Behind the Scenes

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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Behind the Scenes of Volume 87 July/August 2014

July 9, 2014
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Behind the Scenes Volume 87 July/August 2014

We couldn’t have planned a better day! The weather was perfect for an outdoor photo shoot for the Volume 87 July/August 2014 issue. Everyone, including the studio gasped with delight at the sight of the birdhouses from our friends at EmbroideryOnline.com. What could be better than hanging them on a tree outdoors? We found...

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The Best Mother’s Day Present

May 10, 2014
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What is the best Mother’s Day present you can give? Time. Time out of your busy schedule; time out of your hectic life; time for just you and your mom. If your mother is still here on this great earth then make the time to see her. It doesn’t have to actually be on...

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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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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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Has this ever happened to you? (Part 1)

March 26, 2014
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I purchased some cute aprons recently for a gift and decided to personalize them with some lettering. I focused on selecting a pretty color thread, finding the right font in software, making sure the words fit in a 5″ x 7″ hoop, adjusting the spacing of the letters. Everything looked fine to me until…..I...

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Meet Nancy Zieman

February 5, 2014
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Meet Nancy Zieman

Like it or not, your smile is your ticket through many doors. A smile is the universal symbol of happiness, contentment, encouragement and kindness. Think about how your smile has affected your life. Hasn’t it opened doors, swayed decisions, made new friends and quelled uneasy situations? What if you had half a smile? Do...

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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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Bernina Part 2

December 26, 2013
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Bernina Part 2

Day 2 of the BERNINA Ambassador Reunion found me in BERNINA educator Debbi Lashbrook’s class. Debbi’s talent extends far beyond the teaching podium. Her eye for design is unique and yet not so far out of the box; her style appeals to everyone. She stretches the imagination and backs it up with solid stitching...

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