inspiration Archives - Totally Stitchin

by Stacey

Simplified Survivor Quillow

October 5, 2011 in Projects - Featured

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, I wanted to see if there was a way I could give back to my community. Breast Cancer has affected those close to me, as well as those close to my friends and family. These simplified instructions would be a great project for a Girl Scout Troop or Women's Auxiliary League. Download this project

by debbie

Autumn Leaf Napkin Ring

November 10, 2010 in Projects

This Autumn Leaf Napkin Ring project is the perfect complement to the Autumn Leaf Napkins from Gifts Galore Interactive. Take a cup of hot tea to your favorite room and spend an afternoon creating these napkin rings to add to your table. Download this project

by Stacey

Happy Halloween!!

October 28, 2010 in General

Halloween is only a few days away and children (and parents) all around are scurrying to get ready for Halloween night.  Carving jack-o-lanterns, filling the Halloween candy bowl (and trying not to eat any) and finding the last minute touches for their costumes.  I have made costumes for my daughter in the past, but with a new baby in the ...

by debbie

Breast Cancer Embroidery Design

October 7, 2010 in Giveaways

Download this flower-of-hope embroidery design created for National Breast Cancer Awareness month. It's perfect to add to the pocket of a tote, quillow, t-shirt. Whether it's for yourself of someone you know, the important thing is to keep hope alive in the fight against breast cancer. Be sure to share on Facebook the ways you used this design to help ...

by Stacey

My Trip to Baby Lock HQ

October 5, 2010 in General

A few months ago, after a reply to a Facebook post, I was invited to the Baby Lock corporate office to meet with the people behind Baby Lock. I never knew that their home office was almost in my back yard.  Upon my arrival, I hear “Gus’s Pretzels are here” (a St. Louis favorite soft pretzel stick), everyone decked out in ...

by Joi

Inspiration for Sewing

September 17, 2010 in General

Most sewers are aware that September is National Sewing Month. As I reflect on all the sewing I have done, I realize I have sewn for 28-29 years ( I was 5 or 6 whenI started) and I have sewn professionally for over half my life (18 years).  I love it sew much that I could not imagine not sewing something ...

by KellyC

Inspirational Ideas

September 14, 2010 in General

Inspiration for me is a feeling I get when I see something really creative, interesting, or beautiful that sparks a desire to sew. I am inspired by many things...too many to name. I spend the last 3 months living in New York City taking classes and interning with Simplicity Pattern Company. I had inspiration everywhere around me. The way people ...

Meet Stacy Michell

July 20, 2010 in News

Every artist or designer has a completely unique perspective. But occasionally, an artist’s talents, experiences, and circumstances come together perfectly, allowing him or her to carve out a truly unique place in the world. As a Georgian textile artist who has found fame in the Japanese quilting world, it’s safe to say that Stacy Michell lives a life that is ...

by debbie

Changing Lives, One Little Dress at a Time…

July 15, 2010 in General

[caption id="attachment_3576" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sampling of the dresses that were made"][/caption] All of the ladies at Jackman's were touched and motivated to help out with the little pillowcase dresses for the orphanages in Africa program. After seeing it on the BabyLock website, they decided to make it an Independence Day workshop sort of thing.  They put a shout out to ...

by debbie

Let’s hear it for Flag Day!

June 14, 2010 in General

Who doesn't love the ol' red, white and blue in all it's stars and stripes glory.  In honor of Flag Day, download this FREE Pledge of Allegiance embroidery design.  Stitch it on wall hangings, pillows, table runners, anything you want...make Francis Bellamy proud.  He penned the pledge in 1892.    Download this design
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