Archive for the ‘Embroidery’ Category

Orange and Blue Ocean Quilt

We all know that I’m totally obsessed with Amy Friend’s By Hand collection. I used it in my Bloctopus quilt and jumped at the chance when my friends over at Benartex asked if I’d be interested in using it again.

I was asked to create a small project that showed off Amy’s beautiful work, and I really couldn’t resist using the whole spectrum of fabrics. I’m a sucker for ROYGBV and these fabrics just flow so nicely into each other.

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Today I’ve got a quick tutorial for you that I think you’ll enjoy! This is helpful for many projects, like my Quilter’s Planner cover! I’ve finished my cover (keep scrolling for a sneak peek), and am planning on creating an amazing cover pattern for 2020!

This year I decided that New Year’s Resolutions just don’t do it for me. I fail by February and then I give up. So this year, inspired by a talk I recently heard by Meg Cox, I chose to pick a word.

One word. For the whole year.

I chose Balance…but that’s all I’m going to say for now! I’ll be giving you the whole scoop as the year goes on… (Continue reading…)

Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, it’s time for another video tutorial!

As many of you may already know, I’ll be teaching a class at The Old Country Store throughout the year. In class we’ll be learning about all the different feet that you can use on your Bernina Sewing Machine. It’s really incredible and I can’t wait to share all these awesome tricks with my students!

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Mailing Fabric Postcards

You may have noticed some fun patterns around here lately like Snail Mail and my upcoming pattern: Polaroid Post.

There’s something sweet and old-fashioned about getting a card in the mail these days, the joy that you experience when someone took the time to sit and hand write you a thoughtful note is undeniable!

Now, when someone takes the time to sit down and sew me their thoughts—that means the world! Quilted postcards are a great way to get a quick little project in and show someone you care. The best part? You can create them using fabrics from your scrap pile and odds are that this card won’t get thrown away or stashed in a box…these are center-of-the-refrigerator material!

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Today you’re sure to be inspired by our guest, Sue O’Very! This lady has more irons in the fire than I can count! Sue is a Bernina Ambassador, Aurifil thread designer, Craftsy instructor, YouTube teacher, DIME Columnist, Blogger, published author, sewing & In the Hoop pattern designer/artist, and self proclaimed Notion junkie! (Whew! Let me catch my breath quick…that was a long list!) It was so fun to pick her brain and learn a little bit more about her and her passion for creative business. I know you’re going to enjoy my chat with Sue and leave wildly inspired—I sure did! (Continue reading…)

Curves, curves, curves.

There’s a list of things that I’ve wanted to learn for a long time, put them off, and when I finally did learn, kicked myself for lacking the confidence to try in the first place! If I’ve learned anything, it’s this: sewing and quilting isn’t hard…it just takes patience and a tiny bit of practice. (Continue reading…)

Cleaning ApronSometimes it’s the simple things in life: a walk outside, a smell that brings back memories, or your own special place. One of my favorite things is sheets fresh off of the line! I love nothing more than my custom made pillowcases, still crisp from the outdoor air.

Making your own pillowcases is a breeze, especially since I’ve got a free pattern for you to use! That’s right, you can (Continue reading…)

Family Embroidery HoopLast month’s embroidery project was a fun Super Bowl jersey (there’s still time to stitch it up, if you’re quick!), and this month is a special project that your family will love for years and years to come. This project started a long time ago when my sister mentioned that she wanted something for her living room wall but wasn’t sure what. After lots of ideas and drafts, we finally came up with the perfect design. Today I’m going to share it with you—I can’t wait to see your take on it! (Continue reading…)

Embrioder your team jerseyConfession: Once, when my husband and I were still dating, I thought to myself, Gosh I hope this works out—that’s a great last name! I love my last name! It probably has more to do with who gave me that last name than the sound of it (though it does have a nice ring to it!), but nevertheless, I love it and have been just waiting for an opportunity to get a jersey or t-shirt with my very own ROSSI printed across the back. Since sports is a word only used in regards to me as a joke (or insult), my opportunities for a jersey have been few and far between non-existent. Today, I’ve taken fate into my own hands and made my dream come true! (Continue reading…)

Embroidered PillowEven in my 20’s, I still get nightmares…often. One night, my husband wondered if doing something like embroidery or reading before bed might help. After a few nights of passing out less than one paragraph into Jobs, I decided to give embroidery a try. Let me tell you: I haven’t had a nightmare since! It’s fantastic!

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Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray

“This will be the year that I get the Christmas pillows done!” I swore it to myself and locked it in by writing it down. Things get done when I write them down—and guess what!? I got the pillows done this year! But not without the help of Aimme Ray and her Book, Doodle Stitching. I’m so excited that I had to tell you about it and of course show you all my glamour shots! (Continue reading…)