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Nifty Card Table Tent

January 19, 2012 in General

Hobby Lobby had McCall patterns for 99 cents last week, so I checked out their catalog to see if there were any patterns I needed for my sewing classes (St. Charles, MO area) and I stumbled upon this tent, McCall Pattern 6369. I thought it was rather clever! The structure, or skeleton, of the tent is a regular 'ole card table! ...

Onesie Ruffles…so cute!!

January 16, 2012 in General, Tips & Tricks

One of my friends just asked me to add ruffles to a onesie and embroider 1 year on the front with my Baby Lock Esante for her daughter's first birthday. The ruffles are only on the back...such a cute idea...can't wait to make it (and make some for my own daughter for spring/summer)! Here is a link to the tutorial! ...

Save a Little on Machine Embroidery Stabilizer!

December 3, 2011 in General, Tips & Tricks

My favorite stabilizer to use while embroidering with my Baby Lock Esante is the kind that you can hoop and stick your fabric to and then it tears away...like, this: Stik-Tear, Tear-Away Stabilizer! I LOVE being able to hoop only the stabilizer and then positioning and sticking my item-to-be-embroidered right on the stabilizer (especially when I'm working with onesies or a ...

by Kelly

Halloween Sewing Tip 2

October 13, 2011 in General, Tips & Tricks

Decorative edge rotary blade Rotary cutters are great for cutting out costumes quickly. A rotary cutter with a pinking or wave blade is often enough of a seam finish you could need.

by Kelly

Halloween Sewing Tip 1

October 11, 2011 in General, Tips & Tricks

When shopping for Halloween costume supplies do not forget the necessary notions, thread, buttons, zippers, interfacing, stabilizer, and fusible webbing. You’ll be happy you have them on hand!

by Kelly

Funky Frank Chair Cover

October 10, 2011 in General, Projects

This fun chair cover would be great to use on your dining chairs or reverse them and use them on your porch chairs. It will be sure to add some fun when greeting little trick-or-treaters! Download Project

by Kelly

Meet Diana

August 15, 2011 in Find It / Buy It, General

  It's is nice to have a steady friend to lean on when things start to unravel. If you need help keeping things in place, look to Diana. She‚Äôs cool, calm and collected making her just the girl you need to help secure every stitch. This easy-to-use serger is perfect for cover stitching, chain stitching, rolled hems and more. Keep her ...

by Stacey

The Dog Days Of Summer Are Here

August 2, 2011 in General

The dog days of summer are officially here, and I am feeling the heat. So for August I am trying to escape the heat and focus on everything dog. Here are a few great things I found to inspire you and your precious pooch to forget the heat and smile. [caption id="attachment_5104" align="aligncenter" width="405" caption="Denim Embroidered Dress"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5105" align="aligncenter" width="395" caption="In ...

by Kali

Summertime Blues

June 21, 2011 in General

Every year, as the days grow longer and the temperature rises, thousands of quilters brush the stray fibers from their clothes and leave their sewing stations to bask in warmth of Summer. Whether you head out to spend time in your garden, enjoy barbecues with friends or set off on an annual family vacation, time away from your beloved machine ...

by Kali

Quilters Unite for a Cause

May 20, 2011 in General

I recently attended the American Quilters Society quilt show in Paducah, KY. For the past several years I've been volunteering at the Quilts for Love booth during the show. The booth is set up with machines and supplies provided by Babylock and fabric and batting donated by Calico Country. It gives attending quilters the chance to ...
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