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A few of my favorite things…Tools!

December 2, 2013
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A few of my favorite things…Tools!

As an embroiderer, sewer and crafter you can never have too many tools. Here’s a look at some of my faves and a limited-time offer available to you! Have you ever tried to cut applique with ordinary scissors? Sure, it can be done but why make it more difficult? Applique scissors are the solution!...

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It’s all about the Fabric

October 30, 2013
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It’s all about the fabric.  At International Quilt Market that is. International Quilt Market is the industry’s trade show for machines, notions, furniture, patterns, embroidery designs and fabric – lots of fabric. The fabric companies really outdo themselves!  They put months of work into their displays and it takes a team – well, maybe...

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Behind the Scenes At DIME

August 21, 2013
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Behind the Scenes At DIME

Ever wonder what a typical day is like at Designs in Machine Embroidery?  Rest assured, it’s anything but typical!  Take a peek at a recent conversation I had with Eileen. Denise:  “Eileen, we’re running a special promotion on your book, Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Lessons.  Do you mind autographing a few books?” Eileen: ...

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Doodles!

August 12, 2013
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Have you checked out the free design in the August Designs Plus Newsletter?  Our sponsor, EmbroideryOnline donated a design from one of their newest collections, the Doodle Line Quilting collection.  The Doodle Flowers Centerpiece is yours free to download and enjoy from the Designs Plus Newsletter!  (Read on to find out details!) We were...

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Louisville

July 31, 2013
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I spent a fun-filled weekend in Louisville last year and learned there’s something for everybody in that town – sports fans, foodies and embroiderers! I’m very excited about going back to Louisville and this time I’m taking my Stitching Sister with me. We’re going to have a blast with the Smocking Shop team for...

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Now I know how my Stitching Sisters attendees feel!

June 12, 2013
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Many of our students tell me one of the things they love about attending a Stitching Sisters event is they just show up. They don’t need to do any prep work, lug any machines or even bring a piece of stabilizer. They walk in and begin to stitch. Last week, I had the same...

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We’re So Proud!

May 8, 2013
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Toot, toot!  Beep, beep! A special digital issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery is free for you – just click here to access. You’ll find projects, free embroidery designs, videos from our sponsors and access to leading companies in the embroidery industry. Wondering what’s inside? It’s packed with educational material for newbies, intermediate and advanced...

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Made by Hand and Delivered in Person

April 17, 2013
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What better way to shower a first-time mother-to-be than by creating a gift from the heart. And if you can deliver it in person – all the better!  Last weekend, our family showered our niece with dozens of gifts for the new baby.  Lucky girl that she is, some of those gifts – well,...

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Who’s on First?

March 27, 2013
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You are!  Sure to be a hit with all baseball fans, here’s a little baseball stitching to get you into the mood for the season.  Celebrate Opening Day 2013, whether you’re a major league baseball fan or tee-ball devotee, by wearing this design. It doesn’t have to be on the back pocket of a...

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Napkin Ring in the Hoop

February 5, 2013
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This week we welcome guest blogger Sue O’Very from Sealed With A Stitch. We hope you enjoy her Napkin Ring project and make good use of it, perhaps as a Valentine’s place setting! You can download the designs for the project here. Materials (2) 4″ x 4″ Top ~ Cotton fabric (spray starch and...

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