November Sew Fun

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I am so inspired after being at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. However, I get even more inspired, and humbled, when I see all the wonderful projects our customers “show and tell” at our monthly Sew Fun sessions. Now, I can’t wait until next week to attend the November Sew Fun sessions and get […]

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A Christmas Headband with Triple Ribbon Stitches

Cathy Ellsaesser How to, Pfaff Sewing Machines, sewing Tags: , , , , ,

In my previous blog, The mySewNet Blog on the PFAFF Icons, I showed some of the cool things available on the mySewNet Blog on the PFAFF Performance and Creative Icons. One of the projects that really caught my eye was the headband embellished with triple ribbon stitches. The braided look of the triple ribbon stitches […]

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The mySewNet Blog on the PFAFF Icons

Cathy Ellsaesser Pfaff Sewing Machines, sewing, Sewing blog, Sewing tips Tags: , , , , ,

So, I have some blogging competition! Ha! I know I have a lot of blogging “competition”, but the one I want to talk about is the blog that is on the PFAFF Performance and Creative Icons. Of course, it’s not really competition at all. I love that right there, at my fingertips, while I’m at […]

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Piece by Piece: The Beauty of Paper Piecing With the Add a Quarter Ruler

Cathy Ellsaesser How to, quilting, sewing, Sewing tips Tags: , , , ,

Back at the July Sew Fun, Lisa demonstrated paper piecing using the “Add a Quarter” ruler. There is a block in the Alaska quilt I am making that suggests using paper piecing. So, I thought I’d try that technique, use the ruler, and write about it. The idea behind paper piecing is that you can […]

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The Brother Luminaire XP1: Part 2 Embroidery and My Design Center

Cathy Ellsaesser Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, New, quilting, sewing, Tech Party Tags: , , , , , , ,

In my previous blog, The Brother Luminaire. Part 1: Light Years Ahead, I showed you some of the new features of the Brother Luminaire XP1. These included the new StitchVision technology and Innoveye improvements. Now, I want to take you on a tour of the My Design Center and embroidery improvements. My Design Center The enhanced […]

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Quick Quilting: Pre-Cut Fabric

Cathy Ellsaesser Applique, quilting, sewing Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

How many hours do you spend cutting fabric for quilts? How much time do you spend picking out and buying fabrics that go together? If the answer is “a lot”, then consider pre-cut fabric! So what are pre-cuts? If you are relatively new to the world of quilting, then you are in for a treat. […]

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It’s Coming! New For 2019 Brother Sewing and Embroidery

Cathy Ellsaesser Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, New, sewing Tags: , , , , ,

New for 2019 We don’t know it’s name or what it looks like. We’ll have to wait, but we know it’s going to be spectacular! On August 6, Brother will introduce it’s “New for 2019” lineup of embroidery and sewing machines. The “New for 2019” lineup will feature their most innovative, technologically advanced machine with […]

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