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    A name you can trust!

    Abigail adds colorful excitement to her tightrope performance with Sulky embroidery threads. Imagine the colorful excitement you can add to your next embroidery project!  Sulky thread comes in an array of beautiful options.  Visit their website for more information. Of course, Sulky sells more than embroidery thread.  Thread, stabilizers, embroidery tools, and designs are just […] Read more…

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    At the International Quilt Market – Be Back Next Week!

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    Free-standing Lace – Fun or Frustrating?

    Stitching free-standing lace can be fun and frustrating. Fun? Definitely because the results can be outstanding. Frustrating because the results are not always what you had hoped!  The challenge lies in getting the outlines to align with the edges of the lace. Most likely, the lace will include a satin border that gives a clean […] Read more…

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    Mulit-Needle Monday: Your First Little Black Dress

    I want to share an adorable and simple to make baby onesie that I created this week. It is a purchased black cotton baby onesie in the 6-12months size embroidered with the text “My Little Black Dress” in white thread at the center chest with a black tulle tutu added at the waistline. This was […] 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…

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    Crucial Embroidery Placement with Success!

    Often placement is crucial to embroidery success and little bit of planning will make your embroidery look professional. I recommend printing templates of your design so you can see it in actual size. Once the template is printed, audition it on the garment. In this case, it’s a small flower for a collar point. Take […] Read more…

Multi-Needle Mondays!

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    Mulit-Needle Monday: Your First Little Black Dress

    I want to share an adorable and simple to make baby onesie that I created this week. It is a purchased black cotton baby onesie in the 6-12months size embroidered with the text “My Little Black Dress” in white thread at the center chest with a black tulle tutu added at the waistline. This was […] Read more…

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    720 Market

      This past weekend in my home town of North Canton, Ohio I was part of a group of volunteers who helped set up for a brand new local creative event. A downtown parking lot was transformed into a fun filled market featuring artists, musicians, food trucks and lots of happy locals walking dogs, pushing […] Read more…

Software Saturdays!

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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…

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    If You’re Serious about Machine Embroidery…

    If you’re serious about your machine embroidery hobby, it’s time for you to elevate your skills by using embroidery software and upgrading your embroidery tools. A good place to learn about both is in an Inspirations’ Everything from A to Z event. What’s A to Z? Embroidery techniques from Applique to Zippers. You’ll learn the […] Read more…

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    Saturday Blog

    It’s update time!  On Monday, May 2, 2016, you’ll be prompted to update your Inspirations software programs when you open one.  Once you go through that simple exercise, you’ll find several new features that make the software even easier to use than it’s always been. I’m going to hit the high points in this blog […] Read more…

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    Get Quilting with My Quilt Planner

    My Quilt Planner is Inspirations popular quilt layout software. It’s easy to use and loaded with 99 continuous line designs. You’ll find two short videos to give you an overview of how to use the software. Click the image below to learn the basics for allover quilting. The second video illustrates working with custom quilting […] Read more…