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How to Insert an Invisible Zipper Into a Welted Pillow

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How to Insert an Invisible Zipper Into a Welted Pillow

Hello my lovely blog-followers!  It’s been too long since I’ve posted, and lots has happened since I’ve blogged last!  The biggest change in my life?  I am now officially a grandmother!  Been waiting an awfully long time for this precious moment, and it has finally come in the form of the lovely Bianca Isobel born 2-12-16:IMG_0401

So, after spending not enough time with my new little granddaughter, I’m back home and stitching up about a gazillion things for her!  Read the rest of this entry

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Sewing With Knits – a “Free” Little Dress Project – Part 2

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Well, my blog buddies, time to bring you up to speed with my little “free” dress project!  Last time we talked, I left you with a nice glass of Chianti, as I racked my brain about anything and everything I knew about sewing with knits.  So, here are some great tips to keep in mind when you’re using your sewing machine to construct a knit garment, some pulled from memory, others found online and in my sewing resource books: Read the rest of this entry

How to Add & Save Decorative Stitches to your Designer Diamond Royale

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Hello my lovely blog followers!  I feel so fortunate to be able to enjoy some very pleasant weather out here where I live, even if it is at the expense of being in a drought.  The rest of the country, especially my friends in the Midwest. Northeast and South are struggling with absolute artic temperatures again, and it’s only the end of January.  I sit in my studio looking out at blue skies, Marguerites, Stattice and Rosea ice plant in full bloom, enjoying a balmy 75 degrees of pure Southern California sunshine:

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On occasion, Husqvarna Viking will give us some fun, free decorative stitches that we can add to our Gems, often around the holiday season. And this last holiday season was no exception. So, today, I thought you all might enjoy some step by step directions on how to add those and other self-created decorative stitches to your Designer Diamond Royale.  The steps are really the same for all of the Gems line up, although the screens might look a bit different, so hopefully many of you with other lovely Gem models will find this helpful.  If you didn’t have a chance to download those free holiday stitches, they can still be found here:  Husqvarna Viking 2013 Holiday.  You’ll see the “Featured Projects” which can be seen and downloaded by clicking on the “Find out more” button, and the free holiday stitches can be found under the “Free Downloads” section, clicking on the “Go to Downloads” button.  So, here are simple, step by step directions for you, to add those decorative stitches to your Designer Royale”:

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Stabilizer Smarts 101

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Stabilizer Smarts 101

A frequently-asked question over on our  Viking Designer Gems list on Yahoo Groups, is what stabilizer would be best to use with a particular project.  So, here is some basic info, so you can make this decision a little easier for yourself.

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BFF Birthday Gift Ideas

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So, first, welcome to my little piece of the Blogosphere!  Happy you found me, and hope we can have a lot of fun with our spectacularly wonderful Husqvarna Viking sewing & embroidery machines!  I brought home a beautiful Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond Royale around the holiday season:

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And, I can’t wait to start my first project of the year with my new lovely – some pretty table runners for each of my BFF’s.  My gal pals really appreciate anything made by hand,  both being very talented ladies, themselves.  So, I want these table runners to be extra special.  I opted on table runners because both of my friends do a fair piece of entertaining (and I am my hubby are frequently the recipients of said entertaining), so I thought they’d enjoy something pretty and special for their respective dining rooms.  I had a lot of fun shopping for pretty fabrics for each of their beautiful homes, and thought I’d share some photos of the fabrics and designs for the first table runner.  A little fabric “eye candy” for you:

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