Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery Episode 2 Preview

Hello fans of Creative Machine Embroidery magazine. We are excited about the latest launch of a new machine embroidery series. This series teaches and inspires both new and experienced machine embroiderers to get the most out of their machine investment and create beautiful embroidered projects. If you are new to machine embroidery, you’ll love this new series. If you need a refresher this series might just be the thing to get you back to creating beautiful machine embroidery garments, crafts and quilts.

Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery will guide you through a variety of topics including:

  • different types of embroidery designs
  • stabilizers and threads that are available
  • how to embroider on ready-made-projects
  • embroidering on difficult fabrics
  • different stabilizers & how to use them
  • the basics of embroidery software, and so much more.

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This series is great for those that sew garments, quilts and/or crafts. As long as you have an embroidery machine and you want to learn all there is to it, you’re all set! Just sit back and find out how fun machine embroidery can be.

Each week on the Sew News and CME blogs will be presenting a very quick preview of the latest episode.

Episode 2 is all about embroidery threads. You’ll learn about the different types, colors, needle choice and more.

Watch a quick preview of Episode 2 of Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery

You can purchase this as a subscription to QNNtv.com or purchase the entire series (26 episodes) here for 24.99

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You’ll LOVE These Embroidery Designs!

Lovely new embroidery designs for machine AND hand embroidery. The best of both worlds from Jenny Hart!

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Hand Embroidery Designs For Your Machine

As I watch more episodes of Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery, I’ve become much more confident using my embroidery machine. On Pinterest, I noticed a pair of white denim pants with a fun embroidery design on the bottom on one leg. It was a pink flamingo, just on the one pant leg. I thought it was really cute.

It’s something really easy to do with an embroidery machine. But, instead of a a pink flamingo, I think I might give one of Jenny Hart’s new designs a try. Not sure I’m going to do white, since my lifestyle and white clothing don’t mix. But, I have plenty of pants to try.

You might not be familiar with Jenny Hart. Jenny is the owner, artist and talent behind Sublime Stitching. Jenny’s hand embroidery designs are quirky, sweet, sometimes cheeky, but never boring. Now, Jenny is the latest talent to join the Sew With Me series.

This series, featured in Sew News through out 2016 features sewing super stars. Jenny Hart is our first hand embroidery artist. Lucky for machine embroidery lovers she has digitized four exclusive designs for Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery fans. If you’re a fan of hand embroidery or machine we’ve got you covered!

Question for the day: Do you hand embroider, or are you strictly machine embroidery only? Let me know on the blog and I’ll be showing off my latest machine embroidery creation!
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Islander Sewing Systems Certification Course

Islander Sewing Systems Certification Course brought to you by Sew News and hosted by Craft U.

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This course will run from May 31st 2016 through September 6th 2016.

You may be asking yourself, “What will I get out of the Islander Sewing System Certification”? This course has a lot to offer for all types of sewers.Janet Pray 300 Islander Sewing Systems Certification Course

Janet Pray of Islander Sewing Systems has written in her own words what each and everyone of you may get out of the course:

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Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

After this post, there’s only one more left. We’re all fairly certain you know what it is by now.  I think after now, there are some very nice projects finishing up. Maybe some have already finished! We have one more post and then we’ll pick a winner that will be featured in an issue of Creative Machine Embroidery magazine.

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Learn Fine Sewing Techniques from Martha Pullen Co.

We’ve talked a lot about the upcoming licensing event from Martha Pullen Co. Serger Serger! event.  This is really exciting because it is the first time that this course is offered online! No more traveling to other locations (although I think that’s part of the fun) you can now take the course in your own home.

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You’ll study with the same fantastic Martha Pullen faculty during your online experience but just in your home on your schedule. Continue reading

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Forecast Calls For Sewing -12 Hours of Sewing Ahead!

A Whole Day of Sewing?! What Would You Do?

mg 9i5a2598 1024x682 Forecast Calls For Sewing  12 Hours of Sewing Ahead!A while back I received an embroidery machine as a gift. It was one of the nicest surprises I have every received and actually brought tears to my eyes. Thing is, I haven’t had a lot of time to use it. I sew almost every day, but I sew, not machine embroider. Continue reading

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Style tips and inspiration with Katrina Walker

Celebrated author and teacher, Katrina Walker is a long-time contributor to both CME and Sew News, and she is the creator behind the fabulous Lovely in Lace dress featured in our newest issue of CME. Katrina’s creations are always immaculately constructed and with impeccable style. Read on to learn more about Katrina, her inspiration, her favorite recent trends and her upcoming webinar, called Sewing for Style. Continue reading

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Mystery Sew Along Part 4: Inserting Pockets

Kim continues on with the CME Mystery Sew Along. I’m sure the mystery is growing more familiar. MysterySewAlongLogo3 Mystery Sew Along Part 4: Inserting Pockets I love adding pockets to anything-dresses, pants, bags, whatever! And a small interior pocket for this project is no exception. This post will focus on creating an easy welt pocket and constructing the lining. You can also take this welt pocket technique and use it on another project. This technique is simpler than a traditional welt pocket, but looks just as good. Continue reading

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Winner Announced

The winner of last month’s blog post – For Machine Embroidery Fans Only on March 23 –

is Joi! I will reach out to you shortly and tell you how to get your gift pack.

If I don’t hear back within 30 days, I’ll pick another winner.

Thanks everyone for commenting and stay tuned for more giveaways!


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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 do quick and easy projects with your embroidery machine, such as Lisa Archer’s in-the-hoop projects?

pig 200 For Machine Embroidery Fans OnlyPerhaps you like to use your embroidery machine for quilting purposes or to make table runners and mug rugs? Are you interested in learning to digitize embroidery designs? Maybe you’re a beginner and want to learn the basics from pros like Lisa Shaw?
Maybe you would like to do something different such as make beautiful jewelry?Ombre Rose 300x300 For Machine Embroidery Fans Only

Whatever your tastes are, please leave a comment below as to what are your favorite ways to use your embroidery machine. Or if you are new to machine embroidery what would you like to get out of your machine?

Leave a comment on the blog as to your favorite ways you like to use your machine and you’ll be entered to win a sewing and embroidery gift pack.

This gift pack includes:

  • Anita Goodesign special edition quilt block set
  • Heidi Boyd Whimsy Kit
  • Kaffee Fassette’s Simple Shapes – Spectacular Quilts book with 23 original quilt designs
  • Busy with Buttons by Jill Gorski
  • Embroidery Workshops by Rebecca Ringquist

And, maybe a few other goodies for good measure. So, please leave me a comment and one lucky winner will be picked on March 29th.

Winner has been announced. Thank you everyone for commenting!

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