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Embroidered charm in placemat

Add charm to fabric with the Basic Shape Creator

Today I'm going to share one more of the embroidery features in the PFAFF Creative 4.5. The quilter in me ...
Design being stitched out

Embroidering a quilt label with the PFAFF Creative 4.5

The PFAFF Creative 4.5 is ultimately an embroidery machine. While it does all of the little things this quilter wants ...
The blindhem foot

Perfect presser feet to make a zippered case

It's easier to keep your creativity flowing with all of the possibilities provided by the variety of presser feet included ...
Stitch start position lined up under needle

Using decorative stitches to make a selvage project

There are so many stitches to explore on the PFAFF Creative 4.5 that it's hard to know where to start! ...
PFAFF Creative 4.5 Sewing Machine

A Quilter’s Review of the PFAFF Creative 4.5

This machine is a dream come true for machine embroiderers. No question it has a lot of features to let ...
Quilt rolled and in machine

Quilting the Challenge Quilt

The past few days I have been getting the quilt top finished and ready for the quilting stage. It has ...
Free motion shapes

Free Motion Quilting Motifs

Now that the PFAFF Creative 4.5 sewing machine is all ready to go with the sensormatic foot in situ and ...
Sensormatic free motion foot on machine

Free Motion Quilting is like Doodling

Did you sit and doodle with pen and paper as a kid? In a way, free motion quilting is like ...
Satin stitch with taupe thread

Sewing the Applique Shapes to the Quilt

I spent a couple days going through the different decorative stitches on the PFAFF Creative 4.5 sewing machine and have ...
Handlook stitch menu

More Decorative Stitches on the PFAFF Creative 4.5

Last month I finished off my week on QUILTsocial by looking at some of the zigzag and satin stitches available ...
Zigzag squares all in a row

Decorative Stitches On The PFAFF Creative 4.5

With the blocks sewn into sections and the applique added to the quilt top, meeting the What’s Good for the ...
Multiple hexagon templates

Applique Patterns

Now that the quilt top is complete or at least in sections, it's time to add some applique to the ...
Designing tools

Designing Quilt Patterns

Now that the blocks have been created for the What’s Good for the Gal is Good for the Guy quilt ...
The Intertwined Block

Paper Piecing the Intertwined Block

Today, we make the third and final block of the What’s Good For the Gal is Good For the Guy ...
The hour glass block

Sewing The Hour Glass Block Together

I left off last month making the first block of the What’s Good For the Gal is Good For the ...
Triangles centered in corners

Sewing the Snowball Block – Part 2

Welcome back to the What's Good for the Gal is Good for the Guy quilt challenge. Yesterday, my plan was ...
Standard method for making a snowball block with squares in the corners

Sewing the Snowball Block

I’m all set to start sewing the snowball block today. This is block number one of three which I used ...
Needle threader in ready position

A little more on The Pfaff Creative 4.5 Sewing Machine

I know you're excited about watching me sew and quilt the What's Good for the Goose is Good for the ...
The Pfaff Creative 4.5 sewing machine

Introducing the Pfaff Creative 4.5 Sewing Machine

While I finalize the design for the What's Good For the Gal is Good for the Guy quilt, it's a good ...
Quilting Challenges

Quilting Challenges

Over the next 2 to 3 weeks of blogging, I'll be focusing on one project and one project only. How ...