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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 ...
A blanket stitch was used to stitch the leaves and stems in place.

Decorative stitches add detail and dimension to machine applique!

Yesterday our banner found its voice as we added a sentiment using computer fonts or stencils and fusible web applique ...
Rough cut the pieces apart and then cut accurately on the drawn line

Enlarge, print, cut, fuse: successfully appliqueing letters to a quilt

In yesterday's post, we explored how to prepare fusible web applique for stitching for maximum success. Today we use the ...
Fuse the applique shapes in place on the background fabric

Fusible web applique – preparation for success

Yesterday I listed all the supplies we'll need to create a quilted spring banner. Are you all set? Let's go! ...
A selection of the supplies used to create your quilted spring banner

5 easy steps to making a quilted spring banner

Last month in my post Adding dimension to applique pieces using fabric markers, we learned how to accent a floral ...
Accent an applique with color

Adding dimension to applique pieces using fabric markers

Yesterday we colored some free motion quilting designs to instantly give the appearance of applique. For the final post this ...
What a difference color makes!

Color your free motion quilting for the instant look of applique

Yesterday I used a variety of methods to create our very own custom fabric simply and easily by drawing and ...
Coloring books can be a great source of design

5 ways to create your very own fabric designs using fabric markers

Yesterday we used a printed fabric to help us learn some basic fabric coloring skills. Today we use our FABRIC ...
Coloring everything to create a one of a kind print.

How coloring your fabric meets up with a fabulous quilting experience

Yesterday I talked about the fabulous ways to use FABRIC FUN Fabric Markers including some basic information on how to ...
FABRIC FUN Fabric Markers primary colors collection

How to use FABRIC FUN Fabric Markers in your next quilting project

One of my favorite things to do is coloring on fabric. FABRIC FUN Dual Tip Fabric Markers available at your local ...
A loop-de-loop design

Free motion quilting on THE Dream Machine 2

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we used the embroidery unit of THE Dream Machine 2 from Brother to applique and embroider an ...
The finished Easter embroidery in the hoop of THE Dream Machine 2 from Brother.

2 in 1: applique embroidery with THE Dream Machine 2

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I shared 3 simple steps to follow to see what your embroidery design will look like BEFORE ...
The finished bookmark

8 essential tips for embroidering free standing lace

This week on QUILTsocial I'm using THE Dream Machine 2 from Brother to make a sweet Easter door banner. I'll start ...
Stitch patterns on the back of Stitch-n-Steam used with striped fabric and the resulting texture

Using Stitch-n-Steam texturized fabric in your projects

Yesterday I showed you how to add some texture to fabric using Stitch-n-Steam by Unique. After sewing the Stitch-n-Steam to ...
Stitching completed on fabric and Stitch-n-Steam

The magic of Stitch-n-Steam

Yesterday I showed you to finish up the ellie mae tote bag using leftover pieces from another quilt project and HeatnBond ...
Finishing the ellie may tote bag

Finishing the ellie may tote bag

Yesterday I showed you how to adapt the ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern so you could use up some ...
Trim the strip sets so they are even along the edges.

Sewing the ellie mae tote bag – my way!

Yesterday I showed you a few of the essential notions and quilting tools from brands like UNIQUE, Heirloom, Gütermann and the ...
ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern #K177

A box-ful of essential notions for all your sewing and quilting needs

It's always so exciting when the delivery truck shows up at the door with a big box of supplies! The ...