Tutorial

How-To blogs to help you get the most out of your embroidery!

  • Project Tutorial - Triple Mehndi Hearts Quilted and Embroidered Pillow

    Blog post by Kim Hanson

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    Welcome everyone. Ever since Julie released her super sweet Mehndi Heart Design collection, I’ve been longing to use them for a project. Now, finally, I have! Here is a quick and easy pillow project you can easily make over a weekend. There are ten different Mehndi Heart designs available; your challenge is to choose just three. Begin by gathering together a few fabrics, some colourful rickrack and your favourite embroidery threads and let’s get started.

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  • Stuffed Animals Machine Embroidered Child's Rag Quilt

    Blog Post By Kim Hanson

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    Love to see you all again! Thanks for joining me here on Designs by JuJu for another tutorial. This time, we are using Julie’s adorable Stuffed Animals Applique embroidery designs to make an easy, colourful and whimsical child’s rag quilt. Since we are making a rag quilt, the seam allowances will be exposed. This quilt is just a bit different from other rag quilts; the exposed seams are extra fluffy and the quilt is heavier than most. Why not join me in making this one?

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  • How to Get Started in Machine Embroidery

    Try your Hand at Something New

    By Kim Hanson – www.KimHansonQuilts.com

    Photo 1 / Kim TutorialA quilter from way back, I made quilts for my three children and then nothing. Life was busy and quilting was put on the backburner. Once my first grandchild, Jacob, was born I wanted to make him a crib quilt, perhaps a rag quilt with soft and warm flannels, but more? A friend had given me a demo one day on machine embroidery - she did logos and such on t-shirts and jerseys and baseball caps. So I thought, "why not make a rag quilt, combining quilting and machine embroidery"?

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  • Tic Tac Toe - Embroidered Cupcake Pillow Tutorial!

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    How To: Quilted and Embroidered Tic Tac Toe Cupcake Pillow

    By Kim Hanson

    Red and aqua with a dash of lime swirl together to make this sweet pillow a delightful project to welcome spring. Love and creativity blossom as you adorn your pillow with machine appliquéd cupcakes, embroidery embellishment and yo-yo’s disguised as “puff cakes”.

    Julie and I are excited to show you how to make a Love  pillow, which I call Tic Tac Toe … so here we go!

    Please be sure and read through all the instructions prior to commencing. It will make the project much easier for you.

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  • Applique Stipple Background Tutorial


    Stipple Background Tutorial 13Welcome! In this tutorial, we would like to show you our process for stitching out the applique designs that have a stipple background for you to make quilt blocks! The process is very simple. In this tutorial, we are using our newest quilt blocks from our Stuffed Animals Applique collection. The process is the same for our Valentine Heart Peekers, Cute Umbrella Critters Stick Zoo Applique, and Monster Party Applique Alphabet.

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  • How To: Scarecrow Fabric Wreath


    Scarecrow Fabric Wreath

    Using Designs by JuJu’s Whimsical Scarecrow Applique

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    I’m thrilled to be joining you here again on Designs by JuJu’s website! I’ve always LOVED JuJu’s delightful designs and have used them extensively in my work. This super quick and easy project is great for adorning your front door on Halloween or Thanksgiving.

    For this project, I used an assortment of Juju’s new Whimsical Scarecrow Applique designs. Fabrics are from my stash and chosen for their yellow, orange and red colour scheme. Be sure and read through all the instructions prior to commencing. It will make the project much easier for you.

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  • How To: Hailey’s Quilted and Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book


    Hailey’s Quilted and Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book
    Using Designs by JuJu’s Top Dogs Embroidery Design set and Simplicity Alphabet Font

    Embroidered Fabric Doggie BookI’m thrilled to be joining you here again on Designs by JuJu’s website! I’ve always LOVED JuJu’s delightful designs and have used them extensively in my work. This quilted and embroidered doggie book is a sweet and simple project for any budding reader, boy or girl.

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  • How To: Make a Harlow’s Quilted and Embroidered Purse


    Make a Harlow’s Quilted and Embroidered Purse
    Using Designs by JuJu Janda Stylish Monogram

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    I’m thrilled to be joining you here on Designs by JuJu’s website! I’ve always LOVED JuJu’s delightful designs and have used them extensively in my work. This quilted and embroidered purse is a sweet and simple Summer project….just the right size for your favourite little girl.

    For this project, I used the Janda Stylish Monogram design. Quilting fabrics are Carina by Amanda Murphy (except stripe fabric by Riley Blake)

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  • Resources For Help With Your Embroidery Machine

    Are you new to the wonderful world of machine embroidery? Have you often wondered where and how to get your questions answered? In today's blog post, we have tried to compile a comprehensive post with links to resources for your specific embroidery machine.

    We frequently receive emails, especially in January, when many have just received a new machine, asking us questions specifically related to a certain machine.

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  • Creating Applique Templates with Embrilliance

    Many applique designs have templates provided in the download. If not, there is an easy way to create a template using Embrilliance Essentials software.

    Templates are really useful if you stitch applique designs. One reason is that they allow you to create a guide for cutting out the applique piece. Pre-cutting your applique pieces saves a lot of time you would otherwise spend removing the hoop, trimming excess applique fabric, and re-applying the hoop. All you need to do is add some temporary spray adhesive or glue stick to the back, finger-press it in place, and continue stitching. Continue reading


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