Year: 2012

Peace, Love, and Joy

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! … More

Sock Monkeys… and MORE Sock Monkeys!

Peggy Johnson, Sew Creative, Peoria, IL wrote to tell me about the wine glasses she’s etching with sock monkey faces. How cool is that?! She’s using the technique John Thornton wrote about in Issue #6 of Through the Needle ONLINE magazine in June, 2011. Peggy designed and cut the stencils using her BERNINA CutWork Software and Accessory, then used etching cream to transfer the design to the glass. … More

DIY Matching Pajamas for Christmas

One of our favorite holiday traditions is the matching pajama pants the kids wear for Christmas. Growing up, my siblings and I would cluster together on the stairs every Christmas morning in our new pajamas, anticipation building, while our mother snapped the annual “waiting to open presents” photo. … More

Pieced For The Holidays

Each Friday from now until the end of the year we’re sharing some of our favorite free sewing projects for the holidays – from decorations to deck the halls to quick gifts for loved ones. This week we’re sharing some of our favorite holiday themed quilting projects! … More

Introducing Sewing Celebrity Mimi Goodwin!

This week and the following we are visiting with our next BERNINA Sewing Celebrity, Mimi Goodwin, of Los Angeles, CA. This WAS sewing expert and founder of popular blog Mimi G. Style, learned how to sew at the age of 12. Like many of us, she began her career as a young Barbie doll clothes designer using her aunt’s scraps. Seeing her excitement, her dad bought her a sewing machine, her first, and she has been hooked ever since. … More