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The simple essentials travel tote with a monogrammed 'M' featuring fabric from Northcott Fabric, Black and White and A Dash of Color

Simple Essentials Travel Tote is sew easy to make for gifting

Yesterday I shared the mini stockings for the holiday countdown, but there are other items that can be made ahead ...
Stockings, stockings and more stockings with Gütermann Metallic Threads and Northcott Holiday Collections fabric

Mini Holiday Countdown Stockings are sew easy to make

Take time over the holidays to savor all of the special moments with family and celebrate each day leading up ...
2 fabulous festive felt projectsmade using DMC Embroidery Floss, Kunin Rainbow ClassicFelt, PrestoFelt, Hi-tak Glue, Heirloom Quality Crewel Embroidery Needles, Sulky Holoshimmer

2 fabulous felt projects to make your holidays sew much easier

Yesterday we talked about the use of fabric, decorative machine embroidery thread and a little time spent quilting to make ...
Sulky and Gütermann specialty threads add glamour to our quilting

Specialty threads – oh the fun!

All this week I've been talking about pairing SCHMETZ needles with Sulky and Gütermann threads according to the sewing task. I ...
A selection of Gütermann rayon thread

Rayon thread – beautiful silk-like lustre

All this week we have been looking into perfect needle pairings for a variety of Sulky and Gütermann threads. Yesterday ...
A selection of Sulky and Gütermann polyester threads

Polyester thread – durable beauty

We had a great time yesterday learning about Perfect Pairings for our SCHMETZ needles and Sulky and Gütermann cotton threads ...
Sulky Cotton Blendables thread adds subtle charm

Cotton thread: versatility and variety

Welcome back to day two of our exploration of perfect pairings for SCHMETZ needles with our Sulky and Gütermann threads ...
A selection of Schmetz needles that can be used for quilting

Perfect Pairings – needles and threads work together for successful quilting

The thread that we choose to construct and quilt our quilts with is truly as important as the fabric and ...
Baste the ruffle to the cushion front.

A gourmet finish for a quilted designer cushion

This week has been so much fun as we have learned how to express pretty words through quilting using the ...
Just add a stem or vine if you stray off a line.

Making quilted words pop – it’s all about the thread

Welcome back. Yesterday was such a fun day! We set up our machines for free motion quilting, did our first ...
Sewing machine ready for free motion quilting.

Quilting words – so much to say using Gütermann Dekor thread!

I hope you've been having fun getting ready to free motion quilt words and more for a designer cushion. Was ...
Cushion front marked, layered and pin basted

Mark, layer, baste, easy preparation for machine quilting

Quality materials and good preparation are the keys to successful machine quilting. Yesterday we gathered our supplies and cut our ...
Say it with free motion quilting - designer cushion

Say it with free motion quilting, a designer cushion

Free motion quilting is one of my favorite things to do and I'm always exploring new and exciting variations. I ...
The finished pot holders

6 essential tips for sewing bias binding on a tight curve

It's the end of the week and time to wrap up our appliqued pot holder project. The pattern is called ...
PIvoting with the needle in the work

6 tips for blanket stitching applique shapes you want to know

Welcome back. Another tip filled day as we get one step closer to finishing the pot holders. The pattern I'm ...
A sharp pair of scissors results in smoother edges and no frayed edges.

4 TIPS for cutting and fusing applique shapes

Welcome back. How did the tracing go? Hopefully, the tips from yesterday made the process a lot easier to do ...
Using a light tablet to provide greater contrast for the lines when tracing

2 tips to make prepping a paper pattern much easier!

Welcome back. Did you have a chance to gather your supplies? I've got more great tips for you as I ...
Stitching in the ditch beside the lines of hand embroidery stitches

Quilting a hand embroidered piece and making doll clothes, is so much fun!

Welcome back. The week is already over. How did that happen? Hopefully, you've enjoyed the week with all the tips ...
Start and end your lines of quilting under the flange if you have one.

11 essential tips for machine quilting

Welcome back! I hope you liked the discussion on which way you should cut your binding strips in yesterday's post ...
Finished Welcome Spring quilted banner

Tear away stabilizer, batting and binding to finish Welcome Spring banner

Yesterday we had a wonderful time using decorative stitches to add depth and dimension to our machine applique. Now it's ...