Author Archives: Ellen

Design Ideas For Embroidered Tea Towels

Growing up, my mother had a set of days-of-the-week hand-embroidered towels that we used for years and years. When she passed, I searched for the towels to no avail. The nostalgia they conjured was palpable, and I desperately wanted to … Continue reading

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Sew Cured: My Breast Cancer Story

It’s my one-year anniversary of hearing the words “you have invasive ductal carcinoma.” For those of you who don’t know that I’ve been battling breast cancer for the past year, the cat’s out of the bag. I had six rounds … Continue reading

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Creative Machine Embroidery contributor Joyce Drexler retires

After nearly 40 years in the Sewing, Quilting, and Crafting Industry, innovator and industry icon, Joyce Drexler is retiring. Joyce is widely regarded by her peers as being the driving force in the 80’s and 90’s behind the rise to … Continue reading

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The new Creative Machine Embroidery logo

Hello Readers! Thank you so much for responding to our survey and providing us with the information we needed to develop a brand new CME magazine. Here’s a sneak peek into our efforts to refresh and renew CME and transform … Continue reading

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a Brand new Creative Machine Embroidery!

Hello readers! I’m pleased to announce that we’ve been working on big changes over here at Creative Machine Embroidery. You may be aware that we’ve redesigned Sew News (if not, read about it here). Well, we decided that it was … Continue reading

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Choose your FREE gift!

If you’d like to take advantage of getting CME’s regular issues in your mailbox, there are two special offers available now. I want all our regular visitors and the blog hoppers to know about both of them. Choose your favorite—but … Continue reading

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FREE pillow project

Happy Tuesday! I noticed a free Thanksgiving design on the Urban Threads website, so of course I wanted to give it a try. Plus, the nice folks at SVP (Singer, Viking, Pfaff) sent me a brand new Huqvarna Viking Designer … Continue reading

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FREE book giveaway!

Hello Readers! We hope you had a fabulous Halloween. Let us know how you used your embroidery talents to celebrate the holiday by commenting below. One comment will be chosen at random and the winner will receive the Sew, Craft, … Continue reading

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Father’s Day embroidery

Hello all! I’ve been trying to think of a fun, creative way to celebrate Father’s Day–for my dad and my husband (who will be a dad in about 4 weeks if I have this baby as scheduled!). Thankfully I can … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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