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  • Finish Those Quilt Tops LIVE

    Happy Thursday Embroidery Friends! Today we had our best LIVE yet! It was so much fun engaging with all of you and Eileen loved answering all of your questions. We also featured more of your #dimedoors for our #dimesewalong ! The creativity is inspiring. Check out the video below to see for yourself and get […] Read more…


  • Finish Those Quilt Tops!

    Quilt with your embroidery machine?  Yes, you can!  There’s so many ways to quilt in the hoop.  You can quilt and applique in one hooping, or custom quilt individual blocks or finish a whole quilt with overall quilting. Join me on Thursday, January 16 at 1:00 PM CST on Facebook Live. We’ll have fun exploring all […] Read more…


  • What is a Hooping Throne?

    Hey Embroidery Friends! Learn from Eileen what a hooping throne is, how do you hoop, and where do you hoop in today’s live. We also talk about exciting, upcoming events! Also keep stitching and share your finished January Doors with us by posting on your social media with the hashtags #dimedoor and #dimesewalong (this is important so we […] Read more…


  • DIME Door Sew Along

    Happy New Year Embroidery Friends! We just had our first live of the New Year and it was fantastic! We love when you all are there to engage with us so keep inviting your friends to watch with you! We revealed one of our goals for 2020-a Dime Door Sew Along! Every month we will […] Read more…

Software Saturdays!


  • Digitizing for Metallic Threads

    Last week, I provided some tips on digitizing for metallic thread.  Reader Janis O’Connor asked for some clarification on how to stitch the underlay of a complex fill in polyester thread and finish the decorative layer of the fill with metallic. There may be a better way to do this but this is how I […] Read more…


  • Get More Sparkle from Your Designs

    It’s sparkle time!  You can add a shiny element to many designs but you should set yourself up for success. Use your digitizing software to change some elements into metallic-friendly details.  In Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro digitizing software, lengthen run stitches.  My normal stitch length for quilting designs is 2.4.  For metallic threads, I increase […] Read more…

National Embroidery Month

  • Designs in Machine Embroidery, Stitch Along Tour

    So Much Talent!

    What do you get when you give 11 talented embroiderers a fairly simple fabric panel and a few embroidery designs? Eleven uniquely-embroidered works of art. It absolutely amazes me to see how people put their own stamp of creativity into an embroidery project. The past month has been an eye-opener – we’ve seen subtle touches […] Read more…


  • Final Day to Win!

    At 1:00 CST on February 28 join me for the final Facebook Live of National Embroidery Month. I’ll be wrapping up the Stitch Along with DIME and Baby Lock, giving away a Farmhouse Sentiments panel and discussing how to stabilize when quilting with your embroidery machine. See you at 1:00 tomorrow! Read more…