Jennifer Shekaran

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Quilting With Rulers on a Home Machine Online Class

Bring beautiful motifs to life — by using longarm quilting rulers on your home machine! Discover innovative specialty-ruler and template techniques …

Quilting

Kristina’s Favorite Chocolate Cake

I have written here on the column before about my family and shared some of our recipes, and even some of my own recipes — and I’m excited to do that …

"Because everything gets monogrammed in the south." LOVE it! 😄

Learn How to Square a Quilt

After you have pieced together your favorite quilt blocks into a beautiful quilt top, it’s time to start the prep work for the all over stitching …

Quilting

Travel Pillow Tutorial - Sewing Projects for Kids Series

If you are headed anywhere this summer or any time of year, a great little travel pillow is a must have. The shape is perfect for biggerish kids who …

Sewing

Secret to Speed: The Countless Possibilities of One-Block Quilts!

If you’ve ever tacked a sampler quilt, you know that it’s possible to combine wildly different quilt blocks into one quilt top, joining them with …

15 things home sewers can learn from industrial sewing

<i>Today, we have a very special guest post from local sewing legend, Sharon Blair. Sharon runs Portland Sewing, where she and her faculty teach a wide</i> …

It's hot as blazes here in Minnesota, so Roxanne's photo came at the perfect time. She's on a family vacation at Virginia Beach and made special beach bags for her girls. She made the bags out of jeans, and "stocked them with all the essentials." These are fabulous, Roxanne! The "Sandy Toes" design is here: http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/Browse.aspx?Catalog=Emblibrary&Mode=1&Ref=j9325 and the tutorial for the bag is here: http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/ELProjects/Projects.aspx?productid=PR1760 Beautifully done, Roxanne! Enjoy your time at the beach!

This Binding Bag Is The Perfect Tool For Any Quilter (Seriously, How Cool Does This Look?!)

Connect with Us<p>This Binding Bag Is The Perfect Tool For Any Quilter (Seriously, How Cool Does This Look?!)<p>Every now and then, we come across what we …

Sewing

**Sneak Peek** Get ready to have “loads of fun” with this week’s new designs -- coming your way at 3pm Central time, www.emblibrary.com!

Free Pattern Overnight Duffel Bag

<b>****UPDATE: There is an updated post for this project. Find it HERE.</b><p>Hello Everyone. This weekend, I decided to make myself an overnight duffel bag. …

Sewing

Quick, Easy, And Oh-So Useful, Learn How To Make This Sleep Mask!

Connect with Us<p>Quick, Easy, And Oh-So Useful, Learn How To Make This Sleep Mask!<p>Sleep masks are definitely not a necessity for a lot of people, but …

Tutorials

Machine Quilting Negative Space Online Class

Turn your quilt's negative space into positively fabulous designs! Angela shows how to complement pieced sections with motifs and texture.<p>What You Get<p>…

Quilting

IKEA Plans to Start Hacking Its Own Furniture

New kits will help intrepid DIYers do what they've been doing all along.<p>Our love of building things — and then rebuilding them — starts early. As young kids, we make towers out of Lincoln Logs. Turn LEGO spaceships into cars, tossing the directions aside. So when IKEA first introduced their …

Design Debates: High Bed Frames vs. Low Bed Frames

Two ELLEDecor.com editors debate the merits of each.<p><b>1. It looks more modern than higher bed frames.</b> There's a reason they're a top choice among the trendy millennial set: Low-to-the-ground beds instantly inject a room with a cool, minimalistic aesthetic.<p><b>2. High beds are much riskier.</b> If I'm going …

Home Decorating

Shower Cleaning Tips for a Gleaming Powder Room

Like many people, I keep a very clean home. However, we all have our trouble spots, don’t we?! My area of weakness: the <b>shower</b>. Kate here, and I’m …

Modern Skylight Shades To Adjust The Light With

The first thing that comes to mind when skylights are in discussion are those dreamy views of the star-filled sky at night. But it’s not all stars …

Interior Design

8 Trends From the 1980s We Actually Still Love Today

You might think back and cringe, but we've got a soft spot for the decade.<p>The 1980s is associated with excess ... but not quite excessively good taste. It's often too easy to dismiss the decade on the grounds of tackiness rather than find the beauty hidden amongst the oversized valances and dried …

This Makeover Proves What a Difference White Paint Makes

The crisp neutral reveals the porch's true beauty.<p>In a world filled with color, opting for white can often feel like a "safe" choice. It's the paint you choose when you can't agree on a shade, have trepidations about future decor choices, or know you'll be moving soon. This stunning porch makeover, …

The Paint Color That Can Make Ugly Stuff "Disappear"

This problem-solving hue comes from a surprising place: Disney parks.<p>Disney parks (and their super-crafty Imagineers) have many secrets, but a certain one recently made our ears perk up: They've developed a paint color that makes unsightly things disappear. The sorcery doesn't come from a wave of …

7 Apps That Will Change The Way You Decorate

Consider these must-haves for any home project.<p>Choosing the right tools, colors and furniture to decorate your home can be overwhelming. Luckily, there's an app for that — several actually. Here are 7 you'll find particularly helpful in getting you through that design to-do list.

Apps

What Your Front Door Color Says About You

It's a portal to your personality — not just your house.<p>It's a portal to your personality — not just your house.

The 10 Paint Colors Designers Always Use

There's a reason they turn to these shades over and over again.<p>Choosing a paint color can be daunting, to say the least. Just a quick glance at a wall of swatches and chips is enough to make anyone dizzy. And one ill-advised choice can leave you questioning your taste forever ("Why did I ever like …

Dear Daughter Embroidery Designs

Dear Daughter<p><b>Price: $20.00<br>$10<br>or 6 sets for $30</b><p>Dear Daughter is a new installment to our dear series. Celebrate your love of your daughter with these …

Sewing

Wedding Dress Update

Wedding Dress Update I love to sew. I mean, I really love the act of sewing two pieces of fabric together. I like placing two pieces of fabric under …

Weddings

Inbox by Gmail receives new Snooze feature

Google’s Inbox by Gmail may now be available to all but that hasn’t stopped the updates coming. Inbox has just received a tweak to its Snooze options, which makes the system more flexible and convenient.<p>You are now able to quickly snooze emails and their notifications that contain dates or times …

Apps
iOS

How to enable the iCloud Drive app on iOS 9

There's an app for accessing your iCloud Drive files in one place...finally.<p>Prior to iOS 9, the only way to access files stored in your iCloud Drive account was by using a specific app for a specific file type. iOS lacked a dedicated app to view your files as a whole, and it was a frustration point …