Author Archives: Kate

Basic Training: Working With Blanks – Tips & Tricks

What do you do when you have a whole lot of gifts to give and not much time, but you still want each one to feel personal? You turn to blanks, of course! A “blank” is a general term for … Continue reading

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Mantel Decorating Ideas For Fall

Many families have Thanksgiving traditions that span generations while others embrace the old and occasionally add something new to spice up their celebrations. We’re pleased to bring you something new to add with this embroidered mantel cloth, courtesy of the … Continue reading

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Creative Machine Embroidery Magazine New Issue Preview

I have a confession to make — the Nov/Dec issue is always my favorite. I love the fun gift ideas, cute décor and holiday finery that we always pack into the issue. The 2017 issue is hitting subscribers’ mailboxes now, and it … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes: A Creative Machine Embroidery Photo Shoot

There’s an old saying in the theater — never work with animals, children or drunks. Basically, they’re hard to control and make a lot of extra work for everyone. Sometimes it’s worth it, though, like when we brought seven kittens … Continue reading

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November/December 2016 Issue Preview

Have you seen the November/December issue of Creative Machine Embroidery yet? I have my copy sitting next to me, and I have to tell you — I am so excited about this issue!   This is the last issue of … Continue reading

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Cosplay with Freestanding Lace

Every September, there’s an anime convention in Denver called Nan Desu Kan. Some friends of mine run the registration desk, and for many years I have been volunteering for them. While registration can get very busy, there are usually some … Continue reading

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Disney’s Finding Dory Movie Excitement and Quilt Project

Have you seen Disney•Pixar Finding Dory yet? Did you love it? We’re all super psyched over here at CME, so we’re celebrating with a fun and easy machine-embroidery-enhanced quilt project. Cute, don’t you think? The central panel is a print showing Dory, … Continue reading

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