We want to hear from you!

Hello CME readers!

As the end of the year approaches, we are embarking on our 10th anniversary! Can you believe that it’s been 10 years since the start of Creative Machine Embroidery magazine?

We want to know: How many of you have been with us since the beginning? And how many of you are newcomers? Tell us: What would you like to see more of in the magazine–more design inspriation, more techniques, more projects, more ready-made re-dos? What specific types of projects do you like/want to sew/embroider? Do you even consider yourself a sewist/seamstress/tailor? Or are you strictly into machine embroidery?

We want to make sure you’re getting everything you want from this magazine, so please tell us your thoughts, whatever they may be.

Leave your comments below this blog. One random person from the comments listed below will win a fat quarter assortment of 1800′s Blended Traditions by Martha McCloskey for In the Beginning fabrics.

in the beginnings fabric 270x300 We want to hear from you!

The winner will be chosen on Monday, December 6.

Thanks for participating, and thanks for reading CME!

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46 Responses to We want to hear from you!

  1. Deb says:

    Your magazine beats the competition because not every article or project is promoting/selling a product from the editor!

  2. Joanne Deschenes says:

    I am a wimp when it comes to machine embroidery…. Maybe winning something will help !!!

  3. Marci says:

    I love CME, for me it is the perfect blend of my talents, embroidery, sewing, quilting, & more.
    Thanks and please keep the info coming!

  4. Rhonda says:

    Thanks for all you do! I didn’t know you had a magazine (saw the post on FB). Will definitely check out the magazine. I am two years new to machine embroidery and sewing. Thanks

  5. Suzanne says:

    I like all of your projects!

  6. Barbara says:

    I am a new comer. I love redwork and handstitch look designs. I love prim! My favorite sites to buy from are…



  7. Jeny says:

    I am new to machine embroidery. I have always sewn a little or a lot, but as a hobby rather than a job. Projects I like to do are baby gifts and apparel embellishment, but you have some of the best ideas ever, far expanding what I would do on my own without the inspiration!

  8. Brenda Hojonski says:

    I’m new to machine embroidery and have been buying your magazine periodically to help me decide the machine I want and the availability of designs and being able to design my own.

  9. Lois says:

    More Projects !! Love the projects !!

  10. Joanne Hios says:

    I’m a huge fan of embroidery, especially freestanding lace projects… Have been making earrings and bookmarks. I could still use an assortment of fat quarter though for other types of sewing that I would do with the fat quarters! Thanks so much!

  11. Beth says:

    I haven’t been doing machine embroidery for very long, although I have been sewing and tailoring for years, so I enjoy the inspiration as well as the techniques. Always look forward to see what is new.

  12. Patti says:

    I love your book. I do more with totes purses and quilts than I do with clothing for adults. I would like to see more embellishing for childrens clothes. Love the freebies, keep up the good work.

  13. Kelly says:

    I love this site. Until today I was clueless that there was even a machine embroidery magazing. I cannot wait to get a copy of it! I love to make purses, pillows, and gift items. Right now my project is Barbie doll clothes for my granddaughter.

  14. Denise says:

    I am definitely as seamstress. I sew everything for everyone. I love it and I teach to pass my enthusiasum on to others. Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Linda Phillip says:

    I am a quilter but not much into embroidery. I do like to embellish my quilts though so I agree with more embellishing ideas. I love the sparkle of crystals and beads.

  16. darlene says:

    I love projects that don’t take a long time to complete. I like to use what I have learned with sewing and embroidery to make gifts, baby gifts, birthday gifts, etc. Love the freebies too. Look forward to your magazine each month.

  17. Tina says:

    I love to sew and usually combine that with my newfound love of machine embroidered embellishments! I recently found CME and love it.

  18. Dawn says:

    I love being inspired by gorgeous projects, but time-wise, I generally work on smaller projects these days – distilling brilliant ideas into my own work. Right now, like Patti, I’m making totes, purses, aprons, and other small goods that can be completed quickly. I’m also doing a lot of bits and pieces for costumes, putting things together to reduce the overall one-time work-load.

  19. Sue Jeffes says:

    I love the magazine. In this busy world,I enjoy short sewing or embroidery projects and techniques with clear directions. Sometimes in other magazines, the directions are not very clear and then it takes alot of time to figure it out. Techniques always makes sewing/embroidery projects turn out more professional looking.

  20. Sherry M. says:

    Creative Machine Embroidery is my FAVORITE magazine. I am new to machine embroidery and find their articles and projects really helpful! Please include a project for the Brother Duetta 4500D sometime!! (I even gifted the magazine to my sister who is brand new to machine embroidery!)

  21. Barbara says:

    I love your magazine – so many creative ideas! I’m working on my 4th embroidery machine, so I guess I’m hooked. Recently started doing more FSL – so much fun!

  22. Lianna Santee says:

    I LOVE your magazine, although I do not subscribe at this time. I am new to machine embroidery, and I love to sew. I guess I would be a “newby.” But I want to start doing more embroidery. I am going to take some classes and test our some machines first. I sew a lot of gifts; wearables, kitchen items, ornaments, etc. So I know there is a lot I can do with embroidery too.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! Keep up the good work!

