Behind the Scenes

Looking for Inspiration?

January 17, 2015
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Looking for Inspiration?

Every embroiderer has the best intentions. We all want to create something beautiful to enjoy or to share with someone else. Maybe we want to make a gift to pass on to a loved one to remember us by. Whatever the end goal, there is a fair amount of planning involved and sometimes that...

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Behind the Scenes – Volume 90 Jan/Feb 2015

January 14, 2015
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Until you’ve been to a photo shoot you might not realize much of it is make-believe!  That’s one of my favorite parts of our photo shoots—having the chance to watch a space transform with the clever use of lights, props and the expertise of a photographer and team. Sure, it looks like a cozy...

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Today’s Crazy Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine

January 7, 2015
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Today’s Crazy Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine

I never thought I’d write a book on crazy quilting but last spring I was inspired to explore the combination of piecing in the hoop and decorative stitches. It didn’t take much to leap into crazy quilting. After all, what’s not to love? It’s a time-honored technique coupled with today’s technology. Its ‘crazy’ moniker...

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It’s Sew Easy TV: Episode 708

November 12, 2014
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It’s Sew Easy TV: Episode 708

Another free episode of It’s Sew Easy is online this week!  Starting at noon on Friday, November 14, episode 708 will run for 7 days.  Pop on over to see how I make an on-trend infinity scarf from a t-shirt using embroidery on the Brother Quattro® 3 NV6750.    I stitched a jumbo scalloped...

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The day elves came to play at the photography studio!

October 29, 2014
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August is the hottest month of the year in Dallas, Texas.  It’s also the time of the year we work on the holiday issue for Christmas!  For the Designs in Machine Embroidery team, it feels like we get to celebrate Christmas twice a year! This year was especially fun, we had two very special...

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It’s Sew Easy – The Gift of Sewing

September 17, 2014
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It’s Sew Easy – The Gift of Sewing

Be sure an tune-in to the upcoming episode of It’s Sew Easy, 513 – The Gift of Sewing. Here are some program highlights! Marie Zinno uses the 10-needle Entrepreneur Pro PR1000e to create beautiful monogrammed towels. She demonstrates proper design placement and discusses the right stabilizers to use along with hooping techniques.  She shows...

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Ice Bucket Challenge: Raising Awareness for Ovarian Cancer

August 27, 2014
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September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and what better way to approach the upcoming month than to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge! It all started when Blaine Austin, CEO of Allbrands and John Douthat, President of Allbrands challenged Eileen Roche to the Ice Bucket Challenge for the Be the Difference Foundation, an organization dedicated...

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Behind the Scenes of Volume 88 Sept/Oct 2014

August 20, 2014
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Behind the Scenes of the September/October 2014 issue What an exciting day we had lined up: Beautiful projects, a beautiful model and of course—Denise was on hand with her miniatures…. Designs Editor, Eileen Roche and Steve Woods review the photos to be sure we have the right shot. We loved this twin set from...

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Multi-Needle Monday: How Many People Can You Fit in Your Sewing Room?

August 11, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday: How Many People Can You Fit in Your Sewing Room?

I don’t get a lot of company at my house but when I do, I love it. Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting my sister, her three daughters and two grandchildren. We wound up in my sewing room! Tons of room to spread out all over the house, but here we were huddled...

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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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