Welcome Embroidery Friends
I hope you are all doing well. I have had a wonderfully busy couple of weeks, with my oldest, my beautiful Cameron turning 11 last Monday, and my mother in law coming to celebrate with us and stay.
This week I have a look at an upcoming new quilt collection, a Christmas project to inspire you, a glance at a new article in Machine Embroidery & Textile Art this month, and naturally we have a new Special of the Week, and more tips and tricks to make your embroidery sing!
Special of the Week
I am so proud of my collection of quilting designs for our embroidery machines. Having the ability to quilt your own quilts, with amazing designs has long been a desire of mine, and with my continuous quilting design collections, you now have that ability. I have 5 continuous quilting collections, comprising of modern, two different sets of traditional style quilting, and two collections of borders and corners.
Naturally, all of the designs are multi-sized, meaning they will work on ANY embroidery machine – from 5x7, all the way up to 8x12. Below are just some of the designs available in the Continuous Quilting Collections.
For this week only, I am offering two different specials on these fantastic collections. Normally $49.95, for this week only, each of the collections are only $39.95. We are also offering a SUPER SPECIAL of all 5 collections for $150.00, meaning each collection is only $30.00 each. Amazing value for a superb set of designs.
New Video to help you with continuous quilting
If you have not tried continuous quilting before, I am happy to bring you a wonderful video showing you how to complete this wonderful technique. Click here to see the fantastic video.
Christmas Project Part 1
I don’t have a lot of spare room in my home, and each year there is an issue of where to put the Christmas tree. For a couple of years now I have had this idea, but never put it into practice until now. My Christmas tree wall hanging. This Christmas tree is simply made using 5 different colours of green fabric. It is fairly large – approximately 6 foot, and I am currently quilting it. Each week I am going to bring you a new ornament that will be used to decorate my tree.
The first ornament is this beautiful snowflake, which lights up. I have used battery operated tealights for the centre of my snowflake; however you could easily make them without the light.
You can purchase this snowflake design for only $2.00 by clicking here, or you will receive the design as a freebie with the purchase of any other product from Julie Hall Designs (simply make your purchase as normal; I will forward you the designs for the snowflake).
You can see the tutorial of making this wonderful snowflake here.
Next week I will bring you a beautiful Rudolph ornament, and in the coming weeks Christmas baubles with a chalk paint feature for gift tags.
Coming soon – the Arabesque collection
Below is a sneak peak at a beautiful collection I am creating at the moment. It will comprise of 12 differing blocks, and a wonderful collection of border blocks. I will be offering this as both a single collection, and the opportunity to complete a block of the month class with me.
New Magazine Article
This week marked the publishing of a new article in Machine Embroidery & Textile Art, showing a spa wrap made with a large bath sheet. I am so happy to bring you a sneak peak at the article, and encourage you to purchase this great magazine.
Word to the wise
This week’s word to the wise comes from my personal experience, and hopefully will be as useful for you as it is for me.
Double Up on your Hoops. If you keep your eyes out on sites such as ebay and gumtree, often you can collect used hoops for your machine. Collect these up when you see them at a great price, so that as one design is stitching, you can be hooping and preparing another. It makes use of the time when you are waiting for a design to stitch, and saves time between beginning designs.
In the coming weeks, I will be bringing you more of the arabesque collection, as well as more Christmas designs to add to our Christmas tree.
Until then, have a stitchin’ week.