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Friendship Embroidery Mini Quilt Swap

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I’m thrilled to announce that registration for our next swap is now open. The talented Lenna Green from Stitching Cow created alovely embroidery design for us.

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Posted: August 8th, 2012  

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More Quilting Styles – Embroidery, Crazy Quilting, Sashiko

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In today’s Learning Center post, Pat Sloan is exploring embroidery, crazy quilting and sashiko with two talented guests. Plus, Aurifil is giving away a Sashiko thread kit to one lucky reader.

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Posted: April 19th, 2012  

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Quilt-Along Block 31: Merry Christmas Block

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Block 31, Merry Christmas, has been designed by Lynette Anderson. The Fat Quarter Shop also has a fabulous 50% off Super Deal for you to enjoy too.

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Posted: November 22nd, 2011  

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Quilt-Along Block 17: Christmas in Italy

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Block 17 of our Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along is Christmas in Italy designed by Lenna Green. Our friends at Fort Worth Fabric Studio have a fabulous 40% off Super Deal for you to enjoy too.

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Posted: October 19th, 2011  

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Quilt-Along Block 3: This Little Light of Mine

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Block 3 of our Quilt-Along is This Little Light of Mine by Melissa Stramel. It’s a pieced block with a super adorable embroidery design in the centre. Today’s Super Deal is from CleverQuilter.com and features McKenna Ryan’s All Cooped Up fabric kits and Which Came First? wall hanging kit.

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Posted: September 15th, 2011  

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Meet Quilter and Redwork Designer, Cathy Parker

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Please join me in welcoming today’s guest blogger, Cathy Parker, as she shares with us her journey as a quilter, quilt shop owner, and finally a designer of super cute Redwork patterns.

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Posted: May 5th, 2011  

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Embroidery Stitches – Lazy Daisy Stitch/Detached Chain Stitch

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Lazy Daisy stitch, also known as detached chain stitch is a wonderful little looped stitch perfect for working small flowers. It can be worked alone or in groups. When working this stitch, the trick is to apply a gentle amount of pressure otherwise the loop will close up. It is also important to keep the […]

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Posted: April 6th, 2010  

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Embroidery Stitches – Running Stitch

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Running stitch is a very quick and easy hand embroidery stitch to master. It is often used to form the foundation of other stitches or it can be used on its own as an outline stitch. Running stitch is also the stitch used for hand quilting. For best results work each stitch a uniform size, […]

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Posted: April 3rd, 2010  

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Hand Embroidery: How to Work a Perfect French Knot

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Looking for some tips on how to work a perfect French knot? A few years ago when I was teaching hand embroidery in workshops, ladies would often groan when I mentioned French knots. Seems that this stitch can cause some frustration. The good news is that I am going to share with you some of […]

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Posted: March 25th, 2010  

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Hand Embroidery: How to Work Back Stitch

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Back stitch is one of the quickest and easiest of embroidery stitches to master. It is predominately used as an outline stitch and is ideal for Redwork embroidery designs. There are two things to keep in mind when learning to back stitch. One is to aim for an even stitch length. Don’t fuss too much […]

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Posted: March 23rd, 2010  

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Learning to Embroider – Beginning to Stitch

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You’ve found the perfect pattern, you have a crewel needle, some stranded embroidery thread, a piece of fabric and an embroidery hoop. Your pattern has been transferred onto your fabric and you are ready to start…so now what? Your next decision comes down to the end use for your piece of embroidery. If your design […]

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Posted: March 16th, 2010  

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Finding Hand Embroidery Designs

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One of the challenges of learning how to embroider is knowing  where to find hand embroidery designs. If you are new to hand embroidery it is best to choose a design that is simple with only a few different stitches. Sometimes hand embroidery designs can be discovered in the most unlikely places. The key is […]

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Posted: March 2nd, 2010  

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Embroidery Thread for Hand Embroidery

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An important factor to consider when learning how to embroider is your choice of embroidery thread. If you are new to hand embroidery I would recommend that you choose a stranded embroidery cotton, such as DMC. There are lots of different threads on the market and the choice can be overwhelming. Stranded embroidery cotton is […]

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Posted: February 23rd, 2010  

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How to Embroider – Choosing the Correct Needle

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Once you have your design transferred onto your fabric, the next decision to make when learning how to embroider is your choice of needle. Just like a carpenter, choosing the right tool for the job is imperative to the quality of what is produced. It is no use using a screw driver in place of […]

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Posted: February 16th, 2010  

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How to Embroider – The Importance of Using an Embroidery Hoop

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One of the most common mistakes that people make when learning how to embroider is that they don’t use an embroidery hoop. And there are others who admit that they have tried to use a hoop but they found it awkward. So I thought I would shed some light on the matter. Using an embroidery hoop […]

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Posted: February 11th, 2010  

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How to Transfer a Hand Embroidery Design

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One of the first things to consider when learning how to embroider is how to transfer your chosen design onto the fabric. There are a few different methods that you can use and the method you choose will depend on the thickness of your fabric. If you are a beginner, my advice is to choose […]

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Posted: February 2nd, 2010  

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Learning How to Embroider

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Learning how to embroider can be a great idea for quilt makers. Mastering some simple embroidery stitches can open up exciting new possibilities. Incorporating embroidery designs into quilts has become very popular and there are many wonderful quilt designs on the market that showcase both hand embroidery and quilting skills. Because I personally enjoy hand […]

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Posted: January 26th, 2010  

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