Jan 15 12

New Video Tutorial and Winner of the Thread Give-Away Announced!

We’ve got a new free video tutorial just posted and it’s all about different types of machine embroidery that can be used to finish and decorate the applique shapes on your quilts.  We shot it a couple of months ago but I just now got around to giving Ernie the still shots that were missing from it.  Someday, I will catch up with all the loose ends in my life!  Anyway, if you enjoy applique, check out this tutorial:

And last but not least, the winner of the thread give-away is Jennifer Lanak of Redondo Beach, California! Congratulations, Jennifer, and I hope you make some fun projects with those threads! Don’t forget that there’s still time to enter the Famore Give-Away for a pair of batting scissors. These literally cut batting as if it were butter! To enter the Famore Blog Hop give away, leave a comment to this post.


  1. Debbie St. Germain Says:

    I enjoyed watching the video and I saw you used a pfaff and another machine to embroider, is that so you can do two things at once? I have not even used the embroidery on my machine, so I need to start practicing and learning this year, love the idea of using fancy stitches with machine applique.


  2. Carol Says:

    The bating scissors sound like a great idea!

  3. Kelly Jackson Says:

    Love the video Patsy…THANK YOU!


  4. Sally Says:

    I also loved the newest video about machine embroidery on appliqué.

    I have a question about the first segment. How did you trace and cut out that first piece so that it went so perfectly onto the outlined shape. Very nice idea but wondering how you did it. Thank you. Sally

  5. Hettie Says:

    Loved the video as it answered so many questions I had. Thanks for taking the time to do this.

  6. Patsy Thompson Says:

    Hi Sally,

    I fused the fabric to Wonder Under fusible web, then cut those pieces using the “Stylized Stems” die on my Sizzix machine. You don’t need to cut out your applique shapes with a fabric cutting machine but it’s really easy to do it that way because every single applique shape is identical and you eliminate the possibility of human error in cutting out the shape.


  7. Lynette Says:

    Thank you so much for your work and time to share this video. Very timely help for me, as I’m about finished putting together my Beachwalk panels and am terrified of stitching on them. ;D

  8. Debbie Dolan Says:

    I love your machine applique embroidery and have many of your dies. Will you be making your embroidery designs available to purchase? What software do you digitize with? I have a Brother quatro 6000 but have only purchased embroidery files and have not used the software. Thank you for sharing your beautiful designs I will be purchasing more dies in the future.

  9. Patt Poole Says:

    Just bought a new embroidery machine and am excited to start playing with it next week.It’s really great to see what can be done with embroidery, especially appliqué which I love.

    The batting scissors would be so helpful . I would love the chance to win a pair. Thanks!!

  10. Kay Lynne Says:

    Thanks for the great tutorial 🙂

  11. Michelle Costen Says:

    I wrote to you not to long ago asking if you could come to Wisconsin, but honestly seeing this video and the others is almost like having you right here to teach me. You have a way of inspiring and helping people get over the thought that its to difficult to do. You make it look easy and not so complicated…Because of your encouragement I finally did my first FMQ quilt and finished it last night and was so happy….I feel FREE!!

    Thank you,
    .. and ever so gratful

  12. Nanette Fleischman Says:

    Hi Patsy,

    Loved the video, your work gets better and better, seems impossible. Like to have the sissors along with the thread I won, a while back.

    Thanks for sharing your info