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Monogram of the Month – August

August 6, 2014
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

As you build your library of embroidery fonts, consider a basic applique font.  Not too fancy, not to juvenile, not too feminine, not too masculine, well you get the idea. A basic applique font is helpful to have on hand as you’ll find many uses for this type of font.  Upper case letters will...

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Hooping a t-shirt in Multi-Needle Monster

August 4, 2014
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Hooping a t-shirt in Multi-Needle Monster

Today’s blog is inspired by a reader’s recent question.  We hope you enjoy and be sure to keep those questions coming! ——————————- On July 21, 2014, reader Beth Price left a comment asking how to center a t-shirt with Multi-Needle Monster and PAL. Here’s how I do it. First, prepare your hoop. Multi-Needle Monster...

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A New Bag – Finale

July 30, 2014
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A New Bag – Finale

Here’s the windup on my new bag. After embroidering the corner accents and grommet designs on both bag outer panels, I followed the instructions in Handbags 2, Designer Knockoffs for stitching the grommets on the lining. Now it was time to construct the bag. I used a centering ruler to find the center of...

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Multi-Needle Monday: Speed Techniques for Handbags 2 Designer Knockoffs

July 28, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday: Speed Techniques for Handbags 2 Designer Knockoffs

If you plan properly, you can stitch four grommets and four corners in three hoopings instead of eight or six.  Here’s how to do it. Hoop tear-away stabilizer in a large hoop, 8” x 12”. Select the grommet design and move it to the edge of the hoop.  Stitch the first color, the placement...

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A New Bag

July 23, 2014
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A New Bag

Nothing puts a little kick in your step quite like a new handbag – especially when you make it yourself. Once or twice a year, I like to dip into my fabric stash and see what I can use to create a new bag. I gather some materials I’ve been hoarding, I mean saving,...

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Multi-Needle Monday: Dynamic Duo

July 21, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday: Dynamic Duo

I have to admit when I hoop I use two devices that simplify my hooping process. I don’t have to struggle with the inner and outer rings of standard hoops or watch the outer ring scurry around my work surface while the stabilizer and fabric goes in another direction. I use a powerful duo:...

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Heading to a BERNINA Dealer near You

July 14, 2014
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Heading to a BERNINA Dealer near You

I had a sneak peek at the E 16 this weekend at BERNINA University. Dealers were excited to see the machine, learn about its features and explore the possibilities with this new multi-needle machine. The E 16 is heading to BERNINA dealers soon, very soon. In fact, some stores already have a floor model....

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Thumbnails

June 30, 2014
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Thumbnails

A few years ago, the embroidery design thumbnail images on my screen were so easy to detect. As time has passed, they seemed to be getting smaller!  But help is on the way (beyond the readers that I wear all the time). The images can be enlarged 1.5 times (anything helps, eh?) by touching...

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Versatility!

June 25, 2014
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Versatility!

By Sherry McCary Even though I have thousands of embroidery designs, there are several that are so versatile I use them over and over again on different types of projects. One of my favorites is the swirly design group from Eileen’s Contemporary Machine Embroidered Accessories book. I’ve used it on pillow cases, tote bags,...

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Thoughts to Ponder

June 18, 2014
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Thoughts to Ponder

Subtle text messages are a lovely way to add sentiments to gifts, home décor accessories or even wearables.   A romantic mood can be set with the right fabric, color selection, charms, ribbons and trims. I enjoyed making these small projects – the fun is in the creating and ok, the gathering of the goodies! ...

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