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A New Bag

July 23, 2014
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A New Bag

Nothing puts a little kick in your step quite like a new handbag – especially when you make it yourself. Once or twice a year, I like to dip into my fabric stash and see what I can use to create a new bag. I gather some materials I’ve been hoarding, I mean saving,...

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A Closer Look… How to become more centered

July 16, 2014
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A Closer Look... How to become more centered

Norman felt hopelessly lost as he hiked across the expanse of fabric. He had no point of reference. No guidance or direction. One day, he discovered a beacon of hope. It was a great beam of light shining forth across the fabric giving him direction—and guidance. He felt very… centered. What is the source...

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Monogram of the Month: A Reason to Celebrate!

July 2, 2014
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I was very excited when Eileen gave me the opportunity to write this month’s Monogram of the Month feature.  I’ve had my eye on the banner designs from JoAnn Connolly’s book, Sweet Stitches – and decided instead of monograms today I’d do a fun banner.   I’m quite fond of quick and easy projects that...

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Thoughts to Ponder

June 18, 2014
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Thoughts to Ponder

Subtle text messages are a lovely way to add sentiments to gifts, home décor accessories or even wearables.   A romantic mood can be set with the right fabric, color selection, charms, ribbons and trims. I enjoyed making these small projects – the fun is in the creating and ok, the gathering of the goodies! ...

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It doesn’t have to take a village…

June 13, 2014
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It doesn't have to take a village

The entire community used to come together whenever the needle plate on an embroidery machine needed to be removed.  Together, they’d carefully hoist a giant screwdriver.   Not only was it heavy, but it was tricky and nearly impossible to maneuver in a small space. Then the community discovered the Stitcher’s Hardware, a handy tool...

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Multi-Needle Monday: My Go-To Gift

June 2, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday: My Go-To Gift

Last week, I showed how to stitch multiple napkins in on a single-needle machine. Today, let’s look at how to do it on a multi-needle machine. The set-up is the same: Mark the location of the corner monogram on each of the six napkins. I use the Napkin On-Point template from the Perfect Placement...

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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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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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The Best Mother’s Day Present

May 10, 2014
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What is the best Mother’s Day present you can give? Time. Time out of your busy schedule; time out of your hectic life; time for just you and your mom. If your mother is still here on this great earth then make the time to see her. It doesn’t have to actually be on...

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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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