Sunday, January 14, 2024

Education Around the Block with the Baby Lock Educators

I am so excited to be a part of the Baby Lock Educators and our Education Around the Block virtual event from January 15-30th!

Each Educator will share their own personal interpretation of the Row House Tote pattern from Windham Fabrics by LJ Simon, available for free here:

I get to kick things off this Monday, January 15th, at 7 pm Central, in my Linda Bratten Creations Facebook Page, Click here to go there.

During that live, I will share how I added decorative stitches to create my Charming Coastal Row Houses.

Here is a quick tour of my Charming Coastal Block.

If you need some assistance in creating your Row House Blocks, check out my live from last week where I share my hints and tips to piecing the Row House blocks. Click here to go to the live in the Linda Bratten Creations Facebook Page.

Join the groups below and attend to see each Baby Lock Educator's spin on these fun row house-themed projects.

The Row House Pattern:

Linda Bratten – Jan 15 @ 7 pm Central Time
Melinda Bigley – Jan 18 @ 3 pm Pacific Time
Michelle Hall – Jan 20 @ 10 am Pacific Time
Jory Snider - Jan 22 @ 6 pm Central Time
Lisa Knight - Jan 23 @ 10 am Pacific Time
Elle McKirdy – Jan 24 @ 1 pm Central Time
Barb Lewis – Jan 30 @ 10 am Mountain Time
Anna Avery-Vaughn - Jan 31 @ 7 pm Eastern Standard Time

Hoping you will be able to tour the Baby Lock Educator's presentations and find lots of inspiring ways to create these fun Row Houses.

Monday, October 16, 2023

Creating the Pieced Pumpkin Block



Hey Creatives! 

In tonight's live in the Linda Bratten Creations Facebook page we will be creating the Pieced Pumpkin block using a foundation paper piecing (FPP) technique. This block will finish 6" x 6" and is a great block to create with extra scrap fabric in your studio. If you do not have scraps,  2 1/2" strips that are at least 6" long should get you started to create this block.

You will want to gather the following additional items if you plan to create along with me: 

  • copy the pattern on some foundation paper piecing paper (It is a light weight paper that is easily removed from the seams when finished.)
  •  sewing machine
  •  basic sewing tools
  •  way to press the seams as you go
  •  rotary cutter and mat
  •  add 1/4" ruler
  •  large piece of card stock or index card for folding
  • construction thread in the needle and the bobbin 


 The pattern is a free download for my Linda B Creative Newsletter subscribers. You can check out the Linda B Creative October Newsletter by clicking here.


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The fun starts tonight, October 16th, at 7 pm Central in the Linda Bratten Creations Facebook Page.


See you then! 


Monday, August 14, 2023

The Rescue Me Tux Pattern Completed as Machine Applique


Hello Creatives,

I hope that you have been able to squeeze in some sew time this summer.  I have been sharing in my Facebook page, Linda Bratten Creations, how to use my Rescue Me Tux pattern as a machine appliqued panel.  I originally designed the pattern to be used to assist workshop participants to create a faux batik panel

Participants did not need to have developed their artistic skills to draw Tux, they just had to trace the pattern lines to replicate the panel.  We then used a water-based resist and Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow textile paints to add the color.  After the piece dries and is heat set, you rinse out the resist and you have a fun panel to create a variety of projects with.

The past few weeks, I used fabrics and my sewing machine's decorative stitches to create a machine appliqued version of the panel.  

This week I will be sharing how I finished my panel to create a wall-hanging and prepped it for free-motion quilting.  I would love to have you join me.  I go live on Monday's at 7 pm Central, in the Linda Bratten Creations Facebook page.

Off to prepare for tonight's live, join me at 7!

Monday, July 17, 2023

A Glimpse of the 2023 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival Quilts


As some of you know, I was able to be a part of the Baby Lock booth hosted by Missouri Sewing Machine Company during the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival.  It is a quilt festival hosted every other year by the quilt guilds in the area.  During the event, I made a quick tour of some of the quilts entered and created this quilter's candy video for you to enjoy!

I am amazed at what creative quilters create!

You can find out more about the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival by going to their website here.

Off to prepare for tonight's live on Facebook.  Join me there at 7 pm Central.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Making Some Blue Bird Tracks!


Hey Creatives, I wanted to share with you a follow up lesson to the Baby Lock Educators Follow the Blue Bird Sew along.  I thought we needed a free motion quilting motif to use on our blue bird projects.

You can check out the lesson on my YouTube channel, Linda Bratten Creations.

While you are there, be sure to like and subscribe to my channel for more creative inspiration.

You can find the practice page in the files of my Facebook group, Linda B Creative.  Not a member, answer the questions and ask to join!

This week I sent my newsletter, Linda B Creative.  If you don't receive it, here is a sample of what I share once a month.  

It is a great way to keep up with me and my adventures.  You can subscribe to the Linda B Creative Newsletter here.

And don't forget to subscribe to my blog, Linda B Creative, so you will get notified when I post something new!

Enjoy the Summer!

Monday, June 12, 2023

Follow the Blue Bird Week 2 with the Baby Lock Educators

 Here is the information on the second week of #FollowtheBlueBird with the Baby Lock Educators.

Our team of Baby Lock Educators continues their take on the Riley Blake Designs Follow the Bird design! Join their Facebook lives for week 2 below!

TOMORROW at 11 am CDT with Barb:
Tuesday, June 13 at 7 pm CDT with Paige:
Wednesday, June 14 at 7 pm CDT with Michelle:

Also, I will be sharing my free-motion quilting design Blue Bird Tracks!

Join me tonight, June 12th at 7 pm CDT in the Linda Bratten Creations Facebook Page for a live demonstration on this technique.

Off to practice my Blue Bird Tracks!

Monday, June 5, 2023

Follow the Blue Bird by Riley Blake and Demonstrated by the Baby Lock Educators


This week starts the Sew Along organized by Baby Lock Educator, Jory Snyder.  We are using the Blue Bird blocks created by Riley Blake Designs but creating them in our own special way using our favorite Baby Lock machines!  You can get the free pattern at: Riley Blake's Follow the Blue Bird.

Tonight, June 5th, I will be sharing how I embellish the applique block with decorative stitches.  You can join in and watch my Facebook live in the Linda Bratten Creations Facebook Page at 7 pm Central time.

You can also download the companion instruction sheet in the Linda B Creative Facebook Group in the Files section.

Be sure to check out the other Baby Lock Educators who are joining in the fun.  

Sunday, June 4th, Anna Avery-Vaughn

Monday, June 5th, Linda Bratten (page)

Tuesday, June 6th, Jory Snyder and Michelle Hall

Thursday, June 8th, Melinda Bigley

And the best part is that there is more the following week!  

Be sure to use #FollowtheBlueBird so we can see what you create with our techniques.

See you at 7 pm Central!