Tag Archive: tips

Free Quilting tips – Must Know Quilting Tips!

Free Quilting tips – Must Know Quilting Tips!

PATTERN DETAILS Are you determined to become a better quilter? This handy free download provides some great tips you just have to know! This Free PDF was written for Farm Wives plowing their way through the Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird using my Farmer’s Wife Quilt Revival Class instructions…However, these tips apply […]

read more

3 Traits of Being Boss 

Today, I wanted to do something a little different. Last year, I had the great pleasure of getting…

read more

Help for Waterlogged Textiles

When disaster in the form of fire or flood happens, protecting our needlework and rugs may not be the first things on our minds. After we are sure we’re safe though, having our work safe and secure helps us to recover. Having something beautiful around us helps tremendously to lift our hearts in what can […]

The post Help for Waterlogged Textiles appeared first on Nuts about Needlepoint.

read more

September is National Sewing Month – 30 Day Challenge

Sewers always say, “I wish I could sew every day”. In honor of September being National Sewing Month, let’s challenge ourselves to get to our sewing machines every day for all 30 days. Even if it is for only 5 minutes a day! Imagine how good you will feel after an entire month of sewing. At […]

read more

September is National Sewing Month – 30 Day Challenge

Sewers always say, “I wish I could sew every day”. In honor of September being National Sewing Month, let’s challenge ourselves to get to our sewing machines every day for all 30 days. Even if it is for only 5 minutes a day! Imagine how good you will feel after an entire month of sewing. At […]

read more

Estimating Thread Amounts

Today we have a guest post from Ellen Johnson, owner of Serendipity Needleworks in Alabama. She shares with us two methods she uses to estimate how much thread to buy. The “Fist” Method Make a fist. Place the flat part of your fist on the canvas and move it along the surface, noting how many […]

The post Estimating Thread Amounts appeared first on Nuts about Needlepoint.

read more

Flea Market Dos and Don’ts

With the holiday season (which for me includes Halloween) arriving soon, Patrick and I have been hitting up more flea markets in search of fresh vintage Halloween decor to add to our home, and after witnessing and overhearing certain things at the flea market I decided to go ahead with a dos and don’ts for […]

read more

More Great Beading Techniques with Robin

Robin King has been doing a series on her blog about beading. older posts covered beading basics and Brick beading. Both are full of great ideas for new and experienced stitchers alike. Her newest post on several beading techniques is the best yet, It explains messy beading, strings of beads and tons more. There are […]

The post More Great Beading Techniques with Robin appeared first on Nuts about Needlepoint.

read more

Fujifilm X-T2 Review

I have been receiving a lot of of requests for a review on my Fujifilm X-T2. As some…

read more

Sara’s Top 5 Secrets About the Pfaff Performance 5.2 Sewing Machine

We just finished filming over 3 3/4 hours (230 total minutes) of tutorial videos on the Pfaff Performance 5.2 sewing machine! These 64 videos are guaranteed to help you master every aspect of this sewing machine from beginning to end. After spending a great deal of time personally getting to know this machine inside and […]

read more

Needlepoint Storage Bags

Lately I have been seeing lots of new storage bags out there for storing our current projects. They come in many sizes and styles. Sometimes I think I have tried them all. Gone are the days when I used zipper bags from the grocery store for projects. The more sturdy permanent storage protect my needlepoint […]

The post Needlepoint Storage Bags appeared first on Nuts about Needlepoint.

read more

Tips for Stitching with Glisten

I could have used this post Wednesday. I was using Glisten for the background on a small ornament. I do like the thread, but I agree that it may be too much for many backgrounds. On my piece it’s perfect because the other threads have more sparkle, the stitch is simple, and the project very […]

The post Tips for Stitching with Glisten appeared first on Nuts about Needlepoint.

read more

Raising Creativity: Lessons from Mary Poppins

Hi, I’m Elizabeth Chapman. Mom to Elsie, Emma and Doren Chapman. My daughters approached me with the topic…

read more

Thread Organization Life Hacks

Folks who visit me often want to know how I have organized my stash. It isn’t especially amazing and I think I’m the queen of repurposing other kinds of items to use for storage. That’s what a life hack is all about. The name has its roots in computer culture where quick and dirty solutions […]

The post Thread Organization Life Hacks appeared first on Nuts about Needlepoint.

read more

Sea of Silk

Look – photographic evidence that sometimes, just sometimes, the sun does shine in all its glory here. More blue and I really mean true, royal, luscious, rich, deep, drown-in, indulgent blue crepe de chine. Thank you very much to those … Continue reading

read more

How Often Should a Sewing Machine Be Serviced

My mom has sewed for a living all my life. I remember hanging out on the floor playing at a very young age while she sewed. The gentle hum of a sewing machine in the background has always been part of our family. Ahhhh, the gentle hum. Her machines never sounded like a thrashing machine. […]

read more

Border Debate

Blah…blah…blah ….That’s all we hear on the news these days, what with Brexit, border polls, import/export and other stuff – what will happen to the border between Northern Ireland (UK) and Southern Ireland (EU)? At the moment, there isn’t a … Continue reading

read more

Assorted Needlepoint Tips

Today I thought I would share with you some great tips I’ve found here and there as well as discovered on my own. Self-finishing: If you have used the self-finishing items that use sheets of adhesive, such as the Lee leather products, you probably don’t stockpile them. If you do, beware, the adhesive can give […]

The post Assorted Needlepoint Tips appeared first on Nuts about Needlepoint.

read more

Balance in Needlepoint

Beautiful Needlepoint sits firmly between two extremes: boring and chaotic. If things are too much the same the needlepoint is dull. If there are too many different elements the result us chaotic. I talked about dull needlepoint in yesterday’s article. The dullness problem does not apply to every canvas done in Tent Stitch, nor should […]

The post Balance in Needlepoint appeared first on Nuts about Needlepoint.

read more

5 Serger Thread Tips When Selecting Thread Colors

New serger owners often get scared when they realize they need FOUR spools of thread to sew the most common 4-thread overlock construction seam. They say, “It is going to cost me a fortune in thread to run a serger!” Below are 5 Serger Thread Tips for selecting serger thread colors all while saving a […]

read more

Is your Needlepoint Boring?

I remember seeing a needlepoint done by someone else that I had stitched. It was a Lillian Chemor canvas of a Faberge-style egg. This one, pictured above, is typical of her designs with tons of detail and many colors. Although the stitching was lovely, I found the finished canvas to be “stale, flat, and unprofitable.” […]

The post Is your Needlepoint Boring? appeared first on Nuts about Needlepoint.

read more

Peasant Blouse (Burda)

Good grief, that’s such a not-inspired title…. So let’s cut to the chase and get on with the sewing. I actually, really and truly, bought a peasant blouse top from a real live shop and loved its gathers, floatiness and … Continue reading

read more

5 Essential Serger Tips for a Healthy Happy Machine

Lately it seems like sergers are getting more and more attention as an essential part of a home sewing machine lineup, and rightly so! Sergers not only can assist in cleanly finishing a woven garment, they can also be used to sew knits with ease. Today we’re sharing a few of our favorite tips & […]

The post 5 Essential Serger Tips for a Healthy Happy Machine appeared first on Grainline Studio.

read more

Yes You Can Sew Buttons on with a Sewing Machine

Sewing on buttons with a sewing machine still surprises people to this day. Yes, you can sew buttons on with a sewing machine. Sewing buttons on by “H-A-N-D” is sometimes referred to as a four-lettered word. And some people just throw away perfectly good clothes that have had a button mishap without thinking twice. With fewer […]

read more

Scattered Needlepoint Areas from the Back

Often we encounter needlepoint where all the areas of color are small and are scattered. This Rogue Needlepoint canvas is almost a poster child for this. The only areas that are a continuous single color are the words. While most of the colors are used in many places, none of the areas are large. This […]

The post Scattered Needlepoint Areas from the Back appeared first on Nuts about Needlepoint.

read more

Top Selling Embroidery Stabilizer

We go through football field lengths of this stabilizer. With so many quilt blocks and “In-the-Hoop” embroidery projects being stitched out at the store, it amazes us how many rolls of this very versatile stabilizer we embroider through every 30 days! This stabilizer is known by a couple different names: No-Show Mesh or Polymesh No-Show Mesh […]

read more

How to Start Amigurumi the Easy Way! The Sloppy Slip Knot.

This blog post was originally published April 15, 2009. Today I’m going to show you my favorite way to begin crocheting amigurumi: using the sloppy slip knot. I find it easier to do than the magic ring, and it closes up nicely so that you don’t have a hole at the start of your work. […]

read more

How to Start Amigurumi the Easy Way! The Sloppy Slip Knot.

This blog post was originally published April 15, 2009. Today I’m going to show you my favorite way to begin crocheting amigurumi: using the sloppy slip knot. I find it easier to do than the magic ring, and it closes up nicely so that you don’t have a hole at the start of your work. […]

read more

Opening Mill Hill Beads Containers & Organizing your Beads

As beading gets more popular, our stashes of beads multiply. And this leads to problems. First there is the problem of beads spilling when you open the package. Then there is the problem of keeping them both safe and accessible while you use them. Finally there is the problem of storing them. And if this […]

The post Opening Mill Hill Beads Containers & Organizing your Beads appeared first on Nuts about Needlepoint.

read more

A Color Story: Using Curves for Outdoor Photos

When figuring out the curves feature on A Color Story, it can be confusing. So we’re having Arielle Vey share…

read more