Posts tagged: "embroidery"

  1. Colonial knot embroidery tutorial with Italian quiltmaker Serena Boffa Soda 🇮🇹

    Posted by on January 14, 2019

    Inside Italian quiltmaker Serena Boffa Soda’s world, petite pleasures abound. Her teeny-tiny landscape quilts are astonishing. We could spend hours oohing and ahing at all the pint-sized details! Flowers as tiny as a pinhead! Some of the most adorable details? Her wee little sheep, trees, and bushes: We had a wonderful time meeting Serena when […]


  2. Wish List Day! Country Threads, Yoko Saito, sweet stitches, and . . . texting? (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 2, 2019

    Welcome back to Wish List Day! Today we’ve got a sneak peek at Martingale books coming in February—get ready to be inspired! Keep track of your favorites by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at ShopMartingale.com. Browse the latest batch of Martingale books below; then enter to win your favorite book at the […]


  3. 🎅 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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, […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]