Saturday, December 27, 2014

Foxy's Finished!

Our newest version of Scandinavian Stitches "Frosty Baby Quilt" is finished! 

We had fun with this quilt, choosing darker fabrics for a 'night time' feel. Our wonderful Wilma quilted this version with Yenmet Metallic thread to add some shimmer. She used echo quilting around the moon, and a cloud motif throughout the majority of the quilt. The snow was quilted with a wavy, swirl to add a sense of movement to it. 


 We love this quilt- it's so quick to sew together, and begs for your own personal touch! It's the perfect size for a wall hanging, or baby blanket but is also easily re-sized to fit any purpose! Ready to make your own? We've got kits for sale here

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fabric Tassels

These tassels are inspired by a holiday project we saw recently using crepe paper. We figured, if you can make them out of paper, we can probably make them out of fabric! So, without further ado, here's how:

Our tassels are approximately 9 inches in length.

Here's what you'll need for each tassel:
- A strip of fabric 18.5(l) x 10(w)
-Approximately 2 inches of ribbon per tassel

**If you want a tassel that is not as long as ours, we recommend adjusting both the length and width of the tassel. Simply shortening the 18.5 down, and leaving the width the same will result in a very bulky tassel.*

Tools you'll need:
Hot glue gun
Rotary cutter

Please make sure to read through all the steps before you begin!

Step One:

**Plug your hot glue gun in now, so it's warmed up and ready to go when we get to it in step 5!**

Take your 18.5x10 piece of fabric, and fold in half, with wrong sides together so you have a piece that is 9.25 tall x10 wide

Step Two:

With your fold at the top, measure 1/2 inch in from the left side of your fabric, and 7 inches up from the bottom. Use your rotary cutter to slice every 1/2 inch across the 10" width of your fabric. Each slice should measure 7 inches up from the bottom of your fabric. 
*Make sure not to cut through the fold. There should be approximately 2 inches of uncut fabric along the top edge*

Step Three:
Unfold your fabric, (with the wrong side facing up) so your slices are on the left and right sides, and your 18.5 inch side is in front of you. Begin rolling your fabric at one of the 18.5 inch sides as tightly as possible
Side View

The raw edge is now underneath Jen's thumbs

Step Four:
Fold the roll in half, trying to center the raw edge of your roll on the underside of the loop 

Step Five:
Measure out how much ribbon you'll need to wrap around the tassel (probably between 1.5-2 inches). Place a dab of hot glue on one edge of your ribbon, and wrap it tightly around the tassel, pressing the other end onto the dab of glue firmly for 5-10 seconds

Step Six:
Repeat steps 1-5 to create the desired number of tassels. We strung ours on the same ribbon we used to secure them.

If you LOVE these fabrics, we've got them listed on our website

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Merry Swiss-mas

We're getting into the holiday spirit here at Stitched, and we've got most of our decorations up! Here's a sneak peek of how we've added some holiday cheer to the store!

What's on your Bernina Swiss-mas list this year? A new 7 series machine--maybe a 750QE with a larger throat ideal for quilting? Or maybe a 780e and a Maxi hoop to make all your embroidery dreams come true.

Why not dream big? The 880e is the top of the line. This machine will make all your sewing and embroidery dreams a reality.  
We are running a machine sale now through December 24th. Stop by to test drive your dream machine, and make it a reality!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Foxy Quilt

Wilma is busy at work creating our 5th version of this ever popular quilt! We love Kajsa Wikman's book Scandinavian Stitches here at Stitched, and our customers do as well!

We've taught classes on her Frosty Baby Quilt, and have kits of our current quilt available for purchase. Many customers refer to the quilt as the 'foxy quilt', and having one hanging on our wall has become a bit of a store staple! With winter upon us, we wanted to go with a bit edgier version this time around. We're using darker fabrics, giving our quilt a nighttime feel. We're adding a moon, and using our machine quilting to give the quilt a "wintery" feel.

Here's the quilt top put together- stay tuned for a picture of the finished product after it's quilted and bound!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Classes

Happy December, everyone! Here at Stitched we're gearing up for the holidays- fabric, classes, ideas, decorating! We've got some great classes scheduled this month- we chose 12 projects for our '12 Days of Christmas' to help shorten those holiday gift lists! Check them out on our website!  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Welcome to our blog!

We're jumping on the blog bandwagon! After much thought and deliberation on the name of our blog (who'd have thought it would be that hard?!) here we are! We'll use this blog to share sneak peeks of the goings-on at Stitched by way of projects we're working on, tutorials and patterns we love, new additions to the store, and much more! We hope to provide some inspiration and enlightenment in all things sewing. Stay tuned!