Editor's Letter

Ellen March
Editor's Letter

I love hearing from readers— the comments and questions never go unnoticed and are always taken to heart. After all, you’re the reason we’re here! We want to inspire, enrich, entertain and inform you of all the new and improved techniques and products that make machine embroidery better than ever. And we appreciate your help, your accolades and your criticisms.

We’ve been receiving quite a bit of e-mails, snail mail and Facebook comments about the size of our design offerings. Many of you tell us that you have only one small hoop for all of your embroidery, so it’s difficult to stitch larger designs. Our answer to this is in “Basic Training: Small Hoops” on page 16. Learn how to make the most of this hoop and expand your design capabilities. Of course, I also suggest that you invest in a large hoop too. Once you’re able to stitch an intricate large design without resizing, rehooping or realigning, you’ll be thankful for all of the time and energy saved.

Speaking of saving, I’m excited to bring you “Budget Friendly: Coupon Clutch” on page 34. I’m a coupon-clipping nut, so I particularly love this project. Not only does clipping coupons help save money, but the project takes less than $30 to make (even less if you use up some scrap fabric). That’s a budget-friendly project doing double-duty right there! The only difficult parts are making sure the clutch is organized and remembering to bring it to the store.

There are many more projects inside that are easy on the wallet. And if you’re looking for a great gift idea for Mother’s Day, a birthday or a graduation, we’ve got you covered. Check out “Gardening Gift” and “Canister Cover” for starters.

Thanks so much for reading CME, and keep those letters coming!



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