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  • Blog300BL

    Multi-Needle Monday: The New Kid on the Block

    Well it’s not really a “kid” but the machine I want to talk about is the single needle, multi-thread embroidery machine. Brother and Baby Lock have created a simplified version of the traditional multi-needle embroidery machine. Brother has developed the Persona and Baby Lock designed the Alliance. Both machines are very similar and feature the […] Read more…

  • May300BL

    Saturday Blog

    It’s update time!  On Monday, May 2, 2016, you’ll be prompted to update your Inspirations software programs when you open one.  Once you go through that simple exercise, you’ll find several new features that make the software even easier to use than it’s always been. I’m going to hit the high points in this blog […] Read more…

  • truebi300

    DESIGNING A REPEATING PATTERN FOR FABRIC BY TRUE BIAS

    Kelli from True Bias has been having fun working with My Fabric Designs for her launch and wanted to put together a little post to show you how easy it is to make a repeating pattern using My Fabric Designs design tools so that you can make your own fabric too… Creating a pattern that […] Read more…

  • renwick3000BL

    Multi-Needle Monday: Contemporary Crafts at the Renwick Museum

    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to visit one of my nieces in her home town of Washington DC. She is a recent doctoral graduate, new mother and busy career woman. I honestly do not know how the young moms of today (that sounds so old fashioned) do it all and so well. […] Read more…

  • 2016-04-16_9-39-47

    Get Quilting with My Quilt Planner

    My Quilt Planner is Inspirations popular quilt layout software. It’s easy to use and loaded with 99 continuous line designs. You’ll find two short videos to give you an overview of how to use the software. Click the image below to learn the basics for allover quilting. The second video illustrates working with custom quilting […] Read more…

  • Clean300BL

    Love Your Machine? Then Show It Some Love!

    Today’s embroidery machine are hi-tech honchos and we love them!  They run and run and barely ever whimper under the stress of all those hoopings. If you want to keep them humming along, then just follow three simple steps:  Keep them clean, use them and turn them off. Keeping them clean is easy. Remove the […] Read more…

Multi-Needle Mondays!

  • Blog300BL

    Multi-Needle Monday: The New Kid on the Block

    Well it’s not really a “kid” but the machine I want to talk about is the single needle, multi-thread embroidery machine. Brother and Baby Lock have created a simplified version of the traditional multi-needle embroidery machine. Brother has developed the Persona and Baby Lock designed the Alliance. Both machines are very similar and feature the […] Read more…

  • renwick3000BL

    Multi-Needle Monday: Contemporary Crafts at the Renwick Museum

    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to visit one of my nieces in her home town of Washington DC. She is a recent doctoral graduate, new mother and busy career woman. I honestly do not know how the young moms of today (that sounds so old fashioned) do it all and so well. […] Read more…

Software Saturdays!

  • May300BL

    Saturday Blog

    It’s update time!  On Monday, May 2, 2016, you’ll be prompted to update your Inspirations software programs when you open one.  Once you go through that simple exercise, you’ll find several new features that make the software even easier to use than it’s always been. I’m going to hit the high points in this blog […] Read more…

  • 2016-04-16_9-39-47

    Get Quilting with My Quilt Planner

    My Quilt Planner is Inspirations popular quilt layout software. It’s easy to use and loaded with 99 continuous line designs. You’ll find two short videos to give you an overview of how to use the software. Click the image below to learn the basics for allover quilting. The second video illustrates working with custom quilting […] Read more…

  • CL300

    Curved Layered Applique Letters

    Select the Text tool and type LOVE in the Properties Box. Select High School Applique font from the drop down menu. Size the design to approximately 8” x 3.25”.  With the Text tool selected, push the green circle at the center bottom of the text box to curve the letters.  Select the text, right click […] Read more…

  • 300BL

    Batter Up!

    It’s baseball season! Can’t you hear the swing of the bat and the ‘thwack’ when leather hits wood?  Smell the peanuts?  Even though I never played, I still think summer begins with the official opening of baseball season. And maybe there’s somebody in your life who feels the same way. My new family members, my […] Read more…