Martha Pullen’s Blog

This is where you can find all of of Martha’s archived blog posts, where she writes about her personal life and shares sewing and inspirational tips.

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 copy of the...

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 the way I...

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 (there are four,...

A preview of Sew Beautiful issue #151

“Makes My Heart Sing” Sew Beautiful Dear Sewing Family, I probably should not even be talking about the newest Sew Beautiful since it is not on the newsstands yet; however, I am going to anyway. Have you ever read a book or a magazine and it simply made your heart sing? Well the newest...

Another Licensing Class plus see what Martha is busy filming!

HAND SMOCKING TIP FROM LORRAINE I figured this out several years ago since I do a great deal of smocking and teaching smocking classes. I have found if you pleat across the straight of grain on any garment even for insets; then count in 7 pleats on each side; then when I am ready...

Do you keep your old issues?

Dear Sewing Family, We have just returned from a super fabulous Love of Heirloom Sewing Retreat in Tucson, Arizona with Cathey’s Sew and Vac with Baby Lock!! What an event!! What fun with 128 students from all over the country including as far away as Connecticut! Ladies I loved being with you!!! Donnie and...

The Perfect Kid/Teacher Project

Dear Sewing Family,   Would you like to see a great kid project? Teacher project? For several years I did this project for an art project with some of my grandchildren’s classrooms. I cut up some quilt fabrics. We cut squares of plain muslin. We embroidered the child’s name on the plain fabric and...

Love of Licensed Teacher Week!

Letter (this week) from Debbie, Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher (many times) from Tennessee Dear Martha, I have 7 signed up for my premier class Saturday. The store has really talked it up and they must like my samples. I have missed teaching and am amazed at how easy the prep is because I have...

Beginning Heirloom Sewing & Lace Shaping with Martha Pullen herself!

Dear Sewing Family, My first thoughts today are with the people in Colorado. I pray all those missing will be found. I pray comfort to those who have lost loved ones. I pray strength to those who have lost everything. I know we are all praying for more rescue workers to be able to...

Martha remembers…

Dear Sewing Family, How could any American ever forget 9/11? My guess is that you and I remember exactly where we were when the news broke about the twin towers being hit. My son called me. I was glued to the television set the rest of the day along with most of the world...