Bonnie's Blog

A Few of My Favorite Things--Notions

Here are a few of my favorite things, as in notions, for embroidery.

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GlitterFlex Neon, Rainbow, Ultra, Holo. What is the Difference?


You know that Glitter Flex vinyl makes your applique embroidery so much more stunning. But with options like Holo, Neon, Rainbow, and Ultra, how do you know which one to choose?

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The Proper Way to Layer Woven Stabilizers

Occasionally, you may need to use two layers of stabilizer when embroidering designs. Is there a right way to do that? Yes, there is, and I will show you how! 

 

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Cold Hands, Warm Heart Mittens Hanger

Here is another fast and fun project you can make with Sew Inspired by Bonnie's adorable Christmas Cookies designs. Get the set now, while it is still 40% off!

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Fun with Cork Fabric

Sometimes I like to challenge myself don't you? For me, the challenge was cork fabric with GlitterFlex! I'd heard so many good things about it and loved the professional look it gave projects. To tell you the truth I was skeptical as the only cork I'd know previously hung in my bulletin board. During my self-inflicted "challenge," I came up with . . .

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Applique Organza Nativity Candles

The 40% off Christmas in July sale at Sew Inspired by Bonnie continues! This week, I’ll show you how to make appliques that you can apply to wax candles. . . .

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Freestanding Applique: Cookies for Santa

Sew Inspired by Bonnie is having a spectacular Christmas in July sale. Over the next couple of weeks, I'm going to show you several cute holiday projects . . . 

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The Perfect Embroidery Combo: Matching up Designs, Fabrics, and Stabilizers

Embroidery stabilizers can get pretty confusing. And it is really frustrating when your project does not stitch out like you planned. These guidelines will help you get better results by . . . 

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Avoiding Puckers in Embroidery

 

Have you stitched a design and you know that it was stabilized properly but, when you pulled it out of the hoop and ironed it, the puckers started to show up? More than likely, that's because. . .

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Merry Mermaid Towel

I decided to try using GlitterFlex vinyl on a bath towel and it worked out quite well. Plus, instead of using a traditional tear-away stabilizer on the back of the towel, I made the embroidery . . . 

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