Author Archives: jmullins

Sewing Tips & Martha’s Upcoming Projects

Three Fun Sewing Tips from Joan from Pennsylvania 1.     Martha gave a great tip on one of her shows that really needs to be re-stated! The use of shish-kabob skewers is simply wonderful! I’ve used metal implements, (dental picks even!) and goose quills (that I paid too much for) and tried...

Martha’s Christmas Eve Message For You

Martha’s Christmas Eve Message Birth Announcement John 3:16                “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”   Scriptures for the Week:  Isaiah 9:6 6 For to us...

Martha’s Christmas Message 2013

HISTORIC SEWING SNIPPET: FROM The Delineator, AUGUST, 1922 “The simple art of applique has many stanch supporters; women who are indifferent to tedious embroideries or those too busy to yield the precious minutes of their hours find it the quickest way of putting color on clothes or linens. This design offers a...

Martha’s London Trip Report

Sewing Tips  CONGRATULATIONS on a BLUE RIBBON for Laura Etzler, one of our Martha Pullen Licensed Serger and Beginning Sewing Teachers: She turned her Serger class christening gown into a quilted project!! Read on! Last week our group in my community had a quilt show.  I entered that christening gown from our...

Martha gives FREE MPTV previews!

(Note from Martha: In 2007 Linda Traylor wrote me this tip. I loved it so much I wanted to share it with you today. Although Linda wrote with a permanent pen-and that is a fabulous idea-if you have an embroidery  machine you can use that. I loved the ideas that Linda...

Martha’s Thanksgiving Day Message

WONDERFUL ANTIQUE SNIPPET FROM GODEY’S LADY’S BOOK AND MAGAZINE, JANUARY 1869 A Challenge from a Lady To Wheeler and Wilson Sewing Machine Company “Gentlemen: Referring to the challenge of Mr. Pratt, whose Wheeler and Wilson Sewing Machine has been in use ten years without repairing, I beg to state that I...

The Best of Australian Smocking & Embroidery Sneak Peek!!

HISTORIC SEWING TIP from “Woman’s World, “The Magazine of the Middle West” Chicago, Illinois (approximately 1923) I think the magazine was published in 1923 because of an article in the baby section of the magazine which talked about Infant Fashions in 1863 and stated, “Infant fashions have changed a great deal...

Sewing tips, Ohio trips, & IEC, oh my!

SEWING TIP FROM ELIZABETH I just want to thank you very much for publishing Sew Beautiful Magazine. I have almost every issue. When I join your Internet Embroidery Club, this is what I do. I purchase a large binder and sheet protectors. When I download the designs I also print a...

Martha’s on the road! See why she’s in Ohio…

Dear Sewing Family,   I have had so much fun looking up some cold weather christening dress tips for you for this week’s blog. WHY? Well I am in Ohio taping for our new on-line licensing which you will hear all about early in 2014!! Just you wait!!! Much excitement is on...

Martha gives some holiday gift ideas! + tips & weekly scripture

SEWING TIP FROM BARBARA BERGESON I wanted to tell you how I am preserving memories for my granddaughters. When I have finished each garment for the girls, I interface with iron on interfacing a small scrap, then cut a dress, (like for a paperdoll). I have a container for each girl...