Tag Archive: applique

E-Stitch or Satin?

Do you like to finish the edges of your applique with an e-stitch or a satin?  I have to admit I like both finishes.  In fact, in some projects, I mix them.  I’m working on a quilt – a large quilt – that features five embroidered blocks in a modern composition. Each block has four […] Read more…

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A Finish: Banana Candy

This is Banana Candy all done! It’s all raw edge applique, appliqued onto Kona Parchment at the quilting stage. That is pretty much how I roll with applique always, whether turned edge or raw. It makes choosing a quilting design really simple too. I stitched around the very edge with matching colour thread, then echo […]

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A Finish: Banana Candy

This is Banana Candy all done! It’s all raw edge applique, appliqued onto Kona Parchment at the quilting stage. That is pretty much how I roll with applique always, whether turned edge or raw. It makes choosing a quilting design really simple too. I stitched around the very edge with matching colour thread, then echo […]

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Life Lately v.04

Remember the good old days of blogging where I used to overshare all the time? Well they’re back! Sort of. It’s been a long and strange road navigating Grainline from where it started in 2009 as a small personal blog, to the full grown business with employees it is today. During that time I gradually […]

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Life Lately v.04

Remember the good old days of blogging where I used to overshare all the time? Well they’re back! Sort of. It’s been a long and strange road navigating Grainline from where it started in 2009 as a small personal blog, to the full grown business with employees it is today. During that time I gradually […]

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Free Project – Timber! Reading Pillow

Free Project – Timber! Reading Pillow

PATTERN DETAILS As featured on One Thimble’s blog, the Timber! Reading Pillow was designed with little imaginations and modern style in mind. Friendly cubs and chirping birds invite your little one to explore the great outdoors — even while snuggling under a quilt! This pillow is the perfect companion for your Timber! Quilt. It’s complete […]

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Appliqué: Some Thoughts on Thread

Before I get to into my method for appliqué I thought I would share my 3 favorite threads with you. When I am choosing a thread for appliqué I look for thin cotton threads in the right color. Mettler 60 weight … Continue reading

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I Love Appliqué! Basic Supplies

I have been in love with appliqué almost from the beginning. My second ever quilt had appliqué on it. It was Quiltmaker’s Starbear & Friends quilt. As a matter of fact, I loved this pattern so much I made it … Continue reading

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I Love Appliqué! Basic Supplies

I have been in love with appliqué almost from the beginning. My second ever quilt had appliqué on it. It was Quiltmaker’s Starbear & Friends quilt. As a matter of fact, I loved this pattern so much I made it … Continue reading

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Free Class – 2015 Craftsy Block of the Month

Free Class –  2015 Craftsy Block of the Month

Build your skills and a breathtaking quilt, one fun block at a time! Created in partnership with RJR Fabrics, the 2015 Craftsy Block of the Month class brings you a new video lesson on the first of every month, led by award-winning quilter Jinny Beyer. Explore appliqué, foundation piecing, partial seams and more to assemble […]

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Poppy Garden Embroidery

The insouciant beauty of poppies is nothing if not uplifting! Our Poppy Garden Embroidery Kit…

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Poppy Garden Embroidery

The insouciant beauty of poppies is nothing if not uplifting! Our Poppy Garden Embroidery Kit…

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Happy Campers!

One of the fun aspects of working for Designs in Machine Embroidery is the ability to create and present new ideas.  We gather inspiration from what’s trending, from our own likes and interests, from friends and associates, museums and countless seemingly unrelated fields.  These ideas come to life in Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine, but also […] Read more…

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Behind the Scenes at My Candy Store!

I thought I’d share the evolution of the Subtle Tees shirts featured in Volume 105 July/August 2017. When I am embroidering, I’m like a kid in a candy store.  I’m overwhelmed by all the options – from thread colors to fabric colors and even fabric type.  And before I can make a final decision, I […] Read more…

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Perfect Applique Stems

I love applique. I especially love floral applique so needless to say, I make A LOT of stems. I used to be intimidated by stems but I’ve figured out a couple of ways to make them practically foolproof. The first … Continue reading

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Dresden Plates…the Perfect Take-Along Project!

