Author Archives: Nicki

The Best Tools & Fun Embroidery Designs — Nicki’s Picks

My sewing room is chock full of gadgets and attempting-organizational tools. I have multiple seam rippers (hurts to admit), stilettos, point turners of all kinds and marking pens and pencils falling out of my ears. But when I’m browsing the … Continue reading

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The November/December issue of CME is here!

The November/December ’14 issue of Creative Machine Embroidery is on newsstands now! Pick up your copy and stitch the adorable holiday apron on the cover, plus get the cupcake design FREE until December 31st. Check out all the other freebies … Continue reading

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Attend The Sewing Party online classes Live + get 30 bonus classes!

I’m super excited to attend The Sewing Party on November 8, the first ever online-all-day sewing and crafting event in the U.S.! The Sewing Party offers a fun-filled day of sewing immersion in more than 30 interactive, fun and innovative classes taught online … Continue reading

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Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 12: Win an A&E Thread Pack!

Happy Friday! Kick off the long weekend right–by entering to win another prize! But first–yesterday’s winner of the beautiful Pendleton wool is Faith K.! Congratulations Faith, check your email for instructions on how to receive your prize! On season 8 of … Continue reading

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Online Sewing Courses & becoming a Sulky® Online Certified Teacher

The advent of new technology continues to make our lives easier. From needle apps for your smartphone to computerized sewing machines, smart advances help sewing just as much as other industries. One advance that’s helped home sewists tremendously, especially those … Continue reading

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Easiest Beach Bag Ever Tutorial + 3 Free Designs!

Embroider and stitch this cute beach bag for summer trips! Get full instructions below plus two free designs! Download the Sea Shells and Sandy Toes design free from Embroidery Library here. Hurry, the design is only free until July 31! Download the anchor … Continue reading

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Free Stabilizer Organizer tutorial + more!

Hello machine embroiderers! I know many of you are omni-crafters who enjoy sewing, knitting, crochet, etc. When you have a creative mind, sometimes one craft is not enough! With that in mind, allow me to direct you to nearly 100 … Continue reading

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Wednesday Giveaway: Win an Embroidery Thread Pack

Welcome to another Wednesday Giveaway! To help you get through the week, today we’re giving away a Madeira Potpourri embroidery thread pack.   Get twenty 220 yard Polyneon spools for FREE! That’s 40,000 stitches per spool of top quality quilting … Continue reading

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Free Embroidered Fabric Card Tutorial

With Valentine’s Day this weekend, you don’t have to scramble for a last-minute gift. Why not make a cute embroidered Valentine’s Day card using fabric scraps and a FREE design?! First, download these adorable LOVE letters designs from CME. Hurry, because … Continue reading

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12 Days of Giveaways: 12 Grand Prize winners!

I hope everyone had a marvelous holiday season, and got lots of sewing and embroidery goodies to inspire you in 2014. We have 12 more gifts to inspire and educate as well: 12 free year subscriptions to! Thanks to everyone … Continue reading

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