Tips & Tricks

We all start somewhere and while I have a life-long pass to the struggle bus I’d like to give you the option to learn from my experiences (and mistakes) in your own sewing journey.

Long before I started selling punch needle and quilting patterns I was a home and garden DIY blogger obsessed with chickens, Halloween, and easy DIY. Honestly, none of my interests have has changed in the last 10+ years, I still have chickens, still wish it was October 11 months a year, and still feel the never-ending pull to create things.

The majority of my patterns are written with the idea that you already know the basics, how to thread a punch needle, how to sew a 1/4 inch seam and bind a quilt, etc. Mostly because my patterns would be 75 pages long if I had to add all those details.

THe over-explainer in me isn’t quite ok with that, so I’ll be sharing a lot of extra stuff here, including construction tips, advice on working more efficiently, and how to store and manage supplies. All sorts of things aren’t directly related to a single pattern.

Some of these articles will be posted on this site while others will be linked to my main site Chicken Scratch NY


Punch Needle

punch needle embroidery basics
punch needle supplies
winding floss for punch needle