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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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A Mended Heart

April 16, 2014
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By Denise Holguin, Managing Editor I found the perfect quote to stitch from one of my favorite authors—Jane Austen. Using the Calligraphy Project Designer, I typed the text, selected the Jester Pro font and created a heart shaped path. Lots of fun! Then I added the decorative embroidery element in the center. Everything was...

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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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A Tribute to Daisy

April 5, 2014
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by: Denise Holguin Several of my friends have had to say goodbye to their pets due to old age and diminishing health. Dealing with death—even when it involves the 4-legged type or feathered-type isn’t easy. Pets become part of our lives—they become family—and serve as faithful companions. Saying goodbye and dealing with their absence...

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Nancy Zieman Live Webcast Event

April 3, 2014
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Nancy Zieman Live Webcast Event

Learn—Interact—Save—Have Fun! Live from my studio to your computer on April 26th, join me, Nancy Zieman, for a fun and interactive webcast featuring my Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques. If you’ve never participated in a webcast, it’s easy. The day before the event, we’ll send everyone who registered a link to the webcast. A few...

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15 Minutes to Organize

March 19, 2014
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by: Marie Zinno What to do with our multiplying supply of trims, ribbon and accessories we’ve accumulated for sewing and machine embroidery? Believe me; everyone has the same problem when it comes to storage in our sewing and embroidery studio. There are numerous storage solutions available for this situation such as plastic tubs, drawer...

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The Value of Hooping Correctly

February 26, 2014
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Our friends at Baby Lock have excellent advice for achieving beautiful embroidery on any machine.  As guest bloggers this week, they point out the necessary steps to take get professional results on your embroidery machine. Plus, they have a VERY generous giveaway this week!  Read on for details…   The Value of Hooping Correctly...

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15 Minutes to Organize the Ironing Board Area

February 12, 2014
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15 Minutes to Organize the Ironing Board Area

By Marie Zinno I have a real pet peeve when it comes to ironing; corralling the water spray bottle, starch, pressing cloths, electrical cord and the ironing board itself. As sewers and embroiderers, we need our iron! I use the iron and ironing board almost every day for sewing/embroidery projects—not for my husband’s shirts....

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Polka-dots, Stipple Blocks and Creativity, Oh my! Part 2

August 14, 2013
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If you missed Part 1, click here. I was making excellent progress this afternoon—stitching block after block.  I have quite an assembly line going!  Then I heard the dreaded Low Bobbin Warning beep with the accompanying sad face on the machine.  I always appreciate that the machine feels my pain.  Maybe it’s also a...

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Polka-dots, Stipple Blocks and Creativity, Oh my! Part 1

August 7, 2013
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I was recently discussing color schemes with my associate Sherry.  Sherry was working on a quilt using our newest collection, Stipple Fab Flowers & Medallions.  That’s when I caught the sewing bug. Denise:  “Oooh!  If I were to stitch the blocks… I think I’d make one that was black, white and pink!” A few...

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