Hello and welcome to JustPlainLaine.com – home to my world of quilting, sewing, cooking and blogging about everyday life.  Here you will find blog posts, tutorials, videos and more as I explore dyeing fabric, making fiber art – including quilting and Tunisian crochet, and, links to my other creative side – cooking and canning.

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Pretty Penny is sick!

My sewing machine – aka Pretty Penny – is sick.  I got home from a week away on business and she doesn’t sew.  At all.  Period.   I have a Janome 6500 Professional and the word on the internet is they have problems with the bobbin assembly on a pretty frequent basis.  That makes meContinue Reading

Greetings from 35,000 feet

Figured I would drop a short line to let everyone know that I am still around and blogging.  I blog here and for hand-dyed fabric and accessories at LaineInColor.com.  I’m on a plane today and have a pretty captive audience with my computer.  I’m currently participating in two Quilt-alongs and I’m enjoying them immensely.  OneContinue Reading

Dyeing….Week 5 Tools and Supplies Part 2

In this week’s post, we are going to explore a few of the smaller tools we need to get started with dyeing our own fabric.  I’ve broken it down into three categories….essential tools for the dyeing process, good to have/makes dyeing easier tools, and not necessary, but great to have on hand.  Safety isn’t coveredContinue Reading

What I Did Today.

Today was dyeing Candied Fabric’s 7 Step 2 Color Mixing class (from the Dyeing 100 series).  I thought I would share the highlights. The dye process was mixing Yellow with Red, Yellow with Blue and Blue with Red.   It took 21 fat quarters, properly marked so I knew which set it belonged to.  I laidContinue Reading

Dyeing….Week 4 Tools and Supplies Part 1

We will get back to the Dyes Part 2 in a little while.  Today, however, we are going to delve into the tools and supplies needed to dye.  We’ll concentrate on the workspace first. Now, if you are like me, everything on a supply list MUST be in my hand prior to beginning a project.Continue Reading

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