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Embroidering on Children’s Shirts

May 21, 2014
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Embroidering on Children’s Shirts

We received a message from Melinda on our Facebook page asking for some tips for embroidering on children’s shirts. Here are my top 10 tips for embellishing children’s shirts with machine embroidery. 1. Keep it light. Kids hate stiff, itchy embroidery so select embroidery designs that have a low-stitch count. 2. Use applique to...

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Its Sew Easy!

June 29, 2011
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Its Sew Easy!

There’s a new sewing show!  Yeah – if you’re like me, you can’t get enough of educational/inspirational sewing shows!  I was thrilled to be a part of the inaugural season of It’s Sew Easy.  Well, thrilled until I landed in Cleveland, OH on March 10, the day before my scheduled taping. Oh, how I...

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Make an Impact with Value

June 15, 2011
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Make an Impact with Value

Last week we talked about the power of color and what an impact certain combinations make on a finished project. I’ve learned that value is just as important. The value of a color is the amount of white or black that’s been added to its true color. Value is what separates one fabric from another...

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Machine Embroidered Applique – Choosing Fabric Colors

June 8, 2011
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Machine Embroidered Applique – Choosing Fabric Colors

Take a look at the new images at the header of this page – they’re all from my new book, Machine Embroidered Quilting and Applique. I had a blast creating this book! I think my favorite part was picking the fabrics. And boy, did I learn a few things along the way that I’d...

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Embroidering on Children’s T-shirts

June 1, 2011
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Embroidering on Children’s T-shirts

We received a message from Melinda on our Facebook page asking for some tips for embroidering on children’s shirts. Here are my top 10 tips for embellishing children’s shirts with machine embroidery. 1. Keep it light. Kids hate stiff, itchy embroidery so select embroidery designs that have a low-stitch count. 2. Use applique to...

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Continuous machine embroidery using alignment marks

May 25, 2011
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Continuous machine embroidery using alignment marks

Now that you’re all excited about stitching continuous designs on your embroidery machines, here’s a few of my favorite methods that we’ve discussed in the past: Continuous Applique with Stipple Seashells. And: Continuous Embroidery – Simple Steps for all Embroiderers… Or my latest easy method is to add Alignment Marks in our new software...

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Royal Monograms

April 27, 2011
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Royal Monograms

I’m not really a news junkie but you’d have to be living in a cave to miss the hype on the Royal Wedding of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton. In case you don’t know, the nuptials will occur on April 29th. So it seems the perfect time to address...

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Everyone needs a vacation

April 20, 2011
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Everyone needs a vacation

Yikes! Gloria from www.cruise-consultants.com sent me a frantic email yesterday telling me the ship is going to sell out for the July 10, 2011 sailing. She said if you know anyone who wants to sail with us, they need to book soon. It’s been a long, hard winter for most of the US and...

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Top 10 Tips for Machine Embroidery Fashions

April 13, 2011
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Top 10 Tips for Machine Embroidery Fashions

1. Find a focal point. Examine the garment to determine if there’s a design detail that could serve as the starting or focal point for the embroidery. On this plain sheath, the slit is the only detail. I can choose to accent it or ignore it. 2. Sketch a few possibilities. You don’t have...

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What do jeans, bathing suits and handbags have in common?

April 6, 2011
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What do jeans, bathing suits and handbags have in common?

It’s almost impossible to find one that fits you! And the shopping experience is truly miserable. Let’s start with jeans. You have to bring at least six different pairs into the dressing room – a full range of sizes, cuts and lengths. Then there’s the joy of getting out of your clothes and trying...

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