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Gallery walls - a great way to display your finished embroidery

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Gallery walls - a great way to display your finished embroidery

A lot of people ask me what they can do with their finished embroidery. If they've got mad crafting skills, I generally tell them they can turn it into a zippered pouch, the front of a tote bag, or the back of a hip jacket. If they're sentimental, they could have it framed. If they're a whiz with the sewing machine, it could be the start of a quilt or a pillowcase.

But if they're none of those things (like me), then I tell them to make a gallery wall.

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How To: Coaster

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How To: Coaster

Welcome to another episode of Crafting of Megan!

As usual, this is where you get to see me at my less than crafty self while I attempt an easy project I'm sure you can do much better and with your eyes closed.

This month I wanted to show you a way to make use of small embroidery you might have laying around. I'm a very practical person and after my walls are filled, I need to find a use for embroidery.

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How-To: Painted Hoop

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How-To: Painted Hoop

Welcome to another episode of Crafting of Megan!

As usual, this is where you get to see me at my less than crafty self. There's no sugar-coating here. You get to watch me make a big fool of myself over something I'm sure you can do with your eyes closed.

This month I wanted to show you an easy way to jazz up your embroidery for your wall. All it takes is a little bit of paint.

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How-To: Embroidered Zipper Pouch

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How-To: Embroidered Zipper Pouch

This year I want to teach you some fun things you can do with your finished embroidery so every month there will be a Crafting with Megan post where I showcase a new way to use your embroidery. Now, these won't be step-by-step posts. There exist such things as Youtube and Martha Stewart for that. These posts are instead more of a loose guide and a way for you to get a good laugh monthly.

To start off the new year, in this Crafting with Megan post I'm showing you how to turn your finished embroidery into a zippered pouch. I used the January pattern for the Super Stitchers' Club but you can use any design you like.

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Crafting Inspiration: 3

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I use embroidery hoops for all of my kits but they can be used for so much more than holding fabric. This week I wanted to share with you three fun crafting projects that use wooden embroidery hoops. Did you know you can:

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