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…

Creating the LaCartera Family


Handmade Ladies accessories, girls dresses and kids quilts. The perfect gifts that are ready to ship!

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…

Sewing Tip – How to Gather Fabric and add Ruffles


Myra at So Sew Easy shares a tutorial on how to gather fabric and add ruffles properly. I love adding ruffles to little girls dresses, but I have stayed away from tulle. Now this tutorial will help me take on the challenge and I hope it’s helpful to you. Save this for later!   Myra says “Some…

Textile Design Challenge


Spoonflower Challenge of the Week This week we “focused on the intricate details found on Pysanky, one of the many styles of Ukrainian eggs. Pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, which means “to write”, and unlike eggs you might dye around Easter.” So here’s my interpretation of the Pysanky Challenge. Click here to vote! Stay tuned there’s…

Sewing Tip – Pincushion Tutorial


Myra at So Sew Easy shares a scrappy Valentine’s Day pincushion tutorial from Stephanie at Swoodson.  You can never have too many pincushions… Save this for later!   Stephanie from Swoodson says…” I have a quick, easy, scrappy Valentine’s Day pincushion tutorial for you. This pincushion is on the large side, so it won’t slide down in…