February Stitch-Along

We must thank Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper fame for the trending farm house décor embraced by America.  Restaurants, hotels, furniture stores, department stores, home stores, craft stores and more.  Painted signs touting sentimental messages, acclamations of faith or humorous sayings are adorning walls everywhere.

As seen in a national home store.

While I love the look, I don’t want to buy/collect or make wood signs for my walls. First, I’m not a painter or vinyl user. I don’t want to age/paint/assemble wood pieces that are part of a fad. And I love fabric more than wood. I just can’t change the fiber of my being (sorry, couldn’t help that pun!) – it’s cotton all the way for me!  So what’s a fabric lover to do?

How about wrapping that fad in beautiful cotton?  Let me explain. Last summer, I looked at the trend and thought, “Why can’t we get the same look with fabric?”

So that’s what I did. I created a line of Farmhouse Panels just for us – embroiderers and lovers of fabric – and digitized designs to embellish them. The panels are designed to wrap around pre-framed canvas.  By finishing the panels as wall art, they fall right into the popular farm house décor trend.  Of course, the kits come with the quilting and embroidery designs plus full instructions for making one for your home. 

I’m so excited about it that I reached out to Baby Lock and asked them to join DIME on a Stitch Along for National Embroidery Month (February) featuring Farmhouse Sentiments. 

During the stitch Along, you’ll find 13 blog/social media posts showcasing the Farmhouse Panel.  You’ll learn different ways to embellish them and you’ll have 13 chances to win a Farmhouse Kit.  Just look for the Stitch-Along badge and you’ll know you’re in the right place. Make sure you join us!

Look for this badge during February, National Embroidery Month.

I’ll kick it off next week, February 1, with a Facebook Live at 1:00 PM CST. I’ll reveal the list of Baby Lock/DIME influencers who are participating and share a quick how-to of what’s needed to stitch one of the kits.   I can’t wait to see how the influencers will finish their panels. 

During the month, you’ll find me on Facebook Live three more times: Feb. 6, 20 and 28 so that’s a great opportunity for you to join in and ask questions about quilting with your embroidery machine.  Before we get started, tell me what panel you would stitch first if you win Farmhouse Kit, the Grateful Panel or the Gathering Panel. Both panels come in the Farmhouse Sentiments Kit.

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82 Comments on February Stitch-Along

  1. LOUISE DANIEL
    January 23, 2019 at 3:36 pm (4 months ago)

    The gathering

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    • Nancy Kurrasch
      January 24, 2019 at 4:41 am (4 months ago)

      The gathering place. Love them both. Always wanted to try making signs.

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  2. Sylvia Erspamer
    January 23, 2019 at 4:16 pm (4 months ago)

    Grateful

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  3. Tricia Witte
    January 23, 2019 at 6:02 pm (4 months ago)

    LOVE! More please !

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    • eileenroche
      January 24, 2019 at 8:22 am (4 months ago)

      We’ll be releasing more over the next few months. Glad to hear you like the idea, Tricia.

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  4. Karen Poole
    January 23, 2019 at 9:02 pm (4 months ago)

    I’d do the grateful heart one!

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  5. Bev
    January 23, 2019 at 9:18 pm (4 months ago)

    The Gathering panel

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  6. Peggy Schroeder
    January 23, 2019 at 10:16 pm (4 months ago)

    Eileen, I would do the grateful one, as my mantra has become, when someone asks how I am, I say “I am not great, but I am grateful.
    I miss seeing you and Marie, would love to attend another one of your sessions.

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    • eileenroche
      January 24, 2019 at 8:20 am (4 months ago)

      Hello Peggy! So nice to hear from you – it’s been ages. Truth be told, Marie and I miss doing the events…but we are grateful for the memories! If we ever do head out West, you’ll hear about it here first. Take care of yourself, Peggy! Hope you’re still enjoying machine embroidery.

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  7. Carolyn Hauber
    January 23, 2019 at 10:54 pm (4 months ago)

    Greatful is my 1st choice

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  8. ShirleyC
    January 23, 2019 at 10:57 pm (4 months ago)

    I can’t wait! Love, love these!

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    • Sheila
      January 25, 2019 at 5:52 am (4 months ago)

      Sounds exciting,. I would choose the grateful one. I already have a pillow this says Gather.

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  9. Sharon Repici
    January 23, 2019 at 11:00 pm (4 months ago)

    The Gathering Place reminds me of the days when friends would come and sit around the kitchen table for hours.

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  10. Pamela Hansen
    January 23, 2019 at 11:03 pm (4 months ago)

    The grateful panel!!!!

