Quilting

Look What Comes With the shortE

December 10, 2014
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Look What Comes With the shortE

  On Friday, I showed the ShortE to students in my recent Stitching Sister event. Many were intrigued by the designs that come with The Shorte so I thought I’d give you a closer look.  We’ve included two versatile sets of quilting designs for allover quilting on whole cloth quilts or pieced quilts. The...

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Meet the shortE

December 3, 2014
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Until now, quilting a whole quilt on an embroidery machine was like pulling a 24 ft. fishing boat with a Volkswagen bug. It just didn’t make sense. Well that has changed. I’ve been working on a solution for over a year and I’m so excited to finally begin to share it with you. Let...

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Designing Quilt Blocks

October 11, 2014
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Designing Quilt Blocks

Designing quilt blocks has never been easier. Just click on the Block icon in My Quilt Embellisher and take your pick. I chose the Broken Stone block under Curved Blocks, Miscellaneous. I like the shapes but not the colors so my first step is change the colors of the block. Even though the block...

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Software Saturday – View Applique in Color or Fabric

September 13, 2014
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Software Saturday – View Applique in Color or Fabric

Last week, we left off with auditioning crazy quilt stitches on a Dresden plate bloc in My Quilt Embellisher. If the colors of the appliques on this default Dresden plate are not your favorites, then by all means change them! Let’s start with the color of the first applique. In the sequence view, you’ll...

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Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilts Blog Tour

September 10, 2014
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Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilts Blog Tour

I always say yes to Nancy Zieman because every time I do, I learn something. So when Nancy asked me to join the Quick Column Quilt blog tour, I jumped at the chance. But quilting, hmmm, I admit I paused for a second and then thought, oh what the heck, do it! Here are...

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Auditioning Crazy Quilting Stitches in My Quilt Embellisher

September 6, 2014
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Auditioning Crazy Quilting Stitches in My Quilt Embellisher

  My Quilt Embellisher features 50 crazy quilt stitches that can be combined, sized, rotated and morphed to create hundreds of gorgeous stitches.  The stitches are so easy to add to any quilt block – just select a block from the block library and then left click on the Crazy Quilting icon. Select a...

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Starch

September 11, 2013
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Starch is the unsung hero of the sewing room.  We often overlook it but I have a favorite use for liquid starch and so does Sherry McCary, seamstress extraordinaire at Designs. I apply liquid starch to the wrong side of delicate fabrics that will be embroidered with water soluble adhesive stabilizer. It not only...

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Doodles!

August 12, 2013
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Have you checked out the free design in the August Designs Plus Newsletter?  Our sponsor, EmbroideryOnline donated a design from one of their newest collections, the Doodle Line Quilting collection.  The Doodle Flowers Centerpiece is yours free to download and enjoy from the Designs Plus Newsletter!  (Read on to find out details!) We were...

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Polka-dots, Stipple Blocks and Creativity, Oh my! Part 1

August 7, 2013
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Polka-dots, Stipple Blocks and Creativity, Oh my!  Part 1

I was recently discussing color schemes with my associate Sherry.  Sherry was working on a quilt using our newest collection, Stipple Fab Flowers & Medallions.  That’s when I caught the sewing bug. Denise:  “Oooh!  If I were to stitch the blocks… I think I’d make one that was black, white and pink!” A few...

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Hand is a Four-letter Word

April 10, 2013
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I’m a machine girl, always have been, always will be. I’m amazed, impressed, in awe, humbled by those who stitch by hand. But truth be told, I don’t get it. I think the ONLY thing I like about handwork is, it’s portable. You can throw it in a bag and take it anywhere. Kinda...

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