Thursday, October 30, 2014


Running a quick sale over on Etsy - 50% off  all Machine Embroidery Designs - Grab yourself a bargain!     All done, thanks for your support!

Sue xxx

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sweet 16 Quilting Machine - Couching

Have you got the couching set yet for the Sweet 16?    Really easy once you get going.   I have made a short video to show how to set up the yarn for couching.   You will see lots of demo's with the yarn laying on the quilt top.   This idea gets it out of the way and the flow is continuous and unhindered.   You can purchase a yarn/wool winder from Ebay - buy one with a cone system so you can stand it on the machine and out of the way.

Have a look at the video and let me know how you go.

You can see I have added a rather large hook - one of those 3m type picture hangers - it was the only one I had floating around when I tried this out.   A much smaller version will do!

Friday, October 24, 2014

....And now for something completely different!

Just put my first set of kaleidoscopes up on Etsy.    These are so addictive - print them up on fabric and use as quilt panels - there are 9 different ones in the set, decorate a t-shirt, use in scrapbooking, make a greeting card.......use your imagination.   This set is based on a photograph of a giant Marigold my dad had growing in the garden.   
Have a great weekend!   Sue xxx

Friday, October 10, 2014

Meerkats - Simples!

We have an advertisement on the TV featuring Meerkats - the talking Meerkat finishes the ad with the word "simples"  -   for those thinking I cant spell!'

Anyway, when I saw the artwork for these, I had to do them........and although the facial features are "simple" I think they are very expressive.   These come in four sizes for the embroidery machine.   They come in two styles - one with stripes, one without stripes.   As they are applique, they are pretty quick to stitch.   The biggest one is just about life size for a meerkat.   

Quilting was done using the Sweet 16 - I am enjoying using this machine!    The Vlysofix was having some sort of attack so even though the Meerkats where originally done with the trapunto technique, I had to over stitch some bits to try and disguise the puckering from the glue.   Still turned out pretty well.   

Designs are now up at Etsy - see side bar.

And for a chuckle - Meerkat Blooper Reel!

Have a great day.
Sue xxx