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  11. Jackie
    January 23, 2019 at 11:05 pm (4 months ago)

    Grateful

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  12. Linda
    January 23, 2019 at 11:17 pm (4 months ago)

    These are beautiful, but I can only see two of the thirteen you mention. Bummer! I choose grateful of these two.

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    • eileenroche
      January 24, 2019 at 8:23 am (4 months ago)

      Linda, the reference to 13 was that how many blog posts there will be in February, National Embroidery Month. Sorry if that wasn’t clear.

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  13. Carol
    January 23, 2019 at 11:24 pm (4 months ago)

    The Gathering Place…
    I live in Dairy country, my spouse works at the cheese plant. I love it when the Dairy families get together, share ideas, etc. Reminds me… foundation that America was built and keeps growing on.

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    • Colleen Smith
      January 24, 2019 at 2:55 pm (4 months ago)

      Grateful absolutely!

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  14. Michelle Hall
    January 23, 2019 at 11:27 pm (4 months ago)

    love both of them but probably would do the gathering one 1st

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  15. Cyrill long
    January 24, 2019 at 12:34 am (4 months ago)

    Gathering!

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  16. Ellen
    January 24, 2019 at 2:14 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful

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  17. Patricia Bergeron
    January 24, 2019 at 4:17 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful

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  18. Vickie Bell
    January 24, 2019 at 4:40 am (4 months ago)

    The Gathering Place…so love the knife and fork and sharing a meal!

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  19. Karen MCDONNER
    January 24, 2019 at 5:23 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful! Because I am grateful to have another day, every day!

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    • eileenroche
      January 24, 2019 at 8:24 am (4 months ago)

      Me too, Karen! Blessed to be here!

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  20. Karen
    January 24, 2019 at 5:34 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful, but I love them both. Beautiful, I love the wood grain background!!

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  21. Cathy Rosynek
    January 24, 2019 at 5:51 am (4 months ago)

    Gathering panel – love your idea!

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  22. Kathy Harms
    January 24, 2019 at 6:13 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful, they are both awesome! I’m Grateful and I love to Gather with family and friends.

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  23. Susan Spiers
    January 24, 2019 at 6:41 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful!

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  24. Cathy
    January 24, 2019 at 7:01 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful! But I like them both. So many things to be Grateful for!

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  25. Sharon
    January 24, 2019 at 7:03 am (4 months ago)

    Greatful

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  26. Debi Flessert
    January 24, 2019 at 7:24 am (4 months ago)

    The gathering panel.

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  27. Betsy Evans
    January 24, 2019 at 7:34 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful heart!

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  28. Brenda Kennedy
    January 24, 2019 at 7:48 am (4 months ago)

    The gathering place

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  29. Tari Jewett
    January 24, 2019 at 7:55 am (4 months ago)

    I love them both, but I think I’d start with The Gathering Place!

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  30. Becky
    January 24, 2019 at 8:32 am (4 months ago)

    This is a great project, especially since I am just at the planning stages of a kitchen remodel. The Grateful Heart would be the one that I would want to make and hang where everyone enters my house.

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  31. Patricia Gabhart
    January 24, 2019 at 8:38 am (4 months ago)

    I love them both, but I would probably stitch the Gathering first.

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  32. ELIZABETH KUNTZ
    January 24, 2019 at 8:44 am (4 months ago)

    The Grateful heart!

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  33. Betty
    January 24, 2019 at 8:45 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful

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  34. Cherri K
    January 24, 2019 at 8:59 am (4 months ago)

    Love the Grateful Heart. This is a fabulous idea! Keep them coming!

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  35. Donna S
    January 24, 2019 at 9:14 am (4 months ago)

    Gathering first and grateful second. I love them both!

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  36. Sandra Stegner
    January 24, 2019 at 9:20 am (4 months ago)

    I would do the grateful panel first.

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  37. Terry P
    January 24, 2019 at 9:22 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful

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  38. Delores
    January 24, 2019 at 9:43 am (4 months ago)

    I love them and would do the grateful one first.

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  39. Dee D
    January 24, 2019 at 9:53 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful

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  40. Rebecca
    January 24, 2019 at 10:00 am (4 months ago)

    I love them both of course but I would begin with the “Grateful Heart” panel, As we should begin everything.

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  41. LyndaWhittemore
    January 24, 2019 at 10:05 am (4 months ago)

    I like them both but would do the gathering panel first.

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  42. Carolyn Morgan
    January 24, 2019 at 10:21 am (4 months ago)

    Definitely the Grateful ❤. I took part in one of your weekend classes. It was wonderful. Wish I could do it again.

