Thursday, February 25, 2016

Embroidery Spree

At the beginning of the month, I attended a two day embroidery spree. I decided that I need to take a class occasionally to help me stay focused on improving my machine embroidery skills. I feel like I know so little!!

At this event, we were paired with partner and we each made the item. In two days we made:

A tea towel:(Photo is upside down!)

We used a specialty ruler to cut, fold and press the prairie point decorative edge which was machine stitched to the bottom edge of the towel.

















A cord holder:
This is the inside. You write your name on the inside on the holder. You put your sewing machine cord through the hairband. . . 

This is what it looks like closed. Using it would make it harder to leave your machine cord behind!
















A luggage tag:
These would make great gift tags or gift card holders too!















A coupon holder:
I chuckled over the sentiment on this project! It has a magnet in it so it can be placed on the refrigerator.

The person that I was paired with had her machine a year and was much newer to embroidery than I. Therefore, I was the "leader." It was a great role for me to be thrust into because as I explained how different parts of the directions mattered and troubleshooted so that she could stay on track, I realized I actually know a little bit more than I gave myself credit for knowing!!!

I had planned to join the embroidery club where you receive embroidery designs each month to build your embroidery library. That is until, I found the cost. Well, it wouldn't be as expensive if I embroidered as much as I quilt! Because I don't, I decided it might be a good investment for another year. 


Besides, I really want to make my own designs. Of course, that involves practice and I'm not there yet in my learning curve!


A quick update: I'm making progress on the river!

9 comments:

  1. That's a lot of nice stuff! I really like your fabrics, they would be sure to put you in the right frame of mind for sewing.

    I'm glad the river is on course!

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    1. The quilt shop had those projects kitted up for us. Yes, we were in the mood to sew, sew, sew! Changing the course of the river was a good decision. Now, if I can get the next step. . .to photograph my progress!

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  2. Looks like it was a good weekend. You made a lot of cute and useful stuff!

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    1. Nancy, It was a fun weekend. I didn't get to catch up with friends as much as I had hoped. . .will save that for next time!!!--Terry

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  3. Terry,
    I think a cord holder is in my future. I don't leave mine behind, but it would just hold it all together in one spot. Can hardly wait to see your river,

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    1. Luann, I agree about the cord holder. Keeping stuff together isn't always a simple process! :)--Terry

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  4. It looks like you had a lot of fun and made some really cute items.

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    1. Joanne, I look forward to making more of some of those items sooner rather than later. . .just want to get a quilt project more quilted than not first! Thank you for your comment!--Terry

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