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Not Just Stitches

Not Just Stitches is a place where Quilting and Scrapbooking come together.

I know that might sound strange because Quilting deals with Fabric and Scrapbooking deals with Paper. But Quilting and Scrapbooking share Designs, Tools, Techniques and so much more.

The same designs that I use in Quilting, I can also use to make a Greeting Card or a Shadow Box.

Greeting Card and Shadow Box Designs can easily be turned into an Embroidery Design which can easily be turned into Sewing Patterns and Applique Designs.

The Die Cutting Machines

I fell in love with Scrapbooking when the AccuQuilt first came out. With the AccuQuilt, I was able to cut out my quilt pieces so much faster and the accuracy beat my efforts and skills with my rotary blade and rulers. Next, I bought the Brother Scan N Cut and the Silhouette Cameo 3. I was fascinated by the intricate designs. My excitement escalated when I realized how easily these designs could be made into appliques for quilting and sewing projects.
Paper Engineering and SMD LED Circuits

That was just the beginning. I became fascinated with Paper Engineering and Shadow Boxes. But let’s not stop there. SMD LED Circuits add a Special Dimension to Paper Projects. These SMD LED Circuits literally light up the project and make it shine and stand out.

Journals and Planners

Then there are the Planners and Journals which I have used since my college years. The idea that I can design, make and customize my own Planners and Journals is incredible. Planners and Journals are completely customizable. You can choose the color, style, theme, size, and the binding. Absolutely everything can be personalized to fit your style, your personality, and your budget.

Xyron Creative Station

I love my Xyron Creative Station. This is an awesome machine. If you don’t have one, be sure to check it out.

I love being about to print my own digital papers and attach them to card stock for use in my projects. When I buy scrapbook paper packs, while they are beautiful and awesome, I tend to run out of all my favorite designs. Then the scrapbook paper packs get discontinued and you can’t get them anymore. When you are working with digital paper, that problem is easily solved.

Forever 18

My Doll Making Adventures started back in the 1980’s and have been going strong ever since. There is just something magical about those 18″ Dolls. Did you know that your favorite digital papers can be turned into fabric and then made into dresses and outfits for your 18″ Dolls? I cut out many of my doll patterns with my die cutting machines. Die cutting machines are incredible when you need to cut out those very small Barbie Doll outfits.

I never thought I would want to make clothes for the Barbie Doll. Those pieces are just too small. But I can run those pieces through the Silhouette Cameo with very little effort.

The die cutting machines are also great for cutting out small sewing and craft projects.

So join me, this is going to be a fun blog where everything Quilting and Scrapbooking come together.

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About Blog Trains

This Site does not participate in Blog Trains.

Here are some Blog Train facts that you might not be aware of.

This site will NOT be doing any more Blog Trains.


There are too many stipulations and issues with Blog Train participation.

Most Blog Train Admin People DO NOT like sites with STORES.

The Blog Train is only allowed to promote the Blog Train Admin’s website, the Blog Train Admin’s Facebook Group or the Blog Train Admin’s Cause.Therefore, outside help that might promote another Website, Facebook Group, or Cause is not appreciated.

For example, the My Memories Blog Train only promotes the My Memories Website. Links to the My Memories Blog Train must ALL go to the My Memories Website.

No Blog Trains downloads are allowed from any site containing a STORE. I was asked to leave the My Memories Blog Train because this site has a store. It didn’t matter that I complied time and time again to the requirements. And it didn’t matter that I sent all Blog Train links back to the My Memories Website. In the end my compliance was never enough because of the store on this site.

My competitors DO NOT LIKE MY PRICES and they don’t want their Blog Train promoting my site.

Little do they know that most Blog Train Seekers DO NOT Support the site and DO NOT Purchase from this site. Blog Train Seekers and Freebie Seekers only come for the Freebies and leave. Blog Train and Freebie Seekers, while there are usually no purchases made, are good for SEO Purposes ONLY.

The fact that this site has a store should not have anything to do with being able to participate in a Blog Train. It takes money to run and maintain this site. Hosting Companies are NOT Free. File Management Delivery Services are NOT Free. It cost money to publish and send out the FREEBIE files.

The store portion of this site helps to offset the cost of maintaining this site.

Therefore, this site DOES NOT qualify for Blog Train participation.

Old Blog Train Files

Many people are coming to the site and searches for the older Blog Train Files. Sorry, I have been asked by the Blog Train Admins to delete those file.

For that reason, the older files are NO LONGER AVAILABLE. I do not agree with the reasons that I am not allowed to participate in Blog Trains, but I will comply with the request from the Blog Train Admins. I have deleted all file and they are no longer available from this site.

In the Future

There may be a Blog Train of sorts in the future, but . . . .

There are a lot of FREEBIES on this site those FREEBIES more than make up for the lack of Blog Trains. Blog Trains were a lot of fun, but they are most likely not in my future.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to join me. There is a lot happening on this site. I do believe that you are going to love all the changes.

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Happy Crafting !!