Whip up some really fast ornaments you can hang anywhere, anytime! They aren't just for Christmas trees!
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This month's project we're going quick and easy with lovely little double drawstring bags with French seams sewn in sheer fabrics. I used chiffon for the yellow bag with the marigold and batiste for the all white bag with the cosmos. Wouldn't these make beautiful hostess gifts for a bride's breakfast?
Before I got into embroidery, I was a multimedia developer using such programs as Flash, Director, and Authorware. When we apply the term multimedia to embroidery, we generally mean "mixed media"—incorporating other techniques or products with machine embroidery.
Join us for a year's worth of embroidery classes based on "A Year of Flowers," which is a collection of flowers of the month digitized as appliqué, redwork, and fill stitches.
Each month we'll discuss a different topic and have a project. These designs were originally designed as a block-of-the-month quilt but as you'll see during the classes, they can be used for much more!
Of course, you'll be able to ask questions and post pictures of your projects.
I have to say, this is one of my favorite quilts I've made! This vibrant southwest quilt showcases 5 machine embroidered appliqué designs.
Did you ever want to make your own embroidery designs but you don't want to digitize?
Well you can when using and combining simpler, small elements into your own compositions. Building Block designs were digitized specifically for this purpose. They are simpler, smaller elements with fewer color changes designed for combining into your own masterpieces.
Looking for something fun and fast? How about this bright and cheerful snack mat? Slightly larger than the popular mug rug, this rectangular mini-placemat at 12" x 9.5" is the perfect size for snacks or desserts.
And wouldn't it be the perfect table dressing for a birthday party? Or how about a set of 4 for some special little girl for hosting her own tea parties?
Owls are hot! And have been for a few years now. This owl-themed purse or mini-reader bag is full of features and is perfect for toting your iPad mini and smaller Nook, Kindle or other reader.
I love appliqué! And what I love best is how you can change the look of the design by changing the fabric. Fabric can add pattern and texture that's just not possible with thread alone. And, it can work on fabrics that are otherwise not embroiderable like fishnet.
When I saw this collection of super cute penguin artwork, I knew I had to have it and I knew I had to do it as appliqué. With the proliferation of economically priced digital cutters, appliqué has suddenly gotten much easier!
Embroidery friends have been after me to do one of those pieced embroidered quilts that have become so popular—you know, one of those over sized scenes that are broken into little squares for embroidering in a small hoop and then pieced into a giant embroidered quilt.
While I do admire them, all I could think of was all that stitching for the sample I'd have to make and it just totally turned me off.
Do you have one collection you continually turn to for projects? I do! One of my favorites is Gingery Christmas because it was designed around projects.
Did you ever start out with an idea for a project that evolved into something totally different? That's what happened with these Halloween Luminaries!
I was looking for reflective (glow-in-the-dark) fabric and couldn't find what I had in mind. Then I thought of the recent embroidery club I taught on stitching on paper, metal, and wood.