Every month, we highlight a trend in quilting and show you how you can add this hip style to your projects!
As quilters, we know that handmade is hot! DIY decor, gifts, clothes, and parties are becoming more mainstream…and still continue to let us crafters make lasting and meaningful items to pass down! We’ve seen embroidery pop up, not only as embellishments on quilts, but also on wall art, tea towels, jewelry, and more. Embroidery is perfect for on-the-go-crafters: it’s portable, it’s relaxing, and you can talk while doing it. Even better, it allows us quilters to practice our stitches, get creative, and make something that will be treasured forever! And if you’ve been following along with our 2014 issues of American Patchwork & Quilting, you know that each month we’ve been featuring some of Sue Spargo’s brilliant stitch designs with instructions and video companions. Missed them? Buy back issues here.
See how to add this hot trend to your quilting.
Embroidery items for your shopping list (in order from top to bottom):
- Creative Stitching by Sue Spargo
- Pearl Cotton from Anna Maria Horner
- Hand Embroidery Wall Art Kits from Penguin & Fish
- Ellisimo Gold 2 embroidery and sewing machine from Baby Lock
And now that you have the inspiration, browse our collection of free embroidery patterns. See them here.