Bonnie's Blog

Christmas Bakers’ Cookie Hanger

Take a holiday rolling pin, add one of Bonnie’s Christmas Cookies, and you have a fun holiday decoration! Add some 3D fabric paint, and you have a creative mixed media project that takes it up a notch.

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Fun Embellishing Christmas Ornaments

Have some fun adding dimension and extra pizzazz to your machine embroidery with embellishments. Whether you use paint, beads, or buttons, there are so many fun ways to embellish Bonnie’s Christmas Cookies

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When to Use Heat-away Stabilizers

Heat-away may be one of the most under-utilized stabilizers in machine embroidery. Here are just some of the reasons you may find it useful.

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Super Cute Casserole Carrier!

What happens when you combine projects from two talented embroidery designers? You get an adorable casserole carrier that makes a wonderful gift!

Reen Wilcoxin of Embroidery Garden has kindly permitted us to share her free Casserole Carrier Instructions and Buttonhole Designs. It is so easy to make with two double-sided quilted placemats. Thread a wooden spoon through the buttonholes to close and you have a lovely shower or hostess gift.

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Stitching Ornaments in a Group With Embrilliance

Adding Multiple Files in one Hoop With Embrilliance

Typically, when we stitch Christmas ornaments, we stitch a bunch. I’ll show you how to combine several files into one hoop to save time and avoid pitfalls using Embrilliance.

Bonnie’s Christmas Cookies are one of my all-time favorites. We have shown you how to create freestanding applique ornaments or gift tags. Now I will show you how to stitch out a bunch at one time.

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Seven Tips for Fabulous Freestanding Applique

Make your applique stand on its own with these tips!

You have probably seen the Cookies for Santa project using Bonnie’s adorable Christmas Cookies set. This is my most favorite set and the first time that I turned a regular applique into a freestanding applique. Here are a few things that will make your first time a success, too!

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Little Cookie Makers’ Gingerbread Apron

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Christmas cookies and this sweet apron is perfect for the little taste testers!

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Quick Christmas Cookie Placemat

Christmas Cookie Placemats from Sew Inspired by Bonnie

Whip up this adorable placemat in no time at all! Concerned how you'll hoop your project? Have a fear of perfect . . .

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Gorgeous Christmas Gifts Without the Fuss! Christmas Projects With Embroidery Blanks

Who isn't short on time these days? This week, how about some quick-stitch Christmas projects you can create with special embroidery blanks. Get a head start on projects for a stress free holiday! Don’t forget to grab my Christmas in July designs, quick, before the sale ends!

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Tips for Classy Holiday Projects: Choosing Embroidery Colors and Fabrics

Traditionally, we think of holiday colors as red and green with hints of silver and gold. Step out of the norm and embroider some extraordinary holiday projects just by changing . . . 

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