Nancy Zieman has compiled her sewing knowledge from A – Z

August 24, 2011
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Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z

Sewing A to Z How many times have you used the old cliché, “She knows everything — from A to Z”? Well, Nancy Zieman really does know everything about sewing and she’s found a new way to categorize and simplify sewing tasks. You’ll find tons of tips and explanations in Nancy Zieman’s Sewing A...

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Join the Stitching Sisters at an upcoming Hooping Clinic!

August 17, 2011
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Join the Stitching Sisters at an upcoming Hooping Clinic!

It’s been a great week and we’re planning a fabulous Fall! What a week! Last Thursday I traveled to Cleveland to tape the second series of It’s Sew Easy television show. I had a blast connecting with my dear friend June Mellinger, Director of Product Promotion for Brother, meeting other guests and doing my...

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7 Cool tips I learned while designing a t-shirt

August 11, 2011
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7 Cool tips I learned while designing a t-shirt

A few weeks ago I shared some thoughts on a t-shirt revamp project. It’s definitely finished, photographed and worn many times. If you missed the June 22nd post click here. I thought I had a game plan but I think I learned that ‘game plan’ really means a place to start. My initial plan...

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Wow – looks what’s coming your way!

August 3, 2011
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Wow – looks what’s coming your way!

August is always such an exciting time in our industry. It’s when the big reveal on new product occurs. Right now, I’m in warm and muggy Nashville at Brother Back to Business and pretty much in awe of the new toys you are getting to enjoy. If you’ve noticed the trend towards embroidery really...

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Time-Saving Habits

July 27, 2011
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Time-Saving Habits

A few weeks ago blog reader Dee Bratcher wrote: “Thank you for all the articles, sharing of projects, etc, now I just need to find more time in a day to work on all the things I see – can you help with that?  Seriously – quick tips, streamlining processes, shortcuts and things not...

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One Hot Partner

July 20, 2011
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One Hot Partner

As stitchers, irons are really important to us. We are known to spend over $100 on an iron because pressing is an integral part of sewing. Many of us (including me) resisted this fact when we first learn to sew. But once embraced, the results are dramatic. And the results are what endear that...

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Every once in a while a new mousetrap is invented

July 13, 2011
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Every once in a while a new mousetrap is invented

We are spoiled. Just down right spoiled when it comes to choices in thread. There are reputable brands, manageable put-ups (the amount of thread on a spool or cone), reasonable prices, colors galore, fiber varieties, shimmering metallics, solar-changing hues, boxed sets, individual spools, you name it, we can have it. But there’s one company...

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