Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

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Sneak Peek: Connie Palmer’s Little Red Coat

Every little girl needs to have a special coat in her wardrobe, and this design from Connie Palmer is nothing short of perfection! Inspired by little red coats worn by her own daughter and granddaughter, Connie designed this delightful A-line coat complete with all the extra details that make her patterns so unique. Join...

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A Few of Our Favorite Easter Sewing Ideas

Springtime is just around the corner, and you know what that means… Easter will be here before you know it! From Easter Sunday dresses in pretty pastel hues and fun floral prints to adorable Easter bunny-inspired embellishments, there’s so much you can create this splendid sewing season. To help you get started, we’ve gathered...

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Preview Our NEW Heirloom Sewing Online Licensing

Registration is now open for our new online licensing, Heirloom Sewing: Creating Priceless Treasures. Offered for the first time online, this course will begin March 21 and is taught by Alicia Welcher, Kathy McMakin, Connie Palmer, Missy Billingsley and Pam Mahshie. The curriculum includes all the projects and techniques taught at our popular face-to-face...

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Wee One Cuddle® Quilt Kit Giveaway with Shannon Fabrics

Have you heard? Registration is open for several of our 2017 live and in-person events: The School of Art Fashion Boutique and Perfect Mix Licensing EXPRESS in Lakeland, FL this March Classes at the Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO in Atlanta, GA; Lakeland, FL and Cleveland, OH this spring And our Heirloom & Beyond: Essentials...

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Easter Designs (February 2017 Monthly Designs)

Hippity, hoppity — Easter’s on its way! Stitch up the sweetest children’s garments and home decor projects with our Easter embroidery designs. This February 2017 Internet Embroidery Club monthly design collection includes chicks, eggs, an Easter basket and a bow. Two of the designs (the Easter basket and bow) feature optional wing-needle fill.

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Making a Shank on a Sew Through Button

  As sewists, we are applying buttons to garments all the time. Cynthia Guffey, a wonderful instructor who teaches classes both for our live and online Martha Pullen Co. events, recently shared a great tip with us concerning making a shank on a sew through button. The shank needs to be, in its size or...

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February IEC: Easter Embroidery Designs

Internet Embroidery Club members, your February designs have arrived! Stitch up the sweetest children’s garments and home decor projects with these Easter embroidery designs. This February 2017 monthly collection includes chicks, eggs, an Easter basket and a bow. Two of the designs (the Easter basket and bow) feature optional wing-needle fill. A wing needle...

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Sweet Valentine Embroidery Ideas

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to stitch something special for those you love. From hand-sewn Valentines to treat bags, you can make a grand statement of love with small but sentimental keepsakes. And machine embroidery can help you create those projects quickly and easily! Below we’ve gathered together some of our favorite Valentine...

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5 Fun Quilt Projects

Quilts are such special, timeless projects. They make perfect gifts – whether you’re creating an heirloom quilt to celebrate a wedding or a new baby, or you’re making something comfy for a college kid’s dorm. You can cuddle with quilts, use them to adorn a bed or display them on your wall. You can...

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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...