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  • Totally Stitching – Embroidery Edition

    My good friends at Baby Lock just launched their digital Totally Stitching magazine, the Winter/Spring 2018 Embroidery Edition. And yes, it’s all about machine embroidery, my favorite subject!  The Baby Lock team, led by Editor Emily Dameron, has outdone themselves with 38 pages of embroidery information for beginners and advanced embroiderers.  You’ll find expert tips […] Read more…


  • Easy Scalloped Borders

    Katherine Artines is at it again with her recent Welding Wizardry video on YouTube.  She explores the difference between the Weld, Intersect and Trim shape tools in Inspirations Perfect Embroidery Pro. These helpful tools expand your drawing capabilities and streamline complicated processes. Katherine’s video will show you how to add an enticing scallop border to […] Read more…

Multi-Needle Mondays!


  • Multi-Needle Monday | Cleaning the Upper Thread Path

    Just like lampshades and overhead fans at home, your multi-needle machine deserves to be dust-free. It will sparkle and perform at its very best if you keep the upper thread path clean. Set aside 45 minutes to an hour to give it the full spa treatment. Even though my photographs don’t show it, it is […] Read more…


  • Monogram Mishap

    It’s that busy time of the year for everyone; and especially true if you own a commercial embroidery business. We stitch and sell the items that most people put under the tree, not to mention stitching, cooking and shopping for our own families. I am grateful for my flexible schedule and choice of profession, but […] Read more…

Software Saturdays!


  • Easy Scalloped Borders

    Katherine Artines is at it again with her recent Welding Wizardry video on YouTube.  She explores the difference between the Weld, Intersect and Trim shape tools in Inspirations Perfect Embroidery Pro. These helpful tools expand your drawing capabilities and streamline complicated processes. Katherine’s video will show you how to add an enticing scallop border to […] Read more…


  • Block of the Month: Block 2 – Nested Triangles – Software Instruction

    My Block Piecer Block of the Month: Block 2 Nested Triangles Software Instructions By Nancy Stansbury We hope you are enjoying this Block of the Month series.  As a reminder, the first Saturday of every month will feature the software lesson using My Block Piecer.  The following Wednesday will feature the sewing lesson. You are […] Read more…


  • Embroidered Eyelets

    When I log into this blog to add a new post, I can see what information people are searching for online. I often use that info to help me write blog posts. After all, if the blog information isn’t relevant to the reader, what’s the point in writing it? This week, I noticed many embroiderers […] Read more…


  • Where Oh Where Did My Design Go?

    Maybe you’re like me and you’ve fallen in love with a design, any design like a luscious rose, pretty lace or a furry kitten. You stitch it once and then forget about it until you remember just how beautiful it stitched. And how elegant it would look on your current project. But you struggle to […] Read more…