Steam Punk Pillow

Steam Punk Pillow Featuring the CrystalWork Tool and Circular Embroidery Attachment

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This fabulous steampunk pillow was embellished entirely by machine – yes, even the marker and crystal designs!


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.


DesignWorks - Laugh Often

Stitch, Draw, and Glitz – with Your Embroidery Machine

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Use an embroidery to draw and paint? You bet! It can also cut stencils for making your own iron-on crystal designs!


PaintWork Tool - pen comparison sampler

PaintWork Sampler: How to Test Fabric Markers for PaintWork

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Sarah Vedeler is getting ready to start using PaintWork in a new design collection and decided to create a sampler to get to know the settings and see the variation in results using different pens. Here are the results!


Made to Create - Presser Feet and Accessories series

Made to Create: Sewing Machine Accessories Series

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Today I’m kicking off a series of posts about presser feet and other sewing machine tools, based on the Made to Create pillow project. Scroll through the photos and see if you can guess which accessories were used for each pillow.


steampunk office from the BERNINA Look Book 2014 #steampunk #office #diy #embroider #sew #clock #upcycle #recycle #reuse

Steampunk Office

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Wikipedia describes Steampunk as a genre influenced by, and often adopted from, the style of the 19th-century scientific romances of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and Mary Shelley. We added our own elements to give our Steampunk office vignette an industrial flare.


western mug rug by Amanda whitlatch #bernina #sew #paint #cutwork #fringe #cowboy #mug rug #software #embroidery machine #weallsew

Western Mug Rug

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This project is my take on a mug rug by Kay Hickman. Needless to say, I have an inability to follow directions. I wanted to work with leather so I could really make it look like a rug… fringe and all.


Art Day is Fun Day Apron - paintwork tool and software

Art Day is Fun Day Apron

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Art day (play day) is not just for kids! We too have toys that we love to play with and my new favorite one is PaintWork


Paintwork Fleur-de-lis #bernina #sew #embroidery #paint #draw #graphic #image

Using Picture Fonts with PaintWork

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In my experiments with the PaintWork Tool and Software I have getting my graphics from “picture fonts” or “dingbat fonts.” There are so many available, and they are free!


Paris Wallhanging by Amy Millsaps #diy #sew #quilt #embroidery #weallsew

Paris Quilt

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Amy Millsaps, who works at Raintree Quilting in Juneau, Alaska, sent me this picture of the beautiful Paris wallhanging she composed in DesignWorks software. She combined clipart and embroidery files from BERNINA Embroidery Software 6, OESD Flourish Fancy pack #12224, and the Rose Gown Applique and Paintwork design from DesignWorks Sampler 1 for a lovely montage