I will earn a credit for my future Fixes. Thanks for your support!} It’s been a while since I shared a Stitch Fix haul with you but today I’m ready […]

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King Rotary Cutter & OLFA Giveaway!

OLFA Celebration & Giveaway! This year Olfa is celebrating the 35th year anniversary of the invention of the rotary cutter. I definitely want to help celebrate that because I can almost guarantee that I would not be a quilter if I had to use scissors to cut out all my patchwork pieces!  Remember this Stars […]

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I’m on Instagram!

A look at my Instagram profile. Here you can see some sample pictures I’ve uploaded. Follow me at: instagram.com/craftygemini I’ve been on Instagram for a while now but only started consistently posting pictures this year. It’s so much fun! At first it was a little weird for me because I’m so used to interacting with you […]

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We’re HOME!!

Kids and I at the Baiguate waterfall in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. The kids and I are back home after spending a week in my family’s hometown of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. Phew! We had a great time but let’s just say I need a vacation from this vacation. Traveling alone… with two preschoolers… on two red-eye […]

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My work is published!

Click picture to watch the video update! By the time you read this my kids and I will be on our week long vacation to Dominican Republic! One of my cousins is getting married and our ENTIRE family is headed to my family’s hometown of Jarabacoa to celebrate.  In the meantime, I created a short […]

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Top 8 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is almost here and if you have yet to grab a gift for Mom consider making her something with your own two hands!  After all nothing says “I love you!” like a handmade gift! I’ve put together this list of my Top 8 Mother’s Day DIY gifts anyone can make with the help […]

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Janome DC2014- Sewing Machine Review

If you follow me on Facebook you probably already know I recently teamed up with Janome Sewing Machines! I own three Janomes and love the quality of their machines so I’m excited about this new relationship. {Disclaimer: This machine is on loan from Janome and I did NOT receive any additional compensation for this post or video […]

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Stitch Fix Box #2

Phew! I’m back home now after being in Miami for a whole week attending the Hispanicize 2014 conference. I had a blast with old friends, made some new friends, got to dance a little on South Beach and now I’m glad to be home.  I have a lot of work to do and I definitely […]

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