Last week we kicked off a new series called JABC Stitch School. We are so excited at the response you gave to the first lesson! We look forward to bringing you even more of our favorite stitches. We will be feature great basic stitches in this series. They are ones we use often on our JABC appliqué and pincushion projects and think you will love adding them to your “stitch toolbox”! This week we are featuring the Split Stitch. [Read more…]
World Chocolate Day? Oh yes, this is a holiday we can really get behind! In fact, we think it should be a two day event! In honor of what we believe is a very important holiday, we have a fun gift with purchase for you! [Read more…]
At JABC we love what we call “bite-sized” projects. Those are projects that you can make start to finish in little bites of time. Recently, I wanted to gift a trio of our Just Pins to a friend and wanted a creative way to present the pins. I was short on time so I grabbed one of our Seasonal Sliders mini pincushion patterns and stitched up a quick (and super cute) mini pincushion to present the gifted pins in. [Read more…]
Do you hoard scraps of your favorite fabrics? I do! I hate to let even a tiny bit of a great fabric go to waste. Because of that, I am always looking for ideas of ways to use those scraps in quick and easy craft projects. One of my favorite uses for scraps is to create small cards that I can give away. I love being able to include a card using the same fabric as the handmade gift I am giving. [Read more…]
We are featuring a new technique in our new Button Lover’s Club: Words with Buttons projects that we are simply crazy about! It is called “button appliqué”! It is very simple to do and adds a lot of dimension to your projects. Simply put, it is embellishing different appliqué shapes with layers of handmade and hand-dyed buttons.