Thursday, May 24, 2018

Stitching Templates!


I have been selling stitching templates that I designed for the last couple of months and I have had requests to show you a few ways to use them.  I thought I would do my first tutorial with the Feather Stitch Template.  First you line up your dots on the seam as pictured above.



Using a purple air erase pen, I mark the dots that are on the template.


Here's what the seam should look like after you have it marked.  I use a purple air erase pen because it disappears with the humidity in the air and I don't have to get my project wet to get rid of the marks.




 Using the dots as a guide, you start doing your feather stitch.  The nice thing about using the template, is that you don't have to worry about getting your stitches even on your own!  You just quickly stitch on your seam and it is done perfectly and quickly!








The three pictures above, show the progression down the seam as you stitch using the dots you marked.



Finished seam!


You can buy all three as a set for $20.00 or the Feather Stitch template is available for $7.00.  You can email me at pinkbunny@valeriebothell.com if you are interested!



Talk to you soon,

Val


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

City Arts Classes for Summer!


This summer I will be taking it a little bit slower so I can have time to make some new samples for classes!






Saturday, June 9th I will be teaching a Silk Ribbon Corsage.  I love making these and they are fun to wear on jackets and hats.  They also make great gifts!  The class is from 1-3 pm, it is $35.00 and all supplies are included.



 Saturday, July 21st, I will be teaching Beginning Needle Tatting.  It is much easier than shuttle tatting and lots of fun!  The class is from 1-3:30, it is $35.00 and all supplies are included.






Saturday August 11, I will teaching Beginning Quilting from 9:30 to 3:30.  You will be learning to make a Trip Around the World quilt using a strip piecing method.  The class is $50.00 and a supply list will be sent to you after enrollment.

If you are interested in any of these classes, you may email me at pinkbunny@valeriebothell.com.

Have a great day!









Sunday, March 4, 2018

Come join me on March 5th!




I will be a guest on Pat Sloan's podcast on Monday March 5th!  I am the first guest and showtime is 3:00 pm central.  Here is the link if you want to listen in:

http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast

Talk you you later!



Thursday, February 22, 2018

Spring City Arts Classes!

I will be teaching some more classes this spring at City Arts!  I had so much fun teaching this winter that I decided to keep going.  The first class for the spring session will be an embroidered basket of flowers.


You will learn how to piece long crazy quilt borders in this class and then move on to learn a lot of different embroidery stitches.  Price for this class is $100 and includes a kit to make the project.  Class will run for 4 weeks beginning March 24-April 21.  There will be no class on April 7th for this class.

The second class for spring will be a silk ribbon embroidered monogram.





In this class you will learn many basic silk ribbon embroidery stitches while making you own monogram.  Price for this class is $85 and includes a kit to make the project.  Class will run for two weeks beginning April 28.

If you are interested in either of these classes, you may email me at pinkbunny@valeriebothell.com.

Talk to you later,