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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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Discreet is the Word – Monogramming for Men

June 11, 2014
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Discreet is the Word – Monogramming for Men

It’s not too late to show your dad how much you care about him. And nothing says it better than stitches. Just remember to keep the embroidery subtle. Here’s a few timely tips on stitching for men. Materials Men’s shirts Adhesive tear-away stabilizer Perfect Placement Kit Perfect Alignment Laser If there’s one word to...

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Embroidering on Children’s Shirts

May 21, 2014
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Embroidering on Children’s Shirts

We received a message from Melinda on our Facebook page asking for some tips for embroidering on children’s shirts. Here are my top 10 tips for embellishing children’s shirts with machine embroidery. 1. Keep it light. Kids hate stiff, itchy embroidery so select embroidery designs that have a low-stitch count. 2. Use applique to...

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Multi-Needle Monday | Applique and Onesies – Oh, My!

April 28, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday | Applique and Onesies – Oh, My!

Applique and stitching on onesies have always challenged my multi-needle machine skills. First, trimming applique in those deep standard hoops is tricky on a small item. I can’t seem to get my scissors to trim close enough to the stitch line in those hoops without nipping the base fabric. And of course, hooping a...

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7 days FREE at It’s Sew Easy

April 11, 2014
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7 days FREE at It’s Sew Easy

I’m always so excited to head to the It’s Sew Easy studio to tape new embroidery projects.  It’s a whirlwind of activity and usually involves a snowstorm or two.  Taping occurs in northern Ohio in February and although the natives think nothing of 3, 6 or 10 inches of snow, the guests have completely...

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Monogram of the Month

April 2, 2014
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Spend a few inspiring minutes browsing embroidery boards on Pinterest and you’ll spot a monogrammed shirt pocket. Define your search a bit to monogrammed pockets and you’ll find dozens, maybe hundreds of images. Inspiration abounds! Here’s how to add a monogram to a pocket. And yes, it does involve a seam ripper. Remove the...

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How to Stitch a Onesie with Hoop Guard

March 12, 2014
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How to Stitch a Onesie with Hoop Guard

Don’t you hate it when you’re working on a large (or small project) and as soon as you turn your back on the machine, a portion of the fabric (that’s not in the hoop) falls into the sewing field? It never seems to fail that the more time and materials I have invested in...

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Multi-Needle Monday | Sneakers

March 10, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday | Sneakers

Monogramming is sweeping the Southern region of the USA. My Stitching Sister Marie Zinno and recently taught in Augusta, GA and we’ll saw monogrammed cell phones, shirts, handbags, hats, shoes, boots and even automobiles. One of our students, Bonnie Blinson, was sporting these to-die-for boots.   She did an awesome job on those boots. She...

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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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Handbags You Can Knockoff

December 4, 2013
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Handbags 2 - Designer Knockoffs

Nancy Zieman and I have seen so many versions of Designer Handbags (our first handbag embroidery collection and book), we decided to create a second series, Designer Knockoffs, Handbags 2.  This collection focuses on trendy grommets, beautiful and functional pockets plus in-the-hoop techniques. I have to admit, I love these new bags!  Let me...

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