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  • Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

    Software Saturday: Forget your troubles with the help of embroidery software!

    I looked at the time and braced myself as if an earthquake was about to happen.  It didn’t.  But my mind was miles away.  A week ago on Friday evening we had to put the family dog down.   She was 15 years old and she was falling apart.  As I stared at my computer monitor, […] Read more…

  • Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

    Welcome to the Digital Age!

    I’ll be the first to admit I’m a late adopter when it comes to new technology.  When new technology or features become available—I let my more tech savvy friends and associates test the new features and report back to me.  And even once they’ve explained the exciting new features I’m still kicking and screaming about […] Read more…

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    Multi-Needle Monday: Embroidering Appliqué Patterns

    Combine traditional appliqué with embroidery to create unique designs. This technique is ideal for creating appliqués and applying them to fabrics that cannot be embroidered on easily.  You can create design badges or your own unique appliqués. This method of applying an appliqué design creates fewer stitches on the shirt which means less puckering after […] Read more…

  • Behind the Scenes:  Volume 91 March/April 2015

    Behind the Scenes: Volume 92 May/June 2015

    Our team of writers submitted beautiful, creative and unique projects—it definitely makes us excited to present them to you! So grab a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy today’s Behind the Scenes at a Photo Shoot feature! Katherine Artines, wowed us with her quilted tote that features channel quilting with fabric confetti sprinkled in […] Read more…

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    Multi-Needle Monday: Replacing the Needle

    All multi-needle embroidery machines require you to change the needle at some point during ownership. Believe it or not I have been asked this question more than once! Some owners have NEVER changed a needle. I do not know how they have been stitching quality embroidered items without ever changing a needle. I suggest you […] Read more…

  • Volume 92 Monogram of the Month

    Monogram of the Month – Part 2 of 2

    I didn’t have what I needed today.  So I used what I found.  What I wanted was a black painted wooden frame.   I had one somewhere – finding it was another matter and there was no time to delay the Monogram of the Month project for the May/June issue. I found a wooden frame but […] Read more…

Multi-Needle Mondays!

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    Multi-Needle Monday: Embroidering Appliqué Patterns

    Combine traditional appliqué with embroidery to create unique designs. This technique is ideal for creating appliqués and applying them to fabrics that cannot be embroidered on easily.  You can create design badges or your own unique appliqués. This method of applying an appliqué design creates fewer stitches on the shirt which means less puckering after […] Read more…

  • needlefeat

    Multi-Needle Monday: Replacing the Needle

    All multi-needle embroidery machines require you to change the needle at some point during ownership. Believe it or not I have been asked this question more than once! Some owners have NEVER changed a needle. I do not know how they have been stitching quality embroidered items without ever changing a needle. I suggest you […] Read more…

Software Saturdays!

  • Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

    Software Saturday: Forget your troubles with the help of embroidery software!

    I looked at the time and braced myself as if an earthquake was about to happen.  It didn’t.  But my mind was miles away.  A week ago on Friday evening we had to put the family dog down.   She was 15 years old and she was falling apart.  As I stared at my computer monitor, […] Read more…

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    Live or Taped? Two Options for Software Training

    Inspiration Webinars are chockfull of information – so much that’s it often hard to absorb all the details. But don’t fret, I’ll show you how I get the most out of webinars. My secret is to watch both the taped and live versions. The benefit of watching the live version is you can ask a […] Read more…

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    Inside Scoop on Placement Marks

    Want to look like an embroidery rock star? Learn how to stitch continuous embroidery designs. Many embroiderers are afraid to stitch continuous embroidery although it’s not difficult; you just have to set yourself up for success. There are several approaches you can take but my favorite is the addition of placement marks. Placement marks are […] Read more…

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    Digitizing a Mylar Design

    Want to add sparkle and sheen to simple images? Try Mylar applique. When using Mylar, let the Mylar shine through the stitches. Plan on using a motif fill that mimics fish scales.  Start with a drawing of a fish – I drew this simple shape in Inspiration’s Perfect Embroidery Pro. There are six elements: the main […] Read more…