Monthly Archives: September 2016

Halloween : in the hoop Machine Embroidery

  Halloween is more than costumes and candy In this modern world we live in it is very easy to become complacent to tradition and merely accept the consumerism that is thrown at us. Do we ever stop to question … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

History of Jane Stickle’s “Dear Jane” Quilt.

What is the Dear Jane Quilt? Jane A. Stickle started creating the quilt during the civil war, completed over 169 blocks in 1863. The sampler quilt comprised of ‘169 square blocks. 4 pieced corner triangles, 52 pieced border triangles and … Continue reading

Posted in Design news. | Leave a comment

Learn machine embroidery, in the hoop

Today, modern embroidery machines  have a hooping or framing system that holds the framed area of fabric taut .This frame moves automatically to create a design from a pre-programmed digital embroidery pattern.This technique is called ‘in the hoop’ machine embroidery. … Continue reading

Posted in How to articles. | 4 Comments

Dresden Plate Quilt …in modern ‘in the hoop’ machine embroidery.

History of the Dresden Plate Quilt What is the Dresden Plate? The Dresden plate is blocks of fabric appliqued into a radiating petal pattern, representing a beautiful flower. As more representative of a flower rather than a plate there is … Continue reading

Posted in Design news., How to articles. | 1 Comment

The Spooky designs of Sweet Pea .. in the hoop, Machine Embroidery.

Based on true events… Every neighborhood has a house….     different from the rest…… Sweet Pea machine embroidery designs ” Halloween” Collection    http://swpea.com/search?q=halloween  

Posted in Design news., halloween | Leave a comment

“Drunkard’s Path” quilt – machine embroidery ‘in the hoop’

  Such an odd name to give to a very beautiful quilt design.  Our “Drunkard’s Path ” quilt design may have an ugly name but it has a very interesting origin. Ugly name…. important past This quilt like many others … Continue reading

Posted in Design news. | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Sweet Pea’s “Superheroes”

Everyone needs a Superhero in their life right ? This gorgeous quilt design will definitely please that special child in your life. This quilt will be the armour to protect your child from the monsters of their nightmares. This quilt … Continue reading

Posted in Design news. | Leave a comment