Alignment and Placement

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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A Closer Look… How to become more centered

July 16, 2014
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A Closer Look... How to become more centered

Norman felt hopelessly lost as he hiked across the expanse of fabric. He had no point of reference. No guidance or direction. One day, he discovered a beacon of hope. It was a great beam of light shining forth across the fabric giving him direction—and guidance. He felt very… centered. What is the source...

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Multi-Needle Monday: Fast & Easy Applique

June 16, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday: Fast & Easy Applique

Aprons are the perfect accessory – whether you’re cooking in the kitchen, tending a garden or stitching in your sewing room.  I recently purchased these oh-so-cute aprons and knew they’d be the perfect accessory to wear at our Stitching Sisters events.  As I’ll show you – you don’t need to shy away from large...

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Discreet is the Word – Monogramming for Men

June 11, 2014
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Discreet is the Word – Monogramming for Men

It’s not too late to show your dad how much you care about him. And nothing says it better than stitches. Just remember to keep the embroidery subtle. Here’s a few timely tips on stitching for men. Materials Men’s shirts Adhesive tear-away stabilizer Perfect Placement Kit Perfect Alignment Laser If there’s one word to...

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Love that Zoom Tool

June 9, 2014
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Love that Zoom Tool

I’ve met many Baby Lock and Brother machine owners (both multi-needle or single-needle machines) who didn’t know how to get a close-up look at an embroidery design before actually stitching. The tool is accessed at the top of the editing screen on my multi-needle machine (and single-needle machine). Once I’ve aligned my designs, I...

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Multi-Needle Monday: My Go-To Gift

June 2, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday: My Go-To Gift

Last week, I showed how to stitch multiple napkins in on a single-needle machine. Today, let’s look at how to do it on a multi-needle machine. The set-up is the same: Mark the location of the corner monogram on each of the six napkins. I use the Napkin On-Point template from the Perfect Placement...

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My Go-To Gift

May 28, 2014
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My Go-To Gift

If you think you don’t have time to stitch a last minute gift, think again! Let me show you how to stitch six napkins in no time. Mark the location of the corner monogram on each of the six napkins. I use the Napkin On-Point template from the Perfect Placement Kit – no math,...

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Multi-Needle Monday | Applique and Onesies – Oh, My!

April 28, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday | Applique and Onesies – Oh, My!

Applique and stitching on onesies have always challenged my multi-needle machine skills. First, trimming applique in those deep standard hoops is tricky on a small item. I can’t seem to get my scissors to trim close enough to the stitch line in those hoops without nipping the base fabric. And of course, hooping a...

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How to Stitch a Onesie with Hoop Guard

March 12, 2014
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How to Stitch a Onesie with Hoop Guard

Don’t you hate it when you’re working on a large (or small project) and as soon as you turn your back on the machine, a portion of the fabric (that’s not in the hoop) falls into the sewing field? It never seems to fail that the more time and materials I have invested in...

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Multi-Needle Monday | Sneakers

March 10, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday | Sneakers

Monogramming is sweeping the Southern region of the USA. My Stitching Sister Marie Zinno and recently taught in Augusta, GA and we’ll saw monogrammed cell phones, shirts, handbags, hats, shoes, boots and even automobiles. One of our students, Bonnie Blinson, was sporting these to-die-for boots.   She did an awesome job on those boots. She...

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