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XOXO…

It’s my day in the fun Hugs & Kisses Hop!
First I want to thank our
great hostesses for organizing this hop:
and Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt,
and all the participants that are making this
such an inspiring event.
These are the ladies sharing their Hugs & Kisses today:

Wednesday February 13th

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I only had time for these quick projects,
and really enjoyed working on this little
Mini Valentine using Marjorie’s
Candy Hearts embroidery designs
that work with the Accuquilt GO! Hearts 2″ die.
I also wanted a Valentine’s mug rug,
so decided on a little quick project
by embroidering this fun design
from Embroidery Library
Would you like to make this little mug rug?
I made a little kit with the
embroidered “latte”
and 5 Fat Quarters to giveaway Ü
To enter, just leave me a sweet comment
and tell me what size and type of quilts
you enjoy making!
I’ll choose a winner next Monday, 2.18.2013
Thank you so much for visiting today!

Pillow time!

Today is my day in the Holiday Lane Blog Hop!

A big thanks to Mdm. Samm of Sew We Quilt,
& Pauline of Quilt-n-Queen for hosting this fun hop,
and to Jill of Jillily Studio for sharing her wonderful pillow pattern!

This is my version of the Holiday Lane Pillow
I played with a lot of fabrics,
but just had to use this fun print by Tula Givens
from her Christmas Pageant line

I used it for the back of the pillow
and some of the little guys made it to the front
in the windows and some of the doors

 This little dog is my favorite

 and the little mouse is sooo cute!

 love him to!!!

…there’s a mouse in the house, lol!

 I used Moda Minky for the snow
and Superior’s Silver Metallic thread…
probably the best metallic thread I’ve ever used
with only one breakage in the whole project…
….and that’s because I was sewing too fast!

I had a great time working on this project!
You’ve got to see what the other participants in
today’s hop made:

Friday November 23
Cherry Blossoms you’re here Ü


Thank you so much for visiting!
And since today is Black Friday,
I’m giving a 20% discount on my patterns,
just visit my website here
and enter BLACKFRIDAY20
when you check out.

Hope you enjoy today’s hop,
                                                  


New Blog Hop & Tutorial

Welcome to my day in
the Fall Machine Embroidery Blog Hop



I had a great time making this scarf with my embroidery machine


and Marjorie’s Snowflake embroidery design


The applique can be cut out with the Accuquilt GO! Snowflake

The top of the scarf is made with 1/4 yd cuts of (4) blue
and (1) white batik fabrics
and 1/2 yd Rose Cuddle fabric for the back


If you have a GO cutter, prepare the applique pieces
by cutting the white fabric into
(6) 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ squares,
fuse Light Steam a Seam 2 to the wrong side of the fabric,
and cut out with the snowflake die


Next, cut (2) 3″ strips by WOF from each of the blue fabrics


sew (4) strips together

and press the seams open.
Repeat with the remaining strips

Since the scarf is lined with “Cuddle” fabric and not quilted,
I decided to embellish with a pretty little stitch

 and
metallic thread  


To avoid thread breakage,
I loosened the top tension on my machine,
used a large size needle

and sewed at a slow speed


Next, measure the width of your sewn strips,

 cut (6) blocks… mine measure 10 1/2″
so I cut (6) 10 1/2″ blocks
and arrange them as follows 

Now sew them together
and embellish the joining seam

I had some leftover strips, so I cut (3) 3″ strips

to make this practice piece
Now for my favorite part… the applique
Remove the Lite Steam a Seam liner from the back of the snowflake
and finger press (do not heat fuse yet) in place onto the background fabric

Now it’s time to get the embroidery hoop ready!
Hoop a stabilizer and spray a little temporary fabric adhesive
on the center of the stabilizer 

find the center of the snowflake

align in the prepared hoop,
remove the snowflake 

place the hoop in the machine
and stitch the placement lines

place the snowflake inside the stitch lines
and press with a small iron

Return the hoop to the machine
and finish stitching the designs

Next, trim 1/2″ off on both sides of the scarf.

With the Rose Cuddle fabric right side up,
lay the scarf face down
and pin in place. 

Stitch all around with a 1/4″ seam,
leaving a 6-7″ opening to turn right side out.
Trim the excess Cuddle fabric,

turn right side out, sew the opening
and stitch the top edges down with an 1/8″ seam. 

So simple, fun to make
and super soft!

… and my little practice piece
I think I’ll make a mug rug °Ü°!

Marjorie is giving away a design from her collection of machine
embroidery designs, and the winner gets to choose!!!
To win, leave a comment telling me
which of Marjorie’s embroidery designs you would love to have
and for a second chance, comment on what kind of die
would you have custom made for the GO! cutter.
I will chose a winner next Friday, 11/16.

So glad you stopped by!