  23. Cindy Chalfant says:

    Seamstress, Sewist and Tailor go hand and hand with your machine embroidery, it’s all the embelishments that can be creative that puts the two together. I would like to see more on the tech parts of tailoring and putting embroidery on it.

  24. Cathy Cattle says:

    The possiblilities are endless, guess the way to spell possiblilities are too!

  25. Suzanne McCullough says:

    I love your magazine! Love the ways that it helps me combine quilting with machine embroidery! Great ideas!

  26. I have been a customer of your magazine since the beginning but for the past year or so, I have found that the articles are too basic. i am looking for inspiring projects, that don’t necessarily require that I buy a specific design set. The project can use a type of design and show manipulations. Creative inspiration is a must. Since there are so many machines out there and so many types of software, it would be great if the instructions give not only the specific steps, but also the reasoning behind.

  27. Ann says:

    I am always looking for project ideas.

  28. Donna Bowen says:

    I’m new to machine embroidery! I’ve had the machine for several years, but I finally decided it was time to learn how to use the embroidery part of my machine. I’m mostly a quilter, but with a 1 year old granddaughter I want to learn how to embellish new and ready to wear clothes for her! I picked up your magazine recently and liked it so well, that I subscribed to it immediately! Thanks!

  29. I am new to machine embroidery and sewing in general so I learn a lot of new things with every issue! Congrats on 10 years!

  30. Gail says:

    I had a subscription for years, but after a while it felt like I was seeing the same type things and the projects kept being based on the bigger and better machines. Those of use who still have pretty basic embroidery machines and customizer programs are being left behind. Just can’t afford a new embroidery machine every other year. My customizer program doesn’t allow breaking apart designs or creating new designs, it only allows combined, mirroring, flipping and resizing so many of your projects aren’t something I can use except to maybe get an idea. I also like to see projects that don’t need a specific design package but has ideas for several different ways to do the projects.

    I will still buy issues off the newstand if it looks like something that might spark my interest and I always buy the quilting issues.

    For those that like finding new designers, I keep a list on my blog of sites with good freebies to make embroidery more affordable. http://sipandsew.blogspot.com/

  31. Love you books. Your designs are up to date, Easy instrutions, and fun to do.

  32. Sherry Einfeldt says:

    I need the inspiration. I am so busy that I can’t come up with ideas on my own. Keep going strong.

  33. Donna Tomlinson says:

    I’m new to your magazine. I like what I’ve seen so far. I gave the Give Thanks door hanger as a hostess gift at Thanksgiving and the recipient loved it.

  34. Amy C says:

    I like your magazine because it has a variety of projects. I just purchased a sewing machine a few months ago that has embroidery capabilities. I find the magazine to be a good source of inspiration. My only suggestion is that that you would include the .ART format in the freebies. I noticed some freebies have it and some freebies do not. Maybe there are reasons you can’t provide the .ART format. I think it is ok to tell the readers if you can’t and why.

  35. Pat says:

    I am new to machine embroidery and am excited to see your magazine. Thanks.

  36. Linda says:

    Love the magazine. Been reading it almost from the time I bought my first embroidery machine quite a few years ago. Have done a number of the projects. Loved the FSL angels from last year. Enjoyed the Holiday issues you also have done. Used your idea for doing embroidery on vinyl and then putting into a glass ornament. Gave those away as Christmas presents. Keep up the great ideas.

  37. Connie says:

    Hopefully, I’m not being a jerk ~ just giving my opinion! While I like the funkier vibe with DME, I think it’s too … self-serving? As another poster has mentioned, it seems to exist simply to sell the editor’s books and products.

    That said, while I love CME’s realistic (and non-self-serving approach) articles, I’d love to see some funkier, more complicated projects!!

    I’ve been subbing since I bought an embroidery machine 3 years ago and keep renewing each year!!! Love it!!!

    And I consider myself a sewist and crafter ~ machine embroidery is the icing on top of made-with-love cakes!!

  38. Rosalyn says:

    I love the magazine. I have been a subscriber from the beginning. Try to keep all my issues. I love the quick projects and the free designes. Keep those coming.

  39. JoAnn says:

    I am new to machine embroidery, just bought a Singer Futura 150 and am still in the “learning phase” for the embroidery part. I recently bought one of your Sew News mags and saw that you had a mag for embroidery I just subscribed to it. Thank you for such an informative website.

  40. Katherine Smith says:

    Trying to do the scavenger hunt in current issue but when click on submit I get an error message saying I have to enter a code word? Please tell me what this is as I have tried several times.

  41. Debi says:

    I am a little confused. I have all the answers to the Scavenger Hunt. I enter them and click submit only to get an error message saying “code word” I am not sure what that means since the questions don’t ask for that? HELP

  42. Debi says:

    I am glad to know I was not the only one having problems.

  43. Dawn Remick says:

    I started sewing 3 years ago. I bought a used sewing machine that embroidered and loved it so. This year I bought a new machine and have learned so much from your machine and website. Having fun finally. Thanks

  44. Colleen Skells says:

    The Scavenger Hunt contest has been fixed. If you have any trouble, please e-mail info@cmemag.com. Thanks for your patience!

  45. I’ve recently started a web site, the info you offer on this website has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

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