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Tuesday, 08 December 2020 08:47

new elf girl addisonYEP...it's that time of year again!  There's nothing like a sweet set of Christmas Pajamas for your littles to help bring in the Holiday RIGHT!  This adorable design was digitized by Kym...from Munchkyms Design...don't you just LOVE the details of the face and braids of this little Elfie Girl?  Whenever I stitched out something designed by Kym...I always new her attention to the smallest detail would make me SMILE!  Gracious BE...I LOVE this design!

And just in case you need a little Elfie Boy Version...here it is...

a elf boy with andrew

Munchkym Designs are now under the umbrella of Designs by JuJu...You can find this cute Elfie Alphabet in both Girl and Boy versions at www.designsbyjuju.com. Be sure to check them out! You won't be dissapointed in the stitch quality!

So lets get motiviated a little earlier this year and crank out a set of this adorable Pajamas for your sweet littles or grandlittles this Holiday Season!

Embroider ON!


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Thursday, 05 November 2020 10:56

pre cuts


My Quilting and Embroidery Studio Tour is now LIVE on my Instagram...be sure to check it out!

Please note there are two parts...as the video upload limitations on instagram are fairly small...



Be sure to comment and like my video so I will know if I should continue trying to make these little videos...how about some fun tutorials too?

Quilt and Stitch ON!


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Friday, 30 October 2020 10:16


Put on your dancing shoes...que the Holiday Music and dance the HAPPY DANCE...

My stabilizers have arrived here at The Quilted Story!

I digress...

It has taken me 4 SOLID Months...


to make this happen!

You know...because of COVID!

Am I the only one here who is sick of hearing that?

Can I get an AMEN?

I began watching my bolts of Stabilizers dwindle down to the bare nothings since March...


I use a TON of Stabilizers....and when I say TONS...

I really mean BOLTS!


I LOVE that word...

Back to my blog post at hand...


Here in this picture is my HAPPY Place...where my newly purchased Bolts of Stabilizers are posing for a serious Photo Shoot.

You don't photo shoot your Stabilizers you say...


OK...it's just ME!

Here's my LIST of Happiness...

-Fusible Thermolam

-Fusible Heat and Bond Lite

-Fusible Decorbond


-Heavy Gauge Clear Vinyl

-Fusible Fleece

So...Let's get started and cut into this gems...

my Scissors and Rotary Cutters are all fired up!

Stitch ON!


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Monday, 26 October 2020 09:29

pumpkin man for nicole christmas 2020

Have YOU met the Pumpkin Man? 

My last blog post indicated that it was going to be my final Halloween Home Decor item for the season...but alas...I LIED...

Well...not on purpose anyway!

I simply FORGOT about the PUMPKIN Man!

Years ago...I began making this adorable Pumpkin Man for the perfect Halloween Decoration that served an EXTRA purpose!  You see...the head of this cute guy is actually one of those plastic halloween pumpkin buckets that the kids use for their night of trick or treating...aka "Candy Haul Night"!

So while your Special Pumpkin Guy adorns your front bench or table corner...because his body base is a wooden block...you can also fill his bucket head with all sorts of treats!

Now...there's a PLAN!

So...pull out your Halloween Fabrics and get your Pumpkin Man ready for the big night...you know the Little Kid in you wants too!


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Friday, 23 October 2020 10:36

finalOne LAST Halloween Decoration before I move on to "other things"...and when I say "other things"...I really mean a TON of Crazy!  LOL!

Gracious BE!...I LOVE this Super Cute Little BOO Banner I made for one of my Fireplace Mantels in my home...I had planned this project to actually hang it on the WHITE Painted Fireplace Mantel in the Front Room of my Home...but I really liked it better on the Family Room one that is a Maple Finished Mantel.  It really has the FALL look going on with all the colors...

So...here's the skinny...

I found this adorable Ghost Alphabet Applique at Embroidery Boutique...if you haven't seen her cute STUFF...be sure to check it out here...you won't be disappointed!


I used the smallest file size (5x7) of the B-O-O Ghost Alphabet Applique for this project...but depending on how large your Mantel is or the area in which you plan to hang this banner on...you may just want to use the larger one...which is 9x9.  

Either way...it is FABULOUS!

I stitched my B-O-O Alphabet Letters individually onto a piece of Black Stiffy Felt...you can find it in the FELT Square section of your local Hobby Lobby...Gracious BE!...I LOVE this STUFF!  It comes in a larger piece (about 12x18) and in several colors too!  CHECK it out!

The stiffy felt served as my permanent stabilizer for this project...however...because I stitched a WHITE Ghost directly onto the Black Felt I needed to shadow cover the White fabric first before setting it into the applique.

Know what I mean Jelly Bean?

Perhaps that should be a cute little Tutorial idea for later...but for now...let's move on...

After I stitched out the 3 Ghost Letters...B-O-O...I trimmed the Black Felt close to (about 1/8"-1/4") the outside satin stitched edge of the design itself...this gave the letters a "backdrop" of sorts...

Then I attached the Ghost Letters with a needle and thread and a simple "whip stitch" onto a piece of FALL cording and then added the little cute Pumpkin Bells in the same manner...in between the letters.

I added the Wool Felt Halloween Balls Banner to it when I hung it on the mantel...it's actually NOT attached to the BOO Banner Cording...and just runs in front of the Ghost Banner...this way I can change it up if I choose to later on...next year!  This Wool Felt Halloween Balls Banner came from my local Michaels Store last year...but they still have them this year too!

Think of the possibilites here...you can use other "Halloweenie Words" instead of BOO too...depending where you plan to hang it.  Here's a couple ideas for ya...

-Hocus Pocus


-Trick or Treat

-Family Name

-Ghosts and Gobblins

So...get out that Embroidery Machine...TURN it ON...stop in at Embroidery Boutiques Website mentioned above...and let's get stitching!

Happy Halloween!


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