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

  • 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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  • 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

    Scarecrow Fabric Wreath

    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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