A Quick and Easy Placemat Project

October 5, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué, DIY, Home Decor 1 Comment

Create a quick and easy Applique Placemat on the DreamMachine. Simply stitch out 4 applique blocks and 2 quilted blocks to create this beautiful placemat. Use the same color thread in the bobbin to have a great looking back. Select a nice printed fabric with lots of colors and a solid fabric as background. This … Read More

Adjusting Basting Stitch Distance

September 20, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué, DIY, Embroidery 1 Comment

You have loaded your design and prepared your 8” x 8” hoop per the design instructions. You select the basting stitch option from your embroidery machine to secure the background fabric to the stabilizer in the hoop. But wait, per the message on your embroidery machine our design no longer fits – it says to … Read More

DIY Makeup and Brush Holder

September 5, 2017By Laura PiferProjects, Sewing, Tutorial 2 Comments

Nothing like moving across the country to make you realize how unorganized things can become. Especially the little things that don’t have a specific place but you still need like makeup accessories. I didn’t want to jam all my drawers with containers and thought this makeup brush holder would be the perfect addition to my … Read More

DIY Yoga Mat Bag

August 29, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, New Product, Projects No Comments

Hello! Laura here from Trash to Couture and I’m excited to share this DIY Yoga Mat Bag with you! Summertime is my favorite time of year for getting outdoors. I love hitting the trails and local parks around my town. Post run, I take time to cool down by doing yoga and stretching. As of … Read More

Adding Stippling Applique Design

August 15, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué 3 Comments

The New Dream Machine 2 and/or the Dream Machine upgrade has made adding stippling to an existing applique design very quick and so easy. This is a great way to make a quilt as you go top and use joining strips to assemble the quilted blocks. I just love how easy it is to add … Read More

Need to Scoop? Here Comes The…

July 17, 2017By Cindy HoganEmbroidery, Software, Tips & Tricks No Comments

Need to Scoop? Here Comes The……Poop Equipment Used: Machine: Persona PRS100 Specialty Hoop: SAFF022 Fast Frame 5” x 4” Software: BES®4 Dream Edition™ Embroidery Lettering Software Materials and Supplies: SA5815 Medium Weight, Adhesive Tear Away SA5810 Medium Weight Tear Away Embroidery thread and Embroidery weight bobbin thread Purchased Diaper Cover Did you know that today … Read More