It’s time to discover great value, special offers and inspiration! (Part 2 of 2)

March 21, 2012
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Hope everyone had a great week perusing the great offers, special deals and inspiration from the featured advertisers I highlighted in last week’s blog.  If you missed the post click here.   Let’s take a look at additional freebees, exclusive offers, products and embroidery designs that run the gamut from contemporary to traditional to...

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It’s time to discover great value, special offers and inspiration! (Part 1 of 2)

March 14, 2012
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What makes the machine embroidery industry one of the most enjoyable and inspiring hobbies?  It’s made up of real people who love the art, craft and sheer joy of machine embroidery and it shines through with the products and services they have to offer. Let’s take a tour of the highlights from the current...

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I’m so proud of my students from the Sew Expo!

March 7, 2012
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What do you get when you mix three embroidery designs, 100 fabrics, dozens of trims and 30 creative people? 30 gorgeous, different pincushions!  I just returned from four fun-filled days at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington where I taught a hands-on class on how to make these three-tiered pincushions as featured in...

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It’s Sew Expo time!

February 29, 2012
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Are you heading to the Sewing and Stitchery Expo? I hope to see you there. I’m packing my last suitcase and heading up to the great Northwest today. The Expo is one of my favorite shows and I haven’t been able to attend this show in quite a few years. Last year at this...

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How to Embroider on Minky

February 22, 2012
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How to Embroider on Minky Do you love the feel of Minky but have been afraid to add embroidery to this luscious fabric? Its cuddly-soft texture, stretchy give and lush fibers tend to scare the most courageous embroiderers. But don’t worry; it’s fairly easy to tame Minky. Let me show you how. First, select...

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It’s all about the people.

February 15, 2012
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It’s all about the people Last weekend, my Stitching Sister, Marie Zinno and I taught at Amy Baughman’s Sewing & Quilting Center in Cranberry, PA. People make a great Stitching Sisters event. The people part starts at the top – with the dealer, Amy and Ed Baughman; with the Brother Inc staff, (they sent...

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Placement Guides, Alignment Marks, Placement Marks, What’s the Difference?

February 8, 2012
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Placement Guides, Alignment Marks, Placement Marks, What’s the Difference? No matter what you call them, they are a visual aid to place fabric in a hoop so that the design stitches exactly where planned. Placement Guides A placement guide is usually a running stitch partial outline of an item such as a collar point,...

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