I love BERNINA Embroidery Software 6 for many different reasons, but one of my favorites is the ability to preview fabrics on an appliqué design before even sewing one stitch.
As a new quilter, I see some fabulous quilts that make me want to be a better quilter. The part that challenges me the most though is fabric placement. Keeping a balance of light, medium, and dark makes perfect sense to me, but how do you know what category the chosen fabrics fall into?
Software adds so much to your embroidery capabilities and possibilities! One of the best opportunities exists in scanning the item to be embroidered and perfectly placing your designs on the scanned image. Nola’s printed coveralls were a perfect opportunity to embellish the pocket with her name.
Making homemade jam and pickles for holiday gift-giving is part of the holiday tradition and everyone looks forward to these yearly food gifts. This year I have added an embroidered kitchen towel, many of them personalized.
Have you ever cut snowflakes from folded paper? This is a great way to make Hawaiian Appliqué Blocks. All that cutting can be tedious, so instead of cutting them by hand, let your embroidery machine do it for you!
I had a jacket in my closet that I had never worn. So I decided to stitch a design on the collar. OESD’s Design Studio Platinum Collection #61043 “Leaves in Contrast” by Bayberry turned out to be just perfect!
The newest issue of Through the Needle ONLINE is out! And it’s filled with an assortment of sewing, embroidery, and quilting projects to inspire all stitches, from beginning to advanced.