Here’；s a note from Laura Wasilkowski， a textile artist， author， teacher， and creator of hand-dyed fabrics and threads. Her whimsical fused-fabric art quilts explore a variety of subjects including？gardens， trees， chickenspillow sham pattern， and landscapes. Cozy-cottage-furnishing aficionado？that I am， it’；s no surprise that I’；m especially fond of her Blue Chair series.
Here’；s a note from Laura about her new BERNINA 750 QE：anniversary gifts for couples
As a new BERNINA Ambassador， I have the opportunity to be trained by a real BERNINA expert. My expert is Jan， who had the daunting task of showing me all the bells and whistles on my new BERNINA 750 QE. The 750 QE is a gem of a machine and we soon discovered it is also smarter than me.
Jan patiently guided me through the intuitive menus， encouraged me to push a few buttons， and answered all of my questions knowledgeably. After an hour， I was giddy with delight. This is one sweet machine!
For the past week I’ve been playing with my 750 QE and discovering its amazing tricks and abilities. The only accessory this machine lacks in my accessory box is….Jan.
But not to worry. I can always return to my friendly BERNINA dealer， Stitching on State in Hampshire， IL， where Jan works. It’s a really neat shop! Not only does Mike， the owner， service BERNINA sewing machines， but he also carries fun fabrics， colorful threads， and of course， my new best friend， the BERNINA 750 QE.
Bell Tower， a fused art quilt commissioned by a local college， was quickly finished with the arrival of my new BERNINA . If you’d like to learn how to make fused art quilts like Bell Tower， please join my Craftsy class： Hand Stitched Collage Quilts. There are？four fused art quilt projects， information on hand embroidery and how to put your BERNINA to good use.
Please？check out my blog， hand-dyed fabrics and threads， patterns and art quilts at http：//artfabrik.com/. Happy stitching!
For many of us, thread count can be a little confusing. Is a high number always good? Does it guarantee sheet strength and softness? Does it guarantee quality?
I have crocheted a hat for myself but the first time I went outside and it was a bit windy I had cold ears. I decided to do something about it. I went to my local sewing shop and looked for a nice fabric that will work. I decided to use fleece it is soft and keeps the wind out.
Oh my word, you guys….I’m cracking up about the costume I’m sharing today!? And the younger the child is that I make a costume for, the more I sit and laugh as I’m sewing up each part of it.? HA!? There’s just something so dang cute about tiny little costumes!? But yes, we’re continuing on with our theme of Greek Mythology Characters and in case you missed them, Elli’s Greek Goddess Artemis costume is HERE, Connor’s Greek God Poseidon Costume is HERE, and Chloe’s Greek Goddess Demeter Costume is HERE.