Stitching on Knits

It’s Cold in Those Chemo Centers

May 22, 2013
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When you have a family member or friend diagnosed with cancer, it leaves many of us feeling helpless – what can you do to support them? Nancy Zieman and I decided to each create a bag stuffed with helpful items that we’d give to someone in treatment for cancer. The bags are a perfect...

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Put a Neckline on a Hemline!

October 24, 2012
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Uh? Put a neckline on a hemline? Well, kinda. I’ve been looking at the peek-a-boo transformation on Designer Necklines and wondered if I could use it to decorate something other than a neckline. After an aha! moment, I decided to try it on the hem of a sweatshirt. Look how easy it is. First,...

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Ribbed Knits

September 26, 2012
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Here’s a great tip for embroidering on ribbed knits. Aren’t ribbed knits so comfy to wear? I love the stretch and texture but I’m not too fond of embroidering on that challenging fabric.  This weekend, I wanted to stitch something special for my daughter, Janelle. She’s in her second month of grad school –...

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How to stitch on baby soft knit fabric

February 1, 2012
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Those stretchy, skinny t-shirts are so popular. Here are some tips on how to stitch them successfully. First, the right embroidery design for the right fabric is crucial. Don’t try to force a design on any fabric. Look at the limitations of this baby soft knit fabric (sheer, 4-way stretch and nubby). That’s an...

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A Favorite Fabric – Knit

January 25, 2012
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A Favorite Fabric – Knit! Take a moment to think about what types of fabric you’ve worn over the last 7 days. I’ll wager a bet you said you wore knits on more than four of the seven days. And we all know why – comfort! Comfort is a characteristic we must keep in...

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Stitching on Knits

October 21, 2010
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A few weeks ago, we received many comments requesting information on stitching on knits. Well, knits is a pretty large category! So I’ll give you some general guidelines on stabilizing t-shirt knits. Eliminate the Stretch The number one goal of hooping and stabilizing knits is to eliminate the stretch during the embroidery process. My favorite...

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Teaming with an Icon!

October 1, 2010
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Teaming with an Icon!

Nancy Zieman and I had so much fun working on our latest endeavor – Designer Necklines, T-shirt Makeovers. It absolutely amazes me how progress is made when two very busy people commit to a deadline. And basically, that’s the key to success – setting a deadline and working backwards. Nancy and I had a...

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