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  • The Skinny on Stabilizer

    Hey Embroidery Friends! Today was ALL about stabilizer! How to decide which one is best to use, what to look for in a cut away, tear away, and specialty stabilizer, and many other valuable tips from embroidery expert Deborah Jones. Despite some minor technical difficulties (it happens to the best of us) it was an […] Read more…


  • Sallie Tomato Faux Leather Tour

    You know I love to make handbags so I gladly accepted the invitation to join the Sallie Tomato Faux Leather Tour.  Tomorrow on Facebook Live at 1:00 CDT, I’ll show you how I incorporated faux leather into one of my favorite bag patterns.  I went traditional and selected a popular combo of canvas and faux […] Read more…


  • Hand Embroidery? Not In this Hoop!

    Sue O’Very joined us today on Facebook Live and YouTube Live for an informative hour of embroidery fun! We took a tour of the busy mom and brand ambassador’s sewing room while she taught us a lot about her time-saving notions, beautiful embroidery designs, and her up and coming Sookie Sews!  Eileen also shared a […] Read more…


  • Sue O’Very

    Sue O’Very joins me tomorrow on Facebook Live and YouTube Live for an informative hour of embroidery fun.  Sue is a busy woman – mom to Heidi, brand ambassador for several companies (always fun to hear the inside scoop on our favorite brands like Bernina and Baby Lock!) and founder of Sue O’Very Designs.  Sue […] Read more…

Software Saturdays!


  • Perfect Embroidery Pro Updates

    I want to make sure you’re aware of all new added features in perfect Embroidery Pro so I asked lead Inspiration Consultant, Ashley Jones to join me on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM CDT for a Facebook Live and YouTube Live broadcast on PEP’s latest features.  Hot topics will include: Adding multiple cross […] Read more…


  • Micro Lettering Isn’t Just Small

    Micro lettering isn’t just smaller than standard embroidery fonts, it’s digitized completely different.  If you want professional results in small embroidered text, then you have to start with professionally digitized micro fonts. You most certainly can create a text phrase in a standard embroidery font and shrink it.  But the results will not be pleasant.  […] 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…