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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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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....

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...

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...