Monday, November 2, 2015

Introducing StitchART Free Motion Applique - A FREEBIE and a SALE too!

Hi all!!!!! My name is Jeanine Thomlinson and I am the artist and designer behind StitchART Free Motion Applique Patterns.  I'm a 30 something, carb loving, mom of two cute girls and I am VERY excited to be here on the Whimsical Fabric blog sharing with you today!

Today's projects are all using the very buttery soft Art Gallery Wonderland line!  LOVE that this line has wovens and knits! The owl knit I used on the leggings is a gorgeous weight and great for holding up to kids play. The woven has such a nice drape and so soft it is FAB for tunics and dresses.  It gives them flow.
(Cheeks is wearing the Oliver and S Playtime Set)

My passion is sewing and sketching, so it only made sense to start combining my interests to maximize my time, and thus I began creating free motion applique patterns!

Free motion applique is using your free motion foot/darning foot on your regular sewing machine and pretty much drawing with your machine to create a gorgeous, one of a kind, applique! You can read more about free motion applique HERE and ask any questions you have in my Facebook Group.

I am SOOOO excited to be joining with Whimsical Fabric for their 5000 Member Celebration with a FREE (for a limited time) Tea Time applique pattern that you can find in their Whimsical Fabric & Me Facebook Group.

Free motion applique is also a fun way to make lemonade when a lemon comes your way during the sewing process (thanks serger ...)  I was on my FINAL seam finish and literally 2 inches left and the knife catches the bodice!!! AHHH!!!!! After a brief moment of panic, I cut a few extra flowers from the Tea Time pattern.

I put a little lightweight iron on interfacing on the back of the bodice, making sure the fabric was in original place, and then put the free motion applique directly on top of the hole in the front. FMA is great for holes because thanks to all that stitching and lines it is well covered. Also, the heat and bond used in the free motion applique helps keep the edges from fraying.
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You can find my patterns HERE on Etsy.
My patterns are NOW also available on the Whimsical Fabric website. Use the coupon code StitchART and save 25% off your StitchART order on Whimsical Fabric now through Sunday, 11/8/15  Monday, 11/9/15!  Yup, it's been extended for an extra 24 hours!!  Woo hoo!

You can't even tell this free motion applique on the bodice wasn't a part of the original plan!

PS. I just love that the Oliver and S Playtime pattern comes with a topstitching template to stitch around the front and back to keep the facing down. It is a GORGEOUS finishing detail!

Please make sure to join the Whimsical Fabric & Me Facebook Group today so you can pick up your FREE copy of the Tea Time Free Motion Applique pattern by StitchARTThis design will only be available free on our Facebook Group through Sunday, 11/8/15  Monday, 11/9/15.
And don't forget to shop StitchART on our site and use the coupon code StitchArt to save 25% off your order now through Sunday, 11/8/15  Monday, 11/9/15!

Happy Shopping and Creating!
Danielle Storm


  1. How cute is your girl's?! I love this appliqué, thank so much and I look forward to trying your designs.