Friday, December 15, 2017

FREEBIE WEEKEND - Lottery Scratch Off Holder & Snowman Mug Rug Pattern

Don't just give your friends and loved ones an envelope with lottery scratch off tickets this year. Instead, put them in a cute keepsake ornament made by you!

What I love to do during the holidays is to give my favorite servers and my hair stylist a few scratch offs along with their regular tip. This year I'll be giving them in these. Even if they don't win on the scratch off, they will have a really cute ornament to take home! If you don't want to give a scratch off, think of how cute it would be to put their tip inside of this, or inside a gift card holder ornament.

Another great idea is to use give them to your receptionists and assistants at your doctor, dentist, or vet. How about your mail person or the lady or gentleman that waits on you at the quick stop where you get your coffee or tea? I just LOVE to bring a smile to people's faces!

This weekend, along with the scratch off holder pattern, I'm also sharing the Let it Snow Mug Rug Pattern. And don't forget that you can always adjust the size of the appliques to put the little snowman on anything you want!

Grab yours now because they will go to full price on Monday.

For the regular sewing machine, click HERE

For the embroidery machine, click HERE

Friday, December 8, 2017

FREEBIE WEEKEND - Jar Cozy & Key Fob Patterns!

At Sher's Creative Space, In the Hoop by Sher, and right here on the blog, we are always up to something fun! Don't miss another freebie, tutorial, or helpful article. You will find everything you need to know right here on the blog. 

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

My Sewing Room - My Happy Place!


​First let me say that I have the most incredible husband who is a talented woodworker! It was actually his idea to build me my own sewing studio. Who was I to argue? It's been five years since and I've made a lot of changes since the above wall of shelves were hung. He built me two walls of shelves, then I took it from there. The wall you see above originally held fabric that was wrapped around comic boards. One day I discovered that a couple of them had faded along the folded edge. So I rearranged everything and this is what I came up with. The curtains above hold not so pretty supplies while the shelves hold my colorful things such as scrap fabric, zippers, threads, books, buttons, etc.

Friday, May 5, 2017

In The Hoop is Ready!

It has been several months in the making, but it's finally ready! Most of you were requesting the mug rug patterns to be In The Hoop, so we started there first. The most popular of the bunch are ready and waiting to be stitched up. They've all been tested, and retested. There are a lot more things to convert over to digital embroidery files, but it all takes time. There will also be individual designs and some fun little vinyl projects. Some are ready to go, just need to get them photographed and listed.

You can find the new line right HERE!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Machine Applique - Adjusting the Size of Your Applique Templates

One of the questions I get asked a lot is if my mug rug patterns can be made smaller or bigger for place mats and other things. Just because I put these appliques on a mug rug doesn’t mean that you have to make a mug rug. For me, they are the perfect size to use for decoration either on a wall, bookshelf, or in a china hutch. Since most people use them for decoration, maybe they’d like a bigger display for their wall or for a quilt. In any case, it’s very easy to adjust the size of the appliques.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Machine Applique - Tips and Tricks - Part 2

Last week we focused on supplies that will make your machine applique life easier. Today I’m going to share some of the tips and techniques that I’ve learned through the years. If you missed last week’s article, you can find it HERE. So, let’s begin on the next article. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Machine Applique - Tools and Tips to Make the Job Easier - Part 1

By far, the biggest sellers in my pattern shops are my applique templates and mug rug patterns. Judging by the feedback I get from my customers, most of them use the machine applique method. I’ll admit, it’s my favorite way as well. When I first started designing them I used the hand applique technique, but once I discovered how fast these go together when using the sewing machine, I changed my method quickly! I’ve learned a lot during my four or so years of designing mug rugs. I’ve always known how to machine applique, but I’ve learned a lot of tricks and tips along the way that will give excellent results.
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