Lettering

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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All You Need to Know About Lettering in Perfect Embroidery Pro

February 21, 2015
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One of the mottos that I live by is using time well. Let’s face it, we all try to cram as much into a day as possible. So when I have a choice about how to spend my time, I want to learn something. If I learn one thing when I read a book,...

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Multi-Needle Monday! Roulette Table Cover!

February 16, 2015
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

If you are using your multi-needle embroidery machine for a hobby or as a business, I’m sure you have some interesting and unique requests. Through my ten years as a commercial embroidery business owner I have had my share—believe me! Recently one of the interior decorators that I embroider for asked me to meet...

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Last minute thoughtful holiday gifts!

December 24, 2014
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

In the middle of summer my friend and I went hiking at Lost Maples State Park.  We’ve hiked before but neither of us realized what we were getting into.  The walk was difficult from the start.  I tried to distract myself by admiring the rocks.  They were pretty white rocks! We walked for several...

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My Most Rewarding Embroidery Task

December 12, 2014
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My Most Rewarding Embroidery Task

Yesterday, I had the honor of embroidering my daughter’s white coat for her graduation ceremony at University of Texas, Pan American. Janelle has completed her Master’s degree and will be a certified Physician’s Assistant. It’s been a long journey. Her path included several semesters spent in a cadaver lab during her undergraduate studies where her...

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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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It’s Sew Easy TV: Monograms for Men

October 9, 2014
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It’s Sew Easy TV: Monograms for Men

On October 10, log onto www.ItsSewEasyTV.com and watch me show you how to make any men’s garment distinctive and personal by adding a monogram in episode 703.  The key work is discretion to assure great results. I’ll discuss the variety of types and shapes available for monograming, and show how to perfectly position the...

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Monogram of the Month: A Reason to Celebrate!

July 2, 2014
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

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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Multi-Needle Monday: Fast & Easy Applique

June 16, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday: Fast & Easy Applique

Aprons are the perfect accessory – whether you’re cooking in the kitchen, tending a garden or stitching in your sewing room.  I recently purchased these oh-so-cute aprons and knew they’d be the perfect accessory to wear at our Stitching Sisters events.  As I’ll show you – you don’t need to shy away from large...

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