Harry Potter Quilt is DONE!

Exactly one year later, the Harry Potter Bookcase quilt is done! Stop by the index to see the finished quilt, find free embroidery files, learn the how and the why, and download applique templates. (Yay!)

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Jack Skellington Quilted Fan Art

Take a look at the Jack Skellington Fan Art wall quilt made for a swap! There’s an Oogie Boogie Embroidered quilt label too!

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Zelda Stained Glass Machine Embroidered Shirt

This Machine Embroidered Fan Art was truly a labor of love. See all of TBZ’s history with the project, the process of creating and it and download the .pes files if you dare!

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The Restore My Faith in Humanity Project

I need some goodwill! So much so I’m willing to trade this ultra soft cuddly love quilt for it. Stop by this post in early December and tell me your story and I might pick you to send the quilt to!

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Free! Wonder Woman Cross Stitch Pattern

Stop by this blog post to pick up a my Lynda Carter fan art cross stitch pattern!

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Fiber Art

Quilts, Bags, Home Decoration, Costumes, and MORE! See all of Susan’s fiber projects. Many of them include links to the patterns, tips, instructions, and tutorials.


All Other Mediums

Want to see what else Susan can do? Visit this portfolio to see all sorts of other mediums. You’ll find Photography projects, Pencil Drawings, Sculptures and other odds and ends.

Patterns, How-Tos, and Reviews

Tutorials! Reviews! Patterns! Inspiration! It’s all here. Susan loves showing you her favorite tricks to empower you to try new things. Come on by and see the library of complete project instructions.

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Want to know more about Susan? Find out about her favorite things, professional experiences, awards and other acknowledgements, as well as the origin of the TheBoredZombie.com.

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TBZ goes to Japan: Sashiko, Tie Dye, and Silk

The last two days have been a bit of a whirlwind through Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kyoto. We’ve seen some stunning and inspiring traditional textile work and met some wonderful and chatty artists. Please enjoy this this picture heavy post! (Special Note: I’ve...

TBZ goes to Japan: Fabric Shopping and Shrines

For our last few days in Tokyo, we visited a few shrines and lots of fabric shopping. First we stopped at Quilt Party, Yoko Saito’s shop. It is super cute with lots of fun fabric, eye candy books, bag hardware, and interesting notions. Like any good quilter in a...


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