Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes with the Volume 91 March/April 2015 issue

March 11, 2015
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Here’s a never-before-look at what goes on at a planning meeting for a magazine photo shoot! New projects arrive at our offices to be featured in upcoming issues of Designs in Machine Embroidery.  But what happens between the time the project arrives and the photography shoot?  One word:  Planning! In fact, planning, coordination and...

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Multi-Needle Monday: The Craftsy Craze

February 23, 2015
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Multi-Needle Monday: The Craftsy Craze

You know the saying that there is never a perfect time to have a baby or get married or do whatever etc etc…It is so true and it’s called life! Our wonderful, loving yet elderly mother passed away in November 2014 while I was working on my Craftsy class. My proposal with Craftsy was...

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A visit with THE Dream Machine

February 4, 2015
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I was telling my friend about my work day. “I watched online videos of THE Dream Machine Innov-is XV8500D from Brother. My conclusion: The machine is a dream!” We both agreed it would be a good idea to see THE Dream Machine in person. I made an appointment to visit our friends, Carla Plant...

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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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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

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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