The Latest Thread – LaCartera Kids Projects


Welcome back to the Latest Thread! A little bling for the girls, hair bows, keyrings, baby mobiles for boys and textiles. Lisa and I are still busy creating different items for the LaCartera Kids Etsy line. The girls have taken center stage this week, but more boy’s items are on the way. LaCartera Kids Lisa…

Sewing Tip – T-Shirt Dress Tutorial and Free Pattern


Myra at So Sew Easy shares a free adorable t-shirt dress pattern and tutorial. How will you recreate this fabulous look? You may want to save this for later! Myra says ” The t-shirt dress pattern is a part of my attempt to make a summer wardrobe that is both easy to make and easy…

The Latest Thread~ Creative Projects


This month we are creating new textile designs, new products, and treasured gifts for the family! There are still things to do to get the business up and running so, we love those moments when we can create! Textile Designs So much fun with this design and I had plenty of help from my 3-year…

Brother PE800 Embroidery Machine Review


Is the Brother PE800 embroidery machine worth buying? Is the cost of the grand slam package worth the added cost? What are you looking to create? I contemplated buying the Brother PE770 embroidery machine for several years. After a lot of comparison research on Amazon, I found the Brother PE800 upgraded features to be the…

The Latest Thread – LaCartera KIDS-Coming Soon!


This week we teamed up with Heather an amazing photographer that captured the essence of AP Quilting and LaCartera Designs to showcase LaCartera KIDS. She made us fall in love with our quilts, dresses and scarves all over again. This was truly a crazy Project Runway moment for me, but also a gathering of family…

The Great Ladybug Challenge/Exhibition


This is such a great idea and a fun challenge and anyone can join in! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get authors, potters, photographers, artists, song writers, bakers, poets, knitters, sewers and all sorts of other creative WordPress bloggers together to see what everyone’s personal expression of a Ladybug would be! I’d like to thank…

The Latest Thread-Sewing, Business & Designs


This week I’m sharing New Products, LaCartera’s Business Plan, Introducing AP Quilting Production Maker, LaCartera Kids’, Craft/Flea Market Schedule, Spoonflower Shop & Etsy Opening. New Products As some of you know, I’ve been participating in the Spoonflower challenges, which have jump started my creativity.  I’ve placed 42nd in one challenge and had ulterior motives with…

Sewing Tip – Hoodie Tutorial and Free Pattern


Myra at So Sew Easy shares a free adorable hoodie pattern and tutorial. I love, love, love this fabric and the design! Save this for later!   Myra says ” Hoodies are super popular these days. They are very functional and can be worn not only as work-out wear but also on any trip to…

Sewing Tip – Tassel Tutorial


Myra at So Sew Easy shares three ways to make a tassel. You can also use these tips to add that extra decorative flair to your pre-made tassels too! Save this for later! Myra says ” Here are three ways to make an easy tassel. Tassels have been made and used for centuries from the times of…

Sewing Tip – How to Transform a Sweater into a Cardigan.


Myra at So Sew Easy shares a refashion tutorial and video on how to transform your sweater into a cardigan. The outcome is marvelous! Save this for later! Myra says ” This is a tutorial on how to refashion and transform a sweater into a cardigan. Just in case you got a sweater stashed away in the…

Textile Design Challenge – Bohemian Paradise


Spoonflower Challenge of the Week and LaCartera Winning Design This week we “closed our eyes and pictured ourselves on a tropical oasis. Do you see oversized palm leaves swaying in the breeze or bold pops of color from the flora like birds of paradise?” My design popped into my head fairly quickly, as I imaged…