Author Archives: Beth

Free Spring Embroidery Design Round-Up!

Spring is finally in the air! And with Easter just a few days away, it’s time to start thinking of pretty bright colors, sunshine, flowers, bunnies and everything that makes spring so lovely. Here’s a quick round-up of five free … Continue reading

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11 Tips for Embroidery on Oilcloth, plus a Free Tote Bag Project!

With April showers soon headed our way, oilcloth is a great fabric option for creating weather-resistant projects, such as raincoats, hats and tote bags. However, with its extra slippery, shiny texture, you might be wary to try machine embroidering on … Continue reading

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9 Valentine’s Day Embroidery Designs, 6 Freebies!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air! Luckily there’s still lots of time to stitch up a gift for someone special or a make cute decoration to brighten up your surroundings. Here’s a round-up … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Free Valentine Embroidery Design from Sealed with a Stitch!

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and love is in the air! To celebrate, we have an super sweet freebie for everyone today, courtesy of the fabulous design company Sealed with a Stitch. Sue O’Very, one of our favorite CME contributors … Continue reading

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Easy Embroidered Thanksgiving Pot Holder Tutorial plus 3 Free Designs!

Will you be a cook or a guest for Thanksgiving tomorrow? Maybe a little of both? I’ll be a guest this year at my aunt’s house, and while I’m going to bring a pecan pie (my personal favorite!), I also … Continue reading

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Adorable Free Embroidery Design from Sealed with a Stitch!

As an exciting bonus to our usual Wednesday Giveaway today, we have an amazing freebie for everyone today, courtesy of the fabulous design company Sealed with a Stitch. Sue O’Very, the wonderful and talented designer of Sealed with a Stitch … Continue reading

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6 Fun & Easy Halloween Embroidery Projects

Halloween is only one month away! Have you started making costumes or done any decorating yet? Here’s a round-up of 6 simple machine embroidery project tutorials to help you get in the spooky spirit. Spooky Setting   Decorate your tabletop … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Machine Embroidery on Knits

Have you ever tried to embroider on a knit and wound up with a bumpy, distorted effect? Knit fabrics have some unique properties that present different problems for machine embroidery than woven fabrics. The primary issue is that knits stretch, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Giveaway Winner

Happy Monday! We hope you had a wonderful weekend filled with fun and of course, embroidery! It was fun reading your responses to the question from last week’s Wednesday giveaway for the adorable Everything Baby quilt pattern and design collection … Continue reading

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Wednesday Giveaway: Win a cute quilt pattern & design collection from Lunchbox Quilts!

One of my favorite occasions to sew and embroider for is to welcome a new baby. Lately, I’ve had lots of opportunities! My best friend Erin just had baby Charlie in December, and now my sister Wendy will be having … Continue reading

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