Posts Tagged ‘ stitching ’

Six Easy Steps

December 25, 2012
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When planning a two-part series for the Sewing with Nancy television show, Nancy Zieman realized we hadn’t addressed embroidery basics in ages.  Since the hobby has welcomed so many new embroiderers, she felt it was time to address that subject. I wholeheartedly agreed. After carefully studying the embroidery process (hard to do when you...

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An Indispensable Tool

November 5, 2012
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An Indispensable Tool

I can’t believe how indispensable this tool is. Recently, I was stitching 24 onesies, a daunting task even when it’s not crammed into a heavy travel, teaching schedule. I think the only thing that kept me sane during the process was thinking of the new parents of twins who would eventually receive the onesies.  I...

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Every once in a while a new mousetrap is invented

July 13, 2011
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Every once in a while a new mousetrap is invented

We are spoiled. Just down right spoiled when it comes to choices in thread. There are reputable brands, manageable put-ups (the amount of thread on a spool or cone), reasonable prices, colors galore, fiber varieties, shimmering metallics, solar-changing hues, boxed sets, individual spools, you name it, we can have it. But there’s one company...

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Upscale Bed Linens – Tips for stitching gorgeous machine embroidery designs on sheets

May 19, 2011
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Upscale Bed Linens – Tips for stitching gorgeous machine embroidery designs on sheets

I love embroidered bed linens. They are such a treat to slide between as you end a long day. Here are some tips for stitching gorgeous machine embroidery designs on sheets. Tips for Success • Take the time to prepare the design and the sheets. It’s well worth the effort. • Purchase an extra...

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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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The Final Steps for Professional Embroidery Results

March 16, 2011
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The Final Steps for Professional Embroidery Results

We talk so much about planning embroidery and hooping fabric but we rarely discuss what to do with a project when we take it out of the hoop. Just like a golf swing, follow-through is important in embroidery. Once the design is complete, remove the hoop from the machine. If you used a basting...

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25 Little Steps Lead to Perfection

January 28, 2011
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25 Little Steps Lead to Perfection

Sometimes I rush through an embroidery project and don’t take the time to think through each step of the process. Often, this is how mistakes are made. Print this checklist and keep it by your machine as a reminder of the 25 little steps you should take to ensure your embroidery comes out beautifully....

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On the Road Again…

January 14, 2011
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On the Road Again…

Atlanta was crippled last week under several inches of snow and ice. Mild winters are the norm there so it’s no wonder it took days to clear up the mess. I am just so thankful it happened last week because my Stitching Sister Marie and I are headed there on January 28. It’s our first...

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