Current


  • Software Saturday: Stitched Poetry!

    Farewell to My Red Pen By Denise Holguin As Managing Editor, a portion of my time is spent editing the magazine. This includes making sure advertisements are placed, the Buyers Guide has the correct page numbers and the Table of Contents leads readers to the proper articles. I do all these tasks with a red […] Read more…


  • Has This Ever Happened to You?

    If your summer travels take you through the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport, schedule a little more time to explore the terminals. You’ll find local fresh food, lovely shops and interesting artwork.  On a recent trip, I had ample time to browse in some of the shops.   Intrigued by this gorgeously-embroidered pillow, I stepped in take a […] Read more…


  • June 2017 Update – Video!

    Take a video tour of June 2017’s Update, Version 9.55 with Katherine Artines.  Katherine – our resident digitizing whiz – posted a 48-minute tutorial focused on the June update for Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro (PEP) digitizing software.  She’ll walk you through each of the new features so you can see them in action.  Click here […] Read more…


  • Free Updates – June 2017!

    If you own Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro, you enjoy free updates forever. Really.  Forever.  Many updates work in the background to keep your software compliant with the latest Windows updates. In addition, some PEP updates include new features.  This month, you’ll find three very handy new features.  When you log on to PEP on Monday, […] Read more…


  • Volume 104 Subtle Tees – Leaf Lesson Part 1 of 2 – Software

    By Denise Holguin This is expanded coverage of the Subtle Tees project featured in Volume 104 May/June 2017. Lesson Highlights: Copy, paste and rotate designs in embroidery software to suit your needs. Design:  Leaves & Branches Garland Frame Company:  Stitchtopia / http://www.stitchtopia.com I like to let the creative process unfold.  Initially, when I purchased this […] Read more…


  • Volume 104 Subtle Tees – Leaf Lesson Part 2 of 2 – Spray Paint

    Leaves! by Denise Holguin If you’re a Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine reader, then you’ll enjoy this expanded coverage of the Subtle Tees project featured in Volume 104 May/June 2017.   Embroidery & Spray Paint I used a Baby Lock Alliance and Snap Hoop Monster for the embroidery process.  You can use a standard single […] Read more…

Multi-Needle Mondays!


  • Multi-Needle Monday | Cleaning the Upper Thread Path

    Just like lampshades and overhead fans at home, your multi-needle machine deserves to be dust-free. It will sparkle and perform at its very best if you keep the upper thread path clean. Set aside 45 minutes to an hour to give it the full spa treatment. Even though my photographs don’t show it, it is […] Read more…


  • Monogram Mishap

    It’s that busy time of the year for everyone; and especially true if you own a commercial embroidery business. We stitch and sell the items that most people put under the tree, not to mention stitching, cooking and shopping for our own families. I am grateful for my flexible schedule and choice of profession, but […] Read more…

Software Saturdays!


  • Software Saturday: Stitched Poetry!

    Farewell to My Red Pen By Denise Holguin As Managing Editor, a portion of my time is spent editing the magazine. This includes making sure advertisements are placed, the Buyers Guide has the correct page numbers and the Table of Contents leads readers to the proper articles. I do all these tasks with a red […] Read more…


  • June 2017 Update – Video!

    Take a video tour of June 2017’s Update, Version 9.55 with Katherine Artines.  Katherine – our resident digitizing whiz – posted a 48-minute tutorial focused on the June update for Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro (PEP) digitizing software.  She’ll walk you through each of the new features so you can see them in action.  Click here […] Read more…


  • Free Updates – June 2017!

    If you own Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro, you enjoy free updates forever. Really.  Forever.  Many updates work in the background to keep your software compliant with the latest Windows updates. In addition, some PEP updates include new features.  This month, you’ll find three very handy new features.  When you log on to PEP on Monday, […] Read more…


  • Volume 104 Subtle Tees – Leaf Lesson Part 1 of 2 – Software

    By Denise Holguin This is expanded coverage of the Subtle Tees project featured in Volume 104 May/June 2017. Lesson Highlights: Copy, paste and rotate designs in embroidery software to suit your needs. Design:  Leaves & Branches Garland Frame Company:  Stitchtopia / http://www.stitchtopia.com I like to let the creative process unfold.  Initially, when I purchased this […] Read more…