Karen Loves to Quilt and Sew

Creative Quilting, Sewing, Embroidery and Heirloom Techniques using Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff Sewing Machines

Husqvarna Viking Sewing and Embroidery sewing - A place to be inspired and find creative ways of using your sewing and embroidery machine

Quickk and easy project idea!

What better way to start the New Year than with new napkins? Cutwork napkins add an elegant look to your table without being a lot of work to make. Especially when you start with purchased napkins.


Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines Australia

Love the simplicity of the gathering foot!


Gather fabric or gather and attach a ruffle in one step. Suitable for light to medium weight fabrics. Straight stitch, (left needle position), length 3 to 6. The longer the length, the more fabric will gather. Snap on Gathering Foot.

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Epic 2 Ribbon Embroidery! I wish I had somewhere to wear this! I don't know the person who made it but I would love to meet her. It is amazing!

Check out this beauty using the ribbon attachment on the new Husqvarna Viking Epic 2! #stunning

First an applique, then a Ribbon Embroidery!

A work in progress

Love our decorative stitches!

Close up of decorative stitches by the Epic 2

I colored this outline embroidery a few years ago, and finally added a quick border to finish my wall hanging. I use the Inktense pencils, and sometimes fabric medium but mostly water. I wanted to make a pillow out of it but it is too bulky to travel with. I need to add a little quilting to the background still.

Underwater sea, just waiting for some ribbon embroidery!

I had so much fun today! I used a design in mysewnet Library that was from long ago to create this fun little gnome! Before you know it, there may be a whole family. The original was not a 3D design but I turned it into one. This one has one blinking eye but the next one will have two eyes! Click on the picture for a better look.

Fun with Laser Pictogram stitches!

Fun day at Sandy's Sewing playing with the Epic 2!

Wow!! 2 full days with Karen Charles!! Great seminar, sew much information!! Look what you can do with the right sewing machine!


DESIGNER EPIC™ 2 Sewing and Embroidery Features

One of my favorite sewists! Soni shows how different a few years makes to our sewing capabilities with Husqvarna Viking!

An in-depth look at some of the features on the new DESIGNER EPIC™ 2 sewing and embroidery machine.

Sewing Mastery

Sara does a great job describing how the new Programmable foot pedal works!

Check out the new 5 function programmable foot control for the Husqvarna Viking EPIC 2.

Pollard's Sew Creative

A fun class I taught at convention! It was great to see how much everyone loved our new Ribbon Embroidery Attachment!

Finally! We have a ribbon attachment for embroidery! Available on the NEW Husqvarna Viking Epic 2!

Fabric Warehouse

Sue H and the new programmable foot pedal are a great pair!

LIVE WITH SUE HAUSMANN AND EPIC 2 #hvdealerconvention #designerepic2

HUSQVARNA VIKING Sewing Machines - Global

Excited sewers all over the world will soon be sewing their very first stitches on the industry-leading HUSQVARNA® VIKING® DESIGNER EPIC™ 2 sewing and embroidery machine! The machine officially launched this week at the HUSQVARNA® VIKING® dealer convention, and the internet is buzzing with all the latest behind-the-scenes sneak peeks from the event. Follow along on HUSQVARNA® VIKING® social media channels and contact your local, authorized dealer to get your hands on the DESIGNER EPIC™ 2 machine today! #beyondepic #husqvarnaviking #designerepic2 #sewworthit

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Applique stitches are another great reason to love our Husqvarna Viking sewing machines!

Appliqué Stitches!
Attach the S Foot and engage the needle stop down.
Place stabilizer behind the fabric.
Sew until the machine stops; place small piece of fabric under the foot behind the needle, resting the fabric against the needle; sew until machine stops and repeat the length of desired stitches.
Trim excess fabric from around the stitches. (This Stitch technique is only built into select HUSQVARNA VIKING models)
Tip: Fuse INSPIRA™️ Fusible Web to the appliqué fabric prior to stitching so that it can be fused after being trimmed. This will help prevent fraying.
#husqvarnaviking #sewworthit #tipsandtricks #keepingtheworldsewing

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Specialty bobbin case gives you a chance to use heavier decorative threads, ribbons and yarns.

Have you used the Specialty Bobbin Case?
Wind the bobbin slowly or by hand depending on decorative thread thickness or yarn and adjust the tension of the bobbin case with a screwdriver.
Remove the standard bobbin case and replace with the Specialty Bobbin Case; insert bobbin wound with specialty thread.
Turn the fabric right side down and sew the desired length of stitches.
Tips & Hints: The tension on the bobbin case can be bypassed completely if it is still too large to go into the bobbin tension.
#husqvarnaviking #sewworthit #keepingtheworldsewing #tipsandtricks

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A great little video about how to sew the sequin stitches. Set you needle to the down position. When the Designer Epic stops for you to put the sequin in place, pull the sequin into place. Tap your foot pedal and the pressure foot will lower and your needle will raise and move to the next stitch. Turn your hand wheel toward you and lower the neddle into the center of the sequin. Adjust the position of the sequin if needed. Touch the START/STOP button to finish the stitch and start the next sequin stitch. This will give you much more control and ensure beautiful results

Have you discovered the sequin stitches on your #husqvarnaviking machine? #repost @husqvarnaviking_danmark #hvuk #sewinginspiration #sequins

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A close up of the Epic 2 Intergrated Dual Feed! Pretty amazing!

Getting up close and personal with the Integrated Dual Feed Technology on the new DESIGNER EPIC™️ 2 machine ❤️ Which feature are you most excited to use? #husqvarnaviking #beyondepic #sewworthit #sewlove #keepingtheworldsewing #designerepic2

Epic Owls!

Owl Accessory holder! September Epic icon Technique Class.

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Yarn stitches are different from Yarn Couching. Use the Yarn Embellishing foot and stitches from the Yarn Embellishing stitches from the P menu!

Let’s play with yarn stitches!
1) Puddle yarn behind the machine, running it through the yarn guides and through the Yarn Embellishment Foot.
2) Attach the Yarn Embellishment Foot and thread the needle with matching thread.
3) Place stabilizer behind your fabric.
#husqvarnaviking #sewworthit #tipsandtricks #sewingtips #yarn #sewlove #keepingtheworldsewing #hvuk

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Beautiful ruffles all the time!

#repost from • @mysewingshoppe Have you tried adding ruffles to your projects? They can be added to bags, pillows, shirts and more for a fun feature. Plus, adjusting the stitch length and ruffle spacing will give you different effects.
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PFAFF Sewing Machines-Global

A good video on how to set up and usew the 7 hole cord foot. We have lots of fun stitches that work with this foot and the 3 hole yarn foot!

Have you used the 7 Hole Cording Foot?
Thread the 7 Hole Cording Foot with cords using a needle threader, or a dental flosser can be used; attach the foot.
Place stabilizer under the fabric.
Select a decorative stitch to couch down the cords; hold the cords taut when sewing to avoid them knotting up.
#pfaff #pfaffsewing #tipsandtricks #sewingtips #itsinthedetails #decorativesewing

All I can say is you are never going to believe how great this new technique is! I am teaching a fun class at convention using this amazing accessory so it is time to start getting excited about this brand new exclusive technique that is coming to a store near you!

For the first time in the industry, the new DESIGNER EPIC™️ 2 sewing & embroidery machine brings you ribbon embroidery capabilities! With the optional ribbon embroidery attachment, your DESIGNER EPIC™️ 2 machine will guide and stitch down ribbon in embroidery mode. Adding ribbon to your embroidery designs has never been easier! #husqvarnaviking #beyondepic #designerepic2 #sewworthit #keepingtheworldsewing #sewlove #sewjoy


Show Notes for Embellish It! - The Quilting Company

A new adventure with the Quilting Company! Check out their podcast! I was an invited guest for part of the show!


quiltingcompany.com On today’s podcast we are talking about embellishing quilts. Our guest is event specialist and educator for Huskvarna Viking, Karen Charles.

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Very Cool!

Our colleagues in Denmark have been busy testing out the NEW quilt binder attachment 🧵#keepingtheworldsewing #Repost @husqvarnaviking_danmark
Sy runde emner med vores fantastiske Quilt Binder. Sådan klares grydelapperne i en ruf! Klar til grillen i haven... 😁
#husqvarnaviking #husqvarnaviking_danmark #sy #sysy #designerepic #syning #symaskiner #hyggesyning #kreativsyning #grydelapper


Setting up your Viking’s New Quilt Binder Attachment

A great video to show you how to set up your quilt binding accessory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5fF48-7Juc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR31BhLqwsB081r401DbLbYheeAzAzBXWvzdsyGOS1k90Jh5hUnYY0Sy7QY

From out of the box, to installed, how to attach the attachment!! 😬

Sewing Boutique

Turning a corner with the new quilt binding accessory!

You asked for it and here it is. The Binding attachment has turned a corner at Sewing Boutique. Notice our awesome mitering.
#MachineBinding #BindingTool #QuiltingBinding

This cutwork clutch is a project I created for an event a couple of years ago. It is a fun way to learn how to put designs together to create a new design and learn how to use the cutwork needles. If you have the Epic you can read more about how to use cutwork needles in embroidery by looking at the techniques and tutorials about it in the JoyOS advisor and then following the instructions for the project. If you have other machines you will to use the completed design and make it smaller because it is meant for the 360 x 260 hoop.


HUSQVARNA VIKING Sewing Machines - Global

The new quilt binding accessory!

The new Quilt Binder Attachment simultaneously folds your bias binding while guiding it underneath your sewing foot to make attaching your bias an easy one-step process! Compatible with the DESIGNER EPIC™️, EPIC™️ 980Q, DESIGNER BRILLIANCE™️ 80, and BRILLIANCE™️ 75Q. Compatible with other models as well with the purchase of a different stitch plate. See your dealer for more details. #husqvarnaviking #sewworthit #quiltersofinstagram #quilting #biasbinding

Faux leather/suede clutch back, applique & sequin stitches add a little pizazze!

Faux leather/suede clutch. You can find the design in the Designer Epic, and in an older design collection.

Faux leather/suede clutch!

Appliqué stitches, sequin stitches in embroidery #appliquestitches #decorativestitches

Quilting in embroidery with my creative icon! #floatingstitches

The embroidery was made Photostitch from Premier+2. It took less than a minute to make the design. I played with the colors for a few minutes and then stitched it out. #embroideryphotos #embroidery #premierplus2

Sepia color Lilly! Photostitch option #photostitch #embroidery #photo

Experimenting with linear photostitch in Premier+2 Ultra! #premierplus2 #premierplusembroidery #photoembroidery

Linear Photo Stitch from Premier+2 Ultra

Monsters on the run! Designer Epic Appliqué! #applique

A different kind of embossing to try! You can download the project instructions by clicking on the link below. If you have an Epic or an Icon, you can make the larger one for the 360 x 260 hoop, and if you have a Diamond, Ruby or Topaz 50 you can use the design for the 360 x 200 hoop. I posted this link awhile ago, but new viewers wanted it posted again.


Embroidered blue jay! Background printed on fabric from a picture I took #birds. #embroidery

Yarn Couching in embroidery! #yarncouching

Cut work needles on leather. Project instructions in the Designer Epic! Doesn’t get easier than that! #cutwork

Husqvarna Viking Quick Design app. Take a picture with your phone, decide what type of stitch you want and send to the Designer Epic or Designer Brilliance 80 in a second as an embroidery design! #husqvarnavikingquickdesignapp

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