Christmas Napkins with Lace Corners For Your Holiday Table

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I love to set an elegant table for our family Christmas dinner. I get out the good china, silverware and crystal, and, of course, cloth napkins. In the past I’ve embroidered some napkins, but was never really satisfied that they were exactly what I wanted for the table. Now, though, I have solved that dilemma […]

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Don’t Throw in the Towel! Use It To Make A Tea Towel Apron

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Make a tea towel apron with this quick and easy pattern and instructions from Missouri Star Quilt Company. With the adjustable neck strap this apron is ideal for people of all sizes. Read on to see how cute you can make this simple apron by adding embroidery and a contrasting pocket. Tea Towel Apron Tea […]

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The Fringe Element: Add Some 3-D Interest to Embroidery

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Several years ago I found some embroidery designs on Embroidery Library that had fringe as part of the design. I love the added dimension that it gives to certain designs, and wanted to try my hand at some of the designs. Since then, other embroidery designers, like OESD and Anita Goodesign have added fringed designs […]

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Get It Together With a Folded Accessory Holder

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When we had the PFAFF event with Karen Charles back in May, she directed us in the making of three wonderful projects, one of which was a folded accessory holder. This holder is perfect for keeping your sewing area neat and tidy. It will help keep the important stuff at your finger tips while offering […]

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May Sew Fun at RMSV

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I’m waiting on the May flowers that the April showers are supposed to bring. But first, it has to quit snowing! Despite the recent snows, a sure sign spring is in the air, is the beautiful spring colors our Sew Fun presenter has incorporated into some of her projects for May Sew Fun. Whether you […]

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