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Born in Maryland but became a Pennsylvanian in 1993. Have a great family with children and grandchildren!  Interests in sewing and quilting. Like watching NASCAR races. 
Showing posts with label embroidery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label embroidery. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

DIY Embroidery Pattern Printing

Hi Everyone! I was on Pinterest and saw this. First thought was I have to share this. What a great idea! When I opened it up, I saw it was from the Homegrown Hospitality Blog . Check it out.

DIY Embroidery Pattern Printing

Thank you for all of your comments and compliments on my "scrapple" style stitching. I love to stitch and while I will be the first to admit that I do not "follow" any rules or techniques on the correct way to stitch I will also say that I LOVE the way it is coming out with all of the textures and stitches and I even added some pink in last night !!?!!whhhaatttt???, I know!




Anyways, I know you can Google "how to transfer an embroidery pattern" but this is how I do it :

Supplies
Muslin
Freezer Paper
Scissors
Iron
Printer

1. Measure and cut a piece of freezer paper to measure 8 1/2" x 11 (just trace a piece of computer paper onto the freezer paper)





2. Place the freezer paper SHINY SIDE OF PAPER DOWN and iron the freezer paper onto the muslin. It will pucker a little bit. MAKE SURE THAT ALL EDGES ARE IRONED DOWN COMPLETELY. Trim to measure the 8 1/2" x 11



3. Place your piece into your printer the way you would typically place paper in and print out your image.



4. Remove the freezer paper



5. Attach an embroidery hoop



6. Stitch away!..be careful..it is addicting, well and even a bit harmful if you poke yourself as much as I do!



Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pattern: Firefly Jar LED Embroidery Pattern

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This is an interesting addition to your embroidery projects! An LED light kit is used to enhance it. You can light it up! This is so cute!

Here is what you need:

Supplies:

* Firefly Jar embroidery pattern (download the PDF here)

* Embroidery floss in white, dark gray, dark green, medium green, light green, light blue, brown, and black

* Navy blue fabric

* Heavy-weight interfacing or t-shirt stabilizer

* LED Embroidery Kit from Sternlab.org (optional)


Tools:

* 5" embroidery hoop

* Embroidery needle

* Scissors

* Iron

* Ironing board

* Carbon/pattern transfer paper

* Tracing tool or pen

You can get the instructions at The Zen of Making with this link: http://www.thezenofmaking.com/2012/03/pattern-firefly-jar-led-embroidery.html

Friday, March 02, 2012

Bunny Bag Tutorial



Bunny Bag Tutorial

This is a great Easter gift that you can make for your children or grandchildren. It's a bunny bag. This is the site that you can go to for the tutorial: http://www.red-brolly.com/red-brolly/2011/03/its-bunny-time.html

Friday, February 10, 2012

Button Flowers

These are hand embroidered designs with buttons and felt. I love how the buttons, felt and embroidery just go together. They are so cute! I would love to try this and add similar designs to my sewing. What do you think?

These are from http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenkitchen/with/102693686/

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I have tried the embroidery machine!

I really like my embroidery machine. After I figured out what I was doing wrong, it became easy. It makes beautiful embroidered butterflies! I even tried some fonts and you can make them large or small. Now I have to figure out what I am going to make.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Got an embroidery sewing machine!

I purchased a Brother embroidery sewing machine from WalMart. I had to buy some embroidery thread and actually embroidered a butterfly yesterday. Once I got the hang of it, it was easy. Now I need to find out how I can put it on a small t-shirt without sewing through the back of the t-shirt.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Looking for an embroidery sewing machine that is right for me

I have been searching Ebay and the net for embroidery sewing machines. I have went to 2 Bernina stores and one Brother store. Some of them are so expensive. Sometimes I am not even sure I want to get one then I think about the things I could make for the grandchildren, and I want one.