The Sewing Party: Machine Quilt Binding Tutorial


This week on the Sewing Party blog I show my step by step process for using my sewing machine to bind a quilt! It’s a perfect technique for when you just don’t want to spend hours hand sewing the binding on or you are crunched for time!

I have received very good feedback about the post so far, so please go check it out too!

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The Sewing Party: How to Make Your Own Patches


I have been a bit behind due to travel and catching a cold, so I missed posting about my October blog post on the Sewing Party blog.

I showed how you can use a domestic embroidery machine to make your very own iron on patches. Even if you don’t have a machine, it’s still neat to learn about, I promise!

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The Sewing Party: A Secret I Can Finally Tell…

A few months back I was contacted by the education department at SVP Worldwide, the company that owns Singer, Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff brand sewing machines. I was presented with an opportunity to take part in a new blog and website the company was putting together under the name The Sewing Party. In exchange I was sent a new Husqvarna Viking Topaz 50 Embroidery machine and software to play with. It was a good deal in my eyes.

The Sewing Party! {an Art School Dropout's life}I of course said yes! I am already the proud owner of TWO Viking sewing machines. One was a 10 year old embroidery machine, that could only embroider up to 3.85″ square, and the other was a newer quilting model that I had purchased a couple years ago. I was also raised sewing on Viking and Singer Machines, So I’ve been a fan since birth, and I wasn’t selling out. I would be promoting a company I trusted and rely on.

Also, I just really love new technology and gadgets. haha.

Now, let’s fast forward two months to today! Today the Sewing Party went live after weeks of work on their part and the small blogging group I am part of. The website has a blog that will feature tutorials, projects, and stories all about sewing. It also has a community based forum where you can ask fellow sewers whatever question you may have! It’s pretty awesome and I highly suggest a visit!!!


As part of the unveiling, a few blog post went live too! One of them was my first embroidered project on the new machine, something I am calling a Selfie Pouch! I used Viking’s 6D Premier Embroidery Software and the Topaz 50 they sent me to make this extremely photo realistic pouch featuring an IG friend of mine @_sarahsassypants_ . (I was given permission) If you would like to read the full post explaining the embroidery process AND how to easily make a zipper pouch, then click on over!

I am very happy with the way this project came out, the way the new website came together and the amazing reception it has had! I am looking forward to making more projects and sharing a few stories here and there as part of the collaboration. This is the type of stuff that I enjoy working on the most and I am so grateful for the opportunity.

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