Author Archive: iKnitQuiltSew

I truly love what I do... whether it's knitting that perfect pair of booties or hand-quilting my latest creation, it's a labor of love. Though I'm creating a commercial environment for my work, I don't want to lose that passion. For this reason, you won't find hundreds of items in my store. Each and every item will be made with care and great attention to the details.

My grandmother taught me to knit and sew before color TV was invented! Most of my knitting comes from her patterns which she claimed were her mothers - which would date them in the late 1800s! This is what gives my knitting its old-fashioned, classic style.

I am a self-taught quilter. I learned that from books years ago. But primarily, I'm an artist. My medium is fabric and yarn!

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FurPets© Are Here to Stay! Handmade One at a Time in the USA!

FurPets© Are Here to Stay! Handmade One at a Time in the USA!

The original FurPets© are still handmade by me one at a time, and I am tickled to report that I’ve just completed my 300th one! FurPets© are great listeners, love to play catch, eat nothing and make no noise! And – they are unbreakable and guaranteed to last! FurPets© started out available in only 4 colors, all […]

Posted in: Toys
Handmade Art Quilt

Handmade Art Quilt

I took a photo of the lovely tree outside my window on a VERY snowy day a few weeks ago. Looking at that photo, I decided that it might actually be a quilt. This is the result! This quilt is completely crafted by me. All of the quilting is done by hand, one stitch at […]

Posted in: Quilts
FurPets©!  My New Invention

FurPets©! My New Invention

These are FurPets©, an idea I’ve been working on for a while! They’re versatile, easy care, affordable and unique. What more could you ask from a toy for someone of any age? They meet all US government standards for toys, too. Since each one is handmade, they are numbered as well, as no two will […]

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This is SALLY – Handmade Signed Rag Doll
By February 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

This is SALLY – Handmade Signed Rag Doll

I would like to introduce you to Sally. Sally is a handmade rag doll from my original design. She stands 12.5 inches (32 cm) tall to the very top of her black and gray bouclé yarn hair. Sally has brown embroidered eyes and a bright pink smile. Sally’s body is tan muslin stuffed with polyester […]

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Baby Footwear Does NOT Need To Be Boring!
By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Baby Footwear Does NOT Need To Be Boring!

Babies need warm feet, but that doesn’t have to be the same old thing! These ice skate booties will keep your baby’s feet toasty warm, will stay on those kicking little feet, and will make everyone smile! They are hand knit from high quality acrylic yarn and have felt “blades.” They are available in traditional […]

Posted in: Baby
RUFFLE SCARVES Are All the Rage!
By February 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

RUFFLE SCARVES Are All the Rage!

Every where I go, I am seeing more and more ruffles scarves!  They seem to be the up-and-coming fashion statement.  They are so much fun, adding interest and whimsy to virtually any outfit, whether it’s jeans or a business suit. I am happy to announce that handmade Ruffle Scarves are now available in my shop.  […]

Posted in: Accessories
Hand Knit Baby Bootie Ice Skates!
By January 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Hand Knit Baby Bootie Ice Skates!

  If you’re looking for a novel gift, or just something as unique as your new baby girl, here it is!  These pink hand knit baby ice skates will make that precious little one a star.  The skates have hand knit uppers, and black felt soles.  The ice skate blades are gray felt.  Both felts […]

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Miniature Rag Doll Christmas Ornaments SALE!
By December 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Miniature Rag Doll Christmas Ornaments SALE!

Handmade miniature rag doll Christmas Ornaments are on sale at iKnitQuiltSew!  Through December 20, 2013, buy 2 at the regular price of $10 each and get the third one free!  Special orders are okay during this promotion; if you would like them all dressed the same, just let me know.  Please note at checkout which […]

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Handmade Quilted Walker Bags
By September 10, 2012 4 Comments Read More →

Handmade Quilted Walker Bags

I would like you all to meet Mary of SewnSewSister.  Mary is a hospice nurse who works with Alzheimer patients.  As a break for her, she turns to her sewing machine.  She has created these wonderful handmade quilted bags that attach to a walker.  What a wonderful idea!  What I can’t believe is that she […]

Posted in: Bags and Purses
Hand Knit Cowboy Baby Booties

Hand Knit Cowboy Baby Booties

If you’re looking for a unique baby gift for yourself or for a shower, look no further!  These cowboy/cowgirl hand knit baby booties will be a hit!  They are all knit from high quality yarns to become heirlooms in your family.  And what fun they are!  You can see all the details about each pair […]

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Wire Crochet Bracelet

Wire Crochet Bracelet

Cari Baker,  aka CrochetHooked, is not just a normal person.  She’s a tireless promoter of handmade.  She herself is a handmade artisan, who crochets with wire…  no mistake there, truly, with wire!  I can just barely crochet with yarn and can’t imagine even attempting to produce an even and stunning piece with something as unforgiving […]

Posted in: Jewelry
Blue Sea Glass Pendant

Blue Sea Glass Pendant

I love bright jewelry pieces, and am completely in awe of wire wrap.  I tried wire wrap once and ended up with something not quite as pretty as a ball of steel wool! This lovely pendant embraces color, style and talent in one glorious piece.  The blue sea glass stone is so vivid, and the […]

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Hand Knit Cream Mohair Baby Booties with Matching Headband

Hand Knit Cream Mohair Baby Booties with Matching Headband

I knit these darling booties using my great-grandmother’s pattern on size 1 needles. They are made of Paton’s Lacette yarn, (mohair/nylon/acrylic blend) and are incredibly soft. They can be machined washed, delicate cycle, cold water, then laid flat to dry. Booties are shown with ribbon ties and crocheted yarn ties. Both sets of ties are […]

Welcome Home Baby Qulit or Wall Hanging

Welcome Home Baby Qulit or Wall Hanging

I’ve named this quilt Welcome Home. Its cheerful tone would welcome anyone! The quilt is complete with hand-embroidered details – the smiling face on the sun, the swing in the tree, the latch on the front door, the lines in the stairs. The applique was done by machine, then the quilt was completely quilted by […]

Posted in: Quilts
Handmade Furry Jointed Teddy Bear

Handmade Furry Jointed Teddy Bear

This handmade toy teddy bear is so soft and silky. He stands just short of 13 inches (33 cm) tall to the tips of his ears.  He is made from polyester faux fur.  He has safety stay plastic eyes and a hand-embroidered nose and mouth.  The fronts of his ears and pads of his feet […]

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Handmade Rag Doll with Glasses!

Handmade Rag Doll with Glasses!

This handmade rag doll is Carol!  Carol is a freckle-faced brunette with stainless steel wire rim glasses.  She is wearing a lively knit shirt and black slacks. Carol’s doll-hair braids are tied with pail pink ribbon which has been stitched to stay tied.  Her hair is hand-sewn and knotted in place.  Her face is hand-drawn […]

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