Sweetheart Rose Maker Bouquet


Spring is near and we’re getting ready for the season by making a Sweetheart Rose Maker Bouquet.



Place your piece of fabric between the two template pieces. To secure the fabric, use a pin on each end through the marked holes.


Use a needle and thread to sew a gathering stitch along the seam. The template has a marking- START! to let you know where to begin. At the first corner, you will begin to fold the template as you continue to sew. We found that using a Wonder Clip helps with keeping the template in place.


Stop sewing once you reach the mark- STOP!


Remove the top part of the template, the inner part will be inside your fabric. There are two options when removing the template. You can pull out the template or you can turn your fabric inside out as you pull out the template. Turning your fabric inside out allows you to hide your seams. The flowers in this post did not have hidden seams as they were used to help create the stems for the floral arrangement.


Now that the template is out, there is one last seam that needs to be sewn.


Pull thread to gather fabric.


A hair pin is included in the Sweetheart Rose Maker package. Place the pin on one end and wind up the fabric to create the rose shape. Once complete, use needle and thread to stitch the bottom which will secure the rose shape.


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Felting with Beads & a giveaway!

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Follow along with us all month long as we share projects, tutorials, and inspiration with Clover’s crafting tools. In celebration of National Craft Month we also have giveaways planned all month long! We want to see how you are celebrating National Craft Month and let us know what crafting tools you would like featured this month. Feedback is always appreciated!

We’ve seen felt beads but have you ever tried felting WITH beads?

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Clover’s Pen Style Needle Felting Tool, Felting Claw, and Felting Needle Mat to create a heart shaped embellishment on a sheet of felt.

We used beads and yarn to add that extra embellishment to our heart.

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Last, we used a wet felted handbag to add our heart shaped embellishment.

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Now for the giveaway!Enter for a chance to win a prize package of:

  • 1 Pen Style Needle Felting Tool
  • 1 Felting Needle Mat (Small)
  • 1 Felting Applique Mold
  • 1 Natural Wool Roving Assortment
  • 1 Felting Needle Refill


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Kantan Couture Beading Embroidery

Bead Embroidery from Clover

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A quick reminder: Today’s the last day to enter our Embroidery Essentials Giveaway! See the link below for details:


Along with our embroidery stitching tools, Clover carries “Kantan Couture” bead embroidery tools. Which is an old art of embroidery, using a fine hook on a fine cloth stretched in a frame known as “Tambour”. Watch a quick demonstration on how this tool creates beautiful motifs using sequins and beads. A more detailed instructional video is also available on Clover’s YouTube page.

Have you started working on any embroidery projects yet? Share your projects using #cloverfan

Embroidery Essentials Giveaway


Embroidery is a relaxing and fairly easy and inexpensive craft to do. You use needle and thread to add decorative stitches to your fabric or textile of choice. We love the fun and creative patterns from our friends at Sublime Stitching. Not only are these unique patterns available for purchase but you will also find detailed hand embroidery tutorials from Jenny Hart. The Sublime Stitching team offers many great resources such as tricks, techniques, and great tutorials. under_the_seaThe “Under the Sea” pattern is on it’s way to being a completed work of wall art. sublime_stitchingNext project, “Craft-opia” pattern! If you’re worried you won’t get the hang of hand embroidery, you’ll find that at Sublime Stitching the encouragement is positive and genuine.

Ready to get started with hand embroidery? Clover carries a full line of Embroidery Tools. We hope that you’ll be inspired to take up the craft of hand embroidery and to help get you on your way is an Embroidery Essentials Giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win a prize package of:

  • 7″ Clover Embroidery Hoop
  • 4″ Clover Embroidery Hoop
  • Clover Ultimate Scissors
  • Tracing Paper “Clover Chacopy”
  • Gold Eye Embroidery Needles
  • Embroidery Threader
  • Iron-On Transfer Pen in Red & Blue
  • Tracer Pen


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Wrap ‘n Fuse Round Up

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Wrap ‘n Fuse Round Up – Add a sparkle of color to your home with fun projects using our Wrap ‘n Fuse Piping!

Wrap ‘n Fuse piping allows you to create piping in minutes. Simply wrap the piping with fabric, press to fuse, and your piping is complete. You’re definitely not limited with choices when it comes to Wrap ‘n Fuse piping, any fabric of your choice will work.

Piping is used for a variety of reasons and it’s always fun to come up with a new project or new way to use Wrap ‘n Fuse piping. Make coasters, trivets, and an oval mat as a hostess or housewarming gift. Instructions for this project can be found HERE.

Trace ‘n Create a Lone Star Table Topper


The Trace ‘n Create Quilt Templates:  Lone Star collection creates four different sizes 12″, 24″, 32″, and a super sized 36″ block. The greatest feature about creating a lone star quilt with these templates is that all seams are straight stitched. No pivoting is required.

Watch as Nancy Zieman walks you through each step on creating a lone star quilt block.