I store my sewing and quilting fabric in a china cabinet. The glass doors keep dust out, and at the same time, they let me see what’s inside. I love walking into my studio and seeing a rainbow of fabric. What I didn’t like, was how messy the fabric looked inside the cabinet. I had originally wrapped the fabric around flat pieces of cardboard. That worked great at first…but overtime the cardboard got slouchy and
Whether you are new to the world of embroidery or you’ve been embroidering for years, buying a new embroidery machine can be overwhelming. There are so many brands and models to choose from. How do you pick the right one? The answer is: Test Drive, Test Drive, Test Drive. Every chance you can sit down and sew/embroider on the different brands/models of machines. If you live by a dealer, visit the dealer and sit in
Today’s tutorial is how to embroider on wood. Yes, wood. It’s unexpected and makes a fabulous gift. People will be amazed that you stitched on wood. The trick to this is Balsa wood. noun: balsa wood a very lightweight wood used in particular for making models and rafts. the fast-growing tropical American tree from which this wood is obtained. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make monogrammed jewelry box. Here’s what you’ll need.
Recently, a customer asked me what I thought about a particular brand of embroidery thread. That’s such a great question, so I thought I’d share my answer here with all of you. In my opinion, there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ brand of embroidery thread. Just like there are lots of different sewing machine makes and models, there are many different brands of thread and you just have to find the brand that works for
Recently I had the pleasure of quilting a Double Wedding Ring Quilt for a customer. The more I worked on this quilt..the more I fell in love with it myself. The amazing colors of the rings….. The feathers that I quilted in the middle of each ring…. And each time I rolled the quilt and looked at the back…. my heart was just sooo happy. It truely was hard to give this one back to