Were you inspired by Erika’s Sunrise Baby Quilt? Then I think you’ll like this “Straight & Narrow” quilt as well. Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches provides a free quilt pattern and shows us how to combine stitches on the BERNINA 550 QE and use them for a nifty variation on traditional straight-line quilting.
My name is Melissa Mortenson and I blog at the Polka Dot Chair. I am very excited to be working with Bernina, I love new adventures!
While a single chevron is a V shape made with a line or a stripe, rows of chevrons next to each other create zigzags. And, these repeating chevrons have been turning up in all kinds of sewing projects lately – here are some of my favorites!
Bonnie Kimbrough sent this photo of her super-cute Easter table topper, made from Amanda Murphy’s free tutorial. Bonnie’s new to free-motion quilting; This is a nice project for practicing free-motion stitching skills, as the stitches don’t need to follow any particular line or design. Great job, Bonnie!
Get your guest room ready for special visitors using your sewing machine, a little fabric, and a lot of ingenuity. Beginner-friendly projects include simple-to-make pillows, a thoughtful bedside basket, and a felted mug rug.
Grab one of these and you can make any place your tea corner. The “sweetener” is how quick they are to make. Next time you’re invited for tea (or coffee) bring a stack of these as a gift ‒ and look for the smile you’ll get in return.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, create a romantic addition to your home for the sweet day that celebrates love and happiness. This cute set of kitchen towels is filled with appliqued hearts stitched in a modern style. Easy to sew, fun to use!
Sometimes it’s the little details that count, like having a pretty pincushion to hold all your pins in place. Here are some free pincushion projects to get you inspired to stitch up your own pretty interpretation.
Gayle Schleimann composed her Peace, Love, and Joy Chirpy Bird trilogy in BERNINA Embroidery Software 6, using simple letter kerning, manipulation, and pattern run items to create her pieces. The best part was incorporating her new Chirpy Bird designs!