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curveofpursuit-woolythoughts.jpg Woolly Thoughts caught my attention with its mathematical designs for afghans, board games, mazes, pillows, scarves and more - many of these ideas can also be used by both crocheters and knitters!

Also checkout the Online Afghan Designer! Create your own designs using squares and half-squares!

Stripe Generator

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I've mentioned the Random Stripe Generator, but the Stripe Generator is a stripe generating tool I like even more! It's an online tool for web designers to create striped background images for websites but can also be used by crocheters, knitters, and other crafters to make striped patterns.

You can create diagonal, vertical, or horizontal stripes. Add stripe colors. Select stripe thickness and spacing between stripes (the background color appears as a the spacing stripe).

Try it! Random Stripe Generator.

For my reference. This list may be occasionally updated.

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Crochet using quilt block designs

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I have a bunch of crochet pattern leaflets and books with afghans of granny squares that mimic quilt designs. On Crochetville this morning, I saw a Crochet-a-Quilt crochet along topic with many links to quilt-block patterns that can be used for crochet.

Quilt Blocks Galore especially caught my eye as a source of patterns for crocheting...and quilting! (This feeds right into my desire for color and texture!)

[a few minutes later...]

grandmothersflowergarden.gif Oh, boy: Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt (at Quilted Inspirations) - complete with template and instructions. I already know how to crochet a Grandmother's Flower Garden Afghan... I may just have to dive into quilting (for real).

[another few minutes later...]

The Web is a lovely place... Fat Quarter Shop.

Must stop browsing now...

Quilt store and gallery in Berkeley

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If my interest in learning how to quilt ever comes back, this will be a handy place to know about:

New Pieces Quilt Store and Gallery in Berkeley, California ( They offer classes, monthly clubs, and have a quilting service.

Pattern Books Index


[Ignore the date of this entry...the entry will be updated as needed.]

Below is an index to the pattern books in my collection. The books and individual patterns are not for sale. You may be able to find the pattern you're interested in on eBay or another website by carefully searching Google or another search engine. It is against the law to photocopy and distribute patterns - do not ask.

Cross-stitch books need to be added, as well as information about pattern books I've won from eBay auctions but haven't yet received.

[Updated September 30, 2004] Separated crochet patterns by category.

[Updated January 9, 2005] Added cross-stitch books.

[Updated April 29, 2005] Added "Turtles", "Cats/Kittens", and "Pandas/Bears" categories.

[Updated May 22, 2005] Separated into "Toy, Animals" and "Other" categories.

[Updated June 20, 2005] Added list of crochet hooks.

[Updated June 25, 2005] Added list of special stitches (On the Double, Tunisian, Roll Stitch, Camel, Other) books.

[Updated October 13, 2006] Added sewing and quilting books.

[Updated February 21, 2007] Added knitting books.

[Updated March 4, 2007] Added list of knitting needles.

Nice quilting blog

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She touched a sewing machine for the first time 2 years ago! Very nice quilting projects at All Too Quilty ( Also information and good links. (I cannot find her name though!)

Hmmm, and wouldn't you know, I found a link to Electric Quilt software at All Too Quilty. Just the thing to go with my Pattern Maker for cross-stitch software!! That is, of course, if I ever start my first quilting project...and if I like it and think I'll do more (software for serious quilt designers at $110.00)!

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About Cheryl

Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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