HINTS & TIPS Threading n’ Needles ~ a repost

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hello ~i dearly love teaching my students in the bernina “mastery” classes… and because quite a few of my students have asked, i am posting again, just for y’all! i have found that the most overlooked feature of sewing machines, is the lack of knowing the basics! with that being said, here are some of the most common basics that are either …

The Bernina Button Sew On Foot #18

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This is a favorite foot for many applications. I use it quite often.  I teach this technique in our Bernina Mastery classes (every Monday evening at Bernina Silver Thimble!).  I love showing it as it’s so slick! Attach your foot.  Go to the buttonhole section on your Bernina machine.  You will see there is a special stitch, just for sewing …

Bernina Foot #43 Free Motion Couching

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So… we visited yesterday with a quilt using more “traditional” type of couching, with the blog the day before on the #39 foot.  Tomorrow I will be posting a small project showing this technique, and I hope you will check back then! And TODAY… more couching!  How I love a free motion foot of any kind… but this #43 free …

Bernina Foot #39; a couching technique

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This is a (Bernina) must-have foot for lots of reasons! Most machines will have something similar… Tomorrow, I plan to showcase a project that shows this technique on an entire easy table runner project, utilizing some left-over scraps of silk I was given.  (There’s a teaser photo at the end)… YOU too, can creatively apply this easy-to-use and very simple …

Part 2 Necessary Notions: Stitch Plates

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Here’s a TIP for you.  Did you know that many of the ‘Pro’ quilters and precision piecers  use a  straight stitch plate?  Whether it’s for free motion quilting, piecing or sewing, it’s a nice advantage.  These are the reasons why: less movement of fabric, so there is more stability in stitching, as there is less fabric in contact with the …

Curvalicious!

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One of the creative pattern designers I have been attracted to for many years, especially as a beginner quilter, is Cheryl Wittmayer’s company  “Sew-Be-It!.  Her patterns are great for beginner quilters, and a wonderful ‘jumping off’ palette of designs to really help you get started with free motion quilting!  I hope you will visit her web site and see if …

FREELY Give in BLOOM

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Here’s a fairly simple way to add a bit of free motion embellishment without alot of time investment.  I love to buy the  pre-made, decorated hand towel (and I have made them too). Great gifts for the girls at the office, and for any other gift giving need you may have. It’s really cool to make them fun, as well …

Wool Flower Beaded JEAN Jacket

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Flower detail of the back of the jacket My most favorite Jean Jacket! I LOVE to embellish clothing!  And I’ve found some products I really enJOY using.  Art Glitter, namely.  What a great product.  Durable, pretty and easy to use.  This jacket has been washed LOTS as I’ve enjoyed wearing it LOTS! This is the front of the jacket, where …