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The Tonight Show at Sew Expo? Uh? What?

January 28, 2015
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If you’ve been a Johnny Carson, Jay Leno or Jimmy Fallon fan – then you’ll definitely want to catch the Stitching Sisters at Friday Night Live. Sew Expo, our industry’s largest trade show, is host to this once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Yep – the Tonight Show takes on embroidery and sewing and quilting! What can you...

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A Clutter-Free Digital Workspace

December 27, 2014
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A Clutter-Free Digital Workspace

It’s common to feel the urge to get organized in January– purge closets, cabinets and drawers. Many sewers feel the same way. We want a fresh start in the New Year, often pledging to finish projects, clear the cutting table, and tame our stashes – fabrics, stabilizers and threads. The goal is to follow...

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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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It’s Sew Easy – Episode 705

October 24, 2014
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It’s Sew Easy – Episode 705

Embroidery adds so much to garments you make, ready-to-wear and accessories.  And It’s Sew Easy to add embroidery to any project with Brother at your side. Be sure to catch episode 705 on the It’s Sew Easy website starting at noon on Friday, October 24. It will run for 7 days. Using computer design...

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Nancy Zieman Live Webcast Event

April 3, 2014
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Nancy Zieman Live Webcast Event

Learn—Interact—Save—Have Fun! Live from my studio to your computer on April 26th, join me, Nancy Zieman, for a fun and interactive webcast featuring my Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques. If you’ve never participated in a webcast, it’s easy. The day before the event, we’ll send everyone who registered a link to the webcast. A few...

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Multi-Needle Monday | Who’s on First?

March 3, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday | Who’s on First?

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 2014, 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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Bernina Part 2

December 26, 2013
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Bernina Part 2

Day 2 of the BERNINA Ambassador Reunion found me in BERNINA educator Debbi Lashbrook’s class. Debbi’s talent extends far beyond the teaching podium. Her eye for design is unique and yet not so far out of the box; her style appeals to everyone. She stretches the imagination and backs it up with solid stitching...

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Starch

September 11, 2013
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Starch is the unsung hero of the sewing room.  We often overlook it but I have a favorite use for liquid starch and so does Sherry McCary, seamstress extraordinaire at Designs. I apply liquid starch to the wrong side of delicate fabrics that will be embroidered with water soluble adhesive stabilizer. It not only...

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Machine Embroidered Buttonholes

May 15, 2013
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Click here to download this article as a PDF for future reference. Many of you wrote that buttonholes are a struggle when it comes to sewing. I agree! One of the worst parts about adding a buttonhole is it’s just about the last thing you do when making a garment. I begin to sweat...

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Hand is a Four-letter Word

April 10, 2013
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I’m a machine girl, always have been, always will be. I’m amazed, impressed, in awe, humbled by those who stitch by hand. But truth be told, I don’t get it. I think the ONLY thing I like about handwork is, it’s portable. You can throw it in a bag and take it anywhere. Kinda...

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