• Christmas in July – Christmas Embroider Buddies

    Christmas in July – Embroider Buddies Do you want to know a secret? I love being the girl who always gives the perfect gift. I especially like it when I give the perfect gift to a child. The look on their sweet face, the big hug and the look of envy from every other adult in the room just makes my heart happy. This is why I often give Embroider Buddies as gifts. An added bonus is these guys can be personalized, and if you know anything about me, you know I love to personalize things! Also, during our Christmas in July Sale,¬†all of our Embroider Buddies are 15% off!…

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    The Quilt Sandwich

      Today is National Sandwich day, so I thought I would give you a couple of tips to improve my favorite kind of sandwich: The Quilt Sandwich! Just in case you are new to quilting, a quilt sandwich is what we call it when you have layered the backing fabric, the batting and the quilt top together. We do this in order to quilt the three layers together so it can, in fact, become an actual quilt. When I first started quilting, the only way to keep these three layers together was to pin (and pin and PIN) so they would all stay smooth during the quilting process. Now, however,…

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    Making a Quilt Your Own – Part 4

    Note: This is the 4th post in a series. Read part 1 here, part 2, here and part 3 here. After I had all the building blocks ready, it was time to figure out how to put together the quilt. I laid out the backing fabric on my cutting table. I have a very large cutting island it the center of my sewing studio. I love this because I can lay out a large wall hanging like this quilt and walk all the way around it. It really helps me decide how I want things to look and where I want them to be. Sometimes just looking at something at…