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The New Baby Lock Lineup

August 26, 2015 in Machines

Katherine Baby Lock has introduced six new machines that will take your sewing, quilting, and embroidery to the next level! Keep reading to meet Baby Lock's new products. The Baby Lock Aventura Sewing and Embroidery machine will guide you on your next creative journey. This awesome machine offers advanced features and Baby Lock IQ Technology making every step easier. With two-way connectivity, quick-set ...

3 Ways to Applique!

July 29, 2015 in Tips & Tricks

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 2.49.48 PM 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 ...

Celebrate National Serger Month!

April 24, 2015 in News

Serger Month logo copy Whoop whoop, it's National Serger Month! Sergers are so much fun...like, SO.MUCH.FUN! They're so fast and efficient, and they give such a professional look! Baby Lock sergers with Jet-air Threading™ or ExtroidinAir™ make them even more awesome, making threading a breeze! Don't know what a serger is? Check out this post! Sergers are very practical when it comes to finishing ...

DIY Heart Pillows for Nana

February 3, 2015 in Projects

027 copy Happy heart month, sweet sewists! My daughter is getting to the age (4 yrs.) where crafting is starting to be really fun for me...I mean her! :) So, I thought it could be fun to start making little throw pillow covers with her for Nana and MawMaw for specific holidays that could be used for festive decorations. We started with Valentine's day! First, I ...

T-Shirt Quilt Revamped!

January 7, 2015 in Projects

tshirt quilt Happy 2015! T-shirt quilts are so cool and full of memories! Annnnd, you get to make great use of those old t-shirts you just can't bear to throw away! They may be a little time consuming to create (a really fun kind of time consuming, of course) but, they aren't too difficult to make! Back in November 2011, I posted a ...

Cover Hemming with the Ovation

December 29, 2014 in News, Tips & Tricks

098 Hello hello! We're going to talk Cover Hem stitching today with the Baby Lock Ovation Serger (and you can follow this tutorial with the Baby Lock Evolution, as well)! It is super convenient to have the cover stitch available on your serger! I am going to show you how to set your machine up for the Cover/Chain stitch. It takes a little ...

Using Decorative Thread with a Serger

December 9, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

085 copy Serging is so fun, isn't it?! I think it's even more fun when you can use it for more than just finishing seams! I was at a Baby Lock event and was shown how to use a heavy decorative thread and a serger cover stitch to create my own decorative stitch and design on fabric! I learned on the beautiful ...

Make a Cinch Backpack Bag with a T-Shirt!

November 3, 2014 in Projects

Cinch Bag copy Christmas is coming and these drawstring backpack bags (or cinch bags) make really great, personalized gifts! Did you know that Americans spend about $450 billion on Christmas gifts every year (resource here). I learned about an idea 2 years ago called Advent Conspiracy and it proposes the idea of celebrating Christmas differently by giving special, relational gifts and not spending ...

DIY Gathered Key Fob Tutorial

October 13, 2014 in Projects

IMG_3497 These adorable key fobs are really easy to sew! They make really great gifts, as well! Here's what you need for this key fob tutorial: 2 cut strips of fabric 15" by 2" (can be the same fabric or coordinating) 1 - 1.5" wide by 30-40" long strip of fabric (for the ruffle) 1 - 15" by 2" strip of an interfacing or I ...
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Fun Halloween Project Ideas

September 25, 2014 in Inspiration

Halloween Hexagon Table Runner Believe it or not (I'm trying to pretend like summer is still going strong...), Halloween is right around the corner, and there are so many fun and easy tutorials out there that are perfect for this time of year! Today, I'd like to share some spooktacular project ideas to help get you in the mood for some Halloween sewing. A quick story ...
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