The Intermediate Embroiderer’s Bucket List

July 25, 2012
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The Intermediate Embroiderer’s Bucket List A few weeks ago, I posted the Embroiderer’s Bucket List for newbies. If you missed it, click here.   Many of you commented on the list – some of you have already checked off all 10 items while others promised to work through the list. Here’s a new list for...

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I always learn something from Deborah Jones….

July 18, 2012
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I am amazed at Deborah’s wealth of knowledge when it comes to embroidery. She has such a grasp on the technical aspect of this complicated process we all love. I have to admit it was Deborah who taught me about underlay – when to use extra and when a little goes a long way....

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What’s on Your Bucket List?

July 5, 2012
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What’s on Your Bucket List? What’s on your embroidery bucket list?  Want to get the whole embroidery experience?  Then write an embroidery bucket list.  You’ll find if you write it down, you’re apt to tackle some of those easy-to-put-off complicated embroidery projects. And once you do, you’ll probably discover that they were way easier...

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Embroidery Software Tips!

June 27, 2012
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Embroidery Software Tips! Recently, I received an email from a reader (Carol) discussing Perfect Alignment Software. Carol explained her desire for a change in the software.  I believe she has a valid point regarding the sequencing of the placement marks since I occasionally want to stitch the marks last instead of first. Although I...

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Resizing and Large Monograms By Richards Jarden

June 20, 2012
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Resizing and Large Monograms By Guest Blogger: Richards Jarden, owner of Embroideryarts (specializing in monogram designs for embroidery machines since 1996) Large monograms – for pillows, chair backs, shower curtains, etc. – are popular now. Big embroidered monograms are seen in catalogues and home decor magazines on a regular basis. Although many of these...

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Welcome to Indygo Junction’s Pattern Parade Blog Tour!

June 13, 2012
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Welcome to Indygo Junction’s Pattern Parade Blog Tour http://www.indygojunction.com/blog/ When I was invited to participate in Amy Barickman’s Pattern Parade Blog Tour, I jumped at the chance to make the Thrifted Fashion bag incorporating the current hot trend of burlap and satin. After pondering the properties of burlap and satin, I settled on a...

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Redesigning my sewing room Part 2

June 6, 2012
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Wow!  Looks like I really hit a nerve last week – so many of you shared intimate details about your sewing room.  I’m impressed with all the fabric organizing efforts even cutting swatches of fabric and making a catalog of your stash. Some ideas really hit home like this one from Jimmie Beth’s: “I...

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