Meet Ginny Stein, Embroidery Neighborhood Group Leader


Hi, my name is Ginny Stein and I am the NG leader of Hoopla Sisters, a machine embroidery group. As a young girl I had a grandmother, aunt and Mom who were sewists, knitters and crocheters. During the summers, my Mom taught me how to hand embroider and do crewel needlework.… Read the rest

Show Us Your Holiday Crafts

We’re very interested to see everyone’s Holiday crafts, hand-made gifts, projects etc.! We don’t get to see each other often enough to catch a glimpse of it all!

Send in pictures and a short description of your Holiday projects and I’ll post them here! An email can be send to the website manager address listed in the newsletter, or by contacting me through this form.… Read the rest

Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash


Show some love for handmade this weekend: Etsy Dallas is organizing its yearly Jingle Bash.

Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash
The Shops at Park Lane
8060 Park Lane. (East side of North Park & Central, take the Park Lane exit. Map here)

Please note that 8080 isn’t the right number, the location of the Jingle Bash is 8060 contrary to what is posted on Etsy Dallas’ website.… Read the rest

Luke Haynes Sew-Along

Luke-Deer-Quilt-week-two-feature-315x214px-wI just read that Luke Haynes, the quilter artist I blogged about a few weeks ago, joined the Bernina Sewing Expert team:

“Over the next few months I am going to share with you a few of my methods and some tricks I use in my studio. Then create a sew-a-long hosted by WeAllSew so we can make a project together and I can show you how to make a mini-quilt in a style a little different than most quilters use.”.Read the rest

Through the Needle

TTNO19-Cover-220pxAre you familiar with Through the Needle magazine?

Each issue of this magazine by Bernina features articles about our favorite creative past-time – sewing! With projects, tips & tricks, and feature articles from National and International BERNINA Educators and Artisans, there is something for everyone, Bernina owner or not. The magazine can be downloaded in pdf form or read online.… Read the rest

Monthly Chapter Meeting March 23rd

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Come play like you were a kid. Saturday the 23rd of March we will be making Easter egg treat bags.

Raid your stash for bits of trim, lace, ribbons, buttons and felt to decorate these small bags. The decorations can be glued or sewn, your choice.

Please bring:

  • Trims/ribbon/ric rack- as little as 5″ will work
  • scraps of felt
  • fabric scissors
  • glue or needle and thread
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Happy Trees mini quilt

Hop over to Jaceycraft’s blog for a cute Happy Trees Mini Quilt Tutorial!

You’ll need the following materials:

  • fabric scraps, cut into triangle shapes
  • Fusible interfacing (for example Pellon SF 101)
  • Batting (approx. FQ size)
  • Fat quarter of background fabric
  • fat quarter of backing fabric
  • 1/4″ yard of binding fabric
  • small scraps for tree trunks
  • Basting spray or safety pins

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Felt Ogee and Snowflake Ornament

This felt ogee ornament is created from a square and a few straight cuts. Betz White shows in her tutorial exactly how it’s done.

The classic 3D paper snowflake is made up of 6 of these shapes, each becoming one ‘arm’ of the snowflake. The snowflake can therefore be easily made out of felt as well!… Read the rest

Tiny tree decorations

These little mini Christmas trees can be used for your home and Christmas gift decorating.

What you need to make them:

  • 1 sheet 12×18 wool felt, you could use acrylic too, but wool holds up much better
  • handful of fiberfill stuffing
  • mini charm pack or fabric scraps
  • small scrap of fabric for tree trunk
  • thread
  • tree template
  • fabric glue stick
  • embroidery floss (for garland)
  • leather string (for ornament)

Check out the rest of the tutorial at… Read the rest

Winter Caroler Tutorial

Looking for a quick last minute Christmas project? Take out your wool scraps and make a group of these cute winter carolers. An easy and fast project, perfect for on any mantel!

Gingercake has a free tutorial, download the pattern here.

Make sure to also check the cute carolers made by others:
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singing in harmony


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