BERNINA Sewing Machine

Four Things I Love About My Sewing Machine

I own a BERNINA 790 Plus and it is the best sewing machine I’ve ever had. I could write a book about all the things I like about this machine but today I just want to discuss four little features that make a big difference in my sewing. Some of these features are easy to […]

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making a bow

A Practical Sewing Machine Stitch You Probably Never Use

Today’s sewing machines come with hundreds of stitches, for both practical and decorative techniques. When you look at the practical stitches, it’s sometimes hard to know how to use them. Here’s one of my favorite practical stitches with three useful techniques. The Universal stitch starts with two vertical straight stitches and then takes a horizontal […]

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Edgestitching with Foot 20

My Go-To Presser Foot

I own all of the BERNINA presser feet and I have to say, I use ALL of them. Some more than others and there are a few that I only need on an occasional basis, but I love having access to the tools I need to sew any technique, any fabric, and any type of […]

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Quilt blocks

Tube Quilting: Easy Chevron Design

I first came across this method of piecing about 7-8 years ago and it has become one of my favorite speed piecing methods. It was called Tube Quilting and although I’ve occasionally seen it called Tube Piecing, (which it technically is), most of the time I see it as Tube Quilting so that’s what I […]

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Stash 'n Store

Seven Sewing Tools I use Every Day

I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time looking for things in my sewing room. As hard as I try to keep it organized, it seems that it is often in chaos, especially when I’m in the middle of a project (or projects!). Can’t find my scissors, where is that seam […]

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Four Hearts Mug Rug

Easy Applique Mug Rug

This quilted mug rug is embellished with a simple applique technique. Both the quilting and the appliqué techniques are stitched at the same time, making this a quick and easy project. Finished size: 8” square Supplies Two 9” squares of coordinating fabric One 9” square of low-loft batting One 9” square of appliqué fabric One 9” […]

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sewing machines

8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Shopping for a New Sewing Machine

Buying a new sewing machine is exciting but can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many choices with a wide variety of features and functions. To find the best machine for you and your sewing interests, it will take some research and thought on your part. Once you’ve decided to shop for a new […]

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