Feltie Tutorial

by MCA Designs on August 1, 2012

This tutorial gives you the basic instructions for making our Felties in the hoop of an embroidery machine. You will need one of our Feltie designs to complete this project, which are on sale through August 10th, by the way. ;) The snap clip cover design is sold separately but is FREE to our Facebook fans for a limited time.

As you can see, I have minimized the number steps for these Felties. They are so small, I did not feel the need to create a placement stitch for the second layer. Just place a small amount of felt on top of each stitched area, and you are ready for the tack down. I also, eliminated the extra piece of felt on the back and extra outline stitching, since these are being glued to a snap clip cover or a bow. I have had a customer request the step for the extra felt, though. What do you prefer? I would like to take your preferences into consideration as I create more Feltie designs. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. :)

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Frayed Star Tutorial

by MCA Designs on May 23, 2012

This is a quick and easy design that looks fabulous! You can check out more of our July 4th designs at www.mcaapplique.com.

Don’t miss our Memorial Day Sale going on now through Memorial Day! Get all of your favorite designs CHEAP! Also, all orders with a subtotal $25 or more will be entered into a drawing for this Stars & Stripes fat quarter bundle.

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Frayed Mod Vines Tutorial

May 7, 2012

Here is a quick and easy applique to decorate just about anything for your home. I fell in love with the Ice Cream Designer Cloth from the Fly a Kite collection by October Afternoon. So, I made a couple of pillows for the studio with it. This tutorial is also included in the download for [...]

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

May 4, 2012

Who wants to go ahead and celebrate? Here is a little gift to get your weekend off to a great start! This offer ends at midnight CST on May 5th. We also have a few new designs at a special intro price only during Cinco de Mayo. While you are there, check out all of [...]

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Winner of $100 Gift Certificate

May 1, 2012

As you can see, there were a whole lot of entries!!! Yay! MCA Applique had an awesome 10 days of Grand Opening! What you cannot see is that there were a whole lot of entries that begin with the letter J! Janna and Janay were running neck and neck to see who could get the [...]

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Grand Opening Sale!!!

April 19, 2012

I am so excited (and a little nervous) to announce the GRAND OPENING of the brand new site – MCA Applique! I’ve been dreaming about this new site for many months. In fact, someone may need to pinch me! I can’t believe it’s finally ready to reveal. In order for you to get acquainted with [...]

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Basic Applique Tutorial

March 5, 2012

This basic applique tutorial is not only for beginners but also to give customers an idea of the typical order of steps in all of the MCA applique designs. Whether the design has a frayed, vintage or satin-edged look, it will follow this basic pattern. When I began doing appliques on my embroidery machine, I [...]

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MCA Club Update

February 29, 2012

Happy 2-month-iversary to MCA Club members! After 2 full months of offering the Exclusive MCA Club Membership, I thought it might be good to update you on the impact it’s had so far. “I’m not a club member. What does this have to do with me?” Fewer items sold out or on backorder.  Because of [...]

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New Magna-Glide Bobbins in Color

January 24, 2012

Opening up a whole new world of artistic possibilities – Magna-Glide bobbins in colors to match Glide top thread. I am SOOOO excited about these matching bobbins! I’ll be popping these babies in when I have to stitch out those skinny little letters in a name. No more holding my breath, hoping the tension is [...]

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Tutorial: Attaching Bows to Shirts

January 15, 2012

There are a number of ways to attach bows to shirts. Today, I’m going to show you my favorite technique. Most of my designs involving bows include some kind of in-the-hoop bow tack. Generally, you will use that tack down stitch right in the middle of the bow like shown in the image above. But [...]

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