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    • eileenroche
      January 26, 2019 at 2:27 pm (4 months ago)

      Thank you Carolyn!

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  43. Dalene Hokanson
    January 24, 2019 at 10:27 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful heart

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  44. Phyllis Marshall
    January 24, 2019 at 10:35 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful, always looking for new ideas, love ❤️ this

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  45. Judy H
    January 24, 2019 at 10:53 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful for sure as I am thankful for every second of my life.

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  46. Donna G.
    January 24, 2019 at 11:14 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful Heart!

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  47. SL
    January 24, 2019 at 11:22 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful heart

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  48. Gloria E. Stewart
    January 24, 2019 at 11:24 am (4 months ago)

    Love the grateful panel!

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  49. JD
    January 24, 2019 at 11:29 am (4 months ago)

    I would do the Grateful Heart first. Love your idea for these projects.

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  50. Karen
    January 24, 2019 at 7:51 pm (4 months ago)

    I would start the grateful on one machine and the gathering on a second machine so I could do them both at the same time. Thanks

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    • eileenroche
      January 24, 2019 at 10:43 pm (4 months ago)

      Love that idea, Karen!

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  51. Sandra Sanders
    January 24, 2019 at 9:42 pm (4 months ago)

    I would start on the start each day with a grateful heart. It would be nice to see it each day.

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  52. Pam Johnson
    January 24, 2019 at 10:21 pm (4 months ago)

    I would start with the Grateful heart. We akk need to be reminded of that some days

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  53. Doree Shandera
    January 24, 2019 at 10:59 pm (4 months ago)

    I would go with the gathering panel. That is my family. Always gathering in the kitchen when times are fabulous and times are low. I really like this idea. I have never done a live facebook, so hope I will be home and figure it all out.

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  54. Linda Ilgenfritz
    January 25, 2019 at 1:03 am (4 months ago)

    The grateful heart ❤️ panel!

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  55. Nancy Fetter
    January 25, 2019 at 8:39 am (4 months ago)

    I would like the Gathering panel. But would do each, as I would make gifts for my daughters as they use the farmhouse theme in their homes. I love this idea you have developed!

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    • eileenroche
      January 26, 2019 at 2:26 pm (4 months ago)

      Thank you Nancy!

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  56. Kim Bridgewater
    January 25, 2019 at 11:07 am (4 months ago)

    Grateful Heart, although I love them both

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  57. Sandy McCallum
    January 25, 2019 at 2:29 pm (4 months ago)

    Grateful heart. Love the idea behind this project.

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  58. Patricia Oishi
    January 25, 2019 at 6:14 pm (4 months ago)

    Tough to decide, but I choose Grateful

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  59. joyce
    January 26, 2019 at 3:28 pm (4 months ago)

    Grateful as my first choice, though gathering is great, too.

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  60. Laurie Lukaszewicz
    January 26, 2019 at 6:21 pm (4 months ago)

    Love them both! can’t wait to see what comes next!! would have fun starting out with Gratefful, for myself and our three married daughters!! As always, thank you Eileen and team for your helpfulness and creativity!

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  61. JudiC
    January 27, 2019 at 1:33 pm (4 months ago)

    I always start with a grateful heart. I am very excited about this new farmhouse look. I also loved Fixer Upper.

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  62. Ann Cotton
    January 27, 2019 at 10:35 pm (4 months ago)

    I’d start with Grateful Heart, making several for family. Between my siblings and my kids, we all had a rough 2018, and 2019 hasn’t yet improved for the kids and grandkids. Your design would be a gentle reminder.

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  63. Sue Yost
    January 28, 2019 at 8:47 am (4 months ago)

    Both? I think I would start with grateful heart, and then do the gathering place!

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  64. Marcelene WORKMAN
    January 29, 2019 at 12:58 pm (4 months ago)

    Start each day with a grateful heart!

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  65. Terry
    January 29, 2019 at 3:01 pm (4 months ago)

    absolutely GRATEFUL

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  66. Mary
    January 29, 2019 at 5:45 pm (4 months ago)

    I would stitch the Grateful Heart one first.

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  67. Brenda Aigner
    January 29, 2019 at 11:24 pm (4 months ago)

    I like to approach each day being greatful for all of the blessings God gives me! Greatful!

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  68. Vicki
    January 30, 2019 at 3:31 pm (4 months ago)

    Grateful!

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  69. Lauire B
    January 31, 2019 at 9:41 pm (4 months ago)

    I would do gathering, we were in the military far from family. Our friends were and still are our family. Love them both!

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  70. Pat Fritze
    February 1, 2019 at 8:54 am (4 months ago)

    Gathering

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