Author Archives: MPC Staff

Wrap Your Heart with Lace

In celebration of Valentine’s day, learn how to shape lace into a heart. This international symbol of love is one that we use to teach beginners because it incorporates both curves and miter techniques used in shaping all of the other lace shapes. If you can wrap your heart with lace,...

The Dish(towel) on Aprons

By Betsy Iler, Assistant Editor for Sew Beautiful magazine. Asked to design aprons for the staff of a renewal weekend in my church, I had to come up with something colorful and unique, as well as very cost effective. I bought 14 white dishtowels at a discount market and then raided...

Boys Stitchin’

Our talented graphic designer Courtney Kyle created the artwork for a delightful collection of machine embroideries that are sure to thrill the boys in your life. The Vintage Boys Stitchin’ CD, now available at store.marthapullen.com, includes twenty-one designs for the 4×4 hoop and eighteen for the 5×7 hoop (twenty-one unique designs...

Join the Sew Beautiful Class Club!

An absolutely easy A-line Christmas jumper tops the Class Club menu this month. Four digitized embroidery designs are included in the download for a jumper project that teaches beginner sewists how to adapt patterns, sew buttonholes and make reversible linings. This simple project can be completed in one day, so you’ll...

Sewing community donates to Joplin, Mo.

After the tornado devastated Joplin, MO this past spring, Susan Stewart encouraged the sewing community to help Joplin recover with Project First Day. Sue shares her effort to provide new clothing to Joplin children for their first day of school below… Thank you so much to all of you who made...

Historic Snippet – Embroidering Luncheon Sets

Note from Martha: Embroidering table linens has always been in vogue. Flowers are used so many times to make tables beautiful. It is so much fun to “make a gorgeous tablecloth” by purchasing a tablecloth and embellishing it with our embroidery machines. I thought you would like to read about a...

More Giveaway Winners!

We have 3 more Hankie Couture books to giveaway, so here are 3 more randomly selected winners: Alice (alice_white at hotmail dot com) Cheryl (mrswcheryl at yahoo dot com) Linda (huntoon4 at myfairpoint dot net) Congratulations to each of you!

Hankie Couture Giveaway Winner!

We are excited to announce the randomly selected winner of our giveaway contest! Thanks so much to everyone who entered! 1 copy of Hankie Couture: Handcrafted Fashions from Vintage Handkerchiefs goes to…Kay (kguillot at gmail dot com) Be sure to check back with us soon for more contests and giveaways!

Machine Embroidery Napkin Creativity For Gary’s Birthday

At the recent Echidna Conference on the Gold Coast, it was Gary’s birthday. His staff had sent all 300 ladies a white napkin and asked them to embroider it for Gary’s birthday. They were told to do anything at all. Gary’s group had digitized their logo “Decorate your life with Embroidery”...

Hankie Couture Giveaway!

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since our last blog, so we thought we would give you a chance to win the Hankie Couture book by Marsha Greenberg. Hankie Couture: Handcrafted Fashions from Vintage Handkerchiefs showcases more than 100 cleverly crafted fashion doll dresses. You may have seen this book featured in...