Lunch Box Quilts just released their new Love Letters applique pattern. I’m not ambitious enough (right now) to make the whole quilt, but the pattern includes directions for this smaller wallhanging. Don’t you just love the details in the letters?
Tari Intardonato celebrates the Fourth of July with a patriotic apron, fashioned from a plain dishtowel and embellished with embroidery from OESD collection #12308, Radiant Celebrations.
I cut 3 1/2 inch strips for my ruffles that I sewed, turned, pressed and ruffled for the pillow. The gathering foot would have had a tough time working its magic with the seam allowance down the center of the fabric strip. The ruffler plowed through perfectly.
Birds of a feather flock together! If you haven’t seen the new BERNINA Exclusive Design Collection” Retro Birds,” #21001, be sure to check it out. To see how these clever little pillows were designed, sign up to for our BERNINA 8 Series Webinar on Tuesday, June 5. I hope to “see” you then!
Lurene Swalve made these to coordinate with her version of Susan Fears’ Tuscan Garden Quilt, a BERNINA block-of-the-month project. Now to figure out how to get a bed into the classroom for the display!
My favorite part of making the Stitch ‘n’ Bloom Welcome Spring Banner was embellishing it with decorative threads. Couching fancy fibers over the borders of the banner add movement, texture and interest!
If you missed the webinar last week on Basic Machine Monogramming, it’s not too late. Visit www.berninausa.com and click on the Webinar: Just Sew It! Monogram It! link to learn about stabilizers and other supplies, placement tips, and a couple of quick projects you can make as gifts!
Boy, did I have fun creating this pillow using the three-dimensional designs in OESD’s Chrysanthemum Premier Collection #017! Parts of the design are heavily stitched, and when the embroidery is complete you simply cut through the stitches with a very sharp knife to make them “bloom.”