Editor’s Blog

Free Easter Machine Embroidery Designs

If you’re looking for some cute Easter machine embroidery designs, be sure to download these free chick motifs available here on our website. We shared these designs in our newsletter last week, and received such a great response that we wanted to make sure our blog readers saw them, too! These Easter chick designs...

You’re Invited to Our ‘Priceless Treasures’ Online Licensing

We just kicked off our new online licensing, Heirloom Sewing: Creating Priceless Treasures! I shared a special sneak peek with you when we opened registration, and today I’d like to tell you a little more about all the sewing fun in store for this course. Students will receive more than 30 beautiful heirloom projects, ranging...

Rickrack Insertion Hem Tutorial

When you’re looking for a sweet springtime embellishment, you can never go wrong with rickrack. On the darling bishop dress shown here, designer Cindy Hayes used rickrack on the smocked neckline as well as in a unique bridging on the skirt hem. It’s such an impressive, yet easy design element. Follow the tutorial from...

Master These Core Embroidery Skills

Learning how to machine embroider can feel overwhelming for beginners. With the different types of threads and needles and stabilizers and hoops, how do you know what to use? For our newest online course, we want to take the mystery out of machine embroidery for you. Core Embroidery Skills: A Four-Part Series with Katie...

Free Easter Smocking Graph + Pleating Tips

We all want our stitched projects to have a uniquely handmade look — without looking noticeably homemade. In smocking, keeping the pleats straight during construction is important for giving your garment a professional look. We’ve gathered together some expert tips for neat pleats that designer Michie’ Mooney shared in our March/April 2012 issue of Sew...

March IEC: Woodland Floral Coordinates

We have a special treat for Internet Embroidery Club members this month: a new collection of embroidery designs that coordinate with the Woodland Floral Alphabet from the 2017 IEC. Included in this collection is a floral bird, rabbit, clover, pineapple and rooster in both one-color and multi-color formats. Pair these motifs with letters from the Woodland...

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...

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...

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...