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Stitch 7-065 has been stitched along the complete length of my seam

8 ways built-in decorative stitches add a lot of charm to your sewing

Thank you for following along this week as I played with a handful of the many built-in stitches on THE ...
Stitch 6-079

Utility Stitches vs Character/Decorative Stitches, what’s the difference?

Yesterday I explored faux applique stitching to embellish the seams of a table runner project, giving it the look of ...
Stitch 3-08 has been completed along the 3rd seam

Use built-in decorative stitches to create faux applique on your quilt

Yesterday I showed you how a few favorite built-in stitches on THE Dream Machine 2 have the power to make ...
The snowflake/floral stitch now embellishes the complete length of this seam

Built-in decorative stitches add a lot of punch to seamed strips of fabric

In yesterday's post, I reviewed the basics of machine applique using a built-in decorative stitch, choosing one from the very ...
Getting ready to machine applique my table runner on THE Dream Machine 2

Machine applique 101 on THE Dream Machine 2

Thank you for joining me this week as I explore THE Dream Machine 2 starting with its very basic capabilities. This is ...
Blanket or button hole stitch I started on a smaller project

4 tips for machine applique success every time!

Yesterday I tested the ¼" quilting foot that is provided with THE Dream Machine 2. An accurate ¼" seam is ...
THE Dream Machine 2

How to test the ¼” quilting foot for accuracy on any sewing machine!

Yesterday we discovered how the Character Decorative Stitch feature on THE Dream Machine 2 let's you quite simply add embellishments ...
Embellishment stitch added to the side of my pillow panel.

Character Decorative Stitch, 3 words that mean creative adventures for YOU

Yesterday I shared my 3 favorite features on THE Dream Machine 2. Today, I have yet another favorite to show ...
The extra large throat space on THE Dream Machine 2 will make working on those larger projects a breeze.

3 key features of THE Dream Machine 2

Yesterday I introduced you to this new machine that's just arrived at the Studio; we talked about the excitement of ...
THE Dream Machine 2

NEW! THE Dream Machine 2 – is this the ultimate sewing machine?

This week starts with a day of dreams. What better way to start this week than with the unveiling of ...
Appliqued cushion top with border added. Northcott Urban Elementz Applique.

How to use precut and prefused applique shapes for your quilting projects

I had such a great time yesterday reviewing these wonderful prefused applique packages that I just couldn't wait to get ...
A close up of some of the applique pieces, including a partial flower, a flower with stem, and a bird. Northcott Urban Elementz Applique.

Fussy cut no more! Using precut and prefused applique shapes

Today, we're going to discover the wonderful concept of precut and prefused applique pieces using fabric from Northcott's Urban Elementz collection that ...
Landscape table runner with a small black inner border, and a larger leaf outer border. Northcott Urban Elementz.

Easy borders add pizzazz to a table runner

It's amazing what fun easy borders can do to add extra pizzazz to our creative projects. Yesterday, we had such ...
Bottom of the tote is shown with nice professional looking boxed corners. Northcott.

Boxed corners give a summer tote a professional look

Using multi purpose prints to create an exciting summer tote bag is going to have you at the sewing machine ...
The top of the green dot strip is attached to the pillow case top with a machine sewn blanket stitch. Northcott Urban Elementz.

French seams hide raw edges on this fun and colorful pillow case

One of the things that I love about a new collection of fabric is having a choice of multi purpose ...
With the black inner border already added to the table topper center, the next step is to add our beautiful pieced piano key border made from the Urban Elementz Basix Collection by Northcott.

Why basic fabrics are so important to your quilting projects

Well, it's hard to believe that we're already at the fifth blog post entry of the week; and that means ...
The wonderful flower appliques made with Northcott's Urban Elementz Basix fabrics are positioned on the ends of the spring table runner.

How to applique a modern landscape tablerunner

Welcome back to some fun quilting time! Yesterday we made a fun kid's artist case that's bound to be a ...
The completed case which was made using the Urban Elementz Basix line of fabrics from Northcott measures 10" x 13" closed.

Northcott’s Urban Elementz Basix fabrics make a clever kid’s artist case

I just can't wait to make today's project using the extra piece of fabric panel left from yesterday's Little Artist ...
The finished Little Artist Apron made with Urban Elementz Basix fabrics from Northcott.

The impact of dots and fabric strips in making a fun child’s apron

In yesterday's post I introduced the Urban Elementz Basix Collection from Northcott Fabrics and we made a versatile flower block ...
A tabletopper being made with Northcott's Urban Elementz Basix fabric line.

Like dots? Then you’ll love the exciting Urban Elementz Basix fabrics

Like Dots? Then you'll love the exciting Urban Elementz Basiz Collection from Northcott Fabrics. Just click on this link to ...