Mix it Up Makeables - Karen
Hi! I'm Karen, the Chief Maker at Mix It Up Makeables. I am a blogger, entrepreneur, designer, developer, and overall creative thinker. Welcome.!


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Embroidery Running Stitch
There is another video tutorial up today on the video tutorial section of MixItUpMakeables. Sometimes an embroidery pattern will say to do the running stitch and you might be wondering just what that is!

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basting small hexagons
When I first started english paper piecing, small hexagons were on the scary list. I didn't even want to tackle that challenge. After making plenty of 1" hexagon projects I finally was ready to give it a try. Along the way I figured out a few things by trial and error that make small hexagons much easier.

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Hexagon Tips - Mix It Up Makeables
This is the second installment on the Mix It Up Blog Hexagon Tips. Today I would like to address the subject of thread color with hexagons. Specifically, what color thread to use in the whip stitch. Sometimes you might have...

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Christmas Tree Hexagon
Mix it Up Makeables has two hexagon patterns in the shop. If you have never done English Paper Piecing, then the Christmas Tree is the best project to start with. For those of you that are experienced with hexagons, the Hexi Zig-Zag will be a fun challenge.

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Embroidery BackstitchMany of our patterns have embroidery stitches, and we have a new video tutorial for the backstitch. You may already know how to do this embroidery stitch, but just in case you don't, we put together a tutorial.

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PDF Patterns vs. Paper Patterns
What a great way to start the new year! I'm going to start a controversy over which I think is better, paper or download. I hope you all had a great New Year and that 2014 is even better than 2013. Ok, lets get started...

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Freezer Paper vs. Fusible Web Appliqué
There are many patterns at Mix it Up Makeables that use appliqué. Each pattern comes with a template that can be used with either freezer paper or fusible web. The question is, why use one over the other?

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Mix It Up Makeables Giveaway
Christmas is coming next week Tomorrow! and in the spirit of giving we are having had a giveaway.!  Read on to find out who won.

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Sheep Applique ~ MixItUp
Mix It Up Makeables launches just in time for Christmas! If you are looking for a last minute handmade gift, we have the patterns you need. These downloadable patterns feature applique, embroidery, and some even have hexagons!

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