Sunday, September 21, 2014

Curated Collections - Duos Bundles

We're been having some fun the in shop this month pairing up colors in a Duos bundle series. 

This week, I couldn't resist the Pink & Aqua combo!

Earlier this month, we introduced Sunshine & Berry ...

...and Navy & Coral.  All available while supplies last. 

Suggest a combo by sharing an inspiration photo on Instagram and using #sewluxduobundle

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Perle Club : Tiger Tape Tutorial

Hey there!

This month, all of our Perle Club members received some Tiger Tape and needles along with their shipment of threads.  I'm going to show you a quick how-to for using the Tiger Tape to help guide your hand quilting.

Basically ... if you're a pro at hand quilting, you probably won't need Tiger Tape.  But for those of us who are new or it isn't our best skill yet (ahem ... like me), its a great tool to help you practice sewing consistent stitches.

Start with something small to practice ... I have a little Mini Dwell block.  I spray basted mine really well, but a hoop is also really helpful and I would definitely use on a bigger project.

 Place a strip of the Tape along the line where you want to sew.

Thread some perle embroidery floss on your needle.

Knot the end of your thread and come up from the back. (If you are starting in the middle of your quilt, knot the end of your thread and pull the knot through the backing to bury the knot in the batting.)

Coming up from the back, sew straight down at the next line.

Then come back up at the next line.

And repeat.  As you get more comfortable, you can load a few stitches on your needle.

Once you finish your line, you can usually reuse the tape once or twice more and continue stitching in the same manner.

Of course, there are some great hand quilting tutorials online in several places. Here's a helpful video and post on the Craftsy website.

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mini Medallion Series - Border 3

Hey everyone!

I have been having so much fun sewing this Mini Medallion the last few months ... and maybe even more fun checking out all the versions you all have been making!

Here's the latest ...

You can see the brief tutorial and download the pattern over at Clover & Violet here.

Don't forget to tag me on Instagram - or leave a comment with a link so I can see what you're making!

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014