July 29, 2015 in Tips & Tricks
Applique is so easy and fun! And, it's a great way to quickly add fun details, texture, and/or color! It is often used on kids clothing, but, don't limit yourself there...you'll find it on all kinds of sewn items: bags, quilts, adult clothing, table runners, and more!
Check out the tutorial video below to see 3 Simple Ways to Applique! I'll ...
February 27, 2015 in Projects
Heart + Ruffle + Applique = Adorable! You can apply this heart applique tutorial to shirts, bags, quilts, you name it! :)
On to the tutorial!
You'll need about a 9" square fabric and batting scrap, and 4" (of 44" width) fabric for the ruffle, a sewing machine, thread,
Print out the heart template. If you'd prefer to cut your fabric on the fold, fold ...
September 11, 2014 in Projects
I have some stressed out friends (sometimes myself included: read here) and am just starting to learn about the benefits of essential oils. Do you use essential oils? I have learned that lavender is a soothing/calming scent and have read that to calm you down or help you sleep, place a drop or 2 on the palm of your hands ...
April 4, 2013 in Tips & Tricks
I'm not sure the technical term for this technique, but for today we'll call it snip and tuck...sound good?
When using this type of applique, do not use fusible interfacing. You can use batting if you'd like or an extra piece of fabric for more depth. This technique works great with both big and small shapes.
Any chance I get, I love to ...
April 3, 2013 in Tips & Tricks
You can easily add a cute little applique to your baby gifts or other projects, and I am going to show you how with this little tutorial! May I just add, I'm not an expert on sewing machine applique, but, it's fun and it looks cute! If you have any tips/ideas or other techniques you'd like to share, please kindly ...
February 21, 2013 in General
My coworkers rock! They threw me a baby shower for my little Logan, expected arrival sometime late March! The gifts they gave me were homemade! So so sweet! I thought I would share them to inspire!
I was so impressed when I saw the teddy bear, besides the fact that it is so cute and snuggly, but, I wasn't sure how ...
August 27, 2012 in Find It / Buy It, General
Designer's Gallery's computer program MonogramWorks is great! Not only do you get 44 monogram fonts and several other frames and embellishments with the program, you also get on screen computer display, lots of layout flexibility, as well as, design combination, and other options like resize, rotate, and mirror!
Below is a 1-year-old onesie that I made using MonogramWorks! I bought the ...
November 4, 2011 in Tips & Tricks
I am sure I am not alone, at least I hope I am not alone. I have a newly 5 year old daughter and it if shimmers, glimmers, or sparkles it is a must for her wardrobe. I can't get through a quick shopping trip anywhere without an argument. If it sparkles, she will find it, and can't leave without ...
September 22, 2010 in Projects
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Fabulous accent pieces are what give a room a designer look. Use a design motif from a large print fabric to create a beautiful applique against a busy background fabric. Then, add a tiny bit of sparkle and watch the whole room light up!
April 8, 2010 in General, Projects
Create a handy tote for your favorite 9" x 13" casserole dish. Perfect for pot luck suppers or holiday get-togethers. It works with hot or cold dishes and even has a pocket for a serving spoon.