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All for Me!

October 15, 2014
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Improvise! Create! Have fun! I wanted to create something fun and personalized for my friends. These luggage tags featured in Shelly Smola’s book, All for Me, fit my needs for creativity. They can be used as gift tags, luggage tags or even Christmas ornaments! The luggage tags are designed with a handy pocket made...

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A Closer Look… On the Wrong Foot

October 1, 2014
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Elizabeth and Henry started off on the wrong foot today. Henry later apologized and professed his love for Elizabeth. They do make a nice couple.     About the image: The featured BERNINA foot is #40C – A Sideways motion foot!  Imagine the possibilities!   Here’s your assignment this week: What foot do you...

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Applique – It’s Not Just for Quilting

September 24, 2014
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Oh, dear readers!  If you had been guests in my office last Thursday you’d have seen chaos, pandemonium and some really fun projects being put together using the new Stipple Baby collection.  What you wouldn’t have seen was my desk. It disappeared during the ‘creative process.’ The Stipple Baby collection is a slight departure...

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Has this ever happened to you? (The ongoing series!)

August 13, 2014
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Eileen walked in to my office and in an excited tone, said, “I have something for you!” Since it was around 3 pm, I was thinking it might be chocolate. No, it was better than chocolate! We have a new policy at Designs in Machine Embroidery where we ‘celebrate’ mistakes by photographing them. It...

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Versatility!

June 25, 2014
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By Sherry McCary Even though I have thousands of embroidery designs, there are several that are so versatile I use them over and over again on different types of projects. One of my favorites is the swirly design group from Eileen’s Contemporary Machine Embroidered Accessories book. I’ve used it on pillow cases, tote bags,...

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Embroidery & Sewing Investigation

June 23, 2014
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When Dave and Jan heard about Multi-Needle Mondays at Eileen’s Machine Embroidery Blog, they decided to go on a sightseeing tour.  They stopped to admire the view from the Baby Lock Enterprise. Suddenly, Jan lost her balance and fell into a mysterious hole. Fortunately, Hans was out for his afternoon workout. He acted quickly...

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A Closer Look: Pincushion Tower

May 30, 2014
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We’re launching a new series on Eileen’s Machine Embroidery blog, called A Closer Look.  As the name suggests, it will show an up close view of embroidery machines, notions, tools and anything else you might find in a sewing, embroidery or craft studio – plus some unexpected surprises!  A Closer Look will take you on a journey...

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Great Grandma’s Linens

May 14, 2014
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By Denise Holguin Managing Editor Where do you find inspiration?  Oftentimes it’s right under my nose—or in this example, in my kitchen drawer! This flour sack towel was hand stitched by my great grandmother.  My mother gave it to me when I moved into my first home years ago.  The simplicity and the cheerful...

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Multi Needle Monday: Looking through a camera lens

May 12, 2014
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By Guest Blogger, Denise Holguin Managing Editor I volunteered to cover Eileen’s Multi Needle Monday while she’s teaching this week.   Once I realized what I had done panic set in.  After careful consideration (and excitement over using a newly purchased macro camera lens) I thought I’d take an entirely different approach for today’s blog...

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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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