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How To Embroider On Printed Fabric

Most often we think about embroidering on solid colors, but prints offer the chance for added color and patterning, as long as you choose them wisely. FABRIC SELECTION A visit to your local fabric store can put you on overload … Continue reading

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Embroider Tea Towels – In Time For Tea Month!

Embroidery on tea towels is one of the easiest machine embroidery projects you can do. And, it’s the perfect time to do so! Did you know that January is Hot Tea Month? Isn’t that just perfect? January is the perfect … Continue reading

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Basic Training: Color Theory For Machine Embroidery Projects

For expert use of color in your machine embroidery projects read below for tips and tricks. Follow these simple guidelines to successfully change the thread colors of an embroidery design for a professional look to all of your projects. HUE … Continue reading

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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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Basic Training: Organizing Embroidery Designs 10+ Tips To Get Your Designs Organized

Avoid searching for embroidery design files by creating an organizational system. Use visual reference guides, digital sorting systems and a backup of all designs to easily find inspiration and begin stitching at a moment’s notice. IN A BIND Create a … Continue reading

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Basic Training: Embroidery Essentials – What You Need To Get Started

Discover the must-have and some nice-to-have tools and materials to help achieve embroidery success.                          

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What’s Your Favorite Type Of Embroidery?

Do you have a favorite type of embroidery? I love the slow nature of hand embroidery, but the more I do of machine embroidery I find that to be a lot of fun too! I have been working on my … Continue reading

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Basic Training: Needles

In the past, needle choice was limited to different needle sizes, but the current market offers so many choices, making it overwhelming. Learn the basic needle options to narrow down the choices and make needle selection easier. System •    The … Continue reading

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