I have a few quilting supplies in my shop, the Seven-Year Stitch, but my store mainly caters to embroiderers (as you probably know). Still, we crafty people enjoy all different kinds of projects; so when I ran across a tutorial for making a scrap quilt, I had to share it with you.
All the information you’ll need is in this article, written by Janet Wickell. Take a look!
If you don’t like the taste of traditional fondant, did you know there are alternatives? One is marshmallow fondant, and another is rolled buttercream.
Cake Central has a rolled buttercream recipe as well as a forum where bakers discuss the recipe and suggested substitutions. Check it out!
Look at the simple, elegant embroidery on this linen kitchen towel. It’s called sashiko embroidery.
This form of Japanese embroidery uses “a form of running stitches to create beautiful patterns, which often repeat or create a tiled effect.” Read more, get free patterns, and see the step-by-step tutorial at About Needlecrafts.
As always, if you make this, please share a photo of your completed project! Happy stitching! 🙂
Just in time for you to gear up for all your summer stitching, here are some pointers about transferring patterns! My friend Amanda Lee says she always has trouble with iron-on transfers, and she might try one of the other two methods below.
“They still make carbon paper?” she asks.
Yes, Amanda, they do. They even make some especially for embroidery. 😉
Here’s a beautiful Celtic shamrock for you to cross-stitch! I realize you only have one day until St. Patrick’s Day, but I believe you could stitch this in a few hours. Get the pattern here.