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Has this ever happened to you? (Part 3)

April 23, 2014
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By Denise Holguin What a productive day I had planned! I created a fun embroidery project using the new Calligraphy Project Designer Software program. Plus, I unearthed a secret stash of fabric and thread. I grabbed my trusty Snap Hoop Monster, some polymesh stabilizer and some spray adhesive. It’s time to start stitching! Rather...

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Multi-Needle Monday | Cleaning the Upper Thread Path

April 21, 2014
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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...

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A Mended Heart

April 16, 2014
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By Denise Holguin, Managing Editor I found the perfect quote to stitch from one of my favorite authors—Jane Austen. Using the Calligraphy Project Designer, I typed the text, selected the Jester Pro font and created a heart shaped path. Lots of fun! Then I added the decorative embroidery element in the center. Everything was...

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7 days FREE at It’s Sew Easy

April 11, 2014
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7 days FREE at It’s Sew Easy

I’m always so excited to head to the It’s Sew Easy studio to tape new embroidery projects.  It’s a whirlwind of activity and usually involves a snowstorm or two.  Taping occurs in northern Ohio in February and although the natives think nothing of 3, 6 or 10 inches of snow, the guests have completely...

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Has this ever happened to you? (Part 2)

April 9, 2014
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Has this ever happened to you? (Part 2)

By Sherry McCary I was putting together a piece-in-the-hoop quilt block, and for some reason I still can’t figure out, decided it was a good idea to walk away from the machine while it did the final quilting stitches – even though it had already created three nasty bird’s nests on this one block…Not...

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Multi-Needle Monster

April 7, 2014
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For years, people have been asking me to design a flat, magnetic hoop for the multi-needle machine that is recognized by the machine. Well it took some doing but it’s finally here, Multi-Needle Monster! It features two points of attachment to the machine, at the right and left of the sewing field.  When attached,...

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A Tribute to Daisy

April 5, 2014
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by: Denise Holguin Several of my friends have had to say goodbye to their pets due to old age and diminishing health. Dealing with death—even when it involves the 4-legged type or feathered-type isn’t easy. Pets become part of our lives—they become family—and serve as faithful companions. Saying goodbye and dealing with their absence...

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Nancy Zieman Live Webcast Event

April 3, 2014
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Nancy Zieman Live Webcast Event

Learn—Interact—Save—Have Fun! Live from my studio to your computer on April 26th, join me, Nancy Zieman, for a fun and interactive webcast featuring my Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques. If you’ve never participated in a webcast, it’s easy. The day before the event, we’ll send everyone who registered a link to the webcast. A few...

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Monogram of the Month

April 2, 2014
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Spend a few inspiring minutes browsing embroidery boards on Pinterest and you’ll spot a monogrammed shirt pocket. Define your search a bit to monogrammed pockets and you’ll find dozens, maybe hundreds of images. Inspiration abounds! Here’s how to add a monogram to a pocket. And yes, it does involve a seam ripper. Remove the...

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Multi-Needle Maintenance

March 31, 2014
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Are you giving your multi-needle machine the tender loving care it deserves? Every day, before revving that baby up, slip one drop of oil into the hook. It takes less than a minute and is worth every second.  A well-oiled machine is a high-performing machine. Here’s how to do it. First, remove the bobbin...

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