Author Archives: Nicki

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways (Day 4) Win a Design & Stabilizer Pack!

Congratulations to yesterday’s winner: Dana R! Check your inbox for an email from me! I hope you’re all getting into the spirit of the season. It’s a little hard when you’re used to snow and there’s none, but all the festive lights … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways Day 2: Win a thread pack!

Hello machine embroidery enthusiast! Welcome to day 2 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Now is the time to use all of your creativity and share it with loved ones. There is nothing that I love more! It is … Continue reading

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New Machine Newsflash: Features & Designs Galore!

We’ve been having so much fun playing with the brand-new Brother PE540D Embroidery-Only Machine. Many of you probably already have standard sewing machines in your sewing room, so this embroidery-only machine is a perfectly compact and affordable addition (with the current special … Continue reading

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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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