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.
Vending at different sewing and craft shows gives me the opportunity to see what's going on in my industry.
Otherwise, as solo-preneur working from home, I pretty much have my nose to the grindstone making new products, maintaining my website, writing new blog posts, creating new YouTube videos, managing my social media, and all the other things that go along with running a business that I can be pretty oblivious to what's happening "out there.
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!
Remember those delicate fragile family heirloom Christmas ornaments that you were never allowed to touch as a kid? Now you can get that same shiny look with your embroidery machine and a small bit of Mylar. And they can't shatter on the floor!
Digitizing an embossed monogram is so easy in Embrilliance StitchArtist. You can truly whip one up in minutes with these simple steps.
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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.
May is the eleventh month in our Birth Month Flowers of the Year series and therefore the next to last block in this block of the month quilt.