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  • Quilting LIVE with a Special Guest!

    Hey Embroidery Friends! We hope you enjoyed today’s LIVE session with special guest Becky Thompson! We had a lot of fun sewing our giant quilt with the help of the Weightless Quilter, revealing our new April #dimedoor, and sharing tips with Becky. Eileen took the reigns as director of this live and did a great […] Read more…


  • April Door Reveal

    I’m wrapping up National Quilting Month with quilting projects: one large and one small. I’m quilting a large – and I mean – large quilt! It’s 90″ x 90″ and I’m quilting it on my embroidery machine. I spent weekends in March piecing Red Ribbons by Kaffe Fassett and added extra borders as the original […] Read more…


  • Hoops, Cheater Quilts, and LACE

    Hey Embroidery Friends! We hope you all are staying safe, healthy, and creative! We had an absolutely wonderful time with our good friend Reen Wilcoxson of Embroidery Garden today on our live session. We talked about her collaboration with DIME’s My Lace Maker software on her lace collection, her new space, all the new monster […] Read more…


  • LIVE with Special Guest Reen Wilcoxson!

    Hey Embroidery Friends! We hope you’re staying safe and cozy in your homes during this unprecedented time. What better way to take a load off your mind with something fun and worthwhile then by joining our live as we bring on our very special guest, Reen Wilcoxson! Reen is the founder of Embroidery Garden and […] Read more…

Software Saturdays!


  • 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…


  • Resizing the January Door for 5″ x 7″ Hoops

    During Thursday’s Facebook Live session, several viewers expressed an interest in making the January Door in a 5” x 7” hoop. I mentioned you can resize the design to fit your hoop. If you do not have embroidery software, you can download our free embroidery software, Embroidery Tool Shed, just click here.  Embroidery Tool Shed […] 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…