Personalized Holiday Napkin Tutorial

Here’s a step-by-step guide to our personalized holiday napkins! Supplies– 18″ x18″ linen square (could also be a linen-cotton blend), natural color Burgundy thread. We used Mettler’s 100% polyester, Metrosene 0764. Serger set for a roll hem and Maxi-Lock’s neon serger thread cones- in pink, orange, and green. Our current classroom machine, the BERNINA Aurora … Continued

Anna is Adding Decorative Stitches!

Anna Joyce, local applique artist, founder of Anna Joyce Designs, and teacher at MD, brought home her very first BERNINA sewing machine last winter. She was able to choose a machine just right for her, the Aurora 450. This machine has loads of decorative stitches, and a 9mm stitch width. Many people wonder why you … Continued

Stitching, Decoratively.

There’s a lot of conversations around here about the use of decorative stitches.  Purpose and whatnot. And really the consensus is, use them anytime! They are great for enhancing and embellishing–as an extra touch on a skirt or dress or even on home dec or craft projects. A great place to look at decorative stitches … Continued

Making a List

It’s the time of year for list-making; maybe for yourself or for the crafter in your life.  Here at MD we’re so lucky to have such a wonderful and knowledgable staff and group of teachers.  And what better way to compile your list of must-have work essentials than to get their top choices.  We’ll be … Continued