Sweet Pea's April Sew-a-long. Abstract Flowers Sponsored by Marathon Threads Australia- NOW FINISHED

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Welcome to Sweet Pea’s April Sew-a-long 3 weeks…5th to 26nd April (Australian time) To join this, sew-a-long we ask that you agree to stitch out the design Abstract Flowers Table Runner. ( or your version – see rules of eligibility below) within the 3-week time frame, and post a photo of your Abstract Flowers in the Sweet Pea April Sew-a-long group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/449801038718589/.
How Much Fabric Do I Need blog

How Much Fabric Do I Need?

Category_How to articlesErin Payne
One of the most often asked questions is “How much fabric do I need?” The answer is “It depends.” It depends on the block size.  It depends on the size of the project.  It depends on the width of your fabric.  It depends on if you are using the same fabric throughout or if it will be different from block to block.  And so on... While there is no definitive way to take into account everything that is unique to a particular project, below are some guidelines for calculating yardage.

The History of Machine Embroidery

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For those of us that see and use advanced sewing and embroidery machines on a regular basis, it’s easy to forget the humble beginnings from which the craft began. Here at Sweet Pea we spend a considerable amount of time on our computers digitizing complex designs, before using our embroidery machines to complete these designs. I think it is important however to know the history of any subject you’re passionate about, and therefore to know how modern machine embroidery has become what it is.

Machine Embroidery Storage Tips

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As you continue to delve deeper and deeper into your machine embroidery hobby (or obsession) the more you may encounter one particular issue gettin...

Sweet Pea's March Sew-a-long. Easter Flag Sponsored by Robison-Anton Threads.

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Welcome to Sweet Pea’s March Sew-a-long 3 weeks…1st to 22nd March (Australian time) To join this, sew-a-long we ask that you agree to stitch out the design Easter Flag or Table Runner ( or your version – see rules of eligibility below) within the 3-week time frame, and post a photo of your Easter Flag in the Sweet Pea February Sew-a-long group

How to cut Sweet Pea Appliqué Pieces with Freezer Paper Sandwiches on the ScanNCut

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Did you know that in addition to receiving multiple formats for multiple hoop sizes with Sweet Pea Designs, you also receive .fcm and .svg files f...
Website Competition Week 1

Website Competition Week 1

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The FIRST EVER FORTNIGHTlY (bi-weekly) WEBSITE COMPETITION HAS STARTED. We can’t wait to see all your Lattice Quilt Blocks and Table Runners made i...
Mystery Medallion Quilt

Mystery Medallion Quilt

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Starting on the 10th of January at 10am Brisbane, Australia time. The Medallion BOM sew along quilt 4x4 5x5 6x6 and 7x7 in the hoop machine embroidery design. Each month a new row will be released! We have set up a Facebook sew along group for you to join if you want to follow along and see what everyone else is doing with this quilt design.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/205964036628907/
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The Nutcracker Table Runner 'in the hoop' machine embroidery design

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Our Nutcracker video click to watch video The Nutcracker Story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" was written by E.T.A. Hoffman. It has b...
Christmas decorating using "in the hoop" machine embroidery.

Christmas decorating using "in the hoop" machine embroidery.

Category_Special Occasions>Christmas DesignsSweet Pea Machine Embroidery Designs in the hoop, machine embroidery
Decorating a house can often be daunting, especially when everyone in the household has their own design ideas. There are few things more aesthetically pleasing than a well designed Christmas display, and this blog will aim to give you some ideas on matching and designing using your embroidery machine
Top 5 reasons for thread breakage when using an embroidery machine.

Top 5 reasons for thread breakage when using an embroidery machine.

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There are a number of reasons thread can break in an embroidery machine, ranging from the age of the thread to the maintenance of the machine. When a thread continues to break during a project it can be exceptionally annoying, so finding and solving the problem early on is essential.

Sweet Pea's November 2017 Sew-a-Long- The Winners are..

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Congratulations to all the winners, could you please contact us at sweetpeanash@gmail.com to claim your prize :) Welcome to Sweet Pea's NOVEM...