Machine embroidery Quilt

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Machine Embroidery Quilt

SINGER Stock design CD Wall Quilt
Our SINGER Stock design CD embroidery quilt can be done on any embroidery machine that uses a 5” x 7” hoop. The format is DST, which most embroidery software will recognize. The printable templates and layouts make the transition from design to sew out easy. Just remember to center your hoop over the cross hairs.

You will need:
Singer Stock design CD of 3900 designs or some floral and border embroidery designs that are similar.

-At least 3 1/2 yards of top background fabric for a 6 block wall quilt- each block is 20” finished. Each border is cut 6” across the 45”width of the fabric. For a 6” block wall quilt, cut 9 strips for border.

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The Serenity Prayer

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I am looking forward to a New Year and my hope is it will give us all a new beginning.  The Serenity Prayer keeps coming to mind so I thought it might be time to share the words with you!

I have made this prayer into a machine embroidery.
It was pretty easy with my Singer Futura. Everything was built in!
The download is at this link and it is in FHE format. If you need another format let me know! Happy New Year!
 
Jenny

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Enroll Now and Learn to Sew Better in 2017

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If you are planning to learn to sew in 2017, Jenny’s Sewing Studio can help you out. I offer local sewing, quilting, serging and home decor lessons for most sewer needs. Sewing lessons do not have to be shipped and also make a great gift. Learn to use a sewing machine, serger or embroidery machine today!  Classes are “One on One” so you get personal attention.   Click here to see the class choices!

 

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Missing Joan Hook

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In late October 2016 Joan Hook passed away. Joan was a great quilter, a great sewer, wonderful past employee and friend. She will be missed. She shared many of her skills and crafts with the community and was always a cheery face at Jenny’s Sewing Studio in the 1990’s and 2000’s. Joan always tried hard to please. I remember her making a sample cow doll for me in the shop and I can hear her now,  laughing about how awful the pattern was, but she put her best efforts forward.  Joan visited us often and taught many quilters in the area. I will miss you Joan.

 

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New Christmas embroidery designs from Jenny

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wreathartbellssI was playing around in the Singer Futura software and came up with some brand new Christmas designs for you. They are free! Here is a link! Make sure you sew them out before you place the designs on a project. The Auto punch software is responsible for both designs. I have done both designs in the FHE Futura format. If you have another machine and you want a conversion using the form below and tell me the design you wish and what format you need. Continue reading

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Another Quick Trip Quilt is born at Jenny’s

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shirleyShirley had always thought quilting was too hard for her to do. I would ask her to try a class in quick trip and she would put me off by saying she was not interested. Finally she said yes and she did wonderfully. I am posting a picture of Shirley modeling her quilt for a granddaughter who is yet to be born. Shirley plans to make a stuffed bunny doll to go with the quilt. The quilting and binding are her home work, but I think Shirley is up to the task now.

Sign up now for a sewing or quilting class in the new year. Here is the links to all the classes offered.

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Buying a sewing machine

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7258quilterNeed a new sewing machine? I will try to help you decide which machine is best for you as you look at the 100’s of product available today. Here are some questions to ask yourself.

How much am I going to use the machine and what I am going to require the machine to do?

What is my budget? Buy the most sewing machine you can afford, if you plan to continue sewing in the future.

What is your skill level? If you are reading this article you are on a computer. You have electric. I believe you should always look at electronic machines because the ease of operation. Electronic machines preset the stitch length and width to make the optimum stitch. When you turn on the machine it is ready to sew the stitch you need. You do not need the instruction manual to do the most basic sewing once you learn to thread your machine.

Features you will need to look at include:

Smooth and variable speed control, an electronic controller is best

Built in threader

Variable stitch length and stitch width.

One step buttonholer, many machine will measure the size of a button and sew a buttonhole to match.

A variety of utility and decorative stitches. Include blind hem, mending, and over edge stitches.

Front drop in bobbin.

Easy threading.

Extra high pressure foot lifter

Easy to adjust top tension

multiple needle positions

I like the automatic needle up and needle down button.

I like an extended bed. This extension table maybe an optional accessory.

Do not get hung up on price. You can buy a very nice sewing machine for $269.99 or you can spend $999 on more features. Buy the machine for you needs. Buy a sewing machine that will last you at least 10 years.

DSCN2067If you can, buy from a local dealer who will offer instruction and service for your future needs.

I have been selling and instructing on sewing and sewing machines for my whole life and can tell you the better the tools, the better your sewing will be.

 Jenny

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Nadgie continues to sew at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

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nadgieMy student Nadgie just completed another dress in continue sewing. This 8th grader is trying hard to become a fashion Diva, even when I ask her sew with cotton broadcloth to learn the sewing techniques. Fit was the first lesson as this was a fitted dress with darts at the waist. We covered the princess line with stay stitching and clipping, Nadgie put in a back lapped zipper, she set in lined capped  sleeves, used a single faced bias tape facing, plus she used fusible interfacing, and completed a neckline facing. The finial touch was to under stitch the facing and top stitch.  I hope Nadgie will continue to create fashion. Practice makes perfect.

If you are interested in making your sewing better contact me at jenny@jennys-sewing-studio.com

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