JoAnn Connolly
Craftsy Instructor

Boston, MA USA

JoAnn Connolly began exploring machine-embroidered appliqué for her daughter’s Irish step dancing outfits 17 years ago and instantly fell in love. Now it’s her passion and her profession: she owns and operates Garden of Daisies Embroidery, where she designs, digitizes and teaches. She is a Craftsy instructor who teaches "Machine Embroidered Applique". She is the author of Sweet Stitches: Boutique-style Machine Embroidery for the Little Ones in ... Read Full Bio »

JoAnn's Craftsy Classes


Machine Embroidered Appliqué

Create five pretty machine embroidery projects as expert JoAnn Connolly guides you through appliqué the easy way! After you learn to prep and stabilize your fabrics, use your embroidery machine to navigate the curves on an adorable appliquéd pincushion. Find out how to tackle a large embroidery area with your 4"x4" hoop as you create a breezy blouse with a multi-fabric appliqué, and use paper templates to take the hassle out of accurate alignment. You’ll delve into raw edge appliqué with a whimsical pillowcase design, and learn timesaving tricks as you construct and appliqué a colorful tote and charming retro-style apron. Plus, you’ll receive five design files for a range of hoop sizes, free with the class!


JoAnn's Patterns

Retro Camper Embroidery File


Sweet Puppy Font Frame Embroidery File


1st Birthday Flower Cake Embroidery File

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JoAnn's Projects

Project Cupid
Becky's Phlebotomy Tote
Pastel Retro Apron
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