Guest Blog

The Day the Elves Returned to Santa’s Workshop

November 26, 2014
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I knew this day would come—but I was certain it was in the very distant future.  With Thanksgiving this week, the inevitable couldn’t be avoided any longer. Elfis and Elfira are needed at Santa’s Workshop! But before I prepared them for their trip back via UPS, I decided to take the elves out for...

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How a trip to the gym inspired today’s embroidery lesson!

November 19, 2014
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

I was at the gym this week and decided to increase the weight on the Rotary Calf machine. I added 5 pounds to what I thought was already pretty hefty.  I completed the exercise with ease.  Armed with a little more confidence I added another 5 pounds. I braced myself for what would likely...

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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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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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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

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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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

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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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

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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