General Chat

Laundry bags as stabilizer?

Enid of “Designs by Enid” writes about the use of laundry bags as wash away stabilizer.  What is a laundry bag?  Enid is in Africa, I am in Texas.  Is there something comparable here?  Anyone know? According to Enid, these are no longer available, but perhaps someone else has more information? Margaret Hardwick-Smith Secrets of […]

Bernina 630 and Embird

Hello. I am upgrading from a Bernina Deco 600 to a Bernina 630. Yippee. However, I do have several PES files that I have purchased. I do have Embird v8 (ok… I took a break from embroidery stuff while raising 3 sons and now baby is off to college and I have time to sew […]

Praise for Royal Elephant Project

Hi Ananda, My name is Morag Lewer and I live in Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa. I was so taken with your ‘Royal Elephant’  which I am delighted to say I have completed and LOVED the project!  That’s with thanks to you! My interpretation is somewhat different: I used metallic satin fabric to create  the Elephants […]

Crazy Quilt Free Sample

I have a brothers Innovis 900 and would like to try Molly Mine crazy patches on machine but have only a mac book OSX and wish to know if I could trial this product with a macintosh – Nicola Hi Nicola, Molly Mine have a free “try before you buy” quilt block that you can […]

Writing on Small Areas

What font or fonts would be suitable for writing in a running or bean stitch and would be a non-satin stitch? I’m thinking of writing on small areas such as labels or small messages. Hi, The most versatile lettering designs we recommend are the Embird Alphabets. For more information, have a look at our Embroidery […]

Strawberry Delicious Handbag

The Strawberry Delicious Handbag includes full instructions, pattern and luscious strawberry designs in bunches, pots and hanging baskets with a buzzing bee and trailing white blossoms. Combine these delightful designs with gorgeous strawberry fabric and red gingham ribbon to divide the panels and add ribbon bows on the side to create this special bag. Visit Enchanting Designs.

Quilt as you Go

Thank you for sharing the instructions for quilt as you go from African Sewfari! A dear friend suggested this years ago and I have never tried it, but after reading your very clear instructions, I’d like to do so!  Your generosity is appreciated!  Hugs! Denise (KY- USA)

Patchwork Butterfly Doilies

The beautiful Patchwork Butterfly Doilies from Inspiration Mutz are completely done in the hoop. You’ll have endless fun combining all your pretty fabrics and stunning threads. The main butterfly designs are stitched over a layer of Mylar for a shimmery effect.