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5 Tips for Embroidering Fleece!

Fleece is a fantastic fabric! It was originally created to mimic wool. Fleece insulates even when wet and dries quickly. Athletic clothing is often made from fleece because perspiration passes through it and it’s stretchy and moves with the body. … Continue reading

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Wednesday Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Laura and Terri! Their comments were randomly selected from last Wednesday’s responses. They will each be receiving 1 can of Spray ‘n Bond from Therm O Web. We asked, what type of expo or show would you attend … Continue reading

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Get these Designs Before They’re Gone!

It seems like 2012 has been flying by! The new year will be here before we know it and when December 31 rolls around, these awesome designs will no longer be free. Pop over to the Creative Machine Embroidery page … Continue reading

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Wednesday Giveaway! Win a Calendar from Martingale Publishing!

Happy Wednesday everyone! First of all, last week’s winner of the Thursday Giveaway was Sue! She won a pair of double curved embroidery scissors from Havel’s and two spools of metallic embroidery floss from Brother for her great comment. She … Continue reading

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Wednesday Giveaway! Win a book from Andrews McMeel Universal!

Happy Wednesday! Today we’re busy in the office with prep for 2013 and all the fantastic issues of Creative Machine Embroidery to come. We’re also looking back at forms of embroidery that didn’t necessarily use a machine. The first embroidery … Continue reading

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Wednesday Giveaway Winner!

Last week‘s Wednesday Giveaway winner was Mary B. She responded to the question: What time of day do you prefer to embroider? Mary said: “I like to embroider any time…it usually happens toward evening. Working 2 days a week and … Continue reading

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Scraps Aplenty!

Halloween fabric, or any seasonal print for that matter, is simply too fun to pass up. Why resist purchasing a ghoulish print from a favorite designer if you plan to make something fabulous?  Maybe an apron, a trick-or-treat bag or … Continue reading

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Wednesday Giveaway!

Merry Wednesday to you! We’re celebrating the middle of the week with a photo shoot for an upcoming issue of CME. While we arrange the perfect images for the magazine, you can win a fabulous prize. Today we are giving … Continue reading

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The Density Decision

Density or stitch spacing in machine embroidery makes a huge impact. By changing the density of the thread or the stitch spacing you can manipulate a design to look exceptionally different. The more fabric that shows through a design, the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Janice! Your comment about embroidering quilts has won you a copy of Sharman’s Vintage Garden by Jenny Haskins. Thank you to everyone for commenting and entering this week. Stay tuned for future Wednesday Giveaways for your chance to … Continue reading

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