If there’s something I love more than embroidery, it’s embroidery AND quilting together.If you’re new to piecing, start with basic quilt blocks, as they’re more approachable and serve as a good basis for perfecting basic quilting techniques. And they’re a lovely canvas for embroidery designs, which can be used as a design feature to compliment the block or fabric pattern or as the quilting design. I love a basic log cabin block – and that’s just what I had in mind when I designed the Halloween Scene wall hanging in the latest issue of CME.
Get started with this handy how-to guide for piecing, starting with the common four-patch block for practice.
If you are new to machine embroidery, you’ll love this new series. If you need a refresher this series might just be the thing to get you back to creating beautiful machine embroidery garments, crafts and quilts.
the basics of embroidery software, and so much more.
This series is great for those that sew garments, quilts and/or crafts. As long as you have an embroidery machine and you want to learn all there is to it, you’re all set! Just sit back and find out how fun machine embroidery can be.
Each month on the Sew News and CME blogs will be presenting a very quick preview of the latest episode.
Episode 8 is all on trapunto designs, how they work and a quick project.
I get a lot of questions on what certification means when taking a online or face-to-face class. It’s a good question and I think it deserves a bit of space, because some of these classes can be expensive, so you’ll want to know exactly what you spending your money on. Sulky has a number of certification course with a number of different prices points, one to fit most budgets.
I wanted you to hear what you would get from Patti herself. There’s no one more knowledgeable on the benefit of taking online classes as Patti. So, let’s have Patti take it away!
Are you asking yourself, “Why would I want to become a Sulky Online Certified Teacher, NOW of all times?”. While these economic times are creating challenges for everyone, they are also creating great opportunities. If you have a job you don’t like or that is unstable; if you have the need to supplement your income or if there has been a change in your family’s earning potential, now is the time for you to do what you love, and learn to be successful at it as you take this Sulky Online Certified Teacher Training Class. Continue reading →
Every September, there’s an anime convention in Denver called Nan Desu Kan. Some friends of mine run the registration desk, and for many years I have been volunteering for them.
While registration can get very busy, there are usually some slow periods when I get to people-watch—or, more accurately, cosplay watch. NDK has been the source of many of the most complex and amazing costumes I’ve ever seen. It’s also fun to see how people who don’t have the skills or resources to make huge, complicated costumes manage to make very passable costumes through just small touches or the use of simple skills. Continue reading →
For many kids school has started. For a lucky few school starts after Labor Day. But for most of the country we can still enjoy warm, perfect end of summer temperatures.This kind of weather is perfect for sewing; not too hot, not too cool.
Currently I am working on a new quilt even though I haven’t finished the first one and never will. I grew tired of the old quilt, and really wasn’t that invested in it to start. This one is different. I love the fabric and the colors I’ve chosen. I plan on actually using it for myself. Somehow sewing things for me is a great motivator.
Right now I am still piecing the quilt together and this is a very easy patch quilt. I shouldn’t have any problems with this one. Fingers crossed. Continue reading →
We made it to July. Has your sewing curbed at all in the hot months or are you still going strong? I’m trying to keep my AC bill low this year, so I’m sweating it out.
The other day I needed to stitch out an older design from a CME Collection. Remember the Love Is In The Air Collection? It’s so sweet. After I finished stitching it out, I thought I really need to make something with it. Continue reading →
Hello fans of Creative Machine Embroiderymagazine. We are excited about the latest launch of a new machine embroidery series. This series teaches and inspires both new and experienced machine embroiderers to get the most out of their machine investment and create beautiful embroidered projects.
If you are new to machine embroidery, you’ll love this new series. If you need a refresher this series might just be the thing to get you back to creating beautiful machine embroidery garments, crafts and quilts. Continue reading →
The photo below is one room in my house. The entire house is basically a giant construction zone.
Remodel work is never done
Just recently I had a 40 yard roll-off in the driveway. We didn’t think we’d fill it, but we did, embarrassingly so. Funny thing is, now there are two other households with roll-off’s in their driveways! We’ve started a trend. Continue reading →