Category Archives: Embroidery Tips

Tips for using heavyweight thread in embroidery projects

Machine embroidery thread comes in a variety of colors, weights and fiber content. The three most common machine embroidery threads used are rayon, polyester, and cotton.  Sometimes wool and silk are used in embroidery projects as are specialty threads. There … Continue reading

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9 Quick Tips for Sewing Oilcloth

Oilcloth is such a fun fabric to use in sewing and embroidery projects. As a waterproof fabric it is quite durable and perfect for outdoor projects. Learn how to successfully sew and embroider oilcloth using the following tips. Problematic Pins … Continue reading

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Fixing Mistakes – Holes

If you have ever created a hole in your machine embroidery don’t despair and don’t throw it in the Pile ‘o Shame!  In many instances a hole in your project can be fixed or at the least minimized. Read on … Continue reading

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Easy Embroidered Thanksgiving Pot Holder Tutorial plus 3 Free Designs!

Will you be a cook or a guest for Thanksgiving tomorrow? Maybe a little of both? I’ll be a guest this year at my aunt’s house, and while I’m going to bring a pecan pie (my personal favorite!), I also … Continue reading

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6 Tips for SewingTaffeta!

Planning a holiday outfit that will outshine the rest? Perhaps your curtains need a new sheen to up the elegance in your parlor. Whatever the occasion, turn to taffeta for a lustrous result and use these tips for sewing (and … Continue reading

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Spray stabilizers & adhesives for embroidery projects

The success of any embroidery project can depend on selecting the right stabilizer for the project, the design and the fabric. For those who use embroidery machines spray stabilizers are their first choice because of the ease of use.  Find … Continue reading

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7 Super Scissors For Embroidery Projects

Quality scissors are necessary for every embroidery project.  There are several different types of scissors that can make sewing and embroidery projects turn out perfect. Read on to find out all the different types of scissors. Types of Scissors Straight … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Embroidering on Chiffon

Light and airy chiffon drapes beautifully. It is most frequently woven from silk, polyester or rayon fibers. Adding embroidery to chiffon is a challenge. Often the fabric mars or designs turn out bunched up. Consider the following tips when planning … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Krista Tracey tells us how to make Monster Bash Treat Bags

Hi, my name is Krista and I am the designer behind the Monster Bash Treat Bags in the Sept/Oct 2013 issue of Creative Machine Embroidery .  This is an easy to make in-the-hoop project.  Everything, including the zipper, is sewn … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Michele Mishler – Templates & How To Create Your Own!

First off I’d like to announce the winner of last week’s Wednesday Giveaway! It was absolutely wonderful reading about all these delicious foods and recipes.  The winner of the smorgasbord of items is…..Laurie d! Laurie has a borscht recipe to … Continue reading

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