Multi-Needle Hoops

February 17, 2014
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Multi-Needle Hoops

If you’ve been following along with the Multi-Needle Monday series, I hope you’re beginning to see similarities between the domestic, single-needle and the multi-needle machines.  If there’s one area where the difference between the two machines is visible, it’s in hooping. Wrapping my head around how to hoop on a multi-needle machine was my...

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15 Minutes to Organize the Ironing Board Area

February 12, 2014
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15 Minutes to Organize the Ironing Board Area

By Marie Zinno I have a real pet peeve when it comes to ironing; corralling the water spray bottle, starch, pressing cloths, electrical cord and the ironing board itself. As sewers and embroiderers, we need our iron! I use the iron and ironing board almost every day for sewing/embroidery projects—not for my husband’s shirts....

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Multi-Needle Monday: Monochromatic Stitching

February 10, 2014
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Even though you can stitch 10-color designs without blinking an eye or changing a spool, there are still occasions when you want to stitch an entire design one color. Wonder how you do that? Very simply! Let’s walk through it. Retrieve your design. Touch Sewing. The three-color design appears. To assign the desired needle...

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Meet Nancy Zieman

February 5, 2014
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Meet Nancy Zieman

Like it or not, your smile is your ticket through many doors. A smile is the universal symbol of happiness, contentment, encouragement and kindness. Think about how your smile has affected your life. Hasn’t it opened doors, swayed decisions, made new friends and quelled uneasy situations? What if you had half a smile? Do...

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Multi-Needle Monday: Assigning Thread Colors, Part II

February 3, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday: Assigning Thread Colors, Part II

Ever wonder what those little anchors are next to your thread spools on the screen?  Just because a needle has a green spool next to it, it doesn’t necessarily mean the needle actually HAS green thread in it. Only you know what’s on the spool pin and you can take the time to tell...

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Monogram of the Month – February

January 29, 2014
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Recently my son took me on a holiday outing to the Dallas Museum of Art. We spent a delightful afternoon gazing at beautiful works of art. No matter what the media, I always seem to focus on all things embroidered. And if it an item isn’t actually embroidered, I often envision it in thread....

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Multi-Needle Monday: Assigning Thread Colors, Part I

January 27, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday: Assigning Thread Colors, Part I

Many of you expressed an interest in learning how to assign thread colors to the needles.  I’ll share how I do it. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m self-taught – I’ve never had a lesson on a multi-needle machine. For quite some time, my only exposure to the multi-needle machines was at...

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