Monograms for Today’s Marriages

July 17, 2013
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Often, the best ideas come in the MIDDLE of an embroidery project!  Don’t you hate that? I don’t mind that occurrence during a quilting or sewing project because changing direction midstream is often manageable on those types of projects.  Just release a seam or two and you’ve got a whole new look. But embroidery?...

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It’s Time to Rally Behind New Experiences!

July 10, 2013
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I don’t know about you but I love routine!  When forced to embrace change I’ll grumble a bit but will eventually rally behind the new experience.  If you’ve stopped by our new website you’ll notice a cleaner, more organized place to hangout.  The website is more robust—yet still has the same content you have...

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Upscale Bed Linens

July 5, 2013
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I love embroidered bed linens. They are such a treat to slide between as you end a long day. Here are some tips for stitching gorgeous machine embroidery designs on sheets. Tips for Success • Take the time to prepare the design and the sheets. It’s well worth the effort. • Purchase an extra...

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Change is Challenging!

June 26, 2013
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We don’t always embrace change and in fact, many times we resist as long as we can.  Designs in Machine Embroidery has been connecting with you on our website for almost 15 years. Imagine the growth that has occurred during that time. We’ve transformed from a small web presence to a digital destination for...

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Designs in Machine Embroidery Hoop Comparison

June 19, 2013
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Last week, I wrote about fishing, I mean teaching, in Bend, OR and while I was there, I introduced my students to the new Snap-Hoop Monster. Almost all of my students asked the same questions about the magnetic hoops so I thought I’d discuss it here. What’s the difference between Snap-hoop Monster and Snap-Hoop?...

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Now I know how my Stitching Sisters attendees feel!

June 12, 2013
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Many of our students tell me one of the things they love about attending a Stitching Sisters event is they just show up. They don’t need to do any prep work, lug any machines or even bring a piece of stabilizer. They walk in and begin to stitch. Last week, I had the same...

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Help is Just a Photo Away

June 5, 2013
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Recently, I installed the cutwork upgrade on my Brother Entrepreneur. This isn’t something you pop into the side of the machine, select an icon and say OK.  No, this is a bit more involved because there’s the machine upgrade, the installation of the cutwork knives (needles) and the PE-Design NEXT upgrade. The upgrade kit...

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