Category Archives: Quick & Easy Projects

Design Ideas For Embroidered Tea Towels

Growing up, my mother had a set of days-of-the-week hand-embroidered towels that we used for years and years. When she passed, I searched for the towels to no avail. The nostalgia they conjured was palpable, and I desperately wanted to … 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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Technique in Focus: Piecing

If there’s something I love more than embroidery, it’s embroidery AND quilting together. If you’re new to piecing, start with basic quilt blocks, as they’re more approachable and serve as a good basis for perfecting basic quilting techniques. And they’re a … 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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Enter To Win A CME Design Collection

So Many Designs. So Little Time. We made it to July. Has your sewing curbed at all in the hot months or are you still going strong? I’m trying to keep my AC bill low this year, so I’m sweating … Continue reading

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Picnic like a pro with the summer time quilts

If there’s one thing I love about summer, it’s picnic season. As soon as it’s warm enough, my family prefers all our meals outside. These days – with two small children – our picnics aren’t quite as leisurely as they … Continue reading

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For Machine Embroidery Fans Only

  One simple question for all you lovers of machine embroidery. I would love to know what types of machine embroidery projects you like to do? Are you primarily interested in machine embroidery for garments? Or do you like to … Continue reading

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Fun & Quick Projects To Do On Your Embroidery Machine

If I had all the time in the world I would sew more complicated projects. But, reality impinges on my sewing life more than anything else. That’s why I tend to pick projects that are a breeze to sew, don’t … Continue reading

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