If you have received your latest issue of Creative Machine Embroidery you may have noticed our upcoming celebration. We are celebrating 15 years of bringing you fun embroidery designs, top-notch contributors and talent and the best tips and techniques.
As part of our celebration we’ll be having a secret sew along. Each month from January to June we’ll post instructions, patterns, designs everything you need to complete the section of the sew along. As you sew along you’ll may be able to guess what the finished project will be, but keep sewing along!
The sew along will end on June 1, 2016 when the project is revealed and the sweepstakes winner is chosen at random. The winner will be featured in the Nov/Dec issue of Creative Machine Embroidery magazine!
Prizes for this spectacular contest are from:
- Arrow Sewing Cabinets
- Creative Drawings
- Embroidery Online
- Lunchbox Quilts
- Reliable Corporation
To Enter The Sweepstakes: All you need to so is click here . This link will take you to the sweepstakes page.
Please check out the first supply list so you can be ready come January 1, 2016 when the sew along officially starts.
Select a heavyweight cotton duck fabric in a solid color for the project exterior; you’ll need 1 yard of 52″-wide fabric. Duck fabric is a plain-woven fabric that is stiff and durable, which is perfect for this project. Most fabric stores carry a wide variety of duck fabric colors. Or purchase duck fabric online, such as bigduckcanvas.com. If available, select a 15-ounce duck fabric weight.
Choose a fun print cotton fabric for the project interior. Quilting cotton works best and is offered in the largest print variety. For the fun interior fabric you’ll need 3/4 yard of 45-52″ wide fabric. If you are working with directional prints or need to fussy cut yardage be sure to calculate that into the yardage.
Purchase heavyweight fusible interfacing, such as Pellon 809 Décor-Bond. The interfacing needs to be stiff to give structure, but flexible enough for easy turning and achieving sharp corners. For the Pellon Decor Bond purchase 3/4 yard , 1/2 yard of lightweight fusible interfacing and enough stabilizer for one hooping (around 25″x25″).
- Heavyweight cut-away fusible stabilizer (3/4 yard)
- Thread: all-purpose & embroidery
- Needles: 90/14 embroidery & 90/14 universal
- 1/4”-wide double-sided fusible web tape
- 9”-long metal zipper
- 11”-long metal separating zipper (Note: If you can’t find an 11”-long zipper, purchase a 12”- or longer zipper and two zipper stops.)
- Two 9 1/4” lengths of 3/8”-diameter cording
- Six 3/4”-wide D-rings
- Two 3/4” swivel clasps
- 45”-long dowel – (1/4″ in diameter)
And, that’s it! Leave any comments in the section below and we’ll get back to you, but we can’t tell you what the project is!