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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Redesigning my sewing room!

May 30, 2012
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In a few months, I’m going to be redesigning my home sewing studio so I’ve been analyzing my behavior when I embroider.  No psychologist required here! It’s very interesting what I’ve learned.  Since I have two sewing rooms – one at home and one in the office, I’ve found my behavior is different in...

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10 Household Tools for the Machine Embroiderer Part 2

May 23, 2012
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10 Household Tools for the Machine Embroiderer Part 2 We received such a positive response from my recent blog: 12 Household Tools for the Machine Embroiderer that I decided to revisit this subject. JoAnn Connolly of Garden of Daisies Embroidery thinks craft foam and a cardboard carton are great reusable items to keep your hoops...

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Creating Continuous Embroidery with Alignment Marks

May 16, 2012
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  A super-easy to learn embroidery program, Perfect Alignment Software, makes creating continuous embroidery a simple task. Here are a few things I’ve learned to simplify the task. Select your design. I’m using one of the 40 built-in border designs, #37 but you can use any design. After clicking OK, the design appears on...

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Stitching For Guys Who Don’t Like Golf By Niamh from Urban Threads

May 9, 2012
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Editor’s Note: We are so excited to feature Niamh from Urban Threads as our guest blogger this week.  You may recognize her recent work featured in the May/June 2012 issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery.  If you need a copy, give us a call at 888-739-0555 to subscribe! A note on all garments shown: ...

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Machine Embroidered Wedding Touches

May 2, 2012
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As tempting as it was to go overboard, I limited myself to make just one machine-embroidered element for my recent wedding: the table numbers.  In retrospect, I’m not so sure anyone noticed that the numbers were embroidered but that’s okay with me. I enjoyed the process. Since our wedding took place in a natural...

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