1-Hoop Wonder In-the-Hoop bag
Ever wish you could press a button on your sewing machine and it would sew a zipper for you? Or better yet, how about insert a zipper, line a small accessory bag in just one hooping, and stitch the whole thing together? Well, you can!
You will have to do a little finishing work but it can be an entirely no-sew finish!
After I posted the Snappy Glasses Cases, I was bombarded with requests for a version that would fit in a 5x7” hoop so here’s a new bevy of bags. Although they may look different, they’re all done from just one design!
Obviously you can change them up by using different fabrics, but a savvy embroiderer can skip color changes or repeat color changes to achieve a different effect.
Do you ever wonder where designers get their inspiration? Everywhere! The trick is to leave your mind open to possibility.
Recently I was inspired by a quilt that hangs in my bedroom and I wondered if I could duplicate it and then quilt it with one of the feathered quilt block designs. I wasn't really sure what I was going to make with it at that point, possibly some small wall hanging.
Have you noticed the explosion in "adult" coloring books? Personally, I get the relaxation that comes with a soothing, rhythmic practice like coloring plus there's that sense of creativity without requiring any drawing ability.
You can't imagine how astonished I was when I got the call that told me I won second place in my category on my Birth Month Flowers of the Year machine embroidered quilt in our local Tucson Quilters Guild annual Quilt Fiesta show just this past weekend!
Appliqué is a very versatile machine embroidery technique. Creating free-standing ornaments is fun and easy!
Digitizing an embossed monogram is so easy in Embrilliance StitchArtist. You can truly whip one up in minutes with these simple steps.
Whether you prefer to watch a YouTube video or read a blog post, I've got you covered here! Watch here or continue reading.
Do you love Halloween? Do you love quilting? Then this fun mini-quilt is for you!
After I introduced the Winter Friends Colored and Quilted Wall Hanging two years ago (has it been that long?!), embroiderers have asked for more of these projects to have one up each season. Sounded good to me—I just didn't expect it to take this long!
Did you ever start a project with only halfway working out the entire project? Or, have you ever done a similar project in the past and figured this one would work out the same way?
Well, that's what I did on this small crib-sized quilt.
I was rummaging around at the local Goodwill store to find items for testing embroidery designs and found a couple of nice sweaters for only $4 that I just couldn't pass up.
Can you believe we've arrived at month 9 in our year long Platinum Inspiration & Embroidery series? We've covered a ton of topics and if you've printed out all the lessons, projects, and worksheets, your binder is over an 1 1/2" thick!
This month's lesson takes a look at the physics of embroidery and why fill stitch designs are often the most problematic to stitch. Armed with this knowledge you'll make smarter decisions about your design and fabric combinations.
Month 6 – Holly & Poinsettia: 3D Flowers
In this lesson I'll use customizing software to repurpose embroidery designs to create a 3D effect. My instructions include the use of tools within the Embrilliance Essentials and Embrilliance Enthusiast programs, however, the process is quite simple and if you have other software, you should be able to follow along quite easily.