Continuous Embroidery

Designs in Machine Embroidery Hoop Comparison

June 19, 2013
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Designs in Machine Embroidery Hoop Comparison

Last week, I wrote about fishing, I mean teaching, in Bend, OR and while I was there, I introduced my students to the new Snap-Hoop Monster. Almost all of my students asked the same questions about the magnetic hoops so I thought I’d discuss it here. What’s the difference between Snap-hoop Monster and Snap-Hoop?...

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We’re So Proud!

May 8, 2013
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Toot, toot!  Beep, beep! A special digital issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery is free for you – just click here to access. You’ll find projects, free embroidery designs, videos from our sponsors and access to leading companies in the embroidery industry. Wondering what’s inside? It’s packed with educational material for newbies, intermediate and advanced...

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I can’t wait to meet you!

January 8, 2013
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Have you been itching to ramp up your machine embroidery skills? A two-day Stitching Sisters event may be just the thing you need to breathe new life into your hobby.  My Stitching Sister, Marie Zinno, and I travel the country to teach team embroidery classes which feature hands-on projects that cover tons of techniques –...

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Put a Neckline on a Hemline!

October 24, 2012
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Uh? Put a neckline on a hemline? Well, kinda. I’ve been looking at the peek-a-boo transformation on Designer Necklines and wondered if I could use it to decorate something other than a neckline. After an aha! moment, I decided to try it on the hem of a sweatshirt. Look how easy it is. First,...

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The Advanced Embroiderer’s Bucket List

September 12, 2012
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The Advanced Embroiderer’s Bucket List Continuous embroidery Since we love embroidery, we also love LOTS of embroidery!  Filling a border or quilt strip with continuous embroidery is number one on the advanced embroiderer’s bucket list.  There are several ways to attack connecting designs end to end but they all result in the same great...

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Craftsy – What a way to learn!

August 22, 2012
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Craftsy – What a way to learn! I have to admit I’m having a blast over at Craftsy – my Machine Embroidered Quilt class just went live last week and it’s been a ton of fun chatting with the students.  If you’ve never heard of Craftsy, let me take a minute to tell you...

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The Intermediate Embroiderer’s Bucket List

July 25, 2012
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The Intermediate Embroiderer’s Bucket List A few weeks ago, I posted the Embroiderer’s Bucket List for newbies. If you missed it, click here.   Many of you commented on the list – some of you have already checked off all 10 items while others promised to work through the list. Here’s a new list for...

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Embroidery Software Tips!

June 27, 2012
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Embroidery Software Tips! Recently, I received an email from a reader (Carol) discussing Perfect Alignment Software. Carol explained her desire for a change in the software.  I believe she has a valid point regarding the sequencing of the placement marks since I occasionally want to stitch the marks last instead of first. Although I...

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Creating Continuous Embroidery with Alignment Marks

May 16, 2012
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  A super-easy to learn embroidery program, Perfect Alignment Software, makes creating continuous embroidery a simple task. Here are a few things I’ve learned to simplify the task. Select your design. I’m using one of the 40 built-in border designs, #37 but you can use any design. After clicking OK, the design appears on...

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Placement Guides, Alignment Marks, Placement Marks, What’s the Difference?

February 8, 2012
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Placement Guides, Alignment Marks, Placement Marks, What’s the Difference? No matter what you call them, they are a visual aid to place fabric in a hoop so that the design stitches exactly where planned. Placement Guides A placement guide is usually a running stitch partial outline of an item such as a collar point,...

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