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

  • How To Merge Text and Monograms With our Motif Filled Knockdown Stitch Frames

    Hi everyone! JuJu here :)

    We've been getting SO many questions since releasing our newest batch of Motif Filled Knockdown Stitch Frames, so I hope this video helps out with some of them.

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  • Project Tutorial: New Reading Pillow

    We’re SO excited about how well our Embroidery Blessings FB Group is going! This is a group created for the purpose of giving back to our communities by bringing more joy & beauty into the world through our machine embroidery projects. Our mission is to connect embroiderers with others across the country & the globe by sharing with each other the beautiful projects that we make for the various missions and charities that we hold near and dear to our hearts. 

    We recently premiered this Reading Pillow tutorial in our Facebook group hosted by Jenni G and we are overjoyed by its great response! We are excited to show it to you all now, plus share a little secret about the designs Jenni used...

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  • Charlie's Puppy Quilt Tutorial Using Our Sashiko Inspired Quilt Block Series

    Dog Quilt Closeup

    We’ve had a fantastic response to our Sashiko Inspired Quilt Block series and questions are flooding in! Join us in this blog post as we explain how to use these fun blocks in your projects. 

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  • Project Tutorial - Reading Pocket Pillow

    Blog Post by Kim Hanson


    Welcome everyone. Designs by JuJu has just introduced some wonderful embroidery designs that work oh-so-well when crafting a Reading Pocket Pillow for that special little someone in your life. Word Art embroidery and Story Time applique work hand-in-hand in creating some sweet and special designs. I’ve made this particular pillow for my granddaughter, Harlow. I will give it to her for Christmas, filled with books tailored to meet her grade two reading abilities. Her name is embroidered on this pillow, but that is optional. There’s still plenty of time to make a Reading Pocket Pillow before Christmas arrives. So gather together several of your favourite fat quarters, turn on your embroidery machine and let’s get creative!

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  • Project Tutorial - Happy Halloween Mug Rug

    Blog Post by Kim Hanson


    Welcome everyone. As Halloween approaches, I’m so happy to bring you a quick and easy project to make for Halloween, using Designs by JuJu’s whimsical Halloween filled designs. This little mug rug, which is basically a mini-quilt, can easily be made in a day or two. You can whip one up as a teacher’s gift, or use it to decorate a Halloween table. How about making one just for yourself….to have with your morning coffee? So cute, so simple and so very easy. Let’s get started.

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  • Project Tutorial - Bryn's "Don't Bug Me" Garden Apron

    Blog post by Kim Hanson


    Welcome everyone. I’m pleased as punch to be back here again with all of you! This time, we are making a summery, sweet and super-easy child’s gardening apron, embroidered with Designs by JuJu’s Bugalicious design set . They are just perfect for this project! This apron is made using laminate for a clean and easy “wipe down” after use, and can be made over the weekend. Why not get started? Your five-year old will love it!

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  • Project Tutorial - Triple Mehndi Hearts Quilted and Embroidered Pillow

    Blog post by Kim Hanson


    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


    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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