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How to machine embroider on wood

by Kathleen Fehr · Oct 25, 2021

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Organize your fabric with this inexpensive trick

I store my fabric in a china cabinet. The glass doors keep dust out, and at the same time, they let me see what's inside. I love walking into my studio and seeing a rainbow of fabric. What I didn't like, was how messy the fabric looked inside the cabinet. Click to watch how I updated my china cabinet...or read on. I had originally wrapped the fabric around flat pieces of cardboard. That worked great at first...but overtime the cardboard got slouchy and bent. The fabric just looked sloppy.  I was embarrassed for my longarm customers to see my fabric...

Kathleen Fehr · Oct 25, 2021

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Easily do machine embroidery applique

Are you struggling with applique embroidery designs? Applique designs are my favorite because they stitch out so fast, and they are actually really easy to do. This video is an easy machine embroidery tutorial for beginners. 

Kathleen Fehr · Oct 25, 2021

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How to machine embroider on wood

Did you know that you can actually do machine embroidery on wood?!?! Yes, wood. It's unexpected and makes a fabulous gift. People will be amazed that you stitched on wood. The trick to this is Balsa wood. Balsa wood is a very lightweight wood, used in particular for making models and other crafts. You can find it at your local craft store. In this tutorial you will be making monogrammed jewelry box. Here's what you'll need. Supplies Balsa Wood  -1/16th thickness Needle - 75/11 universal Stabilizer - adhesive stabilizer Thread - embroidery thread Embroidery Design (I used the built in...

Kathleen Fehr · Oct 25, 2021

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How to make DIY a pin cushion using a wooden box from the Dollar Store

Watch this video and learn how to make your very own unique, one of a kind, personalized pin cushion using a wooden box from the Dollar Store, scrap fabric, and infusible ink! This craft project is “sew” easy, and really fun to make. I had a blast picking out fabrics to match the infusible ink colors. Another option would be to skip the fabric part and instead, put in a small magnetic tray! Changing out the fabrics and infusible inks can make each pin cushion unique. If you don’t have infusible ink, you can paint the wooden box and add...

Kathleen Fehr · Oct 25, 2021

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Top Three Notions And Tools That I Love Using

I love these sewing notions and quilting tools so much that I wanted to share them with you all. I am a gadget girl, and I have lots and lots of notions and tools. Seriously you should see my studio, I have covered half a wall with tools, and I even have more that are not hanging on the peg board.  I will cover storage in another video as I do love to organize…so for now just trust me when I say I have lots of notions and tools.  In this series of videos I’ll be showing you my favorite...

Kathleen Fehr · Sep 20, 2021

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Keep Your Fingers Safe With These Rotary Cutter Tips

Rotary cutters are a fantastic tool that will make your projects easier. Using rotary cutters to cut fabric is a lot faster and much more accurate than scissors. But they are super sharp, and can be dangerous if not used correctly. Rotary cutter safety is important so that you do not hurt yourself and accidentally cut your fingers or your palm. Watch this video for my tips, so that you can use your rotary cutter with confidence and ease.

Kathleen Fehr · Sep 20, 2021