Embroidery Tips

I can’t wait to meet you!

January 8, 2013
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I can’t wait to meet you!

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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Machine Features Everybody Needs

January 1, 2013
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Eileen Roche Machine Embroidery Blog

Last week, I shared an overview of Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Lessons. You can watch the two-part Sewing with Nancy series online here or check your local PBS listings. When Nancy and I were creating the series, I delved into the basics of machine embroidery and found that the better the tools, the...

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Six Easy Steps

December 25, 2012
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When planning a two-part series for the Sewing with Nancy television show, Nancy Zieman realized we hadn’t addressed embroidery basics in ages.  Since the hobby has welcomed so many new embroiderers, she felt it was time to address that subject. I wholeheartedly agreed. After carefully studying the embroidery process (hard to do when you...

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Artful Machine Embroidery

December 18, 2012
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Artful Machine Embroidery Book by Bobbi Bullard

This week we welcome guest blogger Bobbi Bullard. She is the author of Artful Machine Embroidery which you can win this week by commenting below!  - Thanks, Eileen I have never been mistaken for Michaelangelo as when I take pencil to paper my drawings rival the scribbling of a five year old. Despite my limitations, my...

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Last Minute Men’s Wear for Your Man

December 12, 2012
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Tattoo Embroidery

Looking for a last minute personalized gift for your man? Want to get your guy to wear embroidered duds? Think fast and subtle.  Embroidering on blanks is one the quickest tasks an embroiderer can do. The key to getting your guy to wear embellished clothing is stitching something classy and modern.  A plain, black...

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Upscale Bed Linens – Tips for stitching gorgeous machine embroidery designs on sheets

November 28, 2012
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I love embroidered bed linens. They are such a treat to slide between as you end a long day. Here are some tips for stitching gorgeous machine embroidery designs on sheets. Tips for Success • Take the time to prepare the design and the sheets. It’s well worth the effort. • Purchase an extra...

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An Indispensable Tool

November 5, 2012
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An Indispensable Tool

I can’t believe how indispensable this tool is. Recently, I was stitching 24 onesies, a daunting task even when it’s not crammed into a heavy travel, teaching schedule. I think the only thing that kept me sane during the process was thinking of the new parents of twins who would eventually receive the onesies.  I...

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Painter’s Tape

October 3, 2012
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Painter’s Tape

Who knew how helpful painter’s tape could be in the embroidery studio? I’ve enlisted painter’s tape to tackle quite a few chores in the sewing room. I find it especially helpful when I’m positioning embroidery on jacket backs.  I place the vertical beam of PAL2 on the vertical center of the jacket then place...

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I always learn something from Deborah Jones….

July 18, 2012
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I am amazed at Deborah’s wealth of knowledge when it comes to embroidery. She has such a grasp on the technical aspect of this complicated process we all love. I have to admit it was Deborah who taught me about underlay – when to use extra and when a little goes a long way....

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10 Household Tools for the Machine Embroiderer Part 2

May 23, 2012
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10 Household Tools for the Machine Embroiderer Part 2 We received such a positive response from my recent blog: 12 Household Tools for the Machine Embroiderer that I decided to revisit this subject. JoAnn Connolly of Garden of Daisies Embroidery thinks craft foam and a cardboard carton are great reusable items to keep your hoops...

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