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Tutu Cute Tutorial!

August 27, 2012 in Projects

    Ever wonder how to make one of these tulle tutus? They're really easy to make! You'll need, rolls of 6" wide tulle (I've bought these at Hobby Lobby; it's easier to cut strips from a roll of the exact width. How many rolls depends on how many colors you use...I used 5 colors (orange, pink, green, blue, and yellow)), and ...

Oh, the things you can do with MonagramWorks!

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 ...

by Susan G

Fun with MonogramWorks

June 15, 2012 in General, Tips & Tricks

I have many out of town friends who have been asking me to monogram items for them on my Ellure Plus. I found a way to show them samples of the fonts/options in the software I have, MonogramWorks.  I create their monogram in a variety of fonts on one screen in the program and take a picture of my computer screen.  I ...

by Susan G

Embroidered Summer Tote Tutorial

May 23, 2012 in Projects

  With Summer approaching I often get excited to change my wardrobe and, of course, rotate all my summer bags and purses.  Some of my totes and purses have been used for years, so this year I decided to make one.  Using my Ellure Plus, I knew I could sew and embroider a cute bag in very little time!  I also need graduation, shower, and birthday ...

by Susan G

Make an Embroidered Family Tree Pillow

April 13, 2012 in News

My grandma recently turned 96 years old.  I was trying to think of the perfect gift for her.  I decided to use my Ellure Plus and embroider a family tree on a pillow sham.  Grandma Billie has 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and 33 great grandchildren.  I simply purchased a quilted pillow sham for the project.  I decided to use a different color ...

Adding Creativity to Your T-Shirt Quilt – Part II

December 11, 2011 in Projects

In Part 1, we discussed making a  basic t-shirt quilt with no sashing between t-shirts, no batting, a microfleece (or other fabric) backing, and no binding. In Part 2, we are discussing other options and creative touches. Items to discuss in Part II of Making a T-Shirt Quilt: 1. Making Creative Squares 2. Mixing applique in 3. Printing a picture on fabric and using ...

by Susan G

Sew it begins. . . The Allure of the Ellure Plus

December 7, 2011 in Machines

My sister, Mary, and I grew up in St. Louis and are now stay at home moms in the Milwaukee area. While our husbands joke that the monogramming/embroidering trend in St. Louis is a little over the top (“People even monogram their cars!”), we have always thought a personalized item for a new baby or friend’s birthday is a nice ...

by Stacey

The Easy Way To Add Bling

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 ...

by Stacey

A Backpack Transformation

August 19, 2011 in Tips & Tricks

Just in time for the first day of school..... The new school year started for us and I couldn’t find a backpack I liked for my daughter.  So when I can’t find something; I make it!  I was able to find a plain canvas backpack from eco gear and a quick stop at that craft store for a few D-rings, snap ...

by Stacey

How to Customize a Dog Collar!

August 11, 2011 in Projects

Recently a friend of mine told me how her little dog Snickers needed a new collar.  She wanted to try to find him a collar that he could wear and that she wouldn’t have to worry about him getting his dog tag caught and him getting hurt.  Snickers is micro chipped, but she still wanted her contact information available so ...
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