This time of year I am on the lookout for projects I can take with me when I travel. In the last few years I have become positively addicted to Dresden Plates! I love applique but sometimes I don’t have … Continue reading

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Free Sewing Pattern – Plum Pudding Bird

Free Sewing Pattern – Plum Pudding Bird

PATTERN DETAILS THE PLUM PUDDING BIRD – FREE DIGITAL PDF PATTERN THIS IS A DIGITAL PDF E-PATTERN. ALL PATTERNS ARE WRITTEN IN ENGLISH. If you prefer to purchase a printed version (mailed to your home/postal address) of this pattern, please use the Printed Pattern option in the shop menu. T * Approx. size is 3 […]

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Free Embroidery Design – Flamingo

Free Embroidery Design – Flamingo

Today’s Free embroidery design from Embroidery Machine Designs Free Today Only Download Now

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Volume 103 Overspray Turned in to Opportunity

This blog is expanded coverage of the Subtle Tees article featured in Volume 103 March/April 2017.  This post covers “overspray”.   For spray paint tips, visit “spray paint” I did not heed my own advice when I spray painted the stencil on the t-shirt.  It was windy outdoors and I didn’t cover the shirt well […] Read more…

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Free Embroidery Design – Letter E

Free Embroidery Design – Letter E

Today’s Free embroidery design from Embroidery Machine Designs Free Today Only Download Now

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Volume 103 It Started with a Quilt Block – Signpost Lesson

It Started with a Quilt Block was featured in the March/April 2017 issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine. Since space is limited on the printed page, you’ll find the details for creating the quilt’s sign post. Experiment by using your favorite quote or saying for your own signpost.  Dime’s Patch Attach was used to fuse the final sample to […] Read more…

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Free Sewing Pattern – Butterfly Tea Towel

Free Sewing Pattern – Butterfly Tea Towel

PATTERN DETAILS Try this is a cheerful little project as you look forward to some nice sunny days. It’s a really quick project that you can put together in an hour- spend an afternoon making a pile and put them away for quick little handmade gifts! RECOMMENDED WITH THIS PATTERN Needle Scissors Very fine permanent […]

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Free Embroidery Design – I love you Bear

Free Embroidery Design – I love you Bear

Today’s Free embroidery design from Embroidery Machine Designs Free Today Only Download Now

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Free Sewing Pattern – MY FUNKY VALENTINES

Free Sewing Pattern – MY FUNKY VALENTINES

I love Valentine’s Day and have been busy working on these sweet little fabric valentines. The PDF pattern is available for free on Patternspot.com so you can make some too. Click below, select “Project ideas and Blog” and type”MY FUNKY VALENTINES” in the search field Click Here

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Free Embroidery Design – Number 2

Free Embroidery Design – Number 2

Today’s Free embroidery design from Embroidery Machine Designs Free Today Only Download Now

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Embroidering on Onesies

one7Is there anything sweeter than welcoming a new baby into the family right at the holidays?  It brings the meaning of Christmas home…time to focus on the important things in live and leave the mall hustle and bustle to others.  One of our team members, Sandy Griggs, became a first-time grandma on Dec. 18th to […] Read more…

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Free Embroidery Design – Christmas

Free Embroidery Design – Christmas

Christmas Design #: 2056120 Size (in): 4.02″(w) x 4.57″(h) Size (mm): 102 x 116 Stitches: 7740 Colors: 4 Color Chart: View | Print $3.00  FREE Free Today Only Download Now

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Free Embroidery Design – Flower

Free Embroidery Design – Flower

Flower Design #: 794935 Size (in): 4.21″(w) x 4.76″(h) Size (mm): 107 x 121 Stitches: 7180 Colors: 8 Color Chart: View | Print $2.97  FREE Free Today Only Download Now

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Free Embroidery Design – Cat

Free Embroidery Design – Cat

Cat Design #: 2053812 Size (in): 4.76″(w) x 4.53″(h) Size (mm): 121 x 115 Stitches: 12210 Colors: 15 Color Chart: View | Print $3.00  FREE Free Limited Time Download Now

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A finish: Ornament

Urgghhh Instagram is being such a pain! It keeps crashing when I try to upload and it’s been like this for a week. I’ve reinstalled the app and restarted the phone so many times! And no reply from Instagram tech help. Anyway… This quilt was made around the same time as S is for Snake […]

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