I don't get nearly as much time to play with my embroidery machine as I'd like... but when I do it's so much fun! I love in-the-hoop projects like these Yeti's! They were so fast and easy to make I found it hard to stop.
Earlier this month I made these furry little guys for my kid's elementary school holiday shop. It's a school fundraiser where the moms make crafts to donate, and the kids 'shop' for their friends and family. Everything is priced at $5 or less so it's a great deal for the kids and for the school. You can find the in-the-hoop embroidery machine pattern for the Yeti here. I was making the 5'' x 7'' size.
Then I barely finished this 12 Days of Christmas machine embroidered quilt in time for the holiday. If the Yeti's were fast and easy then this quilt was the opposite - each block took me a couple hours to stitch out!
This was one of the first big embroidery projects that I undertook with my Janome Memory Craft 14000 so it's not perfect, but I love the way it looks hanging next to our Christmas tree.
I decided to use fleece for the circles in the middle of each block and for the borders. One of my favorite things about machine embroidery is that I can sew on just about any material - regular woven fabric, stretch fabric, faux fur (like the Yeti's), fleece, faux or real leather, or even cork! You can find the embroidery designs for this quilt here.
If you love machine embroidery too, don't miss my free sweetest pincushion design. It makes a great in-the-hoop gift and you only need a 4x4 hoop!
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.