Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Blooming Buttons Journal Cover




In October, I taught at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Kansas City.  This was one of the projects I taught for BERNINA Sewing Center of Kansas City.  I had the best students!  Myron and Karin thank you for inviting me to teach!

To Cinda - I owe you a huge apology!

Supplies:

Fabric:
  • Multi Polka Dot – 10.5” X 11”
  • Solid Purple Polka Dot – 6.5” X 11”
  • Solid Purple Polka Dot – Cut 2 pieces 10 X 11”  (Book Flaps)
  • 10” X 16.5” – (Lining)
  • Batting – 11” X 17”

Notions:
  • #0015 OESD Embroidery Thread
  • Heavy Weight Cut Away Stabilizer
  • Organ Machine Needle #80 for Embroidery
  • Mircotex Machine Needle #80 for Construction
  • 505 Temporary Adhesive Spray
  • Standard Size (7 5/8” x 9 7/8”) Composition Book
Accessories:
  • Large Embroidery Hoop
  • Embroidery Foot
  • Embroidery snips
Embroidery Designs:


Instructions:

Hoop 1 layer of Heavy Weight Cut Away Stabilizer with the front journal cover fabric (Solid Purple Polka Dot – 6.5” X 11”) in the large oval hoop, using Temporary Adhesive spray. Stitch design #12535-19, using #0015 OESD embroidery thread.  Insert the word journal from built in font from your embroidery machine.  When embroidery is finished unhoop.

Piece the embroidered journal front cover to the 10.5” x 11” Multi Polka Dot journal back fabric using a 1/2" seam allowance.  Press seam open.  This is now the journal front. 

Spray the batting with Temporary Adhesive spray, and adhere to journal front.  Using an edge stitching foot, sew a decorative stitch down the seam on journal front.
 
 
Add a decorative ribbon to journal front using an edge stitching foot.
 
 
Be sure to sew both sides of the ribbon.
 

On the back of the journal cover quilt the Multi Polka Dot fabric.  I randomly tried out decorative stitches that were open in design as opposed to a satin decorative stitch.  Trim Journal front to 10” x 16 1/2".
 
 
Fold your book flap wrong sides together.  They should now measure 5” x 11”.  Press.
 

Lay the Journal cover with batting down right side up.  Place the flaps on each side - raw edges out.  Lay lining right side down over Journal front and flaps.  Pin together and sew around the entire edge using a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving a small opening at the bottom to turn inside out.

Trim corners and turn inside out.  Press well.  Close the opening by hand whipping or use sewing machine to close the edge.  Insert Composition Book.

Enjoy!

 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Zippered Pouch


 
I thought it would be fun to try and make Embroidery Online’s In the Hoop Zippered Pouches #12519 out of vinyl.

 
It was so easy to put the zipper in – I just let the embroidery machine do it!

 
I used blue masking tape instead of pins or spray adhesive to hold my pieces in place.

 
Instead of fabric that was recommended I used the leftover zipper for a zipper pull.

I love how the pouch turned out!
 
Enjoy!
 
 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Happy St. Patrick's Day! 
Are you feeling LUCKY? 
Would you like to win this Hubba Hubba Charm Pack and Mini Charm Pack from Moda?
 
Here is all you need to do:
  1. Follow my blog.
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The Contest will end Sunday, March 23, 2014. 
 
The winner will be announced on tari Isews Facebook page on Monday, March 24, 2014.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Plane Fun

 
 
Riley Blake Designs is featuring a series this year for Quiet Book pages.  Today I am posting on Riley Blake's Cutting Corners College blog.  I will be sharing a free tutorial for these two Plane Fun Quiet Book pages.  There are step-by-step instructions with photos for my pages.
 
So let's raise your tray tables and put your seatbacks in the upright position, fasten your seatbelts and fly on over and check it out!
 
 
 Cutting Corners with Riley Blake Designs
 
 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

It's Official!



It is official!  I am pleased to announce that I am a Riley Blake Designs Course Instructor for Cutting Corners College.  This Friday I will be doing a tutorial for Riley Blake.  Here is a sneak peak.  The fabric collection is called Detour. 

So check back here and at Cutting Corners College on Friday to read about my newest tutorial.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Illuminated Words #12490

 
These beautiful calligraphic designs make a statement in elegance.  This table runner was easy to do with All About Blanks Chalkboard Table Runner and Embroidery Online's designs Illuminated Words #12490.

To read about how you can make your own table runner adding words of inspiration and encouragement go to the Embroidery Online blog.

If you are a family member and you would like to see Grandmother's and then Auntie Marilyn's dining room table be sure to check out the last photo in the diyembroidery blog!  Look familiar?

Enjoy!


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Through The Needle - Issue #20


My bed shawl article appears in Through the Needle Issue #20.  It was a lot of fun and work putting this article together but I am really proud of myself!  I hope you enjoy it!