Just for Fun

Napkin Ring in the Hoop

February 5, 2013
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This week we welcome guest blogger Sue O’Very from Sealed With A Stitch. We hope you enjoy her Napkin Ring project and make good use of it, perhaps as a Valentine’s place setting! You can download the designs for the project here. Materials (2) 4″ x 4″ Top ~ Cotton fabric (spray starch and...

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I can’t wait to meet you!

January 8, 2013
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Have you been itching to ramp up your machine embroidery skills? A two-day Stitching Sisters event may be just the thing you need to breathe new life into your hobby.  My Stitching Sister, Marie Zinno, and I travel the country to teach team embroidery classes which feature hands-on projects that cover tons of techniques –...

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You’ll still have time to decorate your holiday table

November 21, 2012
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Eileen Roche Tutorial on Stipple Jingle Bells

  Here’s a tutorial on a fast easy centerpiece.  You can stitch this in about two hours, and then just slip your potted plant, floral bouquet or a glass vase of sparkly Christmas ornaments inside the tube. It’s a fast and easy way to dress up your table.   You’ll Need: Stipple! Jingle Bells...

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Can It Really Be 30 years?

November 13, 2012
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Celebrating 30 Years With Nancy Zieman

How do you go from taping a television show in your living room to commanding your own studio at Wisconsin’s largest PBS station? You do it one stitch at a time.   Nancy Zieman is one of our industry’s most humble leaders. I’ve seen her blush when recognized by 20-somethings in swanky malls, and...

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Quilt Market

October 31, 2012
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What’s so great about Quilt Market? People, Fabric, Quilts and…Santa!  I’m just back from Quilt Market after spending a fantastic day on the show floor meeting with old friends, connecting with new ones, drooling over gorgeous fabric displays, ogling breathtaking quilts and taking a moment to pose with Santa.  I never pass up a...

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Wisconsin Quilt Expo

October 17, 2012
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Wisconsin Quilt Expo What I love about Wisconsin are the people, the countryside, the cheese and the seasons (well almost all of the seasons). Every time I go to Wisconsin (at least twice a year), I have a great time. Last year, I went to Quilt Expo in Madison and even had fun in...

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Everyone’s a winner this week!

August 29, 2012
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Everyone’s a winner this week! Back to School! Who doesn’t love the smell of a fresh box of crayons, pointy tips, organized colors, completely unblemished coloring sticks? But we all know they don’t stay in that shape for too long. Nope, just a day to two later, the tips are a bit worn and...

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Craftsy – What a way to learn!

August 22, 2012
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Craftsy – What a way to learn! I have to admit I’m having a blast over at Craftsy – my Machine Embroidered Quilt class just went live last week and it’s been a ton of fun chatting with the students.  If you’ve never heard of Craftsy, let me take a minute to tell you...

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Savings Galore!

August 8, 2012
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Who doesn’t like a bargain? If you scour the pages of the July/August issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine (Volume 75), you’ll find dozens of coupons and specials. I thought I’d do some of the legwork for you and provide the links directly to those sites. So here goes! Did you know that...

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Welcome to Indygo Junction’s Pattern Parade Blog Tour!

June 13, 2012
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Welcome to Indygo Junction’s Pattern Parade Blog Tour http://www.indygojunction.com/blog/ When I was invited to participate in Amy Barickman’s Pattern Parade Blog Tour, I jumped at the chance to make the Thrifted Fashion bag incorporating the current hot trend of burlap and satin. After pondering the properties of burlap and satin, I settled on a...

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