Viewing entries posted in May 2015

My Stitch Along for May Week 5

Posted by Ruth on 31 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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The final week for May stitch along - where have the days gone? ... not to mention the months already this year. Well the good news about that is, we get to start a new stitch along. I'd better get my thinking cap on!

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Stitch Along May Week 5 rules

Posted by Ruth on 28 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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Almost to the end of May Stitch Along. This has been fun and I'm looking forward to finishing off and beginning a new one next month. Hope to see you there too! 

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You Can Do More Than Embroider With Your Machine Embroidery Module

Posted by Joanne on 25 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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"Beginning Machine Embroidery" is an online workshop I teach to help you become familiar with your embroidery machine. Sometimes students get their embroidery machine home and are not too comfortable with having to learn the machine, the embroidery module and a computer. This class will help you with all those things. We will discuss fabrics, stabilizers and threads, and you know questions are always welcomed in the Classroom Forum.

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My Stitch Along for May Week 4

Posted by Ruth on 24 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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This week is my favorite because the stitching is the most fun, in my eyes anyway. With the borders added last week, this project has turned out a little larger than previous challenges, but that means more stitching.

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The first I'd heard of a Taggie

Posted by Ruth on 24 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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A taggie is a fairly new creation, I had never heard of it before Amanda Maxwell mentioned she had turned one of her stitch along projects into one. They are usually simple shapes, most often square and they have ribbon loops around the edges which provide tactile and visual stimulus for babies and small children. The backing (and on very simple ones, the front) are made of soft cuddly fabric so they serve a dual purpose as comforter and toy. For mums and grandparents they are quick and easy to make, they can be as simple or complicated as you like.

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Stitch Along May Week 4 rules

Posted by Ruth on 21 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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Remember to take a look in the gallery this week. I updated it earlier in the week with some awesome pieces!

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Jolly Roger Good Time

Posted by Linda on 21 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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Mermaid Lagoon Jacket FrontI originally created this jacket because I went to Asilomar in Pacific Grove every year to take 5-day quilting classes with a variety of great teachers. Besides the teaching, there was usually some sort of wearables contest. That year, it was a jacket. Being on the seaside, the choice was easy – the Mermaid Lagoon Jacket was born. The body of the jacket is all sorts of sea colors, the yokes are underwater scenes with mermaids, jellyfish, trunks of doubloons and pearls, and sea creatures of any sort you can imagine. The jacket won both the Judge’s Choice and People’s choice monetary awards, and went on to win First Place at the National Quilt Association Show, Marin Needlework and Quilt Show, and many other awards. It also brought me to the attention of the Fairfield Fashion Show, and I was subsequently invited to make a Fairfield/Bernina garment four different times. Besides that, it’s comfortable, easy to wear, and washable – what could be better? So, come to class and get out all of your silk ribbons, pearls, fancy threads, beads, batiks, and fish fetishes and create your own Mermaid Lagoon Jacket!

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Open Up New Possibilities

Posted by Marjorie McWilliams on 19 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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If you have ever hit a wall where you think you have lost your mojo, your spark, or your creative magic, you will know that it sometimes takes a new medium, a new technique, or a spurt of inspiration from a completely different or unexpected source to get it going again. Fabric painting may be the springboard you need to snap you out of your creative doldrums, or to open up a whole new set of possibilities and options.

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My Stitch Along for May Week 3

Posted by Ruth on 17 May 2015 | 2 Comments

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Stitch Along this week was adding borders. They needed to be irregular.... if you missed the rules, check back to last Thursday.

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Stitch Along May Week 3 rules

Posted by Ruth on 14 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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Hey, be sure to check out the gallery this week. It's just been updated with some new photos and if you missed the previous rules, you can find them here: Week 1 rules and Week 2 rules.

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