How to Make Realistic-Looking 3-D Tree Rings (and other shapes)

Learn how to create three-dimensional stitched pieces as Barbara Schneider shows how to make molded, free-motion-stitched tree rings.


How to Use Zippers as Embellishments in Art Quilts

Zippers started appearing in my work in 2007, and now they have become part of my signature style. I have two techniques to share with you: 1) sewing with zipper trim, and 2) inserting a zipper into an art quilt.


Made to Create Pillow Featuring Zipper Foot with Guide #14 and Double-Cording Foot #59/60

A while back I told you about the Made to Create pillows made by BERNINA Educators, each one featuring a different set of presser feet or accessories. Today I’m going to show you mine and tell you a little about the feet I used.


What Size Zipper Should You Choose?

You have your pattern, fabric and thread and you’re standing in front of the zipper display. What size zipper should you choose? Here are some tips to help you select the right length.


How to Quilt with Decorative Stitches

Tips on using decorative sewing machines stitches from quilt artist and fabric designer Jane Sassaman. Many people are afraid of using the decorative stitches on their sewing machines. I suspect they are afraid the stitches may look too mechanical or that they won’t be able to control them. But if the stitch is thoughtfully applied and


gathering foot

Made to Create Pillow Featuring Gathering Foot #16 and Button Sew-On Foot #18

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Wide Gathering Foot #16 partners with Button Sew-On Foot #18 to create a uniquely textured and embellished pillow front.


Patchwork Foot #97/97D

NEW! Patchwork Foot #97/97D for 7 mm Feed Machines – FREE Video Tutorial

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The newest accessory from BERNINA made its debut last week at our annual dealer event, BERNINA University – Patchwork Foot #97/97D, a quarter-inch foot designed especially for use with machines that have a 7 mm-wide feed. It was a huge hit!


DIY Stitched 3-D Tree Rings

How to Make Realistic-Looking 3-D Tree Rings (and other shapes)

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Learn how to create three-dimensional stitched pieces as Barbara Schneider shows how to make molded, free-motion-stitched tree rings.


Embroider Anything - DIY tutorial

How to Put Embroidery on ANYTHING – Without Stitching On It!

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Have you ever wanted to have embroidery on a garment or item, but didn’t want to actually embroider ON the item? Or embroider your jeans without having to unstitch the seams? Kay has a fabulous technique to share!


DIY Linen sachet - PaintWork Monogram

How to Personalize a Quick Gift with PaintWork!

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Last year’s holiday gifts for my co-workers and friends were linen sachets personalized with Paintwork monograms. I love linen sachets! This time I worked from an already assembled version and PaintWork seemed to be the perfect solution to add the special touch to them.


BERNINA Circular Embroidery Attachment #83

How to Sew Perfect Circles: FREE Video Tutorial

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Have you ever tried to sew a perfectly round circle? Most of us can’t even draw a nicely-shaped circle, let alone stitch one! But you really CAN sew beautiful circles – with a little help from Circular Embroidery Attachment #83. This clever device attached to the bed of your sewing machine and has a movable


Tips for writing sewing tutorials

Tips on Writing a Sewing Tutorial

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Have you ever thought about sharing one of your own original projects or techniques in a tutorial, but your not quite sure where to begin? Our WeAllSew Experts have written hundreds of online tutorials, and now we’re sharing our top tutorial writing tips to help you put start your own tutorial!


Applique Mastery by Philippa Naylor

How to Stitch Perfect Satin Stitch Circles

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A great tip from the upcoming book Applique Mastery: Perfect Satin Stitch Circles by Philippa Naylor.


3 Tips for Using Zippers as Embellishments

How to Use Zippers as Embellishments in Art Quilts

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Zippers started appearing in my work in 2007, and now they have become part of my signature style. I have two techniques to share with you: 1) sewing with zipper trim, and 2) inserting a zipper into an art quilt.


3 Tips for Sewing Bulky Fabrics

3 Tips for Sewing Layers of Thick Fabric

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What do you do when you’re having trouble sewing through layers of thick fabric – when the needle just won’t go through the fabric without skipped stitches, stalling, and broken needles?