Posts tagged: "embroidery"

  1. 🎅 Short on sewing time? Try these 7 quick Christmas gifts to embroider

    Posted by on December 10, 2018

    Family, friends, coworkers, sewing besties, party hosts, the mail carrier, teachers, neighbors, and more—don’t you wish there was time to make something special for everyone on your holiday gift list? Well, we’ve got a little secret: little embroidery projects fit the bill! They’re simple, quick, portable, and fun—both to make and to give. So take […]


  2. Amazing lacelike embroidery – with just a backstitch! (how-to video)

    Posted by on October 29, 2018

    Inside the artful world of Japanese master artist Reiko Mori, embroidery embodies charm, grace, and true elegance. There’s one motif in particular that we’ve been swooning over from her book Elegant Embroidery—Ms. Mori’s Little Black Dress (LBD for short): From the Black collection of embroidery designs in Elegant Embroidery That DRESS!!! How does she embroider […]


  3. The Splendid Sampler 2 is here! Back and better than ever (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 24, 2018

    Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson started The Splendid Sampler Sew-Along in February 2016 to bring the whole world together to quilt. More than 31,000 quilters from all walks of life have joined the sew-along, and more keep joining every day (you can join too!). They published The Splendid Sampler as a companion book for the […]


  4. 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, […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]