Author Archives: Beth

Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 6: Win a free April Rhodes Pattern!

It’s Day 6 of our Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways, and we have two more awesome prizes to give away! April Rhodes is a pattern and fabric designer and is also one of this season’s super-talented guests. She is generously donating two … Continue reading

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Super Sweet & FREE Baby Embroidery Design from Sealed with a Stitch!

Springtime always seems to bring lots of new babies and baby showers. We even have some exciting new additions to the CME family lately, with Associate Editor Nicki welcoming a little girl in March, and Editor-in-Chief Ellen getting ready for … Continue reading

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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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