Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery: Preview 10

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.trans Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery: Preview 10

You can purchase a subscription to the series on QNNtv or purchase the entire series now for 24.99. 

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

Episode 10 is all about quilting in the hoop

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

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Tapestry Tattoo Elementz GIVEAWAY!

Enter to win a set of the Tapestry Tattoos by Urban Elementz (designs shown below). Add some fun and pizazz to your embroidery machine. Unlike real tattoos, you can remove them with ease whenever you wish. There are 8 cut designs for you to use as you choose how and where they are placed on your machine.

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To enter to win this fabulous prize simply answer: Do you decorate your sewing/embroidery room or area? If so, what theme or colors have you chosen?

A winner will be chosen at random and emailed on the 17th of October 2016.

 

Good luck and have fun!!

-Jessica

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Technique in Focus: Piecing

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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 lovely canvas for embroidery designs, which can be used as a design feature to compliment the block or fabric pattern or as the quilting design. I love a basic log cabin block – and that’s just what I had in mind when I designed the Halloween Scene wall hanging in the latest issue of CME.

Get started with this handy how-to guide for piecing, starting with the common four-patch block for practice.

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Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery Series: Preview 8 Trapunto Designs

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.trans Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery Series: Preview 8 Trapunto Designs

You can purchase a subscription to the series on QNNtv or purchase the entire series now for 24.99. 

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.

ABME 450x3001 Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery Series: Preview 8 Trapunto Designs
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 month on the Sew News and CME blogs will be presenting a very quick preview of the latest episode.

Episode 8 is all on trapunto designs, how they work and a quick project.

Watch a quick preview of Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery now!

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

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How To Become Certified( In Sewing Not In Crazy)

I get a lot of questions on what certification means when taking a online or face-to-face class. It’s a good question and I think it deserves a bit of space, because some of these classes can be expensive, so you’ll want to know exactly what you spending your money on. Sulky has a number of certification course with a number of different prices points, one to fit most budgets.

I wanted you to hear what you would get from Patti herself. There’s no one more knowledgeable on the benefit of taking online classes as Patti. So, let’s have Patti take it away!

Hi everyone!

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Are you asking yourself, “Why would I want to become a Sulky Online Certified Teacher, NOW of all times?”. While these economic times are creating challenges for everyone, they are also creating great opportunities. If you have a job you don’t like or that is unstable; if you have the need to supplement your income or if there has been a change in your family’s earning potential, now is the time for you to do what you love, and learn to be successful at it as you take this Sulky Online Certified Teacher Training Class. 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 slow periods when I get to people-watch—or, more accurately, cosplay watch. NDK has been the source of many of the most complex and amazing costumes I’ve ever seen. It’s also fun to see how people who don’t have the skills or resources to make huge, complicated costumes manage to make very passable costumes through just small touches or the use of simple skills. Continue reading

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Kids Off to School? Now’s The Time To Get Back 2 Sewing!

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Jill Case
Online Editor, CME
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Back 2 Sewing

For many kids school has started. For a lucky few school starts after Labor Day. But for most of the country we can still enjoy warm, perfect end of summer temperatures.This kind of weather is perfect for sewing; not too hot, not too cool.

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Who’s excited for back-2-school?

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Easy To Sew & Fast To Finish Projects & Ideas

Currently I am working on a new quilt even though I haven’t finished the first one and never will. I grew tired of the old quilt, and really wasn’t that invested in it to start. This one is different. I love the fabric and the colors I’ve chosen. I plan on actually using it for myself. Somehow sewing things for me is a great motivator.

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Right now I am still piecing the quilt together and this is a very easy patch quilt. I shouldn’t have any problems with this one. Fingers crossed. Continue reading

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And The Winners Are…!

I wanted to show everyone how my bicycle design came out. I made the basket liner and stitched out the bike design from the Love Is In the Air Collection.

Bike Love And The Winners Are...!What a perfect embroidery design to go with it. The inner lining fabric is from Jennifer Paganelli of  Sis Boom and is part of the Caravella Arcade collection.

CMELOVCOL600 And The Winners Are...!Let’s get down to business and announce the winners from last week’s blog post.

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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 it out.

The other day I needed to stitch out an older design from a CME Collection. Remember the Love Is In The Air Collection? It’s so sweet. After I finished stitching it out, I thought I really need to make something with it. Continue reading

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