If you are as much a fan of Kimberbell Designs
as I am, you must be thrilled that not only is AnntheGran.com carrying their designs, but they are now 30% off! That means you can get the designs at Ann's Club
price. This is the perfect time to buy a couple because we are going to create several upcoming projects from at least two of their sets.
has several adorable designs that are incorporated into a table topper. I am going to break those down into quick and easy projects that will make great gifts.
The other set, Seasonal Mug Rugs, Vol. 1
, will provide lots of adorable mini-projects you can use for gifts or display in your home.
Besides the design CDs, here are some items you can gather up for the Kimberbell Project series:
Adding a fusible web to the back of applique fabrics adheres it to the base fabric, giving you a crisp, professional finish. Steam-A-Seam 2
is wonderful when stitching applique. It contains a semi-adhesive quality that allows you to finger-press it in place and reposition it, if necessary, before fusing it to the project.
is another option that is very lightweight with no added adhesives.
The Hangar Heat Sealing Iron
is a wonderful applique tool. It gets very hot and is small enough to easily fit in your hoop, which makes it easy to attach fusible web and fuse applique pieces.
Although I have never tried them, a lot of embroiderers rave about the Karen K. Buckley
scissors. They have cushioned handles and serrated blades which reportedly make cleaner cuts with no frayed edges - ideal for applique!
I wouldn't be caught stitching applique without my Gingher applique scissors
. They get close to the stitch line for close trimming the first time.
Others rave about the Easy Kut
style. It allows you to get in close when trimming.
So, gather up your seasonal fabrics (even the scraps) and stay tuned for Kimberbell projects!