Wednesday, May 31, 2017

OESD Super SPREE Event at Quilter's Quest

Come join Quilter's Quest at the BERNINA Creative Center for two days of machine embroidery education and enjoyment.  Each participant receives a fabulous Goody Bag valued at over $200.  All supplies are provided including the project kits and embroidery machines.  Prepare for fun, hands on experience to learn new embroidery techniques!

June 9th and 10th, 9am - 4:30pm
Call:  630-969-2205

Monday, May 29, 2017


This is a fun filled 2 days of machine embroidery heaven!
June 2 and 3rd
9:30 - 4:30 both days
Lunch included, also coffee and snacks service in the morning
All supplies included
Sign up before May 20th to get a Free Standing Lace Cross Design!
Call the store at:  405-840-8911

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!


  • 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”

  • #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
  • Large Embroidery Hoop
  • Embroidery Foot
  • Embroidery snips
Embroidery Designs:


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.



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!

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.
  2. In the comment section of this post, comment Hubba Hubba.
  3. Share with your friends on Facebook.
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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.