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A hand embroidered quilt label by Carla Canonico

4 ways to transfer embroidery designs to fabric

Transferring designs to fabric Yesterday on QUILTsocial I talked about 3 great uses for WonderFil’s Eleganza thread – Sashiko, hand ...
Brother NQ3500D completed quilt label

Brother NQ3500D makes custom embroidered quilt labels easier than ever

Welcome back! I have a confession to make: I couldn’t do it. In yesterday's post, introducing Brother’s NQ3500D sewing, quilting and embroidery ...
Put a piece of painters tape down quilt sandwich to help keep embroidery stitches straight.

How to hand quilt an embellished table runner

Yesterday we put together the primary elements to our hand quilted table runner using zippers and wool felt to create ...
Hand made table runner with wool felt, embroidery thread and zippers.

Create a hand quilted table runner using wool felt and embroidery

In today's post we're going to step away from the sewing machine and have some fun making a hand quilted ...
Completed label, ready to attach to quilt

How to make a quilt label with the PFAFF Creative Sensation Pro

I feel like I go on and on about labels, stressing their importance yet I see so many quilts on ...
More than just a pretty design

3 top features of the PFAFF Creative Sensation Pro

It doesn't matter what the temperature gauge says or the calendar, once Labor Day is over and the kids are ...
The label a bit further along in the embroidery process and a clear look at the metallic thread in the bells.

5 items to include on your quilt label

The most important, yet most neglected part of the quilt Go ahead, admit it... You made quilts, finished them and ...
Folksy fabric selection

50 ways to keep a quilter happy while on vacation 37, 36, 35, 34

How is your summer so far? I hope you're having fun and hope this list of 50 way to keep ...
7 Quilting design elements to add personality

7 Quilting design elements to add personality

Before we reveal the two quilts for the What's Good for the Gal, is Good for the Guy quilt challenge ...
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 ...
Is it wrong to LOVE a sewing machine?

Is it wrong to LOVE a sewing machine?

In this update on What's Good for the Gal is Good for the Guy quilt challenge, my heart is all ...
Machine Embroidered Memory Pillow

Machine Embroidery on a Cool Memory Pillow

I love words and I love incorporating words or letters into my projects if I can. What better way to ...
Quilted Snowflake

Quilted Snowflake

This week, we've been exploring a variety of machine cutwork techniques while making lacy snowflakes, glittery snowflakes, snowflake quilt blocks, ...
Sewing a Stained Glass Snowflake

Sewing a Stained Glass Snowflake

Have you ever tried sewing a stained glass snowflake? Cutwork is a needlework technique where portions of fabric are cut ...
Snowflake Quilt Block

Snowflake Quilt Block

We've been having a "hole" lot of fun learning how to make cutwork snowflakes by machine. They may look like ...
Glittery Snowflake

Glittery Snowflake

Have you ever noticed how snow appears to sparkle on a bright, sunny day? Let’s bring some of that wintry ...
Lacy snowflake in the window

Lacy Snowflake

For many of us, winter means snow. While we may not enjoy shovels and slush, there is something so magnificent ...
Close-up of butterfly

Thread painting with Tutti and Konfetti

Ready...Set...Go! We are finally ready to get stitching. As I mentioned on Monday, when you are thread painting (or doing ...
Embroidery supplies to go with WonderFil threads

Experimental Embroidery with WonderFil Threads

Handwork and the train Like I said the last time I was blogging, I always like to take along a ...
Quilted postcards, also called artist trading cards, can become quite a cherished collection. It reminds us of our 'textile' or 'quilting' friends and satisfies that fabric obsession we have - right?

How to Make a Quilted Postcard

Quilted postcards are so much fun to make. It really gives you the freedom to express your creative ideas on ...