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You are invited to go crazy quilting!

March 25, 2015
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

Sam Solomon, our Creative Director at Designs in Machine Embroidery has been telling me to experiment with crazy quilting.  I’ve admired Eileen’s projects in her book, Today’s Crazy Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine but I didn’t think I had the skill level to understand what fabric to fold, where and when.  I remember taking a test...

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Friday Night Live @ Sew Expo

February 18, 2015
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Friday Night Live @ Sew Expo

It’s your chance for an evening of fun and luck! Luck? If you come to Friday Night Live at Sew Expo, Puyallup, WA on February 27th you’ll have a chance to win not one, not two, but FIVE machines!  Baby Lock is giving away over $6,000 worth of machines. All you have to do...

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Behind the Scenes – Volume 90 Jan/Feb 2015

January 14, 2015
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

Until you’ve been to a photo shoot you might not realize much of it is make-believe!  That’s one of my favorite parts of our photo shoots—having the chance to watch a space transform with the clever use of lights, props and the expertise of a photographer and team. Sure, it looks like a cozy...

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Behind the Scenes: Cutting-Edge Serger Techniques

December 17, 2014
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We recently took a trip to Austin, Texas where we dropped in on our friend, Barbara Goldkorn who was teaching a 3-hour hands-on class.  What a fun event! Students made their own version of the Woven Table Runner featured in Barbara’s new book, Cutting-Edge Serger Techniques.  Students made the table runner entirely with their...

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The Day the Elves Returned to Santa’s Workshop

November 26, 2014
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

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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Words of Wisdom!

November 5, 2014
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

As machine embroiderers we have opportunities to use our machines to create and embellish everything from clothing to quilts to home décor and more. Sometimes my motivation to begin a project gets stunted by the fear of failure. That’s right… failure before I’ve even taken the first stitch… or even selected the fabric for...

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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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Come Sail with the Stitching Sisters and DIME

October 22, 2014
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Come Sail with the Stitching Sisters and DIME

Exciting news – Flash Sewing in Naples, FL is hosting a Stitching Sisters cruise in February, 2016 and to kick off the announcement, they are offering a special offer until October 30, 2015, buy one cruise at full price and the second cruiser is 50%. My Stitching Sister and I are so excited to sail on...

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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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