Stitched Style Blog Tour

January 15, 2014
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Stitched Style Blog Tour

Amy Barickman has thought of everything with her latest endeavor, Crossroads Denim. You’ll find machine embroidery designs, hand embroidery designs, patterns, a project book and fabric. It’s your one-stop for a spring fashion redo. Let’s take a look at the elements. First, the machine embroidery collection OESD’s SoHo Bandana Collection (#80041)  is an interesting...

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Multi-Needle Monday: Basic Threading

January 13, 2014
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

It’s Multi-Needle Monday!  This week we cover Basic Threading Techniques. Hmm…what color thread goes on what pin? On the Baby Lock Enterprise and the Brother Entrepreneur®, you’ll see an LED light under each thread pin. Use the LED lights as a guide, selecting a matching spool of thread for that pin.  Just like embroidering...

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This might surprise you

January 8, 2014
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This might surprise you

With the recent launch of Volume 84 January/February, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to highlight one of our talented writers, Shelly Smola of My Fair Lady Designs who is featured in the current issue. Shelly has contributed articles for Designs in Machine Embroidery since 2007. Among the projects featured are the...

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Multi-Needle Monday II

January 6, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday II

In upcoming posts, we’ll address threading, hooping, editing and more but for now, let’s get that baby in a safe location! There are several efficient stands available for the multi-needle machines. Most of them have a feature that secures the legs of the machine. It could be a well that is made specifically for...

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Monogram of the Month

December 31, 2013
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Monogram of the Month By Eileen Roche EmbroideryArts.com’s Arabesque Monogram Set 9, candlewick font is elegant and timeless. Imagine it scrolled across the corner of a linen tablecloth, or centered on smooth finish cotton pillow shams. Regardless of where you place it, you’ll be making a statement of ownership. When working with elegant monograms, experiment with thread colors...

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Multi-Needle Monday

December 30, 2013
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Multi-Needle Monday

Long-time single-needle machine embroiderers often tell me they are intimidated by multi-needle machines. I completely understand because I used to be petrified of any machine that didn’t look similar to my trusted mirror-imaged c-shaped machine.  You know, needle on the left, flat bed under the needle extending to the control panel on the right....

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Bernina Part 2

December 26, 2013
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Bernina Part 2

Day 2 of the BERNINA Ambassador Reunion found me in BERNINA educator Debbi Lashbrook’s class. Debbi’s talent extends far beyond the teaching podium. Her eye for design is unique and yet not so far out of the box; her style appeals to everyone. She stretches the imagination and backs it up with solid stitching...

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