Posts tagged: "embroidery"

  1. The Buttermilk Basin book is here! Warmth and whimsy ahead (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on October 17, 2018

    A smidge of vintage, a splash of folk art, a pop of color, and a pinch of patchwork—that’s your recipe for creating the coveted Buttermilk Basin style! Join bits of wool, cotton, and thread to bring 17 charming projects to life in The Best of Buttermilk Basin—they couldn’t be easier to create. With simple wool-appliqué, […]


  2. Big-stitch quilting technique: have you tried this fun way to finish? (video)

    Posted by on September 7, 2018

    When the quilt finish line is near, it’s fun to take a moment to decide which techniques you’ll use to complete your quilt, especially when it comes to quilting your top. There are lots of options! From quick machine quilting with free-motion methods or walking-foot techniques to hand quilting, hand tying, and tacking, the choice […]


  3. The cleverest ever way to embroider satin-stitched circles 🔴 (video)

    Posted by on August 27, 2018

    Welcome to a week of holiday–themed sewing fun at Stitch This! This week we’ll be sharing Christmas gift-making ideas with you, courtesy of talented designers who’ve authored books on the topic. We love Kathy Schmitz’s “Stitches” series of books based on the seasons—and with Christmas on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to dive in […]


  4. The best things come in small packages: sooo mini, must see! (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 8, 2018

    Peek inside the teeny-tiny world of Italian quiltmaker Serena Boffa Soda—it’s a place where petite pleasures abound! Study Serena’s sweet quilts with their fast-to-fuse appliqués, and you’ll discover delightful details upon a closer look: Thumbnail-high houses complete with doors and windows Itty-bitty pumpkins ready to harvest Mini sheep grazing in a mini meadow Laundry hung […]


  5. Today is World Embroidery Day 🌎 10 ways to celebrate ahead!

    Posted by on July 30, 2018

    World Embroidery Day is today! Shall we celebrate with a little slow sewing? Our needles and threads are ready! Butterfly Stitches Needlecase from Patchwork Loves Embroidery Too World Embroidery Day was created by Kerstin Nettelblad and Skåne Sy-d, members of the Swedish Embroiderer’s Guild. The first World Embroidery Day was celebrated in Vismarlöv, Sweden, on […]


  6. How to make single-fold binding: video (sew smart!) 📹

    Posted by on July 23, 2018

    Whether you bind your projects using a machine/hand-sewing combo or sew 100% by machine, binding provides that special finishing touch that makes our quilts complete. And what a joy it is to get to that nearly-done stage! There are lots of techniques for sewing double-fold binding (see here and here for a few), but have […]


  7. Farmhouse quilts, French-country style 😍 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 11, 2018

    Bonjour, Stitch This! readers! We’ve been waiting-waiting-waiting to share this book with you, and the time has come! Meet French author Marie-Claude Picon and her beautiful new book, French Farmhouse. Marie-Claude has a sparkling talent for blending two beloved quiltmaking styles. The foundation of each quilt is inspired by the beauty of vintage quilts, while […]


  8. 🌺 🌼 🌸 in embroidery! New from Japanese master Reiko Mori (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 6, 2018

    Visit an exquisite embroidered garden in Floral Motifs to Embroider, the latest awe-inspiring book from a Japanese master embroidery artist. In seven chapters, Reiko Mori shares an abundance of motifs inspired by flowers, from delicate sprigs and bouquets to climbing vines and perching birds. Blossoms as showy as roses and as modest as dandelions become […]


  9. ✨ Wish-List Day! Wonders, layers, littles, and sleigh bells (+ giveaway!) ✨

    Posted by on July 2, 2018

    Welcome to Wish-List Day! Time to share an all-new batch of inspiring Martingale books coming your way in August. Take a peek at what’s headed to your local quilt shop soon—and don’t forget to choose your favorite book in the comments. You could win it as soon as it’s released! Subscribe to our blog and […]


  10. How to transfer embroidery designs onto fabric: 3 ways (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 1, 2018

    If you’ve ever wondered how to transfer embroidery designs onto fabric, you’re in luck—we’ve got three easy ways to share with you today! The how-to comes from Lunch-Hour Embroidery, a book packed with more than 75 cute motifs to embroider, plus the entire alphabet in both capital and lowercase letters. The illustrations are easy to […]