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Multi-Needle Monday: Assigning Thread Colors, Part II

February 3, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday: Assigning Thread Colors, Part II

Ever wonder what those little anchors are next to your thread spools on the screen?  Just because a needle has a green spool next to it, it doesn’t necessarily mean the needle actually HAS green thread in it. Only you know what’s on the spool pin and you can take the time to tell...

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Monogram of the Month – February

January 29, 2014
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Recently my son took me on a holiday outing to the Dallas Museum of Art. We spent a delightful afternoon gazing at beautiful works of art. No matter what the media, I always seem to focus on all things embroidered. And if it an item isn’t actually embroidered, I often envision it in thread....

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Multi-Needle Monday: Assigning Thread Colors, Part I

January 27, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday: Assigning Thread Colors, Part I

Many of you expressed an interest in learning how to assign thread colors to the needles.  I’ll share how I do it. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m self-taught – I’ve never had a lesson on a multi-needle machine. For quite some time, my only exposure to the multi-needle machines was at...

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Embroidery Studio Organization in 6 Easy Steps: The Stitching Sisters’ Practical Guide

January 22, 2014
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Embroidery Studio Organization in 6 Easy Steps: The Stitching Sisters’ Practical Guide

Marie and I are known as the Stitching Sisters. Not only are we really sisters, we are also the best of friends. We are daughters number three and four of six sisters. We’ve worked together—albeit from a distance—for over fifteen years on multiple projects: writing content for Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine, creating videos,...

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Multi-Needle Monday! Tension Test!

January 20, 2014
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

Bobbins Refer to your machine’s manual to determine the correct size bobbin for your machine. Do not guess here – follow the manual’s instructions. Most multi-needle machines do not come with a bobbin winder so purchasing pre-wounds in the correct size is a must.  The bobbin slides into the bobbin case just like it...

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Stitched Style Blog Tour

January 15, 2014
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Stitched Style Blog Tour

Amy Barickman has thought of everything with her latest endeavor, Crossroads Denim. You’ll find machine embroidery designs, hand embroidery designs, patterns, a project book and fabric. It’s your one-stop for a spring fashion redo. Let’s take a look at the elements. First, the machine embroidery collection OESD’s SoHo Bandana Collection (#80041)  is an interesting...

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Multi-Needle Monday: Basic Threading

January 13, 2014
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

It’s Multi-Needle Monday!  This week we cover Basic Threading Techniques. Hmm…what color thread goes on what pin? On the Baby Lock Enterprise and the Brother Entrepreneur®, you’ll see an LED light under each thread pin. Use the LED lights as a guide, selecting a matching spool of thread for that pin.  Just like embroidering...

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This might surprise you

January 8, 2014
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This might surprise you

With the recent launch of Volume 84 January/February, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to highlight one of our talented writers, Shelly Smola of My Fair Lady Designs who is featured in the current issue. Shelly has contributed articles for Designs in Machine Embroidery since 2007. Among the projects featured are the...

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Multi-Needle Monday II

January 6, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday II

In upcoming posts, we’ll address threading, hooping, editing and more but for now, let’s get that baby in a safe location! There are several efficient stands available for the multi-needle machines. Most of them have a feature that secures the legs of the machine. It could be a well that is made specifically for...

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Monogram of the Month

December 31, 2013
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Monogram of the Month By Eileen Roche EmbroideryArts.com’s Arabesque Monogram Set 9, candlewick font is elegant and timeless. Imagine it scrolled across the corner of a linen tablecloth, or centered on smooth finish cotton pillow shams. Regardless of where you place it, you’ll be making a statement of ownership. When working with elegant monograms, experiment with thread colors...

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