Stabilizer is expensive and I don’t like to see it go to waste. One of the ways I save on stabilizer is by sewing large used pieces together. I prefer to use a zig-zag stitch. This is a mesh with a nice sized piece in the middle that I will be stitching on.
Inspired from the wedding invitation, this monogram frame was created for some newlyweds. I like to look for clues from the couples wedding registry’s and invitations to learn what colors and styles they like in order to create them a personalized gift.
I was recently sent an image of a project I worked on 4 years ago. A dear friend of mine made her mother-in-law a quilt with the birth stats of her grandchildren (all boys) embroidered on individual squares.
It’s exciting that I am now digitizing a square for their first granddaughter!
We wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and safe travels. Spend this holiday season with friends an family. If you don’t have any around, take the time to help those in need and make them your friends. When you are feeling a little down, the best pick me up is to get out and help somebody in need.
Coloring embroidery designs is a cute way to add something new to your embroidery. You can turn the first embroidery into the second embroidery by following the instructions below. (This works best with applique designs)
Sew your applique without putting fabric inside the applique.
Use regular crayons to color in the areas to you desired color.
Find a scrap piece of fabric, place on top of your design and iron it. This adds vibrancy to the design.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make the colors stand out even more.
The more you repeat steps 2 and 3 the darker the colors will be. Try different combinations of colors and layers to see how creative you can be.