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  • Holiday Gift #4: Vintage Clutch Collection!

    Today we unveiled our Holiday Gift #4: our vintage clutch collection! With this collection you can create timeless, boutique-style clutches on your embroidery machine. Watch the broadcast below to see Eileen talk in detail on this thoughtful gift idea: If you don’t have Facebook or are looking for even more inspiration, please be sure to […] Read more…


  • Counting Down to Our Gift #4 Reveal

    Hey Embroidery Friends! We’ve been having a great time here at DIME gathering and unveiling our Holiday Gift list. Tomorrow we’re excited to share our fourth gift on the list which is……well you will have to tune into our Facebook Live tomorrow to find out! Join us on Facebook or YouTube (you will need to […] Read more…


  • Instant New Baby Gift

    As embroiderers, we are always driven to create a custom gift for new parents but it can be difficult to find time to create something special.  For the new parents, there’s nothing quite like seeing the statistics of your new baby etched in thread on pretty fabric. Inspiration’s Word Art In Stitches has just what […] Read more…


  • Holiday Gift Countdown #5!

    Fall into the spirit of the holidays when you uncover what number 5 is on the Holiday Gift Countdown! Eileen was super excited to share this one and we all couldn’t help but be excited with her as the countdown narrows down. Watch the rebroadcast of her live below! Be sure to take advantage of […] 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…