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How to Machine Embroider on Towels!

November 18, 2012 in Tips & Tricks

 Embroidered towels make great Christmas gifts! There are a few things you should take care to do when embroidering on towels. Use a 14 or 11 embroidery needle. You'll need a tear-away or wash-away stabilizer and what is called a topping (click here for topping products). A topping is used on top of the plush fabric you are using and ...

Technology Rocks!

October 23, 2012 in General, News

I had the opportunity to work on the Baby Lock Ellisimo Gold, a sewing and embroidery machine, today! I will try not to use too many exclamation marks in this post, but, it was really exciting to play...I mean work...with this machine! Awesome would be an understatement!! It blows me away what these computerized sewing machines, especially the Ellisimo Gold, have ...
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Loving The Freebie

February 17, 2011 in Find It / Buy It, General, Tips & Tricks

I can say without hesitation that I love, LOVE free stuff. I am a sucker for a BOGO (buy one, get one) and I feel giddy when a gift with purchase comes my way. I must confess that sometimes for me, a free embroidery design can be better then roses and a box of chocolates!  Okay...maybe not that ...
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EAT HAM!

November 8, 2010 in Projects

I love to give my mom and mother-in-law a little something for Thanksgiving -- it is, after all, the season of thanks, and they do a lot for us. I usually try to embroidery something for them, dish towels work great (can you ever really have enough dish towels?). So, this year, I got to thinking, what could I put ...
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I Love Mummy….

October 11, 2010 in General, Projects

A couple of years ago I had the wedding circuit that made me hate cake and buffets -- 12 weddings in one year. By the end of it I was broke and tired. Now, a few years later, everyone is starting to have babies. I recently attended a baby shower, the baby's due any day now, and wanted to give ...
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Embroidery Stitching Issues?

August 9, 2010 in General, Tips & Tricks

I hate it when my embroidery doesn't turn out the way I expected -- am I not talking about my color choices. I'm talking about the unusual pull, puckers and just plain weirdness. Whey doesn't mine look like their's? Here are some tips to try when your embroidery design just doesn't seem right: • Rethread the machine, including reinserting the bobbin and ...
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Lace Embroidery Designs

July 5, 2010 in Tips & Tricks

Lace designs have always caught my attention. They're great to use as accents, on linens, as gift tags, etc. But, sometimes stitching them out can be a bit tricky. And, always be sure to read the fine print to know for sure if the design is freestanding (doesn't require fabric) or not. When embroidering lace designs chose your thread based on ...
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Did You Know…

July 1, 2010 in General

July is National Ice Cream Month?! Celebrate one of America's favorite frozen treats with ice cream designs from Amazing Designs. These cute designs are perfect for napkin corners, a little girl's dress, aprons and summer kitchen towels. Dress up your linens, cast your diet aside, and join the country in celebrating National Ice Cream month!
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