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Nic Vaughan - Craftapalooza Designs

Hello there, {waving enthusiastically!} if you've arrived here you're a smart cookie that scanned the QR code in one of my patterns! You've landed at Craftapalooza Designs and I'm Nic Vaughan.

I've been a quilter for nearly 20 years and pretty much started out hand sewing patchwork. I was never drawn to machine piecing. Don't get me wrong. I'll machine sew finished blocks together often for a quilt top finish (sometimes I'll hand piece the quilt top).

My goal is to entice and inspire as many of you as I can to the joy of hand sewing patchwork. I love the glimmers and dopamine hits that hand sewing patchwork and playing with fabric provide me! So with that in mind, sign-up for the FREE mini masterclass (online) on hand sewing (or hand piecing as some of us call it) patchwork and quilts. Delivered to your inbox over three days, there are detailed pdfs, photos, written and video instructions. Read more and sign-up. LINK

You'll find the following useful:

  • Why I love handwork: LINK
  • Have you considered hand piecing and why it's not as whacky as it seems: LINK - including video instructions
  • Tips, tricks and thoughts on applique: LINK
  • Check out some super fun free blocks I've designed as part of Quilt Block Mania: LINK

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Craftapalooza Designs - Nic Vaughan - Passport to Quilting Spring 2023