Specialty Fabrics


September 6, 2012

Generally, I fall in love with a fabric and an appliqué design and uh, kind of, force them together. After watching Deborah Jones’ Learn from Expert DVD Applique FUNdamentals, I now know why I haven’t always been successful. For instance, I should have considered important criteria for both the appliqué and host fabric such...

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Machine Embroidered Wedding Touches

May 2, 2012

As tempting as it was to go overboard, I limited myself to make just one machine-embroidered element for my recent wedding: the table numbers.  In retrospect, I’m not so sure anyone noticed that the numbers were embroidered but that’s okay with me. I enjoyed the process. Since our wedding took place in a natural...

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How to Embroider on Minky

February 22, 2012
Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

How to Embroider on Minky Do you love the feel of Minky but have been afraid to add embroidery to this luscious fabric? Its cuddly-soft texture, stretchy give and lush fibers tend to scare the most courageous embroiderers. But don’t worry; it’s fairly easy to tame Minky. Let me show you how. First, select...

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