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What style of lettering?

Monday, January 30th, 2012

There are so many options when stitching lettering on any project you are making? So, how do you know which one is the best to choose? Ultimately the decision is up to you and what you like the best, but keep in mind the type of project and what theme you are wanting to show […]


Hang onto those stashes!

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

I have lots of stashes of various bits and pieces of items in my sewing room – fabric scraps, ribbon, beads, buttons and who-knows what else. At times when I’m sorting through things, I often wonder to myself, “Do I really need to keep all this stash of stuff?” And usually I end this mental […]


Just make your own fabric!

Friday, March 26th, 2010

When I started thinking about this little purse/clutch that I wanted to stitch, I had an idea of what fabric I wanted to use. Did I have such a piece of fabric in my hands? Uh, no. The solution: create it! I sandwiched a piece of batting between two layers of poly satin. Using my […]


Adorable Fabric Origami Baskets

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

I ran across this post via twitter last week and decided I would give these little fabric origami baskets a try for some Valentine’s goodies I needed to make. They are so cute and worked great! I can see making them for all kinds of things! So I cut out 10″ squares of Snow White […]


If it works with paper, why won’t it work with fabric?!

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

I’ve been playing with envelope templates and printing various sizes on paper and decided that I had to try a fabric envelope! If it works with fabric, why won’t it work with fabric?! Normally I stick to the same kind of projects, but every once in a while I have to try something different and […]


Change your needle!

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Believe it or not, sewing machine needles are not intended to last forever. The little mechanism that holds the needle in place on your sewing machine has a screw that tightens and loosens. That means you are able to take out the old needle and put in a new one. As I pulled my needle […]


Oh how I love embroidery software!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Ok, I admit, it’s been a while since I’ve really sat down and played with my computer embroidery software. Yes, I use it several times a week, if not everyday to open designs, resize, send designs to the machine, etc. But those are just the basic, everyday uses that it is capable of doing. I […]


Digging out that tear away stabilizer!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Tear away stabilizer is one of my most widely used stabilizers when I’m stitching embroidery designs. As long as the fabric is appropriate for this stabilizer, I love using it! But sometime it can be a challenge to get out all the little pieces of stabilizer on the back on the design after the stitching […]


Pink suede and minkee blanket

Friday, July 17th, 2009

A customer wanted a blanket created with pink suede and zebra minkee fabric to which I thought, “No problem, I can do that!”. What we decided to do was do one side minkee and the other side suede with swirls quilted to hold the layers together and bind it with pink satin. Not too difficult, […]


Minkee Fabric – It’s a love/hate relationship!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Ah, yes – Minkee!!! It’s that luxurious fabric that you just love to rub your hand over and over again! It feels so good that you can’t resist purchasing it! But reality sets in when you start to cut the fabric and stitching with it! Suddenly your great love affair with this fabric is diminishing […]

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