Others may think it odd that a whirring hunk o’ steel can set our inner flames a’flickerin’, but any devoted sewist or quilter knows the truth: We looooove our sewing machines. (Except for when they keep breaking needles, even after we’ve re-threaded twice. *sounds of disgust*)
Because we love these beasties and appreciate all the fabric they chew up on our behalf, we are probably more devoted to their care and upkeep than we are to our own. They get pampered regularly with cleanings, and we buy the best of threads to keep them humming happily. And many of us in dust-laden climates tuck our machines into something soft when it’s time for a nap.
Well, now you can do the tucking in snarky GenQ style, with this exclusive embroidered sewing machine cover! The embroidery design was created for us by Colonial Patterns Inc., home of the time-tested Aunt Martha’s Embroidery Patterns and the newer Stitchers Revolution.
This project appears in our Winter 2012 issue (in shops and on newsstands now!), in the Trendology feature about the wildly growing interest in hand embroidery. Brooke Bristow, art director for Colonial, designed this so-cool tattoo image using our very own GenQ motto: Quilt. Sew. Live. Breathe. And GenQ publisher Jake Finch executed the embroidery and designed the sewing machine cover that now protects her pet Janome.
Perfect Christmas gift, we’re thinking…or a great bit of handwork for those long, cozy winter evenings. For the full pattern, just follow this link. If you make a cover of your own, or just embroider the image for a wall hanging or pillow, post an image on the GenQ Facebook. We’d love to see your work!
And if you haven’t gotten your Winter 2012 issue yet, check here for a list of on-line and brick-and-mortar shops that carry us.