Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

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Sneak Peek at the March School of Art Fashion

Our events team is heading to Lakeland, Fla. this March for our first live event of 2017: the School of Art Fashion Boutique! The fun begins March 13, and we have five terrific school options for you. Become a licensed Martha Pullen teacher with me, Alicia Welcher and Connie Palmer; create an art quilt with Ellen...

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Organize Your Sewing Space in the New Year

Happy new year, friends! Have you set sewing goals for 2017? I think one goal many of us can agree on is to simply get organized. There’s something about tidying up your sewing space that’s so creatively inspiring, and I have a great project to share today that can help you with that. Keeping...

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January IEC: Heart Embroidery Designs

Internet Embroidery Club members, we’re so excited to share the first of our monthly 2017 Internet Embroidery Club designs with you! This seasonal collection includes two lovely heart embroidery designs: a row of three hearts and a larger single heart, both available in two sizes for 4×4 and 5×7 inch hoops. Mix and match...

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Hearts (January 2017 Monthly Designs)

We’re so excited to share the first of our monthly 2017 Internet Embroidery Club designs with you! This seasonal collection includes two lovely heart designs: a row of three hearts and a larger single heart, both available in two sizes for 4×4 and 5×7 inch hoops. Mix and match these sweet motifs on gifts...

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5 Reasons to Become a Licensed Martha Pullen Teacher

2017 is nearly here – have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions yet? The new year is a great time to set sewing-related goals for yourself — maybe you want to create a certain number of projects, master new techniques or share your skills by teaching others to sew. No matter your resolution,...

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Creative Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas

Giving presents to loved ones is one of the best parts of the holiday season. We’ve shared inspiration all season for special handmade gifts to make, and today we’ve gathered together some creative last-minute gift wrapping ideas. They’re perfect for those special gifts you’ve stitched, but you can certainly use them on your store-bought...

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10 Quick Christmas Embroidery Ideas

With just a week to go until Christmas, time’s winding down to work on holiday projects. But if you’re looking for some fast and easy ideas that’ll help you finish everything on your gift list, machine embroidery is just the ticket. Below, we’ve gathered together 10 of our favorite festive machine embroidery designs from...

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Christmas Pajama Embellishment Ideas

Wearing new holiday “jammies” on Christmas Eve is a long-standing tradition for many families. This year, why not forego the store-bought PJs and gather up some cute Christmas prints to create your own? The festive pajamas shown here were designed by Karen Faylor and featured in our November/December 2010 issue of Sew Beautiful magazine. Choose your...

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New Year Designs (December 2016 Monthly Designs)

A new year will soon be here — celebrate with our December 2016 monthly Internet Embroidery Club designs. This machine embroidery collection includes a cute Happy New Year design in two sizes — the smaller size fits 4×4-inch hoops and the larger size fits 5×7-inch hoops. This vintage-inspired motif would look great stitched on...

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Preview Our ‘Beginning Sewing’ Online Licensing!

Registration is open for our next online licensing event, Beginning Sewing: A Teacher’s Course! This course was originally offered as Teaching Beginning Sewing II, both online and as a popular in-person licensing retreat. The curriculum includes a wonderfully diverse collection of projects ranging from home decor projects and quilts to garments, bags, organizers, accessories and more....