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Stitch 2.1.4 stitched on patchwork.

Using Handlook Stitches on the quilt expression 720 for quilting patchwork

The rain is on its way and I'm starting to get in the mood to enjoy a few rainy days ...
Quilted patchwork cushion and PFAFF quilt expression 720 machine.

Honoring Earth Day: use your stash to make a quilted patchwork cushion

Spring cleaning is so popular this time of year and what better way to tidy your sewing room than to ...
Quilted front of the umbrella cushion

Adding quilted details using the PFAFF quilt expression 720

Embracing the cheerful decorating possibilities that spring brings, this week I'm making a quilted umbrella cushion. In yesterday's post, I ...
Quilted umbrella cushion

Celebrating spring with a cheery quilted umbrella cushion

It feels like spring is taking a long time to arrive this year, at least where I live. I'm actually ...
The Umbrella Cushion Cover inspiring rain, so precious in the spring!

Handlook Stitches and Patchwork Program on the PFAFF quilt expression 720

In preparation for Earth Day on April 22, 2019, Sarah Vanderburgh of Sew Joy has designed a quilted cushion cover ...
Rock City checkerboard star table runner

Smaller checkerboard stars sparkle as a quilted table runner

Whether it's a season for gift giving or not, quilters always seem to have a stash of irresistible fat quarters ...
Quarter star points turning clockwise

Rock City batiks rock the back of the quilted cushion!

Making a cushion cover is a quick gift to give or a simple way to add something handmade to your ...
Modern checkerboard star quilted cushion cover

Modern checkerboard star pieced cushion cover

Rock City batiks by Northcott are coming to stores this month. Definitely a holiday treat for quilters - I could ...
Stitching out one of the built-in embroidery designs

Using the embroidery features on the Designer Brilliance 80

Did you like my learning curve yesterday? I explored working with flimsy fabric and the Seam/Overcast Stitch to make gift ...
Basting the zipper to the project

How the creative icon does half the work for you when adding a zipper

I’m back for the last post of the week, have you tried the mitered corner technique I showed you yesterday? ...
It's easy to make mitered corners with the creative icon

8 easy steps to perfect mitered corners

This week is all about making attractive cushions for holiday gifts, and yesterday I shared 3 reasons why embroidering text ...
Bon Voyage cushions make great gifts and are easy to make

3 reasons why embroidering text has become an obsession for me

It's so important to prepare your fabric, stitches and stabilizer for successful machine embroidery, as I explained yesterday. Pretty quickly, ...
Now go ahead and have fun choosing designs!

6 essential steps for successful machine embroidery using the creative icon

Have you sorted your fabric to make the 3 cushion ideas I mentioned yesterday? With more than 800 embroidery designs ...
Play with panels and fabrics to perfect your skills

PFAFF creative icon and Chloe fabrics make excellent cushion ideas a cinch

I thought I should use this week's blog posts to present 3 cushion ideas to spark your imagination using the PFAFF ...
Sew ends of cording fabric together.

How to make and apply covered cording properly

Yesterday I showed you how to sew the strips together and quilt the bench pillow top. Today I'll show you how ...
Stitch with lightweight or monofilament (invisible) thread.

Arrange strips, sew and spray baste, finishing up a garden cushion cover

Yesterday I listed the materials necessary to sew some strips to create your own version of this bench pillow, so perfect for a ...
Bench cushion

Making a cushion cover for the porch

Yesterday I showed you how to use some 10" fabric squares along with Therm Fleece to make some attractive and ...
Front sides of the two batik quilted cushion covers.

4 quilted churn dash blocks are better than 1!

Thanks for joining me for twice the fun this week! The beautiful and new line of fabric, Mary, of Banyan ...
Mary Batik churn dash quilted cushion cover

Making a dashing Mary Batik churn dash cushion cover

Glad you're here! Today we will double the fun with a second quilted cushion cover. In yesterday's post, we quilted ...
This week's quilted cushion cover pattern using the newest batik, Mary, and Ketan both of Banyan Batiks.

Mary batiks and a star design steal the show in quilted cushion cover

The possibilities of batik fabrics! In yesterday's post, we created the quilt block that is the focus of the batik ...