I made this “Flip Flop” quilt a number of years ago. My son Matthew’s friend Alexis came over to help me make the quilt. We painted her feet and it did take a couple of tries but we were able to put them on the material without too many imperfections.
Hi there! I am Michelle Jensen of Mixi Heart (www.MixiHeart.com). I am a pattern designer and long-arm quilter. Though I was exposed to very little sewing when younger, I have a passion today as if I have been in the sewing world all along. I love to quilt!!!
For all of you who followed us on Facebook the last four days, I hope you enjoyed the inspirational breeze from Ventura, California, where the second DIY conference Craftcation was held. As the photos speak for themselves, you can tell it was a blast!
Karen Betts writes: I just finished sewing the coolest project! I saw the pattern, “Classmate” by Atkinson Designs, at my local BERNINA store, Nancy’s Calico Patch in Newport News, VA. This was the first time I’d sewn with clear vinyl – and it was amazingly fun and easy!!
Handmade always means more during the holiday season. If you’re anxious to squeeze in some sewing for gift-giving we have six great easy tutorials to help in your handmade quest. These stylish gifts can be sewn in an afternoon and will leave your friends and relatives feeling extra cozy and extra loved this holiday season!
As the Holiday Season starts to wrap up, we have pulled together our top pins. There are hundreds of wonderful handmade Holiday DIY projects on Pinterest so the choosing was tough. Here are just a few of our favorites… Pocket Advent Calendar Banner from Stitched Tree Pillow Pointers by From The Blue
Peggy Johnson, Sew Creative, Peoria, IL wrote to tell me about the wine glasses she’s etching with sock monkey faces. How cool is that?! She’s using the technique John Thornton wrote about in Issue #6 of Through the Needle ONLINE magazine in June, 2011. Peggy designed and cut the stencils using her BERNINA CutWork Software and Accessory, then used etching cream to transfer the design to the glass.
Sewing for the holidays should be fun, and not add stress to an already often hectic season. We would like to make it even easier for you by clueing you in on five super simple sewing projects that can be done in an afternoon, easy enough to replicate for any number of gifts or decor for the season.
The fabric for Paula Atwood’s “Wool N’ Spools” creation is reclaimed wool from old skirts, etc. that she took apart and felted in the washer. She cut out the positive/negative shapes and needle-punched them to the woolen base using BERNINA’s Needle Punch Accessory Set.