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    Multi-needle Monday Kindergarten Rocks! By Marie Zinno Through my embroidery business I have stitched hundreds of corporate logos, team items and unique baby accessories. I am always open to new ideas. Once in a while a customer will bring me a special request. This time the request was for a kindergarten t-shirt. The mother’s youngest […] Read more…

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    Underlay Options

    In my last post, I discussed underlay in general terms.  Today, I’d like to show how to control underlay with just a couple mouse clicks in Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro. Let’s take a look at a butterfly from Inspirations’ Butterfly Majesty Collection, design #98723718. If you don’t have this collection, open a design with fill, […] Read more…

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    Spanx® for Machine Embroidery Designs

    What is Spanx for embroidery designs? It’s underlay – the seamless foundation for beautiful embroidery. Without it, you’re going to see a whole lot of puckers, wrinkles and divets. Things that are very undesirable in embroidery and fashion. But how do you know if you need it?  Well, in fashion, a mirror will tell you […] Read more…

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    Multi-needle Monday: Create Professional Looking Embroidery

    As I have mentioned before, it is so important to plan your embroidery. As a business owner, I really stress over the execution of my embroidery. The moment I accept a job, the planning begins. If you are a machine embroidery hobbyist, I am sure the same situation comes into play. Although I try to […] Read more…

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    Look What I Found in My Mailbox

    A catalog for embroidery designs!  It’s been ages since I’ve had the pleasure of receiving a catalog (all 40 pages) of luscious embroidery designs. At first glance, I thought it was Nancy’s Notions late summer catalog. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and saw page after page of embroidery designs. You might think my […] Read more…

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    Multi-needle Monday: It’s Never too Late to Try Something New!

    In my year of turning 50, I am trying to do at least 50 new things. My list consists of a few mundane things such as trying new foods (yes I like octopus now), running a 2 mile race on July 4th(not very exciting but glad I did it with my daughter and husband), and […] Read more…

Multi-Needle Mondays!

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    Multi-needle Monday Kindergarten Rocks! By Marie Zinno Through my embroidery business I have stitched hundreds of corporate logos, team items and unique baby accessories. I am always open to new ideas. Once in a while a customer will bring me a special request. This time the request was for a kindergarten t-shirt. The mother’s youngest […] Read more…

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    Multi-needle Monday: Create Professional Looking Embroidery

    As I have mentioned before, it is so important to plan your embroidery. As a business owner, I really stress over the execution of my embroidery. The moment I accept a job, the planning begins. If you are a machine embroidery hobbyist, I am sure the same situation comes into play. Although I try to […] Read more…

Software Saturdays!

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    Underlay Options

    In my last post, I discussed underlay in general terms.  Today, I’d like to show how to control underlay with just a couple mouse clicks in Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro. Let’s take a look at a butterfly from Inspirations’ Butterfly Majesty Collection, design #98723718. If you don’t have this collection, open a design with fill, […] Read more…

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    Quilting Your Row by Row – Part 2

    Part Two Last week, Rebecca Robinson, owner of Sew Suite Studio, a DIME Authorized Dealer in Lexington, SC, showed you how to quilt your Row By Row quilt strips. She used Inspiration’s My Quilt Embellisher to create the stippling.   This week, Rebecca kicks it up a notch by changing the quilting to a star-shaped […] Read more…

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    Tow Your Own Banner

    Our newest Stipple Collection, Life’s a Beach, can easily portray a message that’s dear to your heart, not mine.  Instead of the Life’s a Beach message, use Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro or Word Art in Stitches to write Happy Birthday, It’s a Lake Life, Summer Fun or any short phrase.  Here’s how. Open TopRow_Hoop3_BannerLeft and […] Read more…

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    Preserving Signatures

    The grandmother of my children, Mom-mom Roche could feed an army within an hour’s notice. No one ever went hungry in her house. The warmth that is shared around her table is legendary – wonderful food, prayerful gratitude and lots of laughter. On special occasions, she would dress her table in a fine linen cloth. […] Read more…