March Echidna P.I.E. Embroidery Project & Lesson

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.


Our project doesn’t get much simpler—I’ve used the embroidery designs as art and simply stretched the embroidered fabric over some purchased mini painter’s canvases and hot glued ribbon around the edge. This is a great way to show off your embroidery while perking up your decor and it makes a great gift.


  • How stitches affect fabric and vice versa
  • A simple way to use embroidery for decorating
  • A creative way to use test sewouts

If you’ve been “doing the P.I.E” since it started last July, you will have expanded your embroidery skills and knowledge exponentially! It’s not too late to start!


  • Daffodil fill stitch designs – all sizes.
  • “Embroidery As Art” project instructions and “The Fill Stitch” lesson instructions – PDF


The full collection is sold separately and includes the birth month flower for April, the daffodil, in three styles: redwork, filled, and applique. The designs are optimized for a 200 x 200mm sewing field and also split for smaller hoops (5×7″ recommended). The daffodil collection includes 24 designs.


While I create and produce the Echidna P.I.E. lessons and projects, they are ONLY available from Echidna for their Platinum members. Non-platinum members can purchase the designs from Echidna or from me. Platinum members do get a discount.

Echidna P.I.E. lesson, project, & designs at Echidna

Echidna PIE Update Notice

  • Please note the dates on this post.
  • This Echidna PIE series is now complete and is available as a single download that includes:
    • 12 lessons and projects (412 paged PDF book)
    • 220 embroidery designs
    • templates for appliques
    • plus a bonus project
  • All for only $99


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