Indygo Junction Offers New How-To Media Gallery

look book library

Are you looking for new inspiration? You may find it thru Indygo Junction’s new how-to library. This site offers several videos and PDFs for viewing and downloading. They include notions, sewing, monogramming and more. These how-tos can be viewed anytime at

Learn New Embroidery Techniques At 2013 Stitching Sister Events

Stitching Sisters Event

Eileen Roche, editor, Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine and her sister Marie Zinno, author, Machine Embroidery, are hosting Babies & Tots, a weekend embroidery event. You will learn new techniques, enjoy team-stitching classes, and take advantage of seminar-only bargains. Pick up secrets to stitching like the pros, using embroidery to transform everyday items, making money with your hobby, and more. Eileen and Marie will cover everything from baby onesies to ladies’ handbags and keep it lively!

The next event is scheduled for April 12.

To register for classes you can visit

Use Your Leftover Fat Quarters For The Beach

beach blanket

Maiden Jane’s blog offers this creative use of your leftover fat quarters. The simple design and construction allows this project to be completed in about two hours. Backing for this design is your everyday painter’s drop cloth which can be found at most hardware stores. Our crafty blanket designer choose this particular backing because it is machine washable and repels water, making it a perfect choice for the sandy beach. The straps placed at the second square on the top of the blanket allow you to fold and roll for easy transport. Find this pattern and tutorial at

Creative Machine Embroidery Hosts Jenny Haskins’ Webinar


Join Jenny and Simon Haskins for a special webinar hosted by Creative Machine Embroidery. Three webinar dates have been announced: April 7, 2013, 7 p.m. CDT, April 8, 2013, 7 p.m. CDT, April 9, 2013, 7 p.m. CDT. Please submit your questions when registering for the webinar. Jenny will be choosing 10 to answer along with instant prizes and new techniques. Register for a session by visiting

Urban Threads Offers Trendy Embroidery Designs


Urban Threads is a uniquely different kind of company creating embroidery designs with amazing quality and digitizing skills. Partnered with Embroidery Library, Urban Threads doesn’t require you to have extra equipment or sewing skills. Designs can be used for hand and machine embroidery alike.

Urban Threads’ licensing policy allows embroiderers to sell projects made with these designs.

Urban Threads isn’t just a place to find cool new projects and designs. You can share your own ideas and input with Urban Design and other crafty folk! Got a great design idea? Submit a request! Want to share your latest hooping feat or crafty creation? Add it to the gallery! You can even see your own art become a machine embroidered reality by becoming a featured artist at Urban Threads.

Check them out at

“Sew” Easy Trendy Tote Offers Style And Functionality

Luxe Linen tote

You can sew this trendy bag in no time. The Luxe Linen Tote Bag Project by Linda Lee is available now as a free download at This pattern comes with a full supplies list, preparation instructions, construction instructions, and special stitching tips to make for an easy project.

A soft and stable bag batting for this project is Crafter’s Choice 1750-1; a fusible, nonwoven backing for firm support in fabric crafts. This can be found at

Join The Machine Quilting Club

Machine quilting Club

Need a little inspiration or encouragement? Join the Machine Quilting Club to share craft stories and read about others sharing their passions as well. Find out about great deals, advice, techniques, tips, friendship and more. Join them at!/pages/Machine-Quilting-Club/293400677407100?sk=info.

There also are opportunities to sign up for online classes thru Craftsy. Check out what is being offered at

Organize Your Quilting Tools


Built By Briick is a website that provides simple, yet innovative tools to store and organize your quilting supplies for easy access. The unique design of the Rule-It-All-Storum allows you to store different sizes of rulers, cutting mats, rotary fabric cutters, scissors, and more. Different sizes of quilt display racks and rulers also are sold.

Owners Robert and Paula Briick were inspired to create these innovative tools when Robert designed a fabric and quilt storage closet for his mother. From there several prototypes were created and before long the Rule-It-All-Storum and other great products were born.

Like them on Facebook for special discounts, offers, and freebies. Read more of their story and check out all the great products at

Sew That Special Teacher A Unique Gift



The school year will be ending soon for 2013, and there is no better way to show that special teacher your gratitude for a job well done than with a “sew” special gift. All Free Sewing offers 13 homemade sewing projects. Find all these ideas at Choose from a tissue pouch, hand sanitizer holder, bunting cosmetic bag, car CD holder, zippered school supplies case, zippered laptop sleeve, journal cover, 15 minute mouse pad wrist rest, more.

You will find that some projects require fusible fleece or other types of interfacing. You can find these supplies readily available at