12 Days of Christmas

Every Stitch Counts is a BREWER Exclusive embroidery program designed for independent quilt shops to get stitchin'. Four times a year, a new embroidery collection is released that includes more than 30 designs to be used to create beautiful project ideas.  Our latest holiday design collection, “12 Days Of Christmas”, features 36 embroidery designs of the gifts given by "my true love".  Even though this folk classic has many versions from different countries, the iconic imagery remains the same.  Fun and whimsical!

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Made by Mar: Wine Wraps 

It’s cold and dreary outside and I try to use every excuse in the book to NOT do things I should like grocery shopping or housework. But this time of year, gift giving and holiday celebrations, is a perfect time to come up with quick, sweet projects to personalize gifts.  Luckily, everyone on my list enjoys a great bottle of wine, and I plan to give favorite wines as a hostess gift this holiday season. Why not personalize the bottle with your own touch through a wine wrap that is fun and easy to make? 

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Silhouette Cameo Machine

Like a home printer, the Silhouette CAMEO plugs into your personal computer with a simple USB cable.  However, instead of printing, it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric, and more.

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Color-Your-Day Creative

Recently I created two silk baskets for flower girls to carry at a family beach wedding. Just the rhythm of sewing the edges of simple strips wrapped in lovely pale colors of silk, transported me to a place of pre-event calm. A shimmer of excitement emerged as the baskets easily took shape, using a palette and embellishment to suit my particular event. You can do the same! I wish you as much enjoyment creating for your special occasion, family and friends. 

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Twister Patterns

Quilters are so wonderfully talented, that at one point in time, quilters added a twist (pun intended) to quilt patterns.  Quilt designs went from straight and traditional designs to more fun, twister patterned designs that have shifted to throw pillows, Christmas stockings and even tote bags!

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