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Autumn Quick Stitch Frame Decoration

I love autumn decorations! Here is a simple idea to combine embroidery with your fall decorations.

Find a frame that you would like to use for your embroidery. (I found a framed saying from Hobby Lobby that was on clearance.) Remove the back so that you have just the board to mount a picture on. Stitch out the size of the design that fits best into the frame on fabric that will comfortably cover the board. Once the embroidery is finished and threads trimmed, stabilizer removed, I use Mod Podge on the board to secure the fabric. I did not Mod Podge on the top on this particular design but for a bit of a shine, use Mod Podge on top as well. When it is dry, replace the board in the frame. I hot glued decorations around the frame to add texture and interest. Make a whole collection!

pumpkin stand quick stitch machine embroidery design
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Oh Grommet!

“Oh Grommet!” is costume room talk.   I’ve been busy working on costumes for a big show.  One of the tasks was 250+ grommets in belts.  When frustration set in, “Oh Grommet” came out.

These dish towels are a little reminder for the other costume mamas of the fun we had and the hours upon hours that we spent making the show come together.

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The Teacher’s Chair

The Teacher’s Chair

My daughter has an amazing teacher!  Her theme this year is: Yet.  When the students say they can’t do something or are fearful of something new, she’ll tell them, “You just don’t know how to do it YET.”  She also had YET in big letters popping out of her classroom wall.  The teacher asked me to embroider the theme on her director’s chair for the students to have a constant reminder.  (I apologize for a semi-blurry picture.)

 

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Scrappy Ruffle Bag

Scrappy Ruffle Bag

If you are like me, you have a mountain of scraps so scrappy projects are necessary to relieve the build up.  I used a striped fabric to line this bag that helped guide me to sew the ruffles on straight.  Seemed to work pretty well.  It would also work to draw lines on an existing canvas bag to stitch ruffles to.  Can one have too many ruffles?