Appliqué

September 6, 2012
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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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Everyone’s a winner this week!

August 29, 2012
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Everyone’s a winner this week! Back to School! Who doesn’t love the smell of a fresh box of crayons, pointy tips, organized colors, completely unblemished coloring sticks? But we all know they don’t stay in that shape for too long. Nope, just a day to two later, the tips are a bit worn and...

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Craftsy – What a way to learn!

August 22, 2012
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Craftsy – What a way to learn! I have to admit I’m having a blast over at Craftsy – my Machine Embroidered Quilt class just went live last week and it’s been a ton of fun chatting with the students.  If you’ve never heard of Craftsy, let me take a minute to tell you...

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Stitching Sisters

August 15, 2012
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HotLanta here we come! The Stitching Sisters are heading back to Discover Sewing in Roswell, GA on Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9, 2012. Click here for information on the event. Our good friends, Bonnie and Brad Faber are graciously hosting their second Stitching Sisters event. We had so much fun there in 2011 we...

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Savings Galore!

August 8, 2012
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Who doesn’t like a bargain? If you scour the pages of the July/August issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine (Volume 75), you’ll find dozens of coupons and specials. I thought I’d do some of the legwork for you and provide the links directly to those sites. So here goes! Did you know that...

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Those annoying tie-offs…

August 1, 2012
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Those annoying tie-offs… I’ve had the opportunity to meet many of you on the road and I’ve heard you express your disappointment in the backs of your machine embroidered quilts. Specifically, the Stipple blocks.  So here’s an easy way to avoid those unsightly backs.  Instead of hooping a quilt sandwich, hoop a quilt cracker....

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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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