The other day I posted this, "While working on some embroidery I thought my machine had a problem. I'd get started stitching and the stabilizer would tear, the thread was building up underneath in a most unbecoming way. Re-threaded, cleaned, oiled, changed the needle, checked the stitch plate. Still happening. I decided to change the… Continue reading Quilting/Embroidery Problem Solving
Over the last couple of days I've been stitching out a couple of in the hoop projects and editing patterns for a friend. This part is incredibly enjoyable as there is a need for attention to detail. In making the thing, and working through the pattern, as it is in the making that some mistakes… Continue reading Stitching, stitching
I've traveled to two events for Floriani one about an hour outside of Philly, and the other about an hour from Knoxville. The next Hands on Sewing School is in Binghampton, NY January 5 - 7. These events are amazing from the word go. Kay Brooks teaches so much about stabilizers and how to use… Continue reading Stay Tuned: a Trip Report
It's been a quiet weekish here on the blog. I wanted to blog last night because on Saturday January 20th I'm teaching at the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY, it'll be a variation on Go With the Flow called "Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain" the class fee includes a kit. I'll… Continue reading The Quiet Quilter
There is something fascinating about learning new things: sometimes the whole process is easy peasy, smooth sailing, yada yada; and sometimes my head and the cinder block wall just might come in contact with one another, producing the most beautiful stars and light show. Yes, yes, it's really painful however I never actually do it.… Continue reading A little bit of this
Sew Much Cosplay has a new product coming soon that I love! Pixel Party a fusible, wash away stabilizer with a grid printed specifically for 2 1/2'' charm squares. I made two quilts for the booth for Market and Festival. Check with your local Floriani dealer in about a month for Pixel Party Quilt. I… Continue reading Pixel Party Quilts
It's a rainy Monday here in New York. I shadowed at a Floriani event hosted by Sew Right in Queens on Saturday and Sunday. This was my second shadowing event, the first hands-on, so much to learn, and a different style of teaching for sure. These events are project and process oriented. Project oriented… Continue reading Happy